Photoshop CS6 Arrives
by E.J. Peiker | May 31, 2012

Photoshop CS6 reviewTwo years after Adobe gave us Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6 was released. It continues its run as the choice for fine-tuning photographs by professionals and serious hobbyists. In the past two years, Adobe’s other photography oriented product, Lightroom, has taken some market share from Pho...

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Missing Photo Mystery
by Tim Grey | April 3, 2012

© Tim GreyOne of the things I enjoy about publishing my daily Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter is that it often leads to something of a conversation among different readers. One question and it’s answer will trigger a question from another reader, and sometimes that question in turn leads to another quest...

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Photoshop CS5 – E.J.’s Perspective
by E.J. Peiker | July 23, 2010

© E.J. PeikerThe much anticipated release of Photoshop CS5 is here! I have been using both the Mac and the Windows version for a couple of months now. It is a great update in several ways and falls short of expectations in others. While the features that have been updated or changed significantly are numerou...

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Terragen Classic Basics for Windows
by John Labrenz | March 6, 2010

Terragen Classic screenshotTerragen Classic is a free stand-alone scenery generator for non-commercial use. Terragen creates photorealistic images up to 1280 pixels wide, based on your inputs for terrain, clouds, water and atmosphere. You can choose whether to make earth bound images, or if you like, create a view from Ma...

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Terragen Classic Basics For Mac
by John Labrenz | January 1, 2010

Terragen Classic for MacTerragen Classic is a free stand-alone scenery generator for non-commercial use. Terragen creates photorealist images up to 1000 pixels wide, based on your inputs for terrain, clouds, water and atmosphere. You can choose whether to make earth bound images, or if you like, create a view from Mars...

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Full Control in Photoshop: Layers & Masks
by Tim Grey | February 1, 2008

© Tim GreyPhotography is in large part about exercising control (or maybe that’s just the excuse I use because I happen to be such a control freak). Since the dawn of photography there has been an effort to control the light, the subject, the print, and all other factors that influence the final pho...

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
by Juan Pons | February 28, 2007

Wild Nature PhotographyAdobe Photoshop Lightroom is the latest entry in the Digital Asset Management (DAM) arena, released mid-February 2007. Lightroom enters an increasingly competitive field that has had some established players, such as Extensis and iView, as well as some new players like Apple’s Aperture. Wh...

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Image Browsing: a Functional Update
by Bob Smith | March 1, 2006

ScreenshotAlmost two years ago, I wrote an article for Naturescapes.net on digital workflow, discussing image browsers. How things have changed! Or have they?

We have certainly witnessed a progression of new programs and updated features in existing programs. Adobe has moved from the file browser functi...

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Understanding Unsharp Mask
by Tim Grey | December 1, 2004

© Tim GreySharpening is a critical part of a digital workflow aimed at producing the highest quality images possible. Having a good understanding of the use of Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask filter for sharpening your images will enable you to produce the best results possible.

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Recovering Lost Images from Digital Media
by E.J. Peiker | September 1, 2004

NatureScapesSeveral times a week I receive panic emails from digital photographers stating that the photos they took are not readable on their flash card. Either they accidentally formatted a card before downloading pictures from it, removed the card before the camera was done writing, the flash card encoun...

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