We Photoshop users (or Adobe Creative Suite users in general) come to rely on our keyboard shortcuts. They become so engrained that it can be quite disconcerting when one or more of these keyboard shortcuts inexplicably stops working or begins to do something completely different. And it can be downright exasperating if you can’t figure out what’s going on. This has recently happened to me, twice, so perhaps I can help.Details
Workshop Night The LCC is hosting another “Workshop Night” so be sure to bring your cameras. This time the topics are: Choosing and using lenses: what are the different types and when to use each one. Understanding pixels, resolution and resizing: what all this means and how to do it right. AGM Following the meeting,…Details
I heartily recommend the weekly video podcast for anyone with an interest in digital photography, image editing or illustration. Photoshop User TV is hosted by the original three Photoshop Guys: Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski and Dave Cross, who have become something of icons in the digital photography business, considering their books routinely hit #1 status on…Details
Greetings! Due to travel and Christmas, Turning Point Arts will be closed during certain days in December. December 2 to 6 Brad will be visiting family in Ontario for a few days in early December. Therefore, the digital design and printing side of Turning Point Arts will be closed from Friday December 2 to Tuesday…Details
Doug Gilbert: Photography and Art (Sept. 27) Our guest speaker this month is well-known photobased artist and photographer extraordinaire Doug Gilbert from Metchosin, BC. Doug will present his multimedia show Photography and Art which is certain to entertain, captivate and inspire everyone. September 21, 2011 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in…Details
Our presentation this month is Photographing Madagascar, part 2 of the very popular presentation by eco-photographer Norma Lupton. August 23, 2011 at 7:00pm, in Hardwick Hall, High Street at 3rd Avenue in Ladysmith. Everyone welcome. Non-members $5 drop-in fee. LCC invites new members, novice to pro. For more info on the club, visit the web site…Details
For the last several weeks, I have been attending an excellent series of free live webinars on using Dreamweaver CS5 for design and styling web pages using CSS. CSS is the modern standard for laying out and styling web pages and everyone who is involved in the design of web sites needs to know about CSS. However, there…Details
Aloha! We recently spent a few days on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Marriott Beach Resort on Anaeho’omalu Bay ( 19°54’57.97″N 155°53’20.17″W).
There is a very nice group of beaches along the south shore of the bay that afford a roughly 60 degree panoramic view of the entire bay, including the resort. I decided to capture this view in a sequence of photos to create a panoramic image.Details
Every once in awhile someone sends me a favourite, special image from Facebook or some other web site or blog and they ask me to make an enlargement print. They are often surprised or disappointed when I have to inform them that this is unlikely to work, despite how amazingly good the image might appear on their laptop or cell phone.
If you have read part 1 of this series, you’ll know that I can produce amazingly good enlargement prints from a 12 MP, 10 MP or even an 8 MP camera file. So why won’t the Facebook image work?Details
In part 1 of this series, I answered the very important question “How many pixels do you need?” to get the best prints at Turning Point Arts. In that article, I explained why it is unnecessary, and in fact undesirable, to resize or up-sample your image before submitting it to me for printing. This leads to the question of how best to sharpen your image if you plan to have it printed at Turning Point Arts.Details