02 Jan

1 Tip for composing panoramas

How to capture a good composition.

Panorama Lookout
Panoramas are a lot of fun and pretty easy to create with Photoshop’s Photomerge filter. They are also kind of magical because it is almost impossible to visualize the final image while shooting the frames.

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21 Sep

Black Night and Bright Lights

Fix what HDR misses with Photoshop

image of Ceasars Night Reflections Final

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02 Aug

Hear The Music With Photoshop

Photoshop Image Editing Without Limits

image of Johnny Cash at the Desert Inn

Disclaimer: I did not take this photo. Photo credit goes to Brad Moore, @bmoorevisuals. I edited the photo for a contest at layersmagazine.com by Rafael Concepcion, @aboutRC. The original contest can be viewed here. For the record, I won a print signed by RC & Brad Moore and a signed copy of “A World in HDR” by Trey Ratcliff. The book is fantastic. Go buy it.

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13 Apr

Trippy Self Portrait

Create a portrait with a custom illustrated pattern

image of self portrain

Step 1
Draw a cool pattern. I drew mine the old fashioned way - with pencil and paper. The finished drawing was then scanned so I could color it in Photoshop.

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21 Feb

30 Day Drawing Challenge

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Reflections

I keep commitments, even ones made with myself. When my girlfriend Carey suggested I do a 30 day challenge with her I said, "it would be good for me to draw for 30 days, but I'm not going to make that commitment." I was afraid to commit to something I would later resent. She pushed and I conceded after imposing some rules for myself.

The drawings would be small, simple, drawn with a large brush tip sharpie, and done quickly. No pencils, erasers or digital undos. I get too wrapped up in the details of creating. I thought my rules would prevent that, and hopefully help me to care less about the final product.

I kept my commitment and stuck to my rules. Except for the quickly part. By the end I was spending twice as much time on a drawing.

On day 1 I drew the living room windowed doors, my view while seated in my recliner. I did all 30 drawings in the comfort of my living room.

Sketch Day 1

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05 Jan

2017 Year in Review

Made with Adobe Spark Page

Adobe Spark Page

27 Aug

Adobe MAKE-IT Conference

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Sunglass Selfie Lab Session

(Click on any image for a larger view, or to enter a slide show viewer.)

Room view

Earlier this month I had the privilege of presenting a hands on Adobe Draw lab session at the Adobe MAKE-IT conference in Sydney, Australia.

Speaker Badge

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16 Mar

Live with the Pros Recorded Webinar

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PS & LR

I enjoyed participating in a live webinar this morning with three other Photoshop and Lightroom ACP Pros, Conrad Chaves, Melissa Piccone & Jesus Ramirez. The webinar was recorded. You can watch it HERE.

Live with the Pros recorded webinar

13 Mar

CreativePro Week 2017

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2017 CreativePro Speaker Banner

I am super excited and honored to be a part of CreativePro Week May 22-26 in Atlanta! You can join me. Save $100 w promo code CPJCKSN when registering!

CreativePro Week is for every creative professional who designs, creates, or edits in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Illustrator. CreativePro Week combines four great conferences in a single week:

  • The InDesign Conference
  • PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference
  • PS/AI: The Photoshop + Illustrator Conference for Designers
  • Creative Developers Summit (for coders and IT professionals who support creatives pros)

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07 Jan

Class Schedule

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Winter/Spring 2017

I am teaching the following classes for the start of 2017, two classes at UCSD Extension and two at MiraCosta Community College in Oceanside. This is my first time teaching at MiraCosta and I am excited for the opportunity.

UCSD Extension

1/9/17 - 3/26/17

ART-40630 Digital Darkroom Expanded - ONLINE

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