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Andy Strachwsky’s Asia Photography Tour 2012 @ PASM Workshop – 2-3 June 2012 – Special Discount for Readers

[Update: 17 May 2012] Special discount for PASM Workshop members, now for HK$1,980. Email to sales@pasmworkshop.com to enroll.

It’s finally here, Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net is finally bringing his new LIGHT workshop to Asia and PASM Workshop will be hosting the Hong Kong seminars and workshops. S$375 (HK$2,320) for early bird registration, definitely a bargain for a 2-day workshop. Check out the following video where Andy will tell you what this tour is all about.

Andy Strachwsky, a lighting specialist and a professional retoucher for many years taught photography, lighting and retouching workshops around the world including Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Germany, England, Spain, Canada, Singapore, Honk Kong, Malaysia and the United States. He also did a workshop for a company called creativeLIVE which was transmitted LIVE globally over the Internet with thousands of viewers.

During the tour Andy Strachwsky will conduct a seminar intended for the beginning photographer. Professional lighting adviser and retoucher Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net will go over the basics that you need to take your photography to the next level. His simplistic, laid back and real approach to photography is a refreshing breath of air in this industry that is polluted with marketing. Andy will go over everything you truly need to be able to take the photographs you want. He will be talking gear, lighting, composition and how to further yourself in the industry. If you are just starting out and you feel like you don’t know where to go, join us for this one of a kind photography seminar!

He will also conduct different levels of photographic and post-processing workshops. Begins by understanding the dynamics of light, explore complicated multi light scenarios using a variety of modifiers. Andy will also cover the topics of color and light, as well as balancing different temperature lights. The whole workshop will feature a high fashion workflow with a heavy lean towards posing and communication with models and pre-visualization as well as a complete understanding of the physics of light with special participations of Fashion Photographer Richard Chen, Beauty & Glamour Photographer Borj Meneses and Stylist Don Cristobal.

Itinerary

SINGAPORE | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: MAY 26, 2012
SINGAPORE | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012
HONG KONG | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Date: JUNE 02 to 03, 2012
PHILIPPINES | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR Featuring Richard Chen & Borj Meneses – Date: JUNE 08, 2012
PHILIPPINES | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Batch 1: June 09, 2012 / Batch 2 :June 10, 2012
MALAYSIA | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: JUNE 16, 2012
MALAYSIA | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012

To sign up and know more about the detailed Itineraries please chose the country you wish to enroll at the following link, http://purpleglassstudio.com/portfolio/andy-strachwskys-light-workshop-tour-2012/.

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Photography, Photoshop, Strobist | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Goes Live

Re-post from PASM Workshop

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta now available for download, hop over to the link here to test drive it.

Photoshop CS6 Highlights

  • Content-Aware Patch — Patch images with greater control using the newest member of the Content-Aware family of technologies. Choose the sample area you want to use to create your patch, and then watch Content-Aware Patch magically blend pixels for a stunning result.
  • Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI — Experience unprecedented performance with the Mercury Graphics Engine, which gives you near-instant results when you edit with key tools such as Liquify, Puppet Warp, and Crop.* Plus, a refined, fresh, and elegant Photoshop interface features dark background options that make your images pop.
  • New and re-engineered design tools — Create superior designs fast. Get consistent formatting with type styles, create and apply custom strokes and dashed lines to shapes, quickly search layers, and much more

Source – Adobe

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Photoshop, Photoshop | , , , | Leave a comment

Everything About Adobe Lightroom 4 Videos

Repost from PASM Workshop

With Adobe Lightroom 4 released, nothing better is to sit down and check out all the new features of this new version.  Here we embedded all the new Lightroom 4 videos from Adobe for your easy reference. Enjoy.

More videos after the jump……

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March 7, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Lightroom, Photography, Photoshop, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sneak Peak Videos on Adobe Photoshop CS6

As Adobe is rolling out these sneak peak videos every week or so, we’re gonna be keeping them all under this post, will be updating along the way as they add new ones, so stay tuned.

More videos after the jump

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March 6, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Photoshop, Photoshop, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad Reviews and Walkthroughs

With the release of the Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad, more and more video reviews are coming out.  Today, we take a look at the first couple ones to find out more about the app.

Source – Photoshop, myjailbreakmovies, MattsMacintosh via PASM Workshop

March 4, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad2, Photography, Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop Touch for iPad, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Mac Photo Editor App – Snapheal

SNAPHEAL is amazing, first-of-its-kind photo application that lets you perform professional image enhancements in minutes, doesn’t require any special knowledge and comes with the rocking price.

“Snapheal Performs Complex Photo Touch Ups and Object Removals in Two Clicks” – lifehacker.com

Here is what you can do:

  • Remove unwanted objects from the image
  • Make skin imperfections vanish
  • Erase unwanted text (watermarks, etc)
  • Dramatically enhance photos with clone & stamp tool
  • Lighten dark areas
  • Sharpen images
  • Add blur
  • Adjust saturation, gamma, light levels, shadows and much more

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January 4, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iMac, Mac, OS X, Photography, Photoshop | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Released Three Photoshop Touch Applications for the iPad

Finally, Adobe just released the three long awaited Photoshop Touch applications for the iPad platform earlier.  The Adobe Color Lava (US$2.99), the Adobe Eazel (US$4.99) and the Adobe Nav (US$1.99).

Adove Lava


With Adobe Color Lava —a Photoshop Touch app for Adobe Photoshop CS5 software (version 12.0.4 or later required)— you can now use your iPad and your fingertips to mix colors and create custom swatches and five-swatch color themes. Immediately access those color creations within Photoshop CS5—all you need is a network connection between your iPad and your computer. Or use Adobe Color Lava on the go whenever inspiration strikes, and then save your colors on your iPad to bring into Photoshop CS5 when you’re connected. You can also email your Adobe Color Lava creations to yourself and others.

•Dab, smudge, and swirl your way to creating unique individual color swatches and five-swatch color themes.
•Interact with Photoshop CS5 in real time. Simply tap a swatch on your iPad to make it the foreground color in your Photoshop CS5 Color panel—or create a color theme and see your colors instantly in the Color panel.
•Make fine adjustments to your color creations using Hue/Saturation sliders, and view HSB and RGB values.
•Mix colors even when you’re away from your computer. You can save them on your iPad to bring into Photoshop CS5 when you’re connected.
•Easily share your swatches and color themes by emailing them directly from Adobe Color Lava.

Adobe Eazel

With Adobe Eazel —a Photoshop Touch app for Adobe Photoshop CS5 software (version 12.0.4 or later required)— you can now use your iPad and your fingertips to create beautiful paintings. Get amazing color blends thanks to a painting technology that offers a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paint. Enjoy a unique user interface that lets you paint across the entire expanse of your iPad screen and easily access the tools you want.

As long as you have a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can send your Adobe Eazel artwork directly to Photoshop CS5 from anywhere you are. Then you can enhance a higher-resolution version of your artwork using industry-leading image-editing tools. Or do all your painting in Adobe Eazel. You can always share your work via email or save it to the built-in Photos app on your iPad.

•Paint beautiful works of art using just your fingertips.
•Mix “wet” and “dry” paint to create rich, realistic color blends. Breakthrough technology allows digital paint to “dry” over time.
•Paint more freely using the entire iPad screen. Controls for changing color, opacity, brush size, and other settings appear only when you place all five fingers on the screen.
•Send your paintings directly to Photoshop CS5, where they’ll be re-rendered at a higher resolution and can be saved in any file format you choose. (Photoshop CS5 must be open, and a network connection between your iPad and computer is required.)
•Save paintings to your iPad Photos app, and then email them as JPEG files.

Adobe Nav


With Adobe Nav—a Photoshop Touch app for Adobe Photoshop CS5 software (version 12.0.4 or later required)—you can now use your iPad to activate Photoshop tools and browse and select open Photoshop documents. As long as you have a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can customize the Photoshop CS5 toolbar on your iPad to easily access the tools you use most. Browse, reorder, view, and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on your iPad. Tap a document on your iPad to immediately make it active in Photoshop CS5. And use your iPad to easily share and review files you are working on in Photoshop CS5 while you are away from your desk or computer.

•Use your fingertips to select Photoshop CS5 tools from your iPad screen.
•Customize the way the Photoshop CS5 toolbar appears on your iPad screen to make your most-used tools easily accessible. You can save one Adobe Nav toolbar configuration with up to 16 tools.
•Browse, reorder, view, and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on your iPad screen.
•Tap any open document in Photoshop on your iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop CS5.

The full press release after the jump.

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May 11, 2011 Posted by | Adobe, Apple, Applications, CS5, iPad, iPad2, Photoshop, Photoshop | , , , , | Leave a comment

New Photoshop Action e-book by Peter iNova now on iPad

Author Peter iNova brings years of motion and still photography experience to the production of Photoshop Actions. The complete iNovaFX collection of CS5 Actions are include, ready to be loaded into your copy of Photoshop where they can work their magic to amplify your images.

ACTIONS! PS CS5 eBook package (US$25) includes:

Interactive eBook – 284 pages with interactive features customized for iPad, laptop and desktop reading wherever you are.

700+ Actions – Original iNovaFX Actions that expand on Photoshop CS5′s existing tools.

8 Chapters – Filter Effects, Borders, Repairs, Enhancements, Artistic Conversions and more.

Ultra Resolution Viewing over 500% on your computer or iPad screen—pixel-free.

Actions for Movies — A wole chapter on new Actions for use with HD movie clips using Photoshop Extended CS5 (50+ movie Actions).

Photoshop Actions Included – 101 folders of completely original Actions ready to be used in Photoshop CS5. (Many work in Cs3/4).

Adobe Reader Viewing Software weblocs included for Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Linux.

Live Hyperlinks to cross references and Internet resources give instant access to examples, accessories and updated pages.

Get your copy from this link, http://www.gmbooks.com/product/CS5.html.

Source – GM Books

December 1, 2010 Posted by | Apple, eBooks, iPad, Photography, Photoshop | | 2 Comments

Sneak Peak at Adobe Creative Suite 5

Adobe announced that the new Creative Suite 5 will be unveiled on 12 April 2010.  Here’s a sneak peak video on one of the newest function, the “content aware” fill tool.  This really blows my mind away.

March 25, 2010 Posted by | Adobe, CS5, Photography, Photoshop | , , | Leave a comment

   

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