From Analog to Digital - Retouching the Film
I've recently started digitizing my decades-old slide collection. One of the challenges I've had is dust/dirt/residue on the film itself. This project shows the improvements I've been able to make using Lightroom and Photoshop to clean up the images.
Digital Me - Assignment 3 - Logo
The past week was packed with travel for work, so I did not have the time to create a new logo for myself. However, I did go through this exercise just over a year ago (maybe longer) and I did still have all the original files. I decided to try creating the social media logos using just mobile tools.
Many faces of Jim
As part of an Adobe Generation Professional (AGP) course I'm taking, I was asked to shoot or upload a headshot I would use as part of my personal brand. The first shown here is one I captured, and then edited using Instagram. I've also included a few others, most of which were not captured by me, but represent aspects of my character. The current course I'm enrolled in is called Digital Me: Digital Portfolios, Assessment & Employability.
Creating a killer resume
While perhaps not a "killer resume", this new version is miles ahead of my old MS Word version. Producing an updated resume is the second assignment for the Adobe Generation Professional course, Digital Me. I go into detail on my process for creating the resume in my Learning Journal, so I won't repeat myself too much here.
Using a Custom Domain Name in Adobe Portfolio
Recently, I decided it was finally time to switch from the Adobe Portfolio domain name - jimbabbage.myportfolio.com - to one of my custom reserved domain names; jimbabbage.photography. I mean, why not? I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think to do this sooner. The process for making this happen - while a little geeky - was not particularly difficult and that is where this tutorial comes in.
Lightroom Mobile Workflows
I recently learned of some new integration between Lightroom Mobile on iOS (at least), and many of Adobe's mobile apps, such as Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix, Adobe Comp, Adobe Capture, the new newly released Adobe Spark storytelling apps, and Lightroom Desktop. I'm going to walk through these workflows in this tutorial and also share some other tidbits I've discovered.
Lightroom Smartens Up
If you weren't paying attention last week, something crazy cool happened to Lightroom. It's learning to see. Read on to learn more about Technology Previews within Lightroom.
Star Light, Star Bright
Don't Delete it; Dehaze it!
I've been reviewing some of my images lately, from trips taken in the past couple years and - as I do from time to time - have reprocessed several. In some cases it was to do b/w conversions, in other cases it was to see how new features in Lightroom might help. In yet other situations, it was to totally reconsider the initial rejection of an image for either aesthetics or some other lack of visual impact.
Social Media Imagery with Adobe Post
A few months ago, Adobe released a new and free mobile app called Adobe Post. Simply put, Adobe Post is a fun and fast way for anyone (and I mean anyone) to create stunning social graphics. You pick a photo, add text, and apply some design filters to instantly create beautiful designs.
Create a "social silhouette" using Adobe mobile apps
One of the hands-on activities at Adobe Max this past October was helping attendees create a Social Media Silhouette. It was a fun little project that gave attendees direct experience in using Adobe mobile apps. The Make It booth was stocked with iPads, computers and staffed with Adobe employees from across the organization. At a recent conference in Calgary, Alberta, I wanted to generate activity at our booth and show off the apps by recreating what was done at MAX, but on a smaller scale. This post explains how I managed it.
Working with Adobe Fuse, Lightroom and Photoshop
December 1st, 2015 was a little like Christmas morning for many creatives; Adobe released huge updates to many of the Creative Cloud apps. I'll talk about one of the new releases called Adobe Fuse (Preview). What I find really interesting, is its integration with Photoshop! What follows is the overall workflow I used from start to finish to blend a newly created 3D character with one of my existing photos. I won't go into exhaustive detail on how to build a character, but will outline the process of how I got to my final scene.
Photoshop Fix - Project 1 - Retouching
Photoshop Fix - Project 2 - Face Facts with Liquify
Working with HDR - a progression
HDR Processing with iPhone, Photoshop and Lightroom
Hoover Tower HDR and perspective correction
Moonrise Over Lake Ontario - A Photo Composite Project
Creating image collages in Lightroom
Same image, 7 years apart
Lightroom Processing and Virtual Copies
Before and After - Revisited
From iPhone to Lightroom to Lomo
Garden Fairy - Hand Coloring in Lightroom
iPhone Panoramic to Lightroom Beauty
Working with Adobe Shape
Experimenting with Photoshop Mix
Experiments with Adobe PaintCan
Olde-Skool multi exposure
First Look at Lightroom CC / LR6
Getting the "right look" with Lightroom CC/6 HDR
From Day to Night - A Lightroom CC/6 project
Super Moon Composite Tutorial