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My Favorite Features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
By John Batdorff
Apr 24, 2015
Adobe has brought some of the best features of Aperture and Photoshop to Lightroom CC. John Batdorff shares some of his favorite features of Lightroom CC, including face tagging, HDR merge, and red eye improvements.
Using the New Face Tagging Feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
By Martin Evening
Apr 24, 2015
Martin Evening, author of The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC /Lightroom 6 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, shows you how to use the slick new face tagging feature in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.
Using the New Photo Merge Panorama and Photo Merge HDR Tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015 release)
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Apr 24, 2015
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the Photo Merge tools for Panorama and HDR, which are new to Lightroom CC.
Advanced Techniques to Explore with Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Panoramas and HDR Images
By Jeff Revell
Apr 23, 2015
Panoramas and high dynamic range (HDR) images require you to use image-processing software to complete the photograph. They are, however, important enough that you should know how to correctly shoot for success, should you choose to explore these two popular techniques, as Jeff Revell explains in this excerpt from Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Backing Up with Time Machine
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 22, 2015
Time Machine has grown in capability and is a viable choice to back up OS X Server. This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite shows you how to use Time Machine for continuous data protection on OS X Server.
10 Things to Know Before Enabling Apple's Family Sharing
By Jeff Carlson
Apr 21, 2015
Sharing all of your music, movies, and more across the range of Apple devices owned by your family sounds like a no-brainer. Why wouldn't everyone want this option? Maybe because it's not quite as beautifully simple as it sounds. Jeff Carlson, co-author of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, explains 10 important points you need to consider before you decide to enroll your gang in Family Sharing.
More Sketching on the Go: Freehand Sketching with Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Ink
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 20, 2015
With Adobe Photoshop Sketch and your iPad, you can enjoy the fun, creative expression of making quick sketches wherever you go. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, advises roaming with your iPad, sketching whenever the mood strikes. Grab your stylus and go!
Video: Studio Anywhere: Nick Fancher on Doing a Photo Shoot without a Studio
By Nick Fancher
Apr 20, 2015
Nick Fancher, author of Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, walks you through a recent fashion shoot he completed for "614 Magazine" using available space instead of a photography studio. Nick covers equipment, lighting, working with models, and advice on lenses. The second half of the video details his Lightroom process.
For Stronger Photographs, Think Cinematically
By David DuChemin
Apr 17, 2015
The way we approach a photo essay is very similar to the way a cinematographer tells a story. In this excerpt from The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, David DuChemin explains how to use the technique to to think in terms of a consistent style, an intentional sequence, and the use of establishing, wide, and detail photographs to give both information and impact.
Capturing Motion with Your Canon EOS 7D Mark II
By Jeff Revell
Apr 16, 2015
In this excerpt from Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jeff Revell offers techniques for effectively capturing motion with your Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Describe SSL Certificate Basics
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 15, 2015
SSL is a system for transmitting data securely between hosts. This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite covers SSL certificate basics and how to decide which certificate to use.
Even More Sketching on the Go: Sketching en Plein Aire with the iPad and Adobe Photoshop Sketch 2.1
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 14, 2015
Do you enjoy sketching outdoors? Sunny, rainy, snowy - whatever the weather, when Nature beckons, take your iPad outside and use Adobe Photoshop Sketch to draw whatever you see or feel. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, demonstrates how to bring the fun of sketching out into the open air with Adobe Photoshop Sketch 2.1.
Sketching on the Go: Fluid Freehand Sketching with Adobe Illustrator Draw
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 13, 2015
Artists are always thinking about their work. If you have the kinds of portable tools suggested by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, you can jump from inspiration to sketch in an instant, with all the possibilities of your Adobe drawing tools readily at hand.
For Stronger Photographs, Consider Your Color Palette
By David DuChemin
Apr 10, 2015
A consistent color palette creates a flow when the images are presented together, creating a common mood or emotion through the work, even when the gesture within the images changes dramatically. In this excerpt from The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, David DuChemin shares how he works with color palettes in his photography and suggests some other resources for inspiration.
Notes from Jay Maisel: Don't Worry, Have Confidence, and Stick to Your Guns
By Jay Maisel
Apr 9, 2015
In this excerpt from It's Not About the F-Stop, photographer Jay Maisel shares some of his photography stories, from improvising deep inside a mine, to working with supermodel Elle Macpherson, to shooting his way across Africa.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Upgrading or Migrating to OS X Server
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 8, 2015
Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler offer the eight steps involved in upgrading or migrating to OS X Server, in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Pages
By Mark Wood
Apr 7, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, provides real-world time-savers (and occasional pitfalls) in Pages.
5 Minecraft Tips: Get Water to Work for You, Energize Your Game with Lava, and More
By John Moltz
Apr 6, 2015
John Moltz, co-author of A Visual Guide to Minecraft, shares five ways to get the most out of Minecraft. Up your home and your game by taking advantage of some features you may not have discovered.
Studio Anywhere: Isolation Drills for Photographers
By Nick Fancher
Apr 3, 2015
Nick Fancher, author of Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, walks you through some actual scenarios where isolating the subject led to better photographs.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Keynote
By Mark Wood
Apr 2, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, offers 10 tips for making effective - maybe even genius! - Keynote presentations.

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