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We all came to because we are interested in editing photos -- retouching new or old images, restoring damaged images, or creating painterly impressions from a photo.

Everything we do here starts with the photographic image.

The image came first. That is where my fascination still lies.
Post processing - Photoshop I found info that I wanted to add that weren't strictly photographic, but involved the post-processing of images. So I added this category.

Adobe Camera Raw does even more than I knew

Posted 06-11-2010 at 12:28 AM by CJ Swartz (First there was Photography...)

I've been using Photoshop since version 3 back in the early '90's, and I'm used to the fact that I still am learning it. I enjoy finding a new technique or a new way of applying a change within Photoshop. I started using Camera Raw a few years ago, but used it initially just as a way of converting my raw files for use in Photoshop. I soon started using more of the basic features - adding fill light, using recovery to reduce over exposure in the highlights, adding contrast and reducing noise, adding...
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Color perception - interesting illusion

Posted 05-13-2010 at 04:21 AM by CJ Swartz (First there was Photography...)
Updated 09-14-2010 at 11:53 PM by CJ Swartz

Color perception illusion from John Nack's blog.
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Deke McClelland demonstrates some CS5 features

Posted 05-12-2010 at 08:36 PM by CJ Swartz (First there was Photography...)
Updated 05-20-2010 at 09:22 PM by CJ Swartz

Deke McClelland at - free videos demonstrating new features of Photoshop CS5 - videos

I've just watched the first one "Common sense enhancements, in which Deke demonstrates a number of new features - straighten tool, cropping with rule of thirds grid and content aware, using mini-bridge to browse and open files, closing all open files with one (or two) clicks, etc.

His videos include HDR Pro, refining masks, puppet warp, and painting a photo.
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