Here is our regularly updated round-up of the month's news snippets from near and far, this month: January 2011:
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News from other sites - near and far.
- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog, reviews the Casio EX-H20G camera .
- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog, reviews the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens.
- Peter K. Burian reviews the Canon Powershot G12 vs. Nikon Coolpix P7000 ... Which One Should You Buy?
- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog, reviews the Olympus E-PL2 camera.
- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog, reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD camera.
- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog, reviews the Casio EX-Z800 camera.
- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog, reviews the Sony A580 camera.
Wacom is offering 'hints of the week' series for photographers.
Each week over the next two months, they will provide you with a short and useful update that will help users of Intuos4 pen tablets to improve their workflow and take full advantage of their tablets and software.
Throughout the series, we will provide tips for using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Apple Aperture 3, as well as some useful pointers to help get the most out of the Intuos4 pen tablet driver.
Hint of the week “Adobe Photoshop CS5” (3)
Select the new Mixer Brush Tool, and choose the option Wet, Heavy Mix. These settings are important to specify if you want the brush to pick up paint, to add paint from a selected (loaded) colour or mix loaded and applied paint.
Create two colour shapes on the canvas and then apply a few strokes from one colour shape to the other creating a natural blend of the two colours. Play with the brush using different tilt angles and applying more and less pressure to give it some variation.
Hint of the week “Adobe Photoshop CS5” (2)
A) Go to the TOOL BAR and click & hold the Brush Tool to see the drop down list of available brushes. Select the new Mixer Brush Tool.
B) Select in the BRUSH PRESETS panel the second Bristle Brush. However only the new Bristle Brushes simulate a real brush and give you a 3D preview. You can use all older brushes with the new Mixer Brush Tool, but if you do the brush will have no 3D preview and only the features of version CS4 or lower.
Hint of the week “Adobe Photoshop CS5” (1)
Photoshop CS5 offers a few helpful additions to speed-up the pen based workflow. There are two buttons in the options bar when the regular brush is selected: The first button activates the opacity to be controlled by pen pressure (overriding Brush Panel settings). The second button activates the size to be controlled by pen pressure (overriding BRUSH panel settings).