Posts by: Brian York

What Is .PSB File Format Extension?

What Is .PSB File Format Extension?

The PSB file format  was first introduced in Adobe Photoshop CS in October of 2003 as an extension to extend the limitations of the .psd file format that Photoshop uses by default. If you have ever worked with high mega-pixel layered files in Photoshop you will quickly find out about the PSD limitations when you go to save…

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San Juan, Puerto Rico Trip

San Juan, Puerto Rico Trip

At the end of March I took my first vacation in what seemed like quite some time. We decided on San Juan, Puerto Rico for our trip. Like any Caribbean island the weather was perfect everyday with sunny skies and sandy beaches. Although the whole idea of the trip was to just relax and enjoy…

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Taylor Castle’s New Website

Taylor Castle’s New Website

Photographer Taylor Castle, whom I have been working with consitatnly over the last two years has launched a new website. It has a lot of images with quite a few of them being projects and portfolio pieced I have worked on. Check it out at: http://taylorcastle.com/

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Colorado Mountain Sunrise by Ashton Ray Hansen

Colorado Mountain Sunrise by Ashton Ray Hansen

As soon as Ashton sent me this image of a Colorado mountain sunrise I was super excited to work on it for him. I don’t get many landscape images with such perfect lighting that comes across my computer and dove straight into working on this one. Most of the work was lots of local color…

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Fall Cycling Portfolio Piece with Matthew Bowie

Fall Cycling Portfolio Piece with Matthew Bowie

Photographer Matthew Bowie and I started talking about collaborating on  an ongoing series of unique images last month. Not long after that we set out to look for a background plate for an existing image that Matthew had shot. It turned out that the weather, being rarely accommodating, was overcast and not right for the…

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Images … A Real Camera Phone

Nokia Lumia 1020 Images … A Real Camera Phone

Three months ago I excitedly purchased the new Nokia Lumia 1020 phone. I was interested in it as much for the camera as the Windows Phone OS to replace my Android phone. Which now makes me a completely Windows 8 shop with two workstations, a laptop as well as long as were not counting the…

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Permanently Turn Off Windows 8 Magnifier

Permanently Turn Off Windows 8 Magnifier

After recently purchasing a new workstation and laptop for my Photoshop work I was confronted again with an old issue. The Windows Magnifier that opens as a result of the shortcut combination of (WinKey & +/-). Photoshop does not use that shortcut key combination, however it does use (CTRL & +/-) for zooming in and…

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Photoshop Scratch Disk Speed and Size

When it comes to using Photoshop the weakest link in your computer setup is your hard drive unless you are using a higher transfer speed solid state drive (SSD) such as a Corsair Neutron or Crucial M4 series drives. These drives are 600%+ faster at reading and writing data than your standard disk based hard drive…

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Workbook 35 Image

Workbook 35 Image

It is always such a treat to see the new edition of the photography Workbook and when I saw Linda Levy at an APA event last week she shared the new book with me. It is amazing to see the amount of beautiful work shown in the book and to see work from many photographers…

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