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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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Get Ranked on Google’s First Page

With over 100 billion searches on Google per month and over 900 million unique users, getting ranked on Google’s first page for keywords that are relevant to the right people finding your website is important for your business even as a creative. This isn’t the simplest task to get done but it is also obtainable,…

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US Speed Skating Team Portraits

In September Ed McCulloch photographed portraits of the US Speed Skating Team.  74 images total and was asked to give these images a treatment and style to make them look better in the most efficient way I could. This process needed to be all done in a more less batched way but even 74 portraits…

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Eighth Blackbird Portrait by Alain Milotti

Last month I worked on an image for photographer Alain Milotti for the Chicago based sextet, Eighth Blackbird.  Alain and I had known each other for a few years now but this was the first time we had worked together. The compositing problem that needed to be solved arose because the musicians were photographed with…

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200 megapixel file: Just the right size

The wonderful aspect about compositing is how it is possible to create files of astronomical size. However this is not without a little bit of prior planing on the photography end of things, but that is the case with all compositing. An image I am currently working on is an astonishing 200 megapixel for the…

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Photoshop CS5: New Painting Tools

I just installed Photoshop CS5 today. I wasn’t terribly impressed by the content aware functionality that I had seen in many videos so I didn’t get excited about even trying the new version previously but I ran across a video about the new painting engine and had to get it. Its strange to me that…

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