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PS Blend Modes & Stefan Hefele

Next up, luminosity masks.

In other news, I royally fucked up a photo session this passed weekend. I got way to excited (since certain opportunities opened up) and without thinking things out thoroughly, I payed the price.

I suppose making mistakes is “part of the trip” but in the end, I wasted good shots. I’d never switch over to Nikon, but boy, that D800 is surely tempting for Landscapes…thanks in part to Stefan Hefele below…

 

 

Oh Apple…. you just don’t get it.

Thy ram’eth came. And it was installed. From 2gigs to 6gigs and there is a massive difference in the performance for this old iMac. But that was just part 1 of the plan. Next up was moving up from Leopard to Snow Leopard and then onward. But as easy as I thought that upgrade was ought to be, I was duped. As a matter a fact “duped” isn’t an accurate word.. the word I’m looking for is “ripped off” all courtesy of Apple.

It turns out those little grey discs that come with the computer aren’t meant to be used on “other computers”, or are they? I had no problem using those discs on another hard drive, but even though I spent $3000 on an iMac you won’t let me use those same disks? You want more money? Is that it? Ain’t happening you fruits.

As it turns out its all lies and lies again from the bitten little fruit. They put a code in the script to specifically say “do not allow install on these machines, etc” – if you’re machine version is listed no discs will work. There are several work arounds, but after 24 hours of trying them and with all the frustration building I came to another alternative. One that I can count on and never had any issues with.

Apple is a big cocksuc*ing crook of a company, and when I get fucked over I don’t take it lightly. So Apple, here’s a big fuck you to you and your money hungry corp supporters. I pirated all your fucking dumb software and installed it HASSLE FREE. No bullshit unlike your procedures. All the shit I ACTUALLY OWN WOULDN’T INSTALL, so I had to find copies on the internet to make up for it. WTF kind of shit is that?

In addition, why is Mavericks “FREE” when you ask for peoples credit card numbers? That doesn’t sound like a very “open” and “honest” marketing scheme you got going there. No, I do not want to use your stupid app store nor do I want to put in my credit card information for “FREE” applications. So, SL was torrent-ed even thought I fucking OWN IT AND CAN’T INSTALL IT ON MY OWN COMPUTER. As for Mavericks which I’m writing this from, it was torrent-ed as well, free from entering personal info about where I live, credit card info, and an array of other crap you put on your customers for downloading “free applications”.

Long live piracy.

CS6 Shortcuts

http://www.creativebloq.com/photoshop/photoshop-shortcuts-1012966

Merge Visible – Advanced

This is the best way to merge. You will be making an entirely new layer that consists of all of the other layers that are visible.

You can merge all visible layers onto an existing layer, but you will then lose the solidarity of that particular layer. Instead, you should create a new layer, which will be blank and transparent by default.

With this new layer selected, and preferably on top of the stack (I’ll tell you why in a second), hold down the option (alt key for PC users), while selecting Merge Visible. This copies all the other layers and merges their information onto the new layer.

This layer should most often be on the top of the stack, especially if there are adjustment layers. This is because all visible layers, including adjustment layers are merged into the new layer without being lost. If you make this new, merged layer and it wasn’t above the adjustment layers, but rather resides below them, it will be receiving those adjustments twice!

Once because the adjustments are now part of the new layer, and twice because they are under the adjustment layers still!

With this new merged layer you are able to make adjustments to the all of the merged layers at once, or copy the layer and have the benefit of copying all layers together without flattening.

MAC CS6 SHORTCUTS

MAC CS6 SHORTCUTS – Click to Enlarge

http://www.nobledesktop.com/shortcuts/photoshopcs6/mac/