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A few interesting tips for the workflow between Lightroom and Photoshop

There are a few tricks that can really help you integrate these two programs in your image editing workflow. Check out this video with Adobe’s Richard Curtis.
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Moved from a Wordpress hosted site, to #SmugMug hosted site yet again.  Seems I do this every other year :).
Photography by Paul Ciura. Landscapes, Seascapes, Long Exposure, Portraits, Off Camera Flash.
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Anyone interested in some fantastic photoshop Directional Hair/Fur Brushes go check out +Aaron Blaise​ website.I purchased this 24 pack of brushes and they are simply awesome.I think they are going to be a great addition to anyone's brush collection with endless possibilities,can't wait to see them work in a composite image.I was introduced to Aaron through +Glyn Dewis​ Great video tutorials on YouTube.So pop on over check out Glyn 's latest video.
Watch "3 Retouching Quick Tips PHOTOSHOP #71" on YouTube
3 Retouching Quick Tips PHOTOSHOP #71: http://youtu.be/LyeMfDbfu-0

And this is the link for brushes
https://creatureartteacher.com/product-category/tutorials-lessons/brush-texture-sets/

While your there check out Aaron's fantastic work.
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Just Released: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

If you like the 1st generation of this lens you're sure to love this one. Perfect as a lightweight wildlife lens and even for long distance landscape work.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1092632-REG/canon_9524b002_ef_100_400mm_f_4_5_5_6l_is.html/BI/1217/KBID/1550

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Here is Fritz as Jawa (slightly taller than usual Jawa  ). My third composite from the 501st Legion, Tampa Garrison (http://fl501st.com/) shoot.

Another Fotolia background with my treatment for that Star Wars feel.

#photoshop   #composite   #photography   #starwars   #jawa   #portrait   #FloridaGarrison    #501stLegion   #florida  
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+Mark Rodriguez Thanks a bunch!
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I had a chance to photograph some people from the 501st Legion, Tampa Garrison (http://fl501st.com/).

They are an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of the Imperial costumes from the Star Wars movies. As a group they do a lot of charity work all over the place. Take a moment to visit their website listed above.

In a first for me, I actually had to use Fotolia to get a background for this composite (with some of my own additions). Wanted that Sci-Fi look. I may have to learn Blender 3D for future projects .

There will be few more composites created in the near future with the other characters I was able to photograph.

This here photo composite, is one of Michael aka "Magnum ID 7116" (Sinister Imperial Officer).

#photoshop   #photography   #portrait    #lightroom   #starwars   #FloridaGarrison   #501stlegion   #florida  
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Captain "Grumpy Boots" I salute you!
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Follow up shot to my Honeymoon Island visit. This one was shot with Lee Big Stopper when the sun was still up, before all the lovely colors came out. 

Slightly different spot, where the pylons were further out in the water.

4 sec. at f/11, ISO100

#lightroom #photoshop #photography #longexposurephotography #florida #seascapephotography #leebigstopper
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Sarah DeRemer uses her #Photoshop skills to create goofy hybrid animals - like this Birboon. More fun: http://bit.ly/1Eqlmb3
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A new update to the Nik Collection!

Hey Nik fans!  We just released the newest version of the Nik Collection, 1.2.8. Along with compatibility with Mac OS 10.9.5 and 10.10, we’re including many other updates.

If you do not yet have 1.2.8, you can manually download and install the trial version from www.google.com/nikcollection.  Provided you already have the full version on your computer, it will install as a full version.

To learn more about this update, please visit our Release Notes page: https://support.google.com/nikcollection/answer/4400822?hl=en&ref_topic=3001406

If you have any questions, we're here to help!  Feel free to contact our support team at https://support.google.com/nikcollection/?hl=en#topic=3288093.
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Thanks for the heads up +Paul Ciura !
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Here is Bryan as Darth Vader. This is my second composite from the 501st Legion, Tampa Garrison (http://fl501st.com/) shoot.

Once again I used a background from Fotolia with my own modifications to it to have that SciFi feel.

#photography   #photoshop   #lightroom   #501stlegion   #starwars   #floridagarrison  #florida
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Shot last night at the Robert K Rees Memorial Park in New Port Richey. Pretty close place for those emergency sunset photos .
Once again this is at low tide and you can see how far out you can walk out.
I'm usually shooting on the wide end of things, but these clouds are my main subject here, so I got in at 40mm to bring them closer.

#lightroom   #photoshop   #sunset   #photography   #florida    
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