We, Geeks Podcast Ep. 8 – Nikon 1 J5, Adobe Comp CC, and Stealing Someone’s Photos

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From the new ESPN sports website redesign and modern web trends, to a new mirror-less Nikon camera and a photographer’s frank Q/A about taking copyright offenders to court, we cover a broad mix of web design and photography issues in this week’s podcast. Is 15 frames per second ever really enough? Why do I like the idea of being allowed to film and photograph police? Is Howard excited about the idea of an attachment that transforms your iPhone into an old Game Boy? Check out and listen to the podcast after the jump!

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We, Geeks Podcast Ep. 7 – LIVE Broadcasting with Periscope, Oh my!

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From a crazy 80’s inspired piece of pop art created for Photoshop’s 25th anniversary (are we really still celebrating??) to a DSLR almost causing an airline to plunge into the earth and live broadcasting with services like Meerkat and Periscope, we’ve got a live broadcast and Photoshop-filled episode 7 of the We, Geeks podcast all served up and ready for you. Give it a listen after the jump.

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We, Geeks Podcast Ep. 6 – Sucking The Life Out of Creative People

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We, Geeks Podcast episode 6 Howard and I cover living above an Apple store, Facebook’s Messenger App Payments Feature, a Craigslist Murder and Online Safety, Selfies with Flying Food, and Ten Beliefs that suck the life out of creative people, writers, designers, and photographers. Listen to the banter and reach out and touch us with your questions by tweeting me @tutvid or just use the hashtag “#weGeeks” to interact with the show!

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Photoshop CC Tutorial – Advanced: How to Select Hair

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Of all selections, hair selections are probably the most difficult. In this tutorial we will tackle complex selections and extracting people with hair from an image and use Photoshop to move that cut out person or object to a new background. Today I will cut the model off of a studio background with her hair flying all over the place. The goal will be to get a good, clean selection in the form of a mask so we can continue to refine the edges where it is needed to achieve the perfect edge for our complex selection.

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Quickly Learn Dodging & Burning – Photoshop CC

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As a photographer and as a digital artist dodging and burning is an essential skill to master. This quick tutorial will dive into getting started with dodging and burning in Photoshop using one of my favorite methods for non-destructive dodging and burning which can be used on a photograph, smart object, or any piece of artwork in Photoshop. There are a number of great ways to dodge and burn with Photoshop and I will have additional methods that I use available as tutorials at some point as well. Join me and let’s learn something new!

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QUICK Photoshop CS6 Tutorial: Misty Mosaic Effect

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In this quick little tutorial we’ll use a few tricks in Photoshop to create a really cool looking misty mosaic effect. Using almost any kind of grunge texture brush and a filter here and a blend mode there, we’ll be able to create a very editable and very cool looking color style that could be used in any web and graphic design. Check it out after the jump!

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