Check out our CC launch site. All the new features of the latest release of Photoshop CC 14.2 are explained in detail. .Be sure to keep up with all the latest Adobe innovations.
Entries closed, finalists announced soon!
This is our 14th year running the PhotoshopCAFE Design Challenge. This time around the challenge is "Photoshop; The Event" of course there is a twist; all entries have to be black and white. As always, it is free to enter and lucky winners will get some awesome prizes from Adobe, Wacom, Epson, Autodesk PhotoshopCAFE and more. Join in the fun on on of the most anticipated contests of the year. Over $5,000.00 in prizes!
I'm very excited to be one of the first people to fly the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quad-copter. This device makes it possible for anyone to shoot aerial video of photographs on a budget. Every time I fly the Phantom or the Phantom 2 I get quite a crowd of curious onlookers. Read and watch my (video) review and watch the phantom Fly and see what it's all about. Also check out the examples of aerial photography and video that I've posted. - See More
In this photoshop tutorial by Colin Smith, you will learn how to paint color into a photograph exactly where you want it, while nmaking the rest of it Black and White. You will also learn some tips and tricks using the Wacom Cintiq pen tablet.
HDR photography is more than an effect, more than a buzzword. This tutorial will show you what you need to get started creating stunning High Dynamic range images. Colin Smith shows you how to shoot, merge, and tonemap your way to stunning High Dynamic Range photos. Fully updated and now includes Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6.
This tutorial will walk you through all the steps to create a realistic-looking water reflection to add a splash of life to your photographs. The creative drought is over!
It used to be that the extract tool was the way to go in Photoshop for masking photographs. In CS4 it started dissapearing. Now the extract tool is gone in Photoshop CS5.Fear not! Refine Edge and Quick select are the fastest way to remove an object from it's background in Photoshop. Not only fast, but the results are great. This Refine Edge tutorial will show you how its done.
We have you totally covered with our Lightroom 5 Launch site that includes 5 free videos by Colin Smith, walking you through the important new features. Read about what's new and exciting.
Sometimes the work that we are doing isn't that inspired or creative. There are many things that cause Creative Block. One of them is just too much distraction. Colin Smith, shares his thoughts on getting creative again with these simple and practical tips.
One of the biggest things I have seen destroy a nice design is bad use of typography. A block of text should be inviting to read and not look like a chore. I'm going to provide a few principles and tips to help you avoid a lot of common typography mistakes. Remember these aren't set in stone, they are suggestions, but as they say, "You first have to know the rules before you can break them"
Learn about the new features of Creative Suite CS6. Check out our coverage of Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, InDesign, Premiere, Speed Grade and more! Check out the software reviews, run through of all the new features and a bunch of free videos showing you how to use the most significant new features..
Video in Photoshop for Photographers and Designers.
This is a straight-to-the-point book for people who know nothing about video. It meets photographers and designers exactly where they are at today. Then using plain English and building on the knowledge they already acquired, shows them exactly what to do, to edit and deliver pro quality video using nothing but Adobe Photoshop, a program that is already used by everyone.
As well as all our original written tutorials, we also have video tutorials on Photoshop, Lightroom, Flash and more. Learn Photoshop, photography, web design and more. Get a taste of what's on our DVDs for free. Check out the special series, New Features of Photoshop CS5 and more.
After graduating High School he went to an animation school called "The German Film School for digital production" near Berlin. He graduated in 2005 and started working as a freelance character animator and visual development artist for TV commercials and Feature Films in Germany.In August 2008 he was hired by PDI/DreamWorks as a visual development artist. Recent Projects are "Merry Madagascar" (2009 TV Special) and "Megamind". more
I won the GURU Award for Illustration again at Photoshop World and I was a finalist in the MacWorld Design contest. I also was a finalist in the Web Design Category. It seems that these images have been taking the world by storm. They have been featured in various magazines and I'm featured in the New Masters Of Photoshop book. Check out my Guitar and other images in the Gallery.
Scott Sheppard interviews me about everything from photography, technology, roots, HDR, the Route CS6 tour, PhotoshopCAFE beginnings and so much more. I talk about the things I’m passionate about, such as how to develop your own personal style and how to succeed in the industry.
Colin featured in After Capture Magazine
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Interview in Photoshop Creative Magazine
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PhotoshopCAFE founder, Colin Smith Nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame at Photoshop World 2005 & 2006, Las Vegas
San Jose CA, (Adobe HQ)
17 Dec 2012
Jan 8-10, 2013
Feb 28th (9:00am and 10:45 am)
Adobe Create Now San Diego
March 16, 2013
Adobe Create Now Camp,
San Jose CA
March 23, 2013
April 19th 2013
Photo Video West, San Diego, CA
April 27, 28 2013
Palm Springs Photo Festival
April 30, 2013
The Big Photo Show (PMA), Los Angeles
May 4-5. 2013
June 1st 2013
Creative Live, HDR
Aug 02, 2013
Creative Live, Video, Motion Graphics
Aug 03, 2013
September, 4-6. 2013
October 26th 2013