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Photoshop tips galore on This Week in Photo's TheFIX podcast, episode 2

Recently I had the honor of being a guest on a new podcast, This Week in Photo's TheFIX with host, and fellow Photoshop author, Jan Kabili. We had a blast talking Photoshop and Lightroom. The 36 minute show is filled with tips as well as full-on tutorials on editing with adjustment layers, using retouching tools safely on empty layers, handling multi-layer documents without flattening them, slimming techniques, using smart filters, and how to soften skin using the Camera Raw filter.

Design a sharp typographic logo, even if all you have is TextEdit

Logos are notoriously difficult (and costly) to design, yet they’re mission critical for any business. Instead of using graphics, try a typographic approach instead. Typographic logos, like the ones shown here—some inspired by tips in Before & After—are both timeless and classy.

How to identify a font you see in print or online

With tens of thousands of fonts in circulation, it’s tough to identify a specific font from memory, when you see it. Fortunately, you don’t have to—there are free websites, and an iOS app, that can identify font samples for you on the fly. The process is easy and a whole lot of fun.
From a printed sample

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