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What Photoshop doesn't want you to know about Lightroom

Even though Photoshop's immense popularity morphed its name into a verb—"Dude, she Photoshopped me out of the picture!"—it’s not for the faint at heart. Now that Adobe offers both Photoshop and Lightroom (plus other nifty goodies) for $10/month via its Creative Cloud Photography Program, a dirty little secret is creeping out of the image editing bag: it’s easier to edit images in Lightroom than in Photoshop. Brace yourself and consider the following major advantages...

Why Painter 2015 Can Change Your Life

I recently reviewed Corel's Painter 2015 for Macworld magazine and, I must say, using the software has been the most fun I've had in ages. What a nice change from daily image-editing tasks! I literally feel more creative and energized. This version is stable, speedy, and an absolute joy to use. Using the new physics-based Particle Brushes, you can create realistic fire, hair, fur, smoke, water, fabric, and more, which is a serious challenge to do in Photoshop (and I doubt it'd ever look as good as what you can create in Painter).

Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual (2014) book release party

Please join us on Sunday, Sept 21, to celebrate the release of two new books by Lesa Snider:

Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual (2014)
iPhoto: The Missing Manual (2014)

Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Bohemian Biergarten
2017 13th St
Boulder CO 80302

Bonus: It's happy hour all day Sunday at Bohemian Biergarten, with $10 Beer & Brat full-meal deals!

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