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By Kent Conklin
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The podcast with quick, useful Photoshop tips and tricks for the beginner and advanced digital photographer alike.
||2MPT #40 – Golden Skin||Give your subjects golden skin, with this quick trick. This trick include tips on: Adjustment layers Warming up an image Blending Modes Download a PDF of our step by step guide for this trick here: Golden Skin Guide. Note: If you are downloading directly||3/31/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
||2MPT #39 – Depth of Field||Make your subjects pop from your photos background by simulating a decrease in depth of field. This trick include tips on: Extracting objects Hiding/showing layers and layer management Selective blurring and blur gradation Note: If you are downloading dir||9/11/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||2MPT #38 – Marquee Tool Tip||Tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Marquee tool. This trick include tips on: Constraining the size and shape of selections Adjusting selections Adding to and subtracting from selections Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page||8/1/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||2MPT #37 – Digital Mats||A look at how to create digital mats for your digital photographs. This trick include tips on: Canvas Sizing Layer Alignment Actions Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download.||6/29/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||2MPT #36 – Text Shadows||A look at how to create a text shadow complete with fades, blurs, and perspective. This trick include tips on: Text tools Gradients Layer effects Layer transformations Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download.||6/5/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||Show Update||This show contains no tricks, but does have a quick update on our second photoshop contest our user wiki. Our 2nd Photoshop contest is for the best use of the photo transformed into a painting trick, which can be found here. Tag your flickr entries with t||5/31/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||2MPT #35 – Print Profiles||A look at how to print accurate colors from within photoshop using printer/paper profiles. This trick include tips on: Printing accurate color Print profiles Color management Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download.||5/18/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||2MPT #34 – Aged Photos (Pt. 2)||Part two of our 2 part trick on aging photos. This trick include tips on: Creating a grunge brush Layer masks Layer and brush opacity effects Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download.||5/7/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
||2MPT #32 – Shiny Text||How to create shiny text for logos, headers, etc. This trick include tips on: Basic text effects (gradients, strokes) Selecting intersections of layers Adding glossy highlights See our example selection here. Note: If you are downloading directly from the||4/6/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
Perfect lessons in short, clearly understood, and poetic delivery.
Kent Conklin delivers a Photoshop lesson like a musician delivers a song. Clear directions that could be listened to over and over again. The presentation of the information reminds me of a Steve Jobs keynote presentation, It keeps me interested by presenting only the fascinating facts. No mediocre jokes or laughter, no distracting music or annoying drumrolls. This is the best photoshop lesson presentation by far available on Podcasts. After listening to all 14 or so lessons repeatedly, I only yearn for the next release. I'm looking forward to upcoming video streaming presentations.
Not useful without video
Why on Earth would you have an audio-only Photoshop podcast? It would be like having a show about music that's purely images. The subjects covered by this show would be useful topics to learn; but without video or images, you're basically flying blind.
Forget paying hundreds of dollars on Photoshop books or seminars. Two Minute Photoshop Tricks (2MPT) is exactly what I've been looking for in Photoshop instruction. Content in every episode is how a podcast should be - short and sweet, concise and right-to-the-point. Mr. Conklin is not only a Photoshop expert, but he has all the best characteristics of a great teacher. His speech is prepared, yet sounds conversational. His pace is brisk, yet not rushed. He is always polite and helpful. In every episode, he reminds his listeners to "always work on a copy of your image, not the original." The best thing of all is his voice. He's got a calm, mellow that reminds me of the late Bob Ross ("happy trees"). Cheers to you, Kent Conklin. Keep up the good work!! I'll continue to listen.