Russell Brown is the Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated as well as an Emmy Award-winning instructor. His ability to bring together the world of design and software development is a perfect match for Adobe products. In Russell’s decades of creative experience at Adobe, he has contributed to the evolution of Adobe Photoshop with feature enhancements, advanced scripts, and most recently Flash panel development. With complete mastery and breath taking style, Russell has shown users how to work – and play – with Adobe software. He has helped the world's leading photographers, publishers, art directors, and artists to master the software tools that have made Adobe's applications the standard by which all others are measured. He shares his delight in testing the creative limits of his tools as a prolific creator of an entertaining collection of Photoshop tips and tricks. Many of these tips have been published in Design Graphics Magazine, and the Photoshop User Magazine. You can also find many of these tutorials on the web at http://www.tv.adobe.com. His in-depth design knowledge and zany presentation style has won him a regular following among beginning, intermediate, and advanced users alike. A live performance of the Russell Brown Show is not to be missed.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on January 18, 2012Over the years, many people have written tutorials on fixing red eye in photos; in fact, CreativePro.com has published several! The various techniques have involved channels, brushes, sponges, selective color, and more. But did you know that since Photoshop CS2, there's been a dedicated Red Eye tool? It's hiding under the Spot Healing Brush on your toolbar. In the very short video below, I'll show you how easy it is to select the tool, then click and drag around an eye to remove any red.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on March 17, 2011This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show. There are multiple ways to do almost anything in Photoshop. Here's one quick, nondestructive method of changing the color of grass. The trick is a Hue Blend Mode setting that results in realistic, subtle color variations. Click this link to view the tutorial on a Mac or Windows computer.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on February 17, 2011This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show. There are times when low light or other factors make it impossible to capture a photo with a deep depth of field, yet a shallow depth of field may not yield the result you're going for.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on January 17, 2011This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show. I've recorded five video tutorials that demonstrate how to move portfolio content from your computer to an iPad or other portable device. Here are some of the topics I cover in the various videos: * How to sequence images so they appear in the desired order on your tablet * What types of images you can use * How to create export presets * Whether to include metadata * How to export a PDF document from Bridge * How to include video
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on December 13, 2010This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on September 27, 2010This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show. Pixel Bender, a set of plug-ins that's compatible with Photoshop CS5, includes many filters that take your images in new directions. But in this tutorial, you'll learn how to go even further, transforming the oil paint filter beyond its stock results and creating a unique piece of art. Download Pixel Bender from Adobe Labs.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on September 1, 2010This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show. The hardest part about masking has always been selecting areas of transition, such as flyaway hair on a portrait. The new masking tools in Photoshop CS5 are so easy to use that even novices can get impressive results: Just select a subject using the Quick Selection tool, turn that into a mask with one click, hit the Refine Mask buttons, and move two sliders.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on June 24, 2010This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show. Photoshop CS5's Content-Aware Fill feature intelligently fills in an area with texture that matches the surrounding pixels. While Content-Aware Fill is an amazing retouching tool that just about any Photoshop user can benefit from, its defaults are more successful on some photos than others. (Don't have Photoshop CS5? Download the free trial.)
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on May 5, 2010This tutorial is courtesy of the Russell Brown Show. Content-Aware Fill is a jaw-dropping feature, new to Photoshop CS5, that intelligently matches the lighting, tone, and noise levels of surrounding areas as you retouch a photo. But here's one use you might not have thought of for Content-Aware Fill: filling in the empty corners that result when you rotate a photo to straighten it.
- Features: Written by Russell Brown on March 25, 2010This content is courtesy of The Russell Brown Show. In this tutorial, I begin with the Merge to HDR command in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended. I use it to combine seven photos shot one stop apart. The resulting high dynamic range (HDR) image looks OK, but I think it could be better: And in fact, I make it a lot better, painting in exposure to recover information in the clouds, converting it to a Smart Object, and more.