News You Can Use – August 12

Photoshop for Photographers – Aug 29

Covering everything from getting your color right to the pros’ secrets for sharpening images, this one-day seminar covers so much more. From today’s hottest Photoshop special effects for photographers to how to work faster, smarter, and more efficiently in Photoshop.

Whether you’re a portrait, landscape, wedding, travel, or commercial photographer (or even a serious shooter who just wants to truly unlock the real power of Photoshop), you’re going to learn techniques that will change the way you work forever.

Visit for details.

Midwest Photo Exchange August Contest

Environmental Portraiture

“This month’s photo contest theme is Environmental Portrait. Often, the best photographs of people are when they are being themselves in their homes, their natural habitats. We want to see environmental portraits that are brimming with character. We want to see work that manages to communicate a story by capturing a single image.”

Get full details at the MPEX contest page. Submissions due by end of day August 24.

Blurb Photo Books at 30% Off

Vacations are full of great photo ops – that awesome splash you did at the pool (“accidentally” soaking everybody), the roadside diner you discovered that had the best pie ever, that perfect trip you were dreaming about all winter long.

Now make the book, let the good times last, and get 30% off your book when you order before August 28, 2012 using the code SPLASH at checkout.

Get started making your book at

Topaz ReMask 3 is 30% Off

“With ReMask’s powerful and controllable tools you can quickly and easily select any part of your image. Like a pair of digital scissors, ReMask allows you to define the edges of an object and intuitively cut it out – which as a photographer, saves you both time and money.”

See samples and get the discount code on the ReMask webpage. Offer ends August 19.

Need some background images to start working with your cutout images? Visit now and get 25 samples from them. (limited time offer)