Adobe offers new Photoshop video-tutorials for beginners on YouTube

[Above: Three Tips for Photoshop’s Crop Tool]

 

A new Photoshop tutorial series by Adobe on YouTube.

Julieanne Kost (well known in the PhotoShop universum) will introduce you to the secrets of what likely is the most powerful image editing tool existing. The tutorial series aims at beginners, though there might be some tricks that even the more experienced users have overseen.

Five Tips for Working with Brushes

Six Easy Ways to Select Colors in Photoshop

10 Tips for Working with the Layers Panel

Three Ways to Quickly Zoom in Photoshop CC

Five Reasons to Use Smart Filters in Photoshop

Eight Reasons to Use Layer Groups

[via PetaPixel]

Canon EOS 77D video tutorial and user guide

Eos 77d

Canon EOS 77D: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon EOS 77D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Top LCD and Rear Quick Control Dial
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Jared Polin, aka FroKnowsPhoto, posted a 43 minutes video user guide for the new Canon EOS 77D.

Table of contents:

  • 00:04 – FREE 11 Days to Better Photography Mini-Video Course
  • 00:45 – Camera Buttons
  • 10:51 – FREE FroKnowsPhoto Guide to Capturing Motion in Low Light Situations
  • 11:06 – Inside the Photo Menu
  • 30:06 – Inside the Video Menu
  • 34:15 – Download MyGearVault for FREE
  • 34:37 – Shooting Display Explained
  • 37:04 – Focus Points Explained
  • 38:49 – Live View Explained
  • 40:32 – Playback Menu Explained

Print your own lens hood for free, using downloadable PDFs

Lens hood

Lens hoods get lost, and replacing them costs money. If you are looking for a quick solution to your lost lens hood, or just want to have another one, you should know that you can print lens hoods from PDF files, for free.

lenshoods.co.uk offers free PDFs you can download, with rounded and petal hood designs for a lot of lenses manufactured by Canon and other brands. They have a sister site with lens hood PDFs especially for APS-C DSLRs with 1.6 and 1.5 crop factors.
Given the often horrendous prices asked for what basically is a piece of plastic, this solution may come handy. A lens hood made out of paper may not be a durable solution but for sure it might save your day if you need one and do not want to spend the money for an original lens hood.

Printable lens hoods offer a number of advantages over their costly counterparts:

  • Ultra compact – can be carried unfolded.
  • No waiting to order one – simply download, print, cut-out and attach.
  • Redundancy – don’t worry if you lose one; just print another!
  • 100% recyclable.
  • Can be modified to cater for different digital SLR sensor crop factors.
  • Available in both ’rounded’ and ‘petal’ versions.

Canon EOS 77D Tutorial Videos (AF, WiFi, HD video)

Eos 77d

Canon EOS 77D: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon EOS 77D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Top LCD and Rear Quick Control Dial
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Canon USA posted a set of tutorial videos for the new Canon EOS 77D. The first video below is an introduction to the Canon EOS 77D, and then tutorial videos for WiFi connectivity, the 45 point AF system and for HD video. Enjoy.

This 4 Minutes Song is a Photography 101

The guys behind Photos in Color posted a funny 4 minutes song on YouTube. The “Photography For Beginners Song – 12 Days Of Photography” song not only is funny but also is a quick Photography 101.

Everything you need to know about photography in one simpler (funny) song. We all know the song the 12 days of christmas right? Well this is the 12 days of photography and yes it gets faster, more crazy and Ed Gregory has a hard time keeping up.