Category: Magazines

Tip Tuesday: Springy Keys

This is always a fun one to use. When you’re working in Photoshop, you always have a tool selected; often it’s the Move tool. Say you need to switch to another tool really quickly, but need to go back to the previous tool afterwards. Let’s assume you need the Lasso tool. You could click on the Lasso tool (or better still, tap the L key), make your selection, and then press the V key to go back to the Move tool. That’s not bad, but we can do better. With springy keys, all you need to do is hold...

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The September Issue of Photoshop User Is Now Available!

Hi, Everyone! The September 2018 issue of Photoshop User is now live on the KelbyOne site and KelbyOne Mags for iOS and Android. In this issue, learn how creating your own library of custom presets can take your workflow and creativity to another dimension! Plus, change the mood of your landscapes with atmospheric effects, build your own brand style guide, add luscious lashes with a click of the mouse, and so much more! Don’t forget that we have “Discuss this Issue” buttons throughout the magazine, so if you’re reading an article or tutorial and you have a question or comment, just...

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Photography Secrets: Lost in the Sand Dunes
By Tom Bol

When Nikon introduced the SB-5000 early 2016, I almost spilled my coffee. The speedlight I was dreaming about had arrived. Most importantly, the SB-5000 used a radio signal instead of an optical signal. This meant I didn’t need line-of-sight to trigger the light, and I could fire my flashes almost 100′ away. Combined with faster recycling, more power, and a built-in cooling fan, this flash wasn’t just a bump in features; it was a speedlight overhaul. And Nikon wasn’t the only company to improve their speedlights. Canon and others had introduced radio-controlled speedlights. With these new speedlight capabilities, I needed to put the SB-5000 to the test. I wanted to see how well the new radio signal worked. How far could I trigger the flash? How many flashes could I get before the batteries started to struggle? To get some answers, I loaded up my trailer and headed to Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.

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