Author Archives: Mike Hoffman

SyncSettings-05.jpg

Sync Photoshop Settings with Photoshop CC

If you’re like me, and work on multiple computers – or even if you don’t, and just want to be able to migrate to a new computer or recover from a system crash, this is […]

Continue reading »
AcrobatXIActions3.jpg

Adobe Acrobat Actions – Create Custom Helpers

Did you know that Acrobat XI has an Action Wizard? That’s right, if you look under the Tools Panel on the right, it has its own section. Here you’ll find several pre-made actions for automating […]

Continue reading »
Ducklings_thumb1.jpg

Florida Springtime

Here in Florida, we don’t really get the four seasons in the way it comes to other parts of the world. But you know that Florida springtime is in the air when the birds begin […]

Continue reading »
Post-Thumb_thumb.jpg

Photoshop Pen Tool Mastery

Earlier this year, during some conversation on the excellent Photoshop and Lightroom Facebook Group, I proposed that one of my objectives for 2014 would be to create a good set of instructional videos for the […]

Continue reading »
image.png

Using Smart Previews in a Lightroom 5 Workflow

With Lightroom 5, previews got quite a bit smarter. Lightroom has always used previews, generated from the original library image, as a way to speed up navigation in the Library module. With a preview, the […]

Continue reading »
Snowmass-Village_thumb5.jpg

Snowmass Village Ski Resort

Sometimes, the best images are right under your nose. While visiting Snowmass Village, Colorado recently, I was anxiously anticipating getting out on the mountain for my first day of skiing this year. But, on a […]

Continue reading »
image_thumb3.png

Creating and Editing Links in Acrobat XI

Acrobat XI is chock full of ways to enhance our PDFs to enrich the user experience for people who read our documents. One of the was we can create more engaging PDF documents is through […]

Continue reading »
City.jpg

Put a Photo inside a Shape in Photoshop

One of the most common questions I hear from people new to Photoshop, is how to place an image or photo inside a shape – be it a geometric shape, a letterform, or most any […]

Continue reading »
Market-4_thumb.jpg

Good Enough to Eat

Here in Saint Petersburg, we are blessed with mild temperatures year round, and that means that our local Saturday Morning Market is bustling throughout the year. Winter is a big season for local growers, with […]

Continue reading »
photoshop_cc_totem_5in_300ppi_thumb.png

Photoshop Photography Program – It’s back, again!

That’s right – it was extended, then extended again, and finally expired. Now, it has returned once again, like a Phoenix from the ashes. Adobe has brought the Photoshop Photography deal back again, with general […]

Continue reading »