Photoshop CS6 in Ubuntu

Now that Adobe has plans to sell the Photoshop software as a subscription, charging a monthly fee to use the software in the Creative Cloud. CS6 will be the last version of the standalone software you will be able to buy. So if you are running it on Mac, Windows,. Adobe says it will work with the next version of there OS release. Beyond who knows my guess is it will probable work a few more version of there OS releases. Unless they make a drastic change. Another option is to install the software on Ubuntu ( Linux OS ). Im running Ubuntu 13.4 on a second hard drive in my PC that I use as my main OS.

When you install Ubuntu go to the software centrer and install Wine, Wine will run most Windows software.


After you have Wine installed. Find your Adobe .exe file right click and open with wine.


You should see a screen similar to this one below.


Then Just fallow the instillation instructions.


After the instillation is complete,You should Have a PS icon on your desktop to launch the software.


That’s it Photoshop should be up and running. One last thing in closing it tends to run a bit glitchy. Im sure its because to run it in Linux you have to run it in a second party software inside the OS.

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The Best Professional Portrait Retoucher: Julia Sokolova

I have done a lot of retouching on photos in Photoshop and Lightroom and it is some time consuming work to do correctly. But I have never seen work as good as  Julia Sokolova a freelance retoucher based in Sochi, Russia. Her work is impressive.  To view more of her work check out her site Julia Sokolova



Lomography Action

Lomography is the commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, Austria for products and services catering to lo-fi photographers[dubious – discuss]. The name is inspired by the former state-run optics manufacturer LOMO PLC of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia. LOMO PLC created and produced the 35mm LOMO LC-A Compact Automat camera — which became the centerpiece of Lomography’s marketing and sales activities. This camera was loosely based upon the Cosina CX-1 and introduced in the early 1980s.

This is my Lomography Action for Photoshop CS 4 or higher.


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10 Rules of Lomography
1 › Take your camera everywhere you go.
2 › Use it any time – day and night.
3 › Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.
4 › Try the shot from the hip.
5 › Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.
6 › Don’t think. (William Firebrace)
7 › Be fast
8 › You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
9 › Afterwards either.
10 › Don’t worry about any rules.

Vintage Effect Photography

I think one of my favorite things to do in Photoshop is vintage photography effects. I guess its because I just love old cameras. So if you have any old cameras laying around the house not bring used send them to me and ill bring them back to life. I’m always working on different types of filters in Photoshop and Lightroom to give my digital and film photos that feeling of a time lost in photography.

Here are a few photo i did with that vintage look to them.

This image is not one that I did but I do like the vintage look of it so I’m going to work on a filter to simulate this look.

Compositing Photos

Compositing photos, What is compositing photo, its when you blend two or more photos into one composite image. Matt Kloskowski from has a book out called Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites probably the longest book title ever. In the Book Matt has some great tip to making you photo composite look realistic.Ive been doing composites for a long time but Matts book has some great tips and trick to speed up the process and give you a awesome selection to work with. here are a few composite photos I did.

Argus C4 f/2.8 50mm Coated Cintar Lens

I got a Argus C4 that was produced in the 1950’s off of ebay for 6$ when I received it the shutter was broken so the camera did not work. but it had a very clear f/2.8 50mm Coated Cintar lens. So I drilled a hole in a body cap to my Nikon D50 and attached the lens.. It makes a very soft blur macro lens I kinda like, Definitely something fun to play with. I think I’m going to get a bellow for it to see how it preforms.. Here are some of the photos I took and adjusted in Photoshop..

Vad Dyke Brown with Texture

I fallow a web site its run by Jared Polin and each weekend he comes up with a different theme for his followers to shoot over the weekend I find this a fun way when you are out and about with your camera to have something to have in mind to shoot for.. This weekends theme was people. I went to a pumpkin farm with my kids and one of the people I found there was a one man band, very cool! Ive also been working on making a Vad Dyke Brown action in photoshop while playing around with this idea I started adding some textures to my images and this is what I came up with.


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I got a Brookstone iConvert a few years ago for Christmas but never used it, I took it out of the box looked at it and that was about it.. But i recently decided to go through my old photos to get back at all the people who have posted not the most flattering images of me on Facebook, Because I know who you are and trust me I have Pictures of all of you. LOL. So I pulled out my iConvert to go through the hundreds of negatives I still have that survived my house fire, and I was surprisingly impressed at the quality of the scan. In no way does the images look like they did when the were devolved but with a little work in Photoshop they are a decent quality. You also have to take in mind that the film is over 20 years old so it has degraded and even if I took it to a lab the original quality is gone. So in closing if I were to rate it on a scale from 1 to 10 I would give it a 7.

At the time of this post Amazon was selling it for around 72.00$

Here are a few scanned photos.