Strategy

Episode 48: The Five Forbidden Fruits of Photoshop

Dave talks about the 5 “dangerous” things you should not do in Photoshop.

Episode 47: Stay at Home – Learn at Home

Dave shares a simple strategy to use your time to practice and learn new things in Photoshop

Episode 45: You Can’t Drown on a Soccer Field

Dave shares how his inability to swim almost kept him from graduating college, and how that experience can be applied to how we learn Photoshop.

Episode 40: Embrace Failure

Most people hate failure. Dave discusses how failing in Photoshop is not such a bad thing, that you shouldn’t see failure as an indication of your Photoshop knowledge or skill.

Episode 37: Reminiscing & Resolutions

Dave takes a look back at the last decade and how things have changed with Photoshop, thinks out loud about what might be coming, and offers suggestions for your Photoshop learning resolutions.

Episode 36: Save Time with Presets

Dave discusses one of the most over-looked yet easy to implement ways of saving time: Presets.

Episode 33: Breaking Bad….Photoshop Habits

Dave pays tribute to one of his favorite TV series by talking about Breaking Bad…Photoshop Habits. Okay, not really “bad” habits, but things we do in Photoshop that have an alternate method that’s faster, more accurate and /or more flexible.

Episode 29: When (and How) to Upgrade

After the problems many people encountered with Apple’s Catalina Operating System and Adobe software, Dave offers his philosophy on upgrading, including how to prepare for upgrading to the next version of Photoshop.

Episode 17: Failing French & Photoshop

Host Dave Cross talks about his experience as a student falling way behind in his knowledge of french, what it took to avoid failing, and how this lesson can be applied to learning Photoshop. After all, the first time you saw Photoshop it was almost like a foreign language, right? C’est vrai!

Episode 15: True Crimes…in Photoshop

Dave discusses some of the things people do in Photoshop that are “criminal” – or at the very least they are not very productive or efficient. Among the crimes on Dave’s list are flattening, merging, erasing, clicking on tools, using filters vs smart filters and using adjustments rather than adjustment layers. He discusses alternatives to each of the criminal activities that will help lead to a happier, more productive life.