|Not horrible anymore!|
|Circled tool is badass|
Also, there's this really cool feature in the Black & White adjustment layer that I never realized was there. Ever since Adobe introduced the Black & White adjustment, I've loved it. It's so much easier than Channel Mixer for creating high-quality black and white digital prints. The results aren't as good as Channel Mixer, but you really get the best effect by combining both Channel Mixer and B&W. Anyway. The cool thing about B&W is that there's an option to click somewhere in your picture and have Photoshop directly select the color you clicked on. Then you drag left or right to increase or decrease the brightness of that specific color!! Crazy! It's of absolutely immense value when you're trying to fiddle with an image that has a lot of 'on the edge' colors. You know, they might be green or cyan, yellows or reds. They're not easily identifiable as any specific color on the list of options. You know, like those super-rare colors orange and brown. Who ever takes pictures with oranges and browns? Anyway, using this little finger-clicking-dragging button, it's very simple to manipulate even difficult to identify colors... just click and drag them to where you think they should be! The biggest failure of this feature? It's not well documented and has no name.
Oh, and one last thing: This Kickstarter. The guy's designed a series of notebooks that are ready-made to record absolutely every detail of each shot you take out in the field, or every print you make in a darkroom. Since I'm teaching a class all about taking notes and being consistent in your exposure, development and printing... this is the best thing ever for my students. If it was a product right now, I would have ordered them for every student that I've got, and be yelling at the other professors to make them mandatory for their students, too! It's so awesome. Spiders, help me out here and SEO the shit outta that Kickstarter? Thanks.