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  1. LOL, Oh Holy Cow! This is awesome on so many levels!

  2. The best thing on the internet. “This is going to be the worst church bake sale ever” LOL

  3. perfect for a dreary morning here in the northeast, no work, complaining, feeling unloved, the typical winter friday for a freelancer

    thanks Photo Ed!

  4. lol…that was frickin sweet lol

  5. “li’l Dspeckler”. Ha ha. love it.

  6. That’s fantastic. Thank you so much for posting.
    And let’s not forget this classic:
    “My name is Donny and you suck at Photoshop”

  7. I just peed my pants laughing so hard.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you!

  9. Outstanding, fun and thought provoking.

    As a newspaper photo editor we did little other than boost contrast and send off to production…and this was done in jpeg for speed before it was known that shooting “raw” could save most shooters careers.

    I place my Photoshop skills about a 5-6 and a good subject needing a tutorial.

    I’m curious just how much working an image most photographers do (or is it done all in post production by a tech.) and where they place their skill level from 1-10.

    • @Gary Miller, that’s a good question–how much photoshopping do most photographers do–I think it might depend on what kind of photography it is. For example, a commercial tabletop photographer, or someone doing a high fashion shoot for a lipstick ad is going to do a lot of photoshopping, as will the art director. A photojournalist will likely do very little, since I believe news photographs must not be altered.
      I’m a fine art photographer (I used to be a punk rock photographer) and in both cases I used either the darkroom or now, photoshopping, to just ‘clean up’ a piece, to make it as clear and sharp and lucid as possible. These days, I find photoshop really helpful for removing the cat hairs which always find their way into an image, no matter how carefully I try to chase the cats out of the studio, keep them from sleeping on the expensive printer, etc. etc.

      • @fran pelzman liscio,

        Loved your site and “Botanica Noir” is absolutely awesome.

  10. Laughing out loud…(I mean lol) Going to be humming this all day…

  11. Hey this is even a great Monday morning laught to get the week started off right. PDF and awesome.

  12. Awesome! But it really bothers me that they’re all using PC’s yet the interface in the screen shots is obviously OSX. Whatever, I’m a dork.

  13. Thanks for posting this, it is now embedded in my class syllabus.
    In a world of dry tutorials this and “You suck at Photoshop” help add some interest to the information.

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