Center Objects in Photoshop

Centering Objects

This tutorial is a short two minute tutorial on how to center Objects in Photoshop.  The video was done using Photoshop CS2, but the practice remains the same through the Creative Cloud iterations as well.  Since the ability to center objects in Photoshop is a not only a common thing that many people do with imagery of many types, one could say that centering objects could be a “timeless tip”! That said, I figured it’d be worth sharing here, especially since the video itself is less than two minutes.  There are several other tutorials, tips, and tricks in both text, image-supported, and video varieties, so be sure to check out other blog posts for tutorials, articles, and good content that you can really sink your teeth into – including this one Applying Gradients in Photoshop

In this video for how to center objects in Photoshop, I used text, but it really would work with any object you want to have completely centered across an entire image area. Check it out – it’s only 2 minutes total! Thanks for watching, and if you have any suggestions for other Photoshop tips and tricks, let me know in the comments!

Photography Reflections

Water Reflections

Photography Reflections

After last week’s post where I asked for your thoughts, a number of readers have voted for more articles.  This is great insight, and thanks to everyone who stopped in to vote.  It gave me a lot to consider and reflect on in terms of where the next chapter of this photography blog takes me, you, and us – sort of a photography reflections, if you will.

Part One – To continue or not

Part of the goal there was to see where you wanted me to take the blog, or even if it is worth pursuing further.  As we all know, the time to devote to hobbies is a precious commodity which many of us have in short supply.  This means that in order for me to justify the time spent – whether it’s personal gratification or financial, or even a kind word now and then, at least one if not many of those elements need to be present.

With the supersaturation of blogs, articles, podcasts and content in the photography space, it’s hard to justify from a financial or the support of the online community.  No one comments on blogs anymore it seems – at least, I should say from my perspective that is the case.  Others may command a large audience, but I am definitely not in the top producers of content in terms of “market share”.  Others are better at it, can devote more time to it, and can reap rewards from all of the above three categories.

This means that the only reason I have anymore is personal gratification.  It’s tough to justify continuing to publish content when it seems I am speaking to a silent audience, so I would ask that if you like an article, post, or other topic – please let me know.  I like to see comments, insights, thoughts, and feedback from others.  If you’re so inclined to say thanks – consider buying me a cup of coffee to help with the ongoing cost of maintaining this site.  I have decided not to pursue ad revenue or eBook revenue at this time primarily because the market share/visibility just isn’t there.

These are my mental reflections from over the last seven days.  But in keeping with that themne – I have some photographic reflections to share as well.  This time of year is great for reflection-themed photography because it’s nearly Spring!  Lots of rain means lots of puddles, and the reflections that can come from these environments can really be a lot of fun.  It doesn’t matter whether you are shooting with an SLR, a mirrorless, point-and-shoot, or even your smart phone  – it’s more about creating compelling content.  Case in point – three photos I took last week:

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The Truth About Photographic Talent

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I just got an email last night from a reader that really struck a chord for me, and hearkens back to the early days of the blog – when I had the time, energy, in addition to my passion for photography and learning as much as I could about it.  She thanked me so much for my article on photographic talent that it really helped her decide to go “all in” on her desires, goals, and passions for her photography business.  The other part of her email was asking for suggestions on how to set up a website, how to publish photos, how to market them, etc., etc., etc.  Basically she is starting from scratch and was looking for guidance.

It moved me so much to know that the content I have had published for even eight years now is still being found, utilized, and appreciated that I wanted to re-share this article again.  It’s dated 2007 (I still have that page up with the animated GIF as the logo (embarrassing I know…but funny now so it stays! 🙂 ), but still holds true today.  So, without further ado, here is the link to download the article I put together, titled The Truth About Talent!

The Truth About Talent