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TheFIX 026: Photo SOS with Seán Duggan & Jan Kabili

Answers to common questions about Lightroom and Photoshop in this episode of TheFIX

There are two exciting new developments in this episode of TheFIX. We’re thrilled to have photographer and author Seán Duggan join Jan Kabili as guest co-host of TheFIX. You’ll be seeing a lot of Seán in the weeks ahead. In this episode we’re also trying out a new format you’ll see on TheFIX from time to time. We call this new format Photo SOS. It’s a question and answer session in which Seán and Jan answer photographers’ common questions about Lightroom, Photoshop, and post-processing.

If there’s a post-processing question that’s been nagging at you, add your question to the comments below. We’ll choose the best questions to answer in a future Photo SOS episode of TheFIX, and of course we’ll mention you on the podcast. And let us know in the comments whether or not you like this Photo SOS format, so we know whether to bring you more episodes like this one in addition to our traditional format.

In this episode Seán + Jan tackle questions about which program to use when for photo-editing; whether it’s a good idea to organize your existing photos before importing them into Lightroom; the advantages of using adjustment layers over direct adjustments in Photoshop; the three formats that retain layers when you save in Photoshop; whether or not to copy the Background layer in Photoshop; locking the position of a layer during Photoshop retouching; and more.

Links mentioned in this episode:
Seán’s October 18 workshop on Photoshop Selections, Masking & Compositing in Sacramento, California

Seán Duggan Photographs:

About Guest Co-Host Sean Duggan:

Seán Duggan is a Photoshop author and instructor and a fine-art photographer. His philosophy is to “look for the extraordinary in the ordinary,” as you can see from his imaginative photographs in this post.

Seán is a co-author of seminal Photoshop and photography books, including Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Real World Digital Photography, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Photoshop Artistry. He is an author of innovative Photoshop and photography courses at lynda.com. Seán also leads fantastic workshops in locations as diverse as Iceland, Maine, Santa Fe, and Aspen. Check out his tutorials, photos, and schedule at Sean Duggan Photographics.

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Where’s Jan?

Jan recently celebrated publication of her 40th lynda.com course. Check out her latest lynda.com courses:

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