My friend Blake Rudis has a way of always amazing me. I’ve been working with Photoshop as a professional since the mid-80s. In that time, I’ve dug around in just about every corner of that software so it takes a lot for a new photoshop technique to really turn my head. But Blake has done it with this new panel, which is now a regular part of my workflow.

One of the things Blake is really good at is turning Photoshop inside out and discovering new ways to use common tools and procedures. But the truly special part of what he does is that he that takes that knowledge and creates streamlined workflow tools for artists like me. In short, he reduces complex tools and ideas to their essence and then makes them usable without us mere mortals having to understand everything that’s going on under the hood.

Palette Effects is a perfect example of this. It’s a complex and powerful tool for doing finishing work on your photographs. There’s a LOT of horsepower under the hood here. But despite its complexity, it’s VERY easy to use. This is due to the excellent education Blake bundles with the panel. Not only does he teach you how to use Palette Effects, but he also gives you just enough theory without overwhelming you so you can understand the why behind it.

Finishing work is such a critical part of photo editing. It pulls the whole thing together and gives it a polish that sets apart the work of truly talented photographers. Palette Effects makes that process fast and intuitive. If you’re serious about your work you owe it to yourself to check this out.

Blake has a special promotion on Palette Effects over the next few days. For more for more information on it click on the link below.

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  1. Great video and clearly explains how you utilize the effects of the palette to get the look you want. It does seem like it would be very helpful in terms of reducing the amount of work required to get the variations you achieved.
    Do you think it would be useful for photographic compositing of images?

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