Anyone can start a forum on Flickr! and it seems some are hosted by some award winning idiots who just have to push people around.
I spent all of five minutes on Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE) on Flickr! today and that's all it took to receive a series of threats and chutzpah from one of the moderators named Doug Cook (aka Gwennie2006, GrfxDziner, and who knows who many other aliases).
I posted a blog about the experience. It incluides a .PDF of the thread because Doug Cook was threatening to delete it unless I change content on my site.
Looking for some inspiration? This site is less about photography and more about digital art with Photoshop. But there sure is some excellent Photoshop artistry here. As Dave Cross notes in his recent blog (thanks, Dave, for calling this site ot my attention), you can expect to spe nd some time here, as ylou click on images and go deeper and deeper into the artwork of individual artists.
Susan Libertiny is the host and primary artist behind Brush Portfolio. She claims that her Photoshop brushes comes from her love of gardening, global travel, music and technology. Most of the brush collections are her own creative work. A few come from artists she respects.
This site does one thing only. It shares Photoshop brush collections. There are some interesting brushes for grunge-effects, cracks, etc.
The site has a comment system. There is also RSS syndication, so you can stay current on new brush collections.
I stumbled upon David Saffir's blog site a few minutes ago. It's a Wordpress blog, with content that focuses more on digital photography and printing than it does on editing with programs like Photoshop and Lightroom.
If your unfamiliar with David Saffir's photography, you should visit his gallery site. He's an award winning professional photographer with an avid interest in fine art printmaking.
DG28 is the site for photographer Neil Turner. There are three places that you can go on DG28:
The link you really want to visit is the page with his phjotographic technique tutorials. That's the real gem at DG28.
Laura Shoe's site, Digital Daily Dose, is a Wordpress blog. Laura is an instructor and photographer from Seattle, WA. There are some interesting Lightroom tutorials. Recent topics include classic film borders and vignettes, the Clarity slider, and do you need Photoshop (if you already have Lightroom).
Since it's a Wordpress blog site, it comes with interactive Web 2.0 features like comments, tagging, and permalinks.
Digital ImageMaker (commonly abbreviated as DIMi) aims to provide timely articles that cover the entire range of digital image making from both the hobby and professional perspective. DIMi covers photography, web and graphic design, digital art, illustration, video production, editing and special effects, and 3D graphics and animation (both 2D and 3D).
There are product reviews and tutorials, news, product announcements, and interviews. There are also galleries to show the interesting work.