We’re just now coming out of our Christmas holidays, and I wanted to let you know that the PDF of the January/February 2012 issue has now been posted online for downloading; you can find it on the website’s Magazine page, along with the 51 other back issues that are available free to all members. (It seems crazy to me that we’ve published 52 issues, along with more than 1,100 tutorials here on the site.)
If you haven’t yet received your issue (and you were a subscriber prior to Dec. 1), you should receive it by Jan. 8 (US), Jan. 15 (Canada), and Jan. 22 (UK, Australia and other locations). If you subscribed after December 1, 2011, we’ll be sending out the second mailing of the January/February issue at the end of this month.
We’ve also posted our first video of the new year, Matt Kloskowski’s Get Better Black and White Photos, which is a great alternative to Elements’ Convert to Black and White command. I find that techniques like Matt’s give you so much more control over your photos, and really help make them pop.
We have a bunch more articles and videos tagged with black and white; you might find them helpful, especially since the theme for this month’s PET Photo Challenge is “Black & White.”
Take care, and all of us here at Photo One and Photoshop Elements Techniques wish you the best for a peaceful, happy and trouble-free 2012!