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Turn your keyboard into a photo-editing cheat sheet

on Saturday, June 7th, 2014

If you do a lot of photo editing, you may already know all the keyboard shortcuts to make your task easier.  But if you’re a novice, or a not-so-novice who just can’t remember all those shortcuts, these Keyboard Shortcut Skins for Apple keyboards will help you speed up the process of editing your photos.  SkinsRead More…

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Filter Forge 4.0 Photoshop plugin review

By: William Ray Jr.
on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

I owe Julie a long overdue review. OK, OK, two long overdue reviews and one that I can probably still call “on time” at this point. I am going to start with my review of something from one of my favorite product categories — Photoshop plugins. I really can’t seem to get enough of theseRead More…

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Alien Skin Snap Art 3 Photoshop Plugin Review

By: William Ray Jr.
on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Well, it has been a long time since I have written a review for Julie. I fear I may have forgotten how it is done! Shabria, at Alien Skin, asked Julie if she would be interested in reviewing Snap Art 3 — their latest version of the Photoshop plugin that converts photographs into drawings andRead More…

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Scalada Technology Erases Unwanted People From Your Pictures

on Friday, February 17th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

You’ve just framed the perfect picture, you push the shutter button and… a car’s driven past, there’s some fool making stupid faces, people are walking past.   Don’t you just hate that?  It doesn’t just happen where there’s heaps of people either,  Ta Proehm , 5:30am in the morning, only about 2 other people thereRead More…

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Edit Photos on Your Tablet with Adobe Photoshop

on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Adobe has announced its Photoshop Touch suite of photo editing apps for tablets.  You’ll be able to use images from a variety of sources, including the online picture sites and your on-board camera.  You can combine photos with layers, even using your on-board camera to fill in a layer as you work.  You’ll be ableRead More…

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Rediscover the Magic of Film Photography

on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Digital cameras are convenient.  They allow you to instantly see your photos, so you’re always sure you got the image you wanted.  But what many photographers find lacking with digital cameras is the character that film imparted to their pictures.  If you are nostalgic for the look of film photography but don’t want to giveRead More…

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Snapseed Photo Editing Software for iOS

on Monday, August 29th, 2011

A lot of Apple mobile products now include cameras, so I find myself taking more photos than before.  When I take a photo with my iPhone 4 or iPad 2 that needs a bit of tweaking, I have to transfer it to my laptop because I have no editing software for those devices.  I recentlyRead More…

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Make Your Photos Pop with Topaz Adjust

on Friday, July 1st, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Topaz Adjust from Topaz Labs is a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that can quickly create single-frame HDR effects.  The plug-in works with Photoshop CS3-CS5 and Photoshop Elements 6-9 on Windows and Mac computers.  (It will work with some other platform-specific applications, too.)  With Topaz Adjust, you can easily correct and balance image color and exposure.Read More…

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AutoPainter App for iPad Mini-Review

on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I often write news items about iPad apps I think might interest you, and usually I find just a screen capture and a couple of sentences are enough.  The AutoPainter app for iPad is so much fun that I thought it deserved a little more.  The iOS versions (also available for iPhone) have been portedRead More…