Photo editing software

Updated type experience coming to Adobe InDesign CC and Illustrator CC

NEWS – Anyone who has used the latest Adobe Creative Cloud versions of InDesign or Illustrator has probably noticed that font selection is a little unwieldy. I use InDesign every day and whenever I’m looking for a specific sort of typeface to use, like a nice handwritten font, I find myself squinting at the tiny …

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PortraitPro 17 Studio Max photo editing software review

What is it? PortraitPro 17 Studio Max is a very intuitive and easy to use photo editing software that allows even the most novice of users to quickly learn and edit photos for a truly professional look. It provides a set of tools that is able to fix just about every defect in a photo, …

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PhotoLemur v2.2 Spectre photo software review

Back in May, I reviewed the first version of PhotoLemur, a Mac app that lets you computationally enhance photos for better colors, light, skies, and faces.  Well, here in this holiday time of year, the elves have been busily applying their digital hammers and saws to the code and have offered a significant upgrade. I …

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Photolemur photo editing software review

We are in the middle of a popular photo explosion, in case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past decade. Not since the introduction of the Brownie camera in 1900 has there been such interest in photography by the general public. For $1 (about $30 in today’s money), normal everyday people could make …

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Google is giving away its Nik Photoshop plugins for free

A few years ago Google purchased Nik, a German company that developed the Snapseed photo app. Along with Snapseed, Nik also developed several photo editing plugins: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine. These plugins work with popular editing programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. This …

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Astropad turns your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac

If you have a Mac, an iPad and also use Photoshop, you’re going to be very interested in Astropad. Astropad is a new Mac and iPad application that turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac and Photoshop. When you install Astropad on your Mac and the iOS app on your iPad, …

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Turn your keyboard into a photo-editing cheat sheet

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.  Skins …

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Filter Forge 4.0 Photoshop plugin review

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 these …

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Alien Skin Snap Art 3 Photoshop Plugin Review

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 and …

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Scalada Technology Erases Unwanted People From Your Pictures

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 there …

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Edit Photos on Your Tablet with Adobe Photoshop

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 able …

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Rediscover the Magic of Film Photography

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 give …

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Make Your Photos Pop with Topaz Adjust

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. …

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