If you don't need the full power of Adobe's Photoshop or Premiere Pro software, Elements is a great, inexpensive way to focus on the basics -- and they're now better than ever thanks to all-new versions.
While Adobe Photoshop is the image editor of choice for many Mac users, its high price keeps it from being an option for many of us -- so the news that free alternative GIMP now comes with a Mac OS X installer is like music to our ears.
Adobe Systems is having a big week, shipping Creative Suite 6 on Monday and Creative Cloud expected on Friday, but in-between they’ve quietly slipped Photoshop Lightroom 4 into the Mac App Store, marking their fourth title to land on Apple’s virtual store shelves.
Aperture comes with 22 different adjustment tools that you can use on your photos to improve or otherwise alter them. However, you may find that you need to modify many shots in the same way to keep them consistent with one another. They could be part of the same photo shoot, or perhaps you need to create a specific look for a particular project. Whatever the reason, applying the same multiple adjustments to each and every image can be extremely tedious and is definitely not something to look forward to.
The bleach bypass process, as it’s used now, is associated with bright, desaturated images with heightened contrast. It works well with distressed or urban subjects, but it can also produce striking portraits too.
It gets its name from the days of color film, where the silver in the film emulsion is washed away (bleached) when the dyes that make up the final color image are formed. If the silver isn’t bleached, you get a color and a black and white image combined. You can simulate this by creating a duplicate, black-and-white version of the image on a new layer and blending it with Multiply mode.
Adobe surprised everyone late Wednesday with a public beta for their new Photoshop CS6, which is expected along with the rest of Creative Suite 6 in the first half of this year. But is this just another iterative update without many new features? You be the judge with our first look.
While you were sleeping, those sneaky scientists in the Adobe Labs were busy brewing up something special for Mac and Windows users in the form of the Photoshop CS6 Beta -- and you can download it yourself, free of charge, right now!
Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS may be just the thing you’re looking for to sprinkle fairy dust magic across your digital images, but you’ll still have to do some of the heavy lifting yourself, particularly when using the brush tools. Here’s what you can do -- and how to get started using them on your own iPad 2 or new iPad.
There’s no denying that iPhoto for iOS is pretty great, but let’s not forget all of the third-party image editing apps that came before it. After all, those developers aren’t going to just pack up their toys and go home -- instead, they’ll likely step up their game accordingly and put Apple’s own solution in their crosshairs.