When the iPad was first released, critics dismissed it as strictly for media consumption. More than two years later, Apple's tablet has become a master of creation, as well, thanks to new apps and services built for iOS. The latest is Adobe Photoshop Touch, which reinvents the company’s flagship product into a rich (though limited) image-editing tool for iPad 2.
The hot news is of course Apple's confirmation that something's going down this Wednesday. It doesn't take a genius to figure out the schedule and the image and now all that's left is wrangling over specs. Will there be surprises? We sure hope so. Meanwhile, here's a few other stories that were burning up the wires this week.
Whether you’re creating a document, presentation, or working on a new project in Photoshop, having the right font can add just the right pizazz your project might need. Occasionally, the font you’re looking for just doesn’t exist. And while that might suck, now might be the time to consider creating your own. We’ll show you just how to do this using FontStruct.com, a free online font creation tool, so you'll never be in the dilemma again!
When you’re layering one image on top of another, it’s often difficult to make a clean selection around the subject. There are nearly always stray pixels of a different tone around object outlines, for example, and these are an unavoidable by-product of the way digital camera images are captured and processed.
Well, that quiet little sneak, Mountain Lion certainly got people riled up once it showed itself out in the open. It comes in on its quiet cat feet, then suddenly it's on you. Well, we're not complaining. We kinda like turning down the volume once in a while, so we can focus on the heat. And do we have a week's worth of hot for y'all. Of course, with cats.
There are countless different ways of converting color images into black and white, but Photoshop’s Channel Mixer is one of the most popular because it can change the tonal relationships between colors, making some come out darker in the black and white conversion, and some lighter.
Michael Orton is a fine-art and landscape photographer. He is also the creator of the “Orton Effect”. This finish is based around a process whereby a copy of an image is blurred and then combined with the original to produce a soft, dreamlike effect. It’s well-suited to portraits, but can be used to enhance many other subjects for which you want an ethereal, romanticized look.
No one denies that iPhoto is an excellent tool for organizing your photos. But while its built-in editing tools are fine for everyday enhancements and basic image effects, there are lots of things you might want to do with your pictures that demand a program such as Elements or Photoshop.