There’s something about late spring and summer that brings the cameras out: Memorial Day picnics, your nephew’s graduation, a day at the beach, the kids’ first trip to Disneyland. Capturing memories with your digital camera or camcorder has never been easier -- if you had told us a few years ago that we’d be snapping 5-megapixel stills and shooting 720p video with our iPhones, we would’ve bet a whole box of Drumsticks that you were mistaken.
A slow week in the world of Maclandia. No revolutions, no one overthrown, no magical new devices or apps that promise to change your life. Could it be the calm before the storm? Well, there is WWDC on the horizon, which always promises to shake things up, and there was Final Cut Pro X, which had the video editing cognoscenti crying with joy, but what else happened in the last seven? Join us in finding out.
With the announcement of the Touch SDK, Adobe also announced their three companion apps for Photoshop CS5 on the iPad. While Adobe Lava and Eazel bring new and exciting ways to play with color and form on the iPad and send that information to Photoshop, it's Adobe Nav that's the real workhorse in the mix and to us, the best of the three apps.
Adobe announced the Touch Software Development Kit today that will allow developers to create software companions for Adobe Photoshop CS5 for tablets including our favorite, the iPad. The announcement coincides with Adobe's announcement of CS 5.5.
At Photoshop World in Orlando, FL, Adobe debuted a demo of a tablet version of the Photoshop app running on an iPad 2. The video shows users how they can utilize the multitouch capabilities of the iPad to edit their photos straight from the tablet device, including the ability to use layers. The video also shows how swiping and rotation work with the pinch of your fingers, as well as a layer animation feature, which gives users a quick peek at what's going on with the photo. Check out the video at the link for a quick demo.
Many web developers and designers rely on matching up just the right colors to make a web page or design look it’s best. And while there are many websites (like ColourLovers) that can provide you with color palettes to choose from, sometimes you may have an image on your computer that you want to grab the color HEX code to use in a website design. That’s where a built-in Apple utility called DigitalColor Meter comes in.
Rumors and reports, hype and excitement, two sides to two different coins, but ones always in evidence when it comes to new Apple products and refreshes of the old. As we get closer and closer to the usually scheduled release announcements, both coins get hot hot hot on both sides and all around. While this stuff can take over the news, there's still plenty going on out there, just in case, among all the noise, you missed it.
People are among the most important and enjoyable subjects to photograph, but portraiture can also be very demanding. People get anxious about having their pictures taken and downright upset if those pictures aren’t flattering. A little Photoshop magic can alleviate a lot of that stress.
Before you even begin editing the original, you should save a new copy (File > Save As in any application). Why not just create a duplicate of the original layer, leave it untouched, and keep everything in one file? Because there are dozens of actions you can take that’ll inadvertently affect both layers—cropping, for example, crops all layers. Remember, when it comes to photo editing, irreversibility is the devil, so work with plenty of copies.
Digital artist Kyle Lambert has become an advocate for finger painting with the iPad. At his Macworld Expo presentation on Thursday, January 27 at 10:30am, Lambert will talk about his art and demonstrate how he utilizes the Mac, iPad and iPhone in his work.