Perfect Layers Public Preview Now Available Our latest product, Perfect Layers 1.0, which has been in Public Preview mode for a few weeks now is almost finished. We’re doing daily builds of the software now and just fixing bugs and putting the finishing touches on it. If all goes according to plan, we expect to have the 1.0 version of Perfect Layers available for sale and download on June 17, 2011. Along with this update, I’d like to let everybody know that we have decided to lower the regular price from the $159.95 level that we initially announced to an everyday price of $129.95. Additionally, beginning today, we are now taking pre-orders for Perfect Layers 1.0 and discounting the price an additional $30 to just $99.95. If you’ve already been playing with the Public Preview and are ready to pre-order Perfect Layers now, you can do so by clicking here.
Welcome to Aviary MugTug Darkroom: online Photoshop in HTML5 - Webdesigner Magazine Op 19 april vindt de eerste editie van Codee plaats, een evenement voor internetprofessionals die zich bezig houden met code en design. Codee is een initiatief van Pixelpillow en Joël Cox en – Lees verder Webdesigner 54 staat bol van de CSS. We leren je 25 onmisbare technieken om mooie en functionele verbeteringen aan je site te doen. Fotografix / l.madhavan What's New Try the new Fotografix Try the preview version of Fotografix 2 to see how image adjustments are easier with the new user interface and faster with the new graphics engine. Learn more and download
10 Must-Have Photoshop Plugins That Are Free If you’re looking for new and creative ways to edit or enhance your images, plugins can make your Photoshop workflow go so much smoother. Whether you want to add some noise or create some stunning color effects, we’ve got a fantastic list for you – and all completely free! 1. virtualPhotographer by optikVerve Labs For those who haven’t grasped all the nooks and crannies of Photoshop yet, or simply don’t want to spend hours tweaking an image, virtualPhotographer is a simple plugin that has over 200 presets for you to apply to your images.
flauntR flauntR flauntR is a free online suite of digital photoediting tools that provides a range of features that are typically only been available in expensive photoediting software. RIA Application build on Adobe Flex The FlauntR RIA (Rich Internet Application) application has been widely cited as an example of intuitive user interface design and use of cutting edge technology. The FlauntR interface engineered using Adobe Flex, Flash and J2EE technologies has been featured on Flex.org and the Yahoo Gallery among others.
How to Add a Vignette to a Photograph with GIMP Edit Article Edited by Lewis Collard, Eric, Hockeyhamster, Sarah Eliza and 7 others While technically a lens defect, darkening towards the corners in a photograph is an effect that many people find desirable; possibly due to the fact that nearly all cameras of a certain vintage did this in a very pronounced way. Done properly, it can bring the viewer's attention to the most important part of your photograph (such as a person). The effect is easy enough to duplicate with GIMP, the foremost open-source photo editing software. Colorful Bokeh Effect in Pixelmator A few days ago the guys behind Pixelmator released the new version of their really cool app, and if you check out the Pixelmator site you will notice that they are using my Bokeh image. I'm very happy :) not just because of that but, also because I had the chance to test Tempo very early and it's good to be part of the testing team. Anyway, this tutorial is the original Bokeh effect I created, the one I use for my twitter background and the inspiration to the Photoshop version.
Awesome digital bokeh effect in Photoshop Our last Wallpaper of the Week was an image I had created using Pixelmator, and I really liked the outcome. The best part about it was that it was pretty easy to accomplish in Pixelmator, but I decided for perspective's sake to create the same effect in Photoshop. The process is easy as well, but with a few extra steps. As in the previous tutorial, I will show you how to create a digital bokeh effect, but this time in Photoshop. The process is very easy and we will be using the super powerful Brush Engine, one of the coolest things in Photoshop. DIY - Create Your Own Bokeh Bokeh is an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term is used to describe the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus. When referring to Bokeh, we can distinguish some of it characteristics: – Is the light/dark gradient smooth or sharp?
Pocket Camera Bokeh Tutorial « robertsdonovan.com Yesterday I posted a tutorial on photographing bokeh with a DSLR. Today I am going to attempt to do the same about pocket cameras. Please take a minute to read over the first part of my DSLR Bokeh Tutorial to familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of what bokeh is and how it is typically created. The photo above (taken with my Pentax K10D & 50mm f/1.7 SMC-A lens) is the closest most people think you can get to photographing bokeh with a compact pocket camera ;-) The truth is you can shoot bokeh with a pocket or “push here dummy” (PhD) camera, but there are a few things you need to understand about the way they work first so you can set the camera up and compose your shot properly.
DSLR Bokeh Tutorial « robertsdonovan.com It seems that many Flickrites out there are struggling to get good bokeh shots. The good news is that shooting bokeh is one of the easiest photographic techniques to learn. Unfortunately, it is also one of the hardest to master. Here I will attempt to get you started with the basics.