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.
iPad 3: Retina Display review for photographers So, the new iPad (or iPad 3, iPad 3rd generation etc) is here, and with it comes the Retina Display at an incredible 2048 x 1536 resolution! As a photographer, this display was the single biggest new feature of interest to me and how it would improve the digital portfolio experience of the iPad. And I’ve got to say, it is jaw droppingly beautiful. 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. There is also a very nifty split-screen preview function that allows you to see the before-and-after of your edit. 2.
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. 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. You will see that this effect can easily be done in Pixelmator, actually much easier than in any other tool. Step 1
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. 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? – What shape will a small dot of light take what it is in the Bokeh area? (mirror lenses for example, create a bagel like Bokeh)
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.