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Welcome To The July 2011 Photoshop Newsletter
Perfect Layers Lightroom Plugin - Review
Perfect Layers 1.0 is free to owners of the Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 (aka Plug-In Suite 5.5). If you'd like to purchase Perfect Layers or the Perfect Photo Suite, enter our discount coupon code - PSSPPT06 - during the checkout process at onOne Software for an instant 10% discount.
OnOne has been making excellent plugins for years and continues to lead the pack with their innovative and friendly user interfaces. Plugins are meant to reduce the work load, and Perfect Layers is going to be a huge time-saver for professional photographers who need the extra power of layers to edit quickly and efficiently, as they are often under severe deadlines. And Perfect Layers will also open up the door to more creative endeavors — including stunning visual effects and complex photo montages.
Photoshop really became a major player when the ability to work with layers was introduced to the mix back in 1994 when version 3.0 was released. It’s ironic that so many years later Adobe would be following in the same footsteps with Lightroom — by creating an amazingly powerful photo editing app, but leaving out something as vital as layers to the workflow. Thanks to onOne, that all important missing ingredient is now available. Photoshop trainer and guru Scott Kelby, who was involved in the design of the plugin, has stated that the impact Perfect Layers is going to have on photographers using Lightroom makes it “a game changer.” We whole-heartily agree.
Perfect Layers allows you to create layered files from within Photoshop Lightroom or Aperture and to create and edit multi-layered Photoshop files directly from Lightroom and Aperture. So what is the main advantage? Most photographers would agree that having the ability to take two exposures of the same scene and then merging them into one file after correcting the overall exposure would be a huge plus. And it is. Perfect Layers makes this effortless work, and the files that Perfect Layers creates are non-destructive and can be opened and edited by Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
The other main attraction is that Perfect Layers brings the power of blending modes into Lightroom. By blending layers together you can control the brightness, contrast and color of an image, which can result in dramatic improvements.
Perfect Layers lets you control how much of a layer is visible by using the same MaskingBrush and MaskingBug tool found in PhotoTools 2.6. You simply paint with the MaskingBrush to reveal or hide the areas of a layer, and you can create gradient masks with the MaskingBug. The tools work together and are non-destructive, and when you use Perfect Layers with a Wacom tablet, you can control the brush size or opacity by how much pressure you apply while painting.
Another fantastic time-saver is that Perfect Layers comes with presets already built in for color correction and black and white conversions. And you can use the built-in masking tools in Perfect Layers to selectively place and control the intensity of your color fill effects. All in all, this Perfect Layers is a great plugin to have in your toolbox.
onOne Perfect Layers Requirements
Operating System — Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Optional Host Application — Adobe Lightroom 2 or 3, Apple Aperture 2.1 or 3.
Processor — 2 GHz or faster Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent.
Display — OpenGL 2.0 Capable video card with 256 MB of dedicated VRAM at 1280x800 and millions of colors or higher.
Perfect Layers Online Video Tutorials
You can fnd a collection of online video tutorials for Perfect Layers at the onOne site. Topics include: Getting Started, Supported Files, Perfect Layers and Lightroom, Perfect Layers and Aperture, Blending Duplicate Images, Exposure Blending, Swapping Heads, Changing Skies, Texture Blending, Blending to Control Color & Contrast, Using Color Fill Layers, Combining Multiple Lights, Focus Stacking, Creative Composites.
Removing People From Photos With Image Stacks - HD Photoshop Video Tutorial
Have you ever wanted to capture a pristine photo of a famous location that was unmarred by the presence of other people or random objects? Imagine the Golden Gate Bridge with no cars or the Piazza San Marco with no tourists. This week’s Deke’s Techniques shows you how to simulate that kind of exclusive access using the image stacking capabilities of Photoshop CS5 Extended. In this free video, Deke McClelland shows you how he removed a pesky tourist from his shots of a famous theater by aligning multiple shots, turning all those layers into a single smart object, and then applying a median calculation to remove his fellow traveler (not to mention an inexplicable floating orangutan head) from the scene.
In Deke’s case, this pesky woman was walking across the railing at the Theatro Olympico in Vincenza, Italy while Deke was trying to capture Palladio’s amazing forced-perspective set. (Here he actually used a variation technique to show you all four of her positions at once!)
And without having to rely on a single mask, he managed to remove her by simply asking Photoshop to do the math, and ended up with this result:
During the course of the video, you’ll also learn some of the other calcuations that Photoshop Extended offers up (download a 30-day free trial). You’ll also see how to troubleshoot remnant artifacts if your calculations don’t do the job satisfactorily. (And as a bonus, you’ll get a beautiful view of this gorgeous, 16th-century forced-perspective theatre designed by the famous architect, Palladio.)
Deke's HD Video Tutorials - Free Videos Collection
Visit our Free Photoshop CS5 High Definition Video Tutorials page to see all of Deke's videos collected in one place.
Free Photoshop Custom Shapes From BittBox - Sunbursts
Download a set of 12 free Photoshop custom shapes from BittBox: "I’ve got some useful Photoshop Custom Shapes for everyone’s downloading pleasure. These should save you time if you need them, as you won’t have to go into Illustrator to make your own sunbursts on the fly. Just use the custom shape tool, in PS and blam, sunburst. Sunbursts can make I nice background element in a variety of ways. :)"
How TO Collapse All Layer Folders In Photoshop - Tip
Here's a great tip on how to collapse all layer folders in Photoshop, from John Nack's blog: (On Windows please substitutes Ctrl for Cmd and Alt for Opt.)
• Open/close all layer groups (folders) at the current level of hierarchy: Cmd-click the arrow next to the group. This is handy when you want to open/close, say, all the top-level groups without disturbing the open/closed state of any groups nested within them.
• Open/close all layer groups nested within the current one: Opt-click the arrow next to the group. This is nice when you want to open/shut a bunch of nested groups, without affecting any that lie outside the target group.
Open/close all layer groups, period: Cmd-Opt-click the arrow next to a group
So, to keep things simple: when in doubt, Cmd-Opt-click a group’s arrow and you’ll collapse/expand all groups.
Snapseed Photo App From Nik Software - Image Editing On The iPad With Photo Enhancing Filters And Tools
Nik Software today introduced Snapseed, its new photo experience for iPad. Snapseed is an entirely new photo application designed specifically for iPad and leverages the company’s advanced photographic technologies to deliver a fast, fun, and high quality photo experience for everyone.
Snapseed enables anyone to create amazing photos with a wide variety of innovative filters and tools. Snapseed includes filters like Grunge, Vintage and Drama that can make any photo look extraordinary. Snapseed for iPad introduces the company’s revolutionary U Point technology in touch devices, bringing precise selective adjustments to change lighting, color, and more by simply touching and swiping the screen.
Swiping side-to-side enhances the Brightness, Contrast, or Saturation of only the object selected, blending the effect naturally throughout the image. Snapseed for iPad is the first application in a new generation of photography software that brings the power of the desktop to mobile devices. With Snapseed, users can enhance, edit, and share their photos via social networks, email and even print via Apple’s AirPrint Wi-Fi printing standard. Key Features include:
• Grunge — Explore styles and textures without limits and give photos a totally unique look
• Selective Adjust — Using nothing more than a finger, make precise selections and enhancements in seconds with Nik Software’s revolutionary U Point technology
• Drama — Add custom effects to a photo which range from subtle enhancements of textures to wildly creative and artistic effects
• Vintage Films — Nine unique nostalgic films, plus controls like saturation, textures and vignettes make any photo look like a vintage color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s
• Tune Image — Correct photos shot in difficult lighting situations, create depth and vibrancy with Ambience, or adjust White Balance, Saturation, Contrast and more with a few quick swipes
• Organic Frames — Add unique borders to photos by choosing styles and textures
• Black and White — Give photos a classic look with this darkroom-inspired filter. Select styles, grain, vignettes, and more for a perfectly nostalgic look
• Sharing — Show off photos via email, print them, or share on Facebook, Flickr, and more
Snapseed for iPad is available in English language exclusively on the Apple App Store. To learn more about Snapseed visit www.niksoftware.com/snapseed.
Free Photoshop Brushes From Janita - 12 Stunning Brush Sets
We've just finished posting 12 free Photoshop brush sets from our friend Janita. Here they all are, collected in one place. Look through the previews below and download as many as you like. You can also visit her site to see even more of her Photoshop brushes.
Set name: Imaginary Friend (brushes in set: 31)
All illustrations in these brushes are hand drawn with nothing more than a plain black pen. Inspired by a Lady Lovelylocks babydragon doll I recently found at the very bottom of a box I am hiding my childhood memories in.
Fluffy Feather Brushes
Set name: A Place To Be (brushes in set: 28)
All feathers in these were scanned from images I found in scrapbooking stores.
Set name: Glitterflies (brushes in set: 20)
All images are handmade.
Bubbly Doodle Brushes
Set name: Glimmer (brushes in set: 22)
All illustrations in there are drawn by me while being endlessly bored again on a rainy university morning.
Distressed Flower Brushes
Set name: Mine All Mine (brushes in set: 21)
All illustrations are handmade using self-crafted potatoe stamps.
Fancy Flower Flower Brushes
Set name: Out Of The Blue (brushes in set: 14)
All images were scanned off wrapping paper and have been additionally illustrated with plain copic pens. First illustrated then scanned.
Set name: Thousand Sunny (brushes in set: 14)
All illustrations were scanned off a lovely plate I have secretly borrowed (and never given back) at the bar I am working at. You see I am even risking my life for a new brushset.
Grungy Star Brushes
Set name: Yami No Matsuei (brushes in set: 7)
All illustrations were scanned off a beautiful paper my granny's birthday flowers were wrapped in before I found them. Grungy look belongs to my talent in organizing my bag.
Texty Fabrics Brushes
Set name: Scarlett (brushes in set: 13)
These images were scanned off what has been left by my bunnies and was last be seen as beautiful pillow cases from my couch.
Floral Texture Brushes
Set name: Mad Moiselle (brushes in set: 10)
All images were scanned off what has been left by my bunnies that was once known as kitchen curtains.
Artsy Fantasy Brushes
Set name: Angel On Fire (brushes in set: 10)
These were scanned off "Mermaid themed" paperwork I did in school. The grungy texture for the background art are dirty stains photographed off my balcony board.
Set name: Himitsu (brushes in set: 24)
All images in these are handmade and scanned off some things I can´t remember but I am sure it's still somewhere inside my closet.
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Creative Suite 5/5.5 Printing Guide - Free 140 Page PDF
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Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual - Free 73-Page PDF
Dreamweaver (download a free CS5.5 trial) is the tool most widely used for designing and managing professional-looking websites. But it's tricky to learn on your own. That's where David Sawyer McFarland's Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual (Amazon - $30.54) comes in. You'll find the most complete overview of the program's latest update, plus all the necessary instruction to start designing for smartphones, tablets, and computers right away.
"In this edition, a new chapter dedicated solely to building websites for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets will help readers tap into exciting new features in Dreamweaver," explains McFarland, who has written every Dreamweaver Missing Manual. "Readers will learn how to take a site designed for the large screen of a desktop computer and make it more readable, accessible and easier to use for visitors using a phone or tablet.
You can download a 73-page sampler of this book and see if it appeals to you. There's a lot of great info in this PDF, it's the complete first chapter of the book. Here's what you get:
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Setting Up a Site
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Vertus Fluid Mask Updated To 3.2 For Faster Edge Detection And Workflow Speeds - Photoshop Masking Plugin - Special Discount
Fluid Mask 3.2 is a still-image masking tool that works as both a standalone application and a plug-in to Adobe’s Photoshop or Elements. The Visual Image Segmentation lets you see exactly how your image is made up of segments of similar properties, enabling you to create super-fine mask selections with ease. The Targeted Edge Detection and Blending lets you isolate difficult areas and apply alternative selections, while the intelligent blending gets the closest to extracting the true character of the image.
The onscreen help and guidance make Fluid Mask 3.2 quick and easy to use. The stored workspace setting allows you to tailor the default settings to your needs and process complete studio runs effortlessly. Fluid Mask 3.2 is ideal for photographers, image editors, graphic designers or for those who are interested in digital image editing. One of the fastest masking tools available today, Fluid Mask 3.2 is as straightforward as ‘see, click, cut’.
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100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People: There's A Special Part Of The Brain Just For Recognizing Faces
People recognize and react to faces on Web pages faster than anything else on the page. In this chapter from her book, Susan Weinschenk explains how understanding this concept can help you design better web pages. From the intro:
Imagine that you're walking down a busy street in a large city when you suddenly see the face of a family member. Even if you were not expecting to see this person, and even if there are dozens, or even hundreds, of people in your visual field, you will immediately recognize him or her as your relative. You'll also have an accompanying emotional response, be it love, hate, fear, or otherwise.
Although the visual cortex is huge and takes up significant brain resources, there is a special part of the brain outside the visual cortex whose sole purpose is to recognize faces. Identified by Nancy Kanwisher (1997), the fusiform face area (FFA) allows faces to bypass the brain's usual interpretive channels and helps us identify them more quickly than objects. The FFA is also near the amygdala, the brain's emotional center.
Read the full article, 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People: There's a Special Part of the Brain Just for Recognizing Faces.
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as:
What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen?
What makes memories stick?
What is more important, peripheral or central vision?
How can you predict the types of errors that people will make?
What is the limit to someone’s social circle?
How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step?
What line length for text is best?
Are some fonts better than others?
These are just a few of the questions that 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.
HD Video Tutorial - Drawing A Heart In Illustrator
This week, Deke’s Techniques gives a little love to that occasionally daunting yet imminently lovable drawing tool, Adobe Illustrator. In today’s technique, Deke returns to one of his early digital loves and shows you how to draw a classic heart shape in Illustrator. If you’re Illustrator-phobic, as I have been known to be, let me assure you even I was able to draw this shape by following Deke’s clear instructions.
The steps are fairly simple, and employ only a few easy-to-use tools: the Arc tool, the Reflect tool, and the trusty black and white arrow tools (officially known as Selection tools). By adjusting curves drawn by the Arc tool, we safely avoid the far more complicated Pen tool. And, in the end, what could be more a more appropriate command for joining two halves of a heart than using the Join > Paths command in Illustrator CS5. Ah, vector love. So unpretentious, uncomplicated, and mathematically defined.
Of course, sometimes you want your declaration of love to be florid, eye-catching, and just this side of over-the-top. Or maybe just the other side of over-the-top. For subscribers to the lynda.com Online Training Library, this week’s new exclusive video in the Deke’s Techniques course features that same heart shape taken to a glossy extreme in Photoshop:
Photoshop Touch Video Shows New Features In Updated Apps
Watch this video from Adobe's Russell Brown to see highlights of the new features added to the Photoshop Touch apps in the recent update, including support for the iPad 2 camera.
Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop unite the fun and interactive experience of touch devices with the power and precision of Photoshop by enabling users to create custom color swatches, paint directly onscreen and drive popular Photoshop tools from tablet devices. These applications take advantage of the iPad’s touch screen for a truly immersive, tactile, on-the-go experience, and expand upon inroads made by Adobe in the mobile and tablet market initiated with Photoshop Express, Adobe Ideas and Adobe Connect Mobile.
Current Photoshop CS5 owners can download a free update to enable new interaction between Photoshop and tablet devices:
Adobe Photoshop 12.0.4 update for Adobe Photoshop CS5 for MAC.
Adobe Photoshop 12.0.4 update for Adobe Photoshop CS5 for WINDOWS.
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Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorial Videos - Final Cut Pro To Adobe Premiere Pro Tips
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Advanced: Creating a Panoramic Image Using Photomerge - Free Video Tutorial
Here is a free video tutorials from Total Training for Photoshop CS4 (for those of you who haven't upgraded): Adobe Photoshop CS4 Advanced: Creating a Panoramic Image Using Photomerge.
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Here are two free Dreamweaver CS5 (free trial) videos from Total Training, Creating Basic And Swap Image Rollovers, and Setting Up Image Maps And Hotspots.
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Adobe InDesign CS5.5 7.5.1 Update
This update provides key fixes in the areas of Text and PDF export. For a full list of resolved issues, see the Adobe InDesign CS5.5 7.5.1 Release Notes.
Adobe InDesign CS5.5 7.5.1 update - MAC
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Deliver stunning and dynamic images with this uniquely powerful plug-in that features HDR-like abilities and enhances exposure, color and detail.
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A three-level detail adjustment plug-in that specializes in micro-contrast enhancements and sharpening with no artifacts.
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Highest-quality noise reduction plug-in that removes the most noise and color noise while preserving the most image detail.
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Perfect Resize (formerly known as Genuine Fractals) is renowned by both photographers and printers for its finesse at increasing images to more than ten times their original size while maintaining the sharpness and detail you started with. Think of this as the industry standard for image resizing.
Perfect Layers brings a layered workflow to Photoshop Lightroom. With Perfect Layers you can create and edit multi-layered Photoshop files directly within Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture. Use it to change skies, composite images and even create layouts.
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Nik Software The Complete Collection (Plugins Bundle)
The Complete Collection includes all of Nik Software's latest award-winning plug-in software titles for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture including: Dfine, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, and Sharpener Pro.
The Complete Collection features products with Nik Software's patented U Point® technology, giving photographers the most powerful tools for precise and natural photographic enhancements and corrections without the need for complicated selections or layer masks.
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Color Efex Pro 3.0
52 photographic filters with over 250 effects for professional quality images. Completely Original. Completely Indispensable.
Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 filters are the leading photographic filters for digital photography. The award-winning Color Efex Pro 3.0 filters are widely used by many of today's professional photographers around the world to save time and get professional level results. Whether you choose the Complete Edition, Select Edition, or Standard Edition, you’ll get traditional and stylizing filters that offer virtually endless possibilities to enhance and transform images quickly and easily.
Patented U Point technology provides the ultimate control to selectively apply enhancements without the need for any complicated masks, layers or selections. Control color, light and tonality in your images and create unique enhancements with professional results. With 52 filters and over 250 effects found in Color Efex Pro 3.0, you can perform high quality retouching, color correction, and endless creative enhancements to your photographs. Download a free Trial version.
The most powerful tool to selectively control color and light in photographic images without the need for complicated selections or layer masks.
Two of the most important factors in creating great photography are color and light. Mastering the art of selectively correcting or enhancing each of these is now possible for every photographer without the need for complicated masks or selections, or expert-level knowledge of Photoshop. Integrating award-winning U Point technology, Viveza is the most powerful and precise tool available to control light and color in photographic images.
U Point powered Color Control Points, placed directly on colors or objects in an image (such as sky, skin, grass, etc.), reveal easy-to-use controls that photographers can use to quickly adjust brightness, contrast or color in a fraction of the time needed by other tools. With Viveza you’ll spend more time shooting photographs and save hours of image editing. Download a free Trial version.
Silver Efex Pro
Complete power and control to create professional quality black and white images in one convenient tool.
Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software is the most powerful tool for creating professional quality black and white images from your photographs. For the first time, all the advanced power and control required for professional results have been brought together in one convenient tool.
Featuring Nik Software’s patented U Point technology to selectively control the tonality and contrast of the image, Silver Efex Pro includes advanced imaging algorithms to protect against unwanted artifacts, a comprehensive collection of emulated black and white film types, a variable toning selector for adding traditional toning techniques, over 20 one-click preset styles, and a state-of-the-art grain reproduction engine that help produce the highest quality black and white images possible from your color images while providing more freedom to experiment. Download a free Trial version to use Silver Efex Pro.
HDR Efex Pro
Experience the power, control, and creative expression of HDR. This all in one toolkit lets you achieve your best HDR images ever, ranging from the realistic to artistic.
HDR Efex Pro is the essential new standard for creating amazingly high quality realistic to artistic HDR images with a revolutionary new all-in-one workflow. HDR Efex Pro includes a vast selection of one-click visual presets for incredibly fast results, advanced tone mapping algorithms, powerful and detailed HDR controls, and patented U Point® technology
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