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Panoramic Photos from Video Sweep

Nikon cameras have introduced a nifty feature in their point-and-shoot cameras allowing you to create a panoramic image from a video clip that sweeps across a subject.. You can create the same effect from a video clip with Photoshop Extended. Here’s how. 1) Open your video clip into Photoshop Extended (CS3 & later) and open […]

30 Days of CS5: Fireworks a Web production hub?

Most Web sites begin their life as either a Photoshop or Illustrator document before they’re sliced, diced and often recreated into their HTML or Flash-based brethren. Fireworks, the oft-forgotten member of the Web Production Premium Suite, allows you to rapidly prototype Web and interactive designs, then export them directly to Dreamweaver, Flash, Flash Catalyst or […]

30 Days of CS5: Perspective Drawing

Clearly, the engineers at Adobe feel that 3D, both actual and perceived, will play a prominent role in the future of illustration, design and motion. The past several generations of the Creative Suite have brought us tools like Vanishing Point (Photoshop) and 3D Effects (Illustrator). CS5 brings us Repousee in Photoshop for creating 3D graphics […]

30 Days of CS5: After Effects Color Finesse Program

I’ve spent the past several days highlighting the new tools in After Effects CS5 that help make your digital video look its very best. Today, I get to introduce you to perhaps the most powerful of these new features, the Color Finesse plugin from Synthetic Aperture, now bundled with After Effects CS5.  Photographers will find […]

30 Days of CS5: Content Aware Fill

Back in the days when I was a production assistant for an architectural photographer, I spent a lot of time removing bits of trash from unfinished building sites and fixing cosmetic blemishes in the grass, on the sidewalk or building. Then, I had to make these corrections with the clone stamp, carefully selecting adjacent pixels […]

30 Days of CS5: Refine Edge

One of the most common production tasks for photographers or imagers using Photoshop is to isolate a subject from a background, often called clipping or cutouts. Each of the past several versions of Photoshop has attempted to make the process easier and more intuitive. First there was the Extract tool, later the Refine Selection command […]

30 Day of CS5: Cool Improvements

Several minor improvements to Photoshop CS5 offer subtle, yet important, benefits to photographers. As part of their “Just Do It” initiative (JDI), Photoshop engineers took a break from building new features to address annoyances and make changes proposed by Photoshop users. Here are two of my favorite JDI changes and a third updated feature you’ll […]

30 Days of CS5: Layer Mgmt. Improvements

CS5 has several new refinements for the layer panel that will smooth over a few rough spots in your Photoshop workflow, particularly when creating web or interactive designs which require the use of many layers to build out the user interface or site design. Adjust multiple layers at once When creating interactive documents you often […]

30 Days of CS5: Burning and Dodging with the Mixer Brush Tool

Originally designed to enhance the painting experience by mixing pixels as though they were watercolor paint, one of the brush tools I have found a photographic use for is the Mixer Brush tool.  Using the Wet, Load and Mix controls, along with the Load brush and Clean brush options, you can reload your brush with […]

30 Days of CS5: New Brush Tips

Photoshop CS5 features a number of interesting improvements to painting and brushes. The new brush tips, found within the Brushes panel, are designed for more lifelike painting, allowing you to simulate the effects of painting with a variety of brush tips, from a round fan brush to a flat angle tip. The Bristle Quality options […]