Ever since Adobe started renting their software with annual (or monthly) fee-based subscription access, I have been actively looking for a photo editing application I could use to replace Photoshop. Photoshop has become insanely over-priced, poorly supported, and the rental access arrangement sent me over the edge with the company.
I think I’ve found a suitable replacement: Affinity Photo. Not… Continue reading
I have always found using the magic wand to create a selection a bit, well… troubled. Some people call it the “tragic wand.” In some circumstances it works well. In others, not so.
Here’s the best way to grab a selection, especially when you are trying to grab graphic elements that have transparency around the edges or in the line… Continue reading
When I awoke before the sun came up, the sky was filled with interesting layers of clouds. So I plopped the tripod on the front deck and started shooting the sunrise. You never know how the clouds and sunrise will interact. I was hoping that just before the sun peeked over the mountains, it would cause the low-lying cloud layer… Continue reading
And I hate it!
Adobe’s software is stunning stuff, no doubt about it: Photoshop, After Effects, Dreamweaver, to name a few of the industry standards.
Over the past few years, Adobe’s software has become prohibitively expensive for the common man, easily costing well over a thousand dollars for a software bundle.
But, at least you owned it and could use… Continue reading
I wish I were this good with Photoshop!
Source: Tumblr… Continue reading
Everyone knows of my growing interest in time lapse. Here’s a new twist from Ross Ching: shoot time lapses of LA’s highways and take out all of the cars! The amount of time Ross had to spend in post masking out the cars using Photoshop and FCP is probably less than I imagine but at the same time more than… Continue reading
Those who follow my blog know how I love 360º panoramas. They are such fun (and challenging) to shoot and build. Jeffery Martin, one of the founders at 360Cities is Mr. Pano. I can’t imagine how difficult this pano was to create and am confident that his brief set of answers below belies the difficulty and challenge of his… Continue reading
In the “Just for Fun” department, I shot this picture yesterday and then retouched it, removing almost every single wrinkle and blemish I have. Then I even did the digital facial: a nip here, a tuck there, some blur here, a lift here, here, and here… Ah. Youth!
It’s amazing how different one can look. Perhaps I should do the… Continue reading
Some nifty Photoshop CS4 little known tools!
Other programs in the series can be found at AdobeTV… Continue reading
Well, I think I’ve finally figured out how to get a pretty good panorama stitch in one try. Here are the details:
I’m using my new Canon 5D Mark II with the Sigma 8mm 3.5 fisheye lens. Since the 5D has a full sensor, I’m getting a significant amount of overlapping information in the 6 shots, each 60º from the… Continue reading