For Font Fans and Font Freaks

So, I usually don’t pay any attention at all to unsolicited emails, but this one came through a trusted source, so I looked.

She sent me a link to a page that has MORE links. But these links are for Free Commercial Use Fonts.

Caveat: I have not tested all the links on this page, nor have I read all the licensing, but the few I tested link to legitimate sites, and there’s a variety of really excellent fonts on this list, so I had to share.

https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/best-free-fonts/

 

 

Adobe MAX 2020 Goes Online for FREE!

Adobe MAX 2020 Goes Online for Free this year!

This is pretty amazing!

Despite the extremity of all the problems relating to COVID-19, one good thing is coming out of this:

Adobe MAX 2020 will be offered online – for FREE this year!

Check out the information here!

Techsmith offers Complimentary Snagit and Video Review for Remote Working and Learning

Techsmith is working hard to help people to our new world of remote learning and working environments, during COVID 19.

So, they’re offering their premiere screenshot/markup/video screen capture tool SnagIt for FREE to those in corporate or academic settings, during this crisis. If you’re a member of this community, please click here to receive a license.

For those who don’t qualify for the FREE license, for only $49.95, you can have SnagIt software to records full screen screenshots, partial screen screenshots, video screen recordings (with choice of including the webcam), and a powerful editor and markup. See the shots below for a better idea:

 

 

 

 



Skylum Software Luminar 4 (and Aurora HDR) Easter Sale – EXTENDED

SKYLUM SOFTWARE EASTER SALE – EXTENDED

Due to an overwhelmingly positive response – Skylum has extended it’s Easter Sale – through April 16th, 2020!

Depending on the bundle you choose – you’ll save a BUNDLE!

Inspiration Bundle: Luminar 4 + Morning Freshness (25 skies for the AI sky replacement filter) = $74!

Plus Bundle: Luminar 4 + Morning Freshness + Amazing Planets (Planet presets to add on skies in your photos) = $84!

MAX Bundle: Luminar 4+ Morning Freshness + Amazing Planets + Aurora HDR (amazing HDR photo editor) = $144

And with the code: SGANS_DISC – take off another 10%!!!

Sale ends at 8am Pacific Time on April 16th – so don’t wait to take advantage of this EXCELLENT OFFER!!!

Techsmith Camtasia 2019 – Powerful, Fast video editing – now 10% off Spring Promo

So, you want Powerful, Easy-to-Use Video Editing and Screen Recording, look no further than Techsmith Camtasia.

I use this for everything from recording quick tutorials, to editing acting reels! It’s tools are intuitive and so your learning curve is far less steep than some of the more famous video editing applications.

Take a look at their Blog – and an article on creating YouTube Thumbnails that can help you get more clicks and views!

Best of all, Camtasia is 10% off for their Spring Promo! Check it out here!

Skylum Luminar 4 Groundhog Day Sale!

Luminar 4 Groundhog Day Deal!

 From February 1-February 3rd – Awesome Deal on Skylum Luminar 4!

Get Powerful, Easy-to-Use image editing software Just in time for Punxsutawney Phil!

Be ready: the groundhog is about to predict the weather. And right now you can possess the ability to change it on your photos. With Luminar 4 you can set the weather and mood of your image by replacing skies in one click. AI Sky Replacement is an artist-friendly, but powerful tool to change and adjust skies instantly. If you want to create a sunny composition, no clouds will stop you. Change the sky for your taste, add sun rays, fog effect or darken\lighten the whole picture without damaging its quality. Choose one of the bundles from the offer and do not hesitate. It’s almost time for groundhog to go back to sleep -and the deal will go away with him.

Here are your Bundle offers:

  • Luminar 4 + Inspiration Looks$79 + 2 FREE Sky Packs ($50 value)
  • Luminar 4 + Inspiration Looks + California Sunsets$89 + 2 FREE Sky Packs ($50 value)
  • Luminar 4 + Aurora HDR 2019 + Inspiration Looks + California Sunsets$89 + 2 FREE Sky Packs ($50 value)

Take advantage of using Discount Code: SGANS_DISC for an additional $10 off your purchase! ($15 in Canada)

Skylum Luminar 4 Sale Has Begun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skylum Luminar is on Holiday Sale until January 15th!

Suitable for a novice or a photo expert, Luminar 4 provides amazingly powerful tools to enhance, repair, and otherwise edit your photos.

Along with powerful, editable presets, Luminar 4 includes:

  • AI Skin and Portrait Enhancer
  • AI Structure – Detail enhancer
  • Sunrays
  • AI Enhance – slider based adjustments
  • Smart Contrast
  • Inspirational Videos
  • Image Browsing
  • Instant Looks
  • Landscape Enhancements
  • Erase Unwanted Objects
  • Noise Removal
  • Detail Enhancement
  • More…

And, Luminar works on Windows and Mac, and as a plugin app for MacOS Photos, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom Classic, and also can be used as a standalone application.

To see more of what Luminar 4 offers, Click here!

Pricing:

$40 discount on Luminar 4 and it’s amazing tools – Now priced $79 for new customers, $69 for previous version owners

$414 DISCOUNT on the Luminar Holiday Bag, – Now priced $129!

Including:

  • Luminar 4
  • Smugmug Pro Plan (regularly $250)
  • PDF Expert (regularly $80)
  • 1 year ViewBug Pro Membership (regularly $139)
  • 1 free Rocky Nook eBook (regularly $45)
  • 20 free prints from Parabo Press (regularly $10)

Jixipix 12 Days of Christmas Sale – Premium and Pro Packs 40% off Today!

Today’s Premium Pack + Pro Bundle will be 40% off their usual $229.99 price.

In their 12 Days of Christmas Sale, Jixipix Software is offering 40% off their Premium Pack and Pro Pack bundles!

These bundles include dozens of small creative apps that can do wonderful things to your photos. Their desktop apps are super-powerful, with built in presets that can be edited and tweaked until you have just the image you seek. Their phone apps are also amazing!

Take a look at what I was able to do, using their Impresso Pro app on a RAW .NEF file from my last vacation!

That’s $137.99 for
Aquarella, Artista Haiku, Artista Oil, Artista Sketch, Artoon, Chalkspiration, Dramatic Black & White, Grungetastic, Kyoobik Photo, Moku Hanga, NIR Color, Pop Dot Comics, Portrait Painter, Rainy Daze, Romantic Photo, Simply HDR, Snow Daze and Vintage Scene, Hand Tint Pro, Impresso Pro, Pastello, Rip Studio, PuzziPix Pro and Spektrel Art (maybe my favorite)

If you don’t want a bundle, you can buy any of

their apps individually as well. Each app is for Windows or Mac (and the phone apps are for Android and IOS). They work as stand-alone apps,

or as Photoshop Plugins.

If you want demos of any of the apps in the bundle, let me know. I can show you how amazing they all are.

Skylum Luminar 4 Has Arrived!

Today, Skylum has Released Luminar 4!

Luminar 4 is for every photographer. ? It offers a complete toolset to edit and enhance images. It unlocks hidden details and unleashes creativity.

Photographers can use Luminar as a standalone application, a plugin, or an external editor. Every photographer can benefit from its innovative tools. With easy-to-learn controls and rich features, Luminar benefits every workflow.

Along with mind-blowing AI tools, exclusive filters, instant Looks, and a photo organizer, Luminar 4 contains dozens of essentials packed into an innovative, intuitive interface. It’s the perfect platform with everything a photo artist needs.

New & Improved Features

  • NEW: Edit Module
    A completely redesigned experience that improves the discoverability of tools and simplifies the editing process
  • NEW: AI Sky Replacement
    Using Skylum’s machine learning technology, Luminar 4 is the first photo editor to offer fully automated sky replacement technology
  • NEW: AI Skin Enhancer
    Automatically remove skin imperfections like acne, freckles, and moles in addition to smoothing skin
  • NEW: Smart Contrast
    Easily improve contrast where needed without destroying key details
  • NEW: AI Structure
    Boosts details where needed without damaging the rest of the photo — without selections, layers, or masks
  • NEW: Color Styles Library (LUT Mapping) Quickly change the color and mood of your photos with cinematic color styles
  • NEW: Luminar Looks
    Unlock creative options and quickly solve problems with adaptive presets
  • IMPROVED: Stability and performance
  • IMPROVED: Golden Hour filter
  • IMPROVED: Denoise filter
  • IMPROVED: Adjustable Gradient filter
  • MORE

Luminar costs:

$89 US for New Customers

$74 US for Owners of Previous Versions

And, Don’t forget to use DISCOUNT CODE SGANS_DISC for a $10 US Discount!

How Do I Do My Screen Captures?

 

 

Capture. Edit. Share.

I’m a big fan of Techsmith’s Screen Capture software. Camtasia is a POWERFUL video screen capture and editing tool. Perfect for teachers, but also really useful for any videos in which one needs effects, objects, animations and more. With a simple user interface and super-powerful tools.

But, when I need to capture either a still or video on my screen, I use Snagit! That’s right – it captures still images, full screen, part screen, menus, anything you want. It also captures video of your actions (with or without your audio and/or webcam). It has a simpler editor than Camtasia, and it’s quick, easy, and powerful enough for me to make quick demo videos and go further.

Also, both of these programs will allow you to edit video and still images captured from your phone or camera (not camera raw).

Take a look at Snagit! It’s $49 for regular users, and only $29 for educators!

Let me know what you think, in the comments!