InDesign – A Free Script to Rotate Single Characters INSIDE a Text Frame

InDesignSecrets.com has shared a link to a script that FINALLY allows us to rotate selected characters INSIDE a text box in InDesign. The text remains editable and the effect can be applied to individual letters, selected character, and/or dingbats. So VERY handy!!!

https://indesignsecrets.com/free-script-to-rotate-selected-characters.php

Google Bought the NIK Collection, Made it Free, and Aren’t Updating It

The NIK Photoshop plugin collection’s been a staple in my system for many years. It’s sharpening algorithm, it’s controls have always had a strong place along with all my other plugins, and I’ve made great use of it throughout the years.

A few years ago, Google bought it, and made it FREE! That was great, and they even updated the software a few times. But, on the Mac, they stopped updating past OSX 10.10 Yosemite, on Windows, they stopped updating past Windows 8, and for Photoshop, their last compatible version is with Photoshop 2015.

THANKS GOOGLE, for buying something, ensuring it’s not profitable for you, and leaving us in the lurch…

OR DID THEY? Thank goodness for One1. They’re releasing the version Photo Raw 2017.5 in just a few days. MacPhun is not only excellent on the Mac, but they’re finishing up their first BETA of their Luminar and Aurora HDR software for Windows machine. Both of these have options very much like those offered in NIK, and they’re committed to continuing their development for years to come!

By the way – my FAVORITE software for Up-Rezzing images (when necessary) used to be Genuine Fractals – which is now On1 Perfect Resize – part of their Photo Raw software!

To check these apps out – take a look here:
On1 Photo RAW – and check out their On1 software, and On1PLUS – an amazing and unique training center for the use of On1 software

MacPhun Software – and check out their current deal with Plotagraph Pro! Don’t forget to use coupon code SGANS_DISC on checkout, if you choose to buy the software.

I’m finally about to upgrade to Sierra… Bye Bye, NIK….

Aurora HDR 2017 PAIRED with Plotagraph Pro!!!

Starting today, MacPhun is offering

Aurora HDR 2017($99) and a 3 month Plotagraph Pro+ Membership ($87 value) for as low as $89 when they use Coupon Code SGANS_DISC.

If you haven’t heard of Plotagraph before, it is SaaS-based solution that allows you to bring your photos to life. From a single JPEG, Plotoagraph Pro can create MP4, animated GIFs and more; with endless skies, flowing streams, crashing waves and of course far more abstract artwork than that. For a quick overview about the software, watch this quick video, or this longer video, and to see some incredible animated images created with it check out the gallery here.

Aurora HDR 2017 and Plotagraph Pro

Plotagraph Pro pairs well with the depth and contrast that you develop in Aurora HDR 2017, so you can create your own truly living photo.

You Get:
Aurora HDR 2017, The world’s most powerful HDR image editor for the Mac.
Plotagraph Pro+ Membership (3 months) – Bring your photos to life, animate from a single JPEG.

Remember to use Coupon Code SGANS_DISC to get the discounted price of $89. Without the coupon, the cost is $99.

Premiere Pro Multi-Camera Editing Idea – WITHOUT Synced Cameras

For my Premiere students…

In our Advanced classes, we learn to edit a Multicamera sequence, when several cameras have been used, simultaneously.

Today, Rocketstock’s blog has a very interesting article  for an alternative use of Multicamera editing – when using a variety of clips from various shoots. I think you may find it inspiring for a new and efficient workflow. Take a look!
https://www.rocketstock.com/blog/edit-videos-with-multi-cam-sequence/?utm_source=RocketStock+Updates&utm_campaign=11a2cf663f-RS_Blog_Updates_04212017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74052b2af9-11a2cf663f-429325757

The On1 Photo RAW 2017 Spring Sale is On NOW!

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New On1 Photo 2017.1 Released!

This week On1 released an exciting new version of ON1 Photo 2017, and you can try it for free right here! It’s the best new all-in-one photo organizer, editor, raw processor, and effects app built for today’s photographers. It will install side-by-side with older versions of ON1 and includes new versions of Effects, Resize, Browse, Develop, and Layers.

Version 2017.1 is loaded with new features and improvements, and we’re not done yet! We’re adding even more powerful features that our customers are asking for, and those will be free updates coming soon for all product owners.

We also want to let you know we’re extending last month’s Spring Sale through Friday, April 7th, so everyone has a chance to try the new version and still get the best deal. Take advantage of the ON1 Photo 2017 special by Friday and you’ll receive a huge collection of bonus presets. As always, your purchase is backed by our 30-day guarantee so there’s no risk.

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Excellent Easy and Powerful Image Optimization Software – Photolemur!

Hi guys! So many of you have been interested in some of the amazing professional level image manipulation and improvement programs I’ve shown – but others have asked me if there’s anything out there that just works easily and effectively without a learning curve.

Have I got the software for you!

Photolemur has such tremendous ease of use, and wonderful algorithms! It uses artificial intelligence based on a huge database of adjustments that can be made to an image, along with artificial intelligence to learn your preferred settings – and instantly improves your images without any work on your part at all – or, if you choose, just a little work. In addition, it works on jpeg images AND Raw images!

Watch my demo below and check out Photolemur’s website for more information on the software, it’s various versions, and it’s availability for both Windows and Macintosh computers.

 

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Time is ALMOST UP for the AuroraHDR 2017 Plus Bonuses at 55% Discount!

For some time, you’ve been seeing me post about excellent deals on MacPhun’s AuroraHDR 2017 software.

Well, I thought it might be nice if you got a chance to see some of the ease, power and flexibility of the program in a simple demo. Please note – this demo is based on a single image – I don’t have a camera capable of auto-bracketing (taking multiple exposures of a single shot). Here, you’ll see how we can use a preset, AND adjust that preset, and I’ve chosen a realistic look for the final image. In the future, I’ll demonstrate how we can make some more “artistically interpretive” choices, but this, I think, is a good overview.

To get AuroraHDR 2017 plus tutorials and bonuses for a 55% discount, please visit this link prior to April 1st, 2017.