Premiere Pro Multi-Camera Editing Idea – WITHOUT Synced Cameras April 21st, 2017
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!
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.
FREE Designer Watercolor Assets March 23rd, 2017
You all know I love FREE! DesignBundles.net has a free, very very large and beautiful bundle of watercolor assets for your design needs. Check it out at:
Learn How to Use On1 Products December 14th, 2016
You guys have been seeing me touting On1 Photo RAW and the On1 Suite of software for some time. I promote it, because i use it, and I think it’s amazing. And, with the upcoming release of RAW, it’s going to become more amazing.
But, some people have been approaching me with questions on how to get started with the software – how to use it, and how it may apply to them. Of course, I can teach you (that is my business, you know), but they also have a terrific online community – with excellent tutorials on everything from broad to minute detail on their products, along with some other perks. It’s called On1 Plus. Here’s some of what you’ll get:
- ON1 Photo RAW – Own it Forever
- Technical Support
- Personal Coaching
- Exclusive Video Library
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Notice – the full license of PhotoRAW, PLUS all that other great value!
Check it out here – and consider a pre-order.
MacPhun Luminar Holiday Offer! December 9th, 2016
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FREE On1 Plus Training Videos Available November 10th, 2016
For those who are seeking an alternative digital photography workflow, or an adjunct to their usual Lightroom/Photoshop workflow – NEW! ON1 Photo RAW is going to be the option for you. RAW won’t be available for release until November 23rd, but in the meantime, you can learn all about what the On1 Workflow can do for you – and now – for FREE (limited videos in free option). This is a great opportunity to see what options are available to you, and take a look into On1’s own training and information site. Please click the banner for more information on On1 PLUS!
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FREE Photoshop Brushes that are Truly Useful! August 17th, 2016
As my Photoshop students have already learned, brushes can be made using any set of pixels and can be manipulated almost unendingly with the Brush panel. But sometimes, it’s very helpful to have a starting point. Grutbrushes.com provides some beautifully made starting points! The detail and settings of his brushes are unique in their realism and detail in use. They work well with just a mouse, but like any brush, take on their real strengths when using a pen tablet like the Wacom brand of tablets.
Normally, I pass by a lot of the ads I see on Facebook, but a few months ago, I decided to click on one and found an excellent resource.
At Grutbrushes.com, the (very responsive) developer Nicolai has made sets of brushes, ranging from inks to calligraphy, to natural media, and more. He even provides a Photoshop Extension to open a panel in which you can organize your brushes into sets as you like them. Just recently, I used just one of his cloud brushes in a project, and created very realistic clouds. He offers a LOT of freebies, and if you sign up for his email list, you can get even more. He sells sets of them as well. His full set is a VERY reasonable $22.
Remember, all of the brushes are just starting points – Presets – from which you can use the Photoshop Brushes panel to manipulate them, resize them and alter how they work.
You all know, I LOVE Free stuff – and here, there’s a plethora of freebies along with the paid content. I think any Photoshop user will find a great deal of use and enjoyment of these. Plan on seeing some lessons on this within a few weeks.
Topaz Labs Photoshop Plugins August 16th, 2016
As I mentioned, I’d be discussing some Photoshop plugins. One of the first I’ll be discussing is a set of plugins from Topaz Labs. This software has a zillion modules and excellent tools, from Image Effects, to retouching to masking. I’ll be reviewing a bunch of these shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a link that’ll get you a $20 credit for whatever product you buy. I own the whole set, and one of my favorite things about these guys is that once you buy a plugin, the upgrades are FREE for LIFE. Check them out HERE!
For the love of Typography April 2nd, 2016
As most of my design and graphics students know, I’m a bit of a type geek. In almost every class, even if it’s not in our regular syllabus, I try to include at least a brief introduction to Type as Design – or, Typography.
And, you probably also know how I stress the idea of kerning – the way individual letterforms fit together, as a method of refining your work, adding a cohesive look and confirming that you’ve taken some time and put in some effort at making your type look good, as well as read well.