Who doesn’t like FREE Video Effects?

Once again, PremiumBeat.com is offering stuff for FREE!

Today, they announced a free plugin that works with almost all NLE’s (non-linear editors, for those of you who don’t do video). And, that plugin includes lots of free effects to be used in your work, along with a quick tutorial on how to use them (the transitions aren’t applied as you may be used to – they use track mattes and such – easy though). There’re also some effects using my favorite “toy” – blending modes.

I don’t recommend using all of these as they’re created – but they’re cool enough that you can. But, you can also make them your own, amending their contents to your preferences.

Check out the FREE plugin and content – you’ll be happy to have this resource. I know I am!

Techsmith Camtasia – 10% off before 12/31/18

Techsmith Camtasia 2018

Professional, easy to record and edit, Screen Recording and video editing software. Record your screen, your webcam, your microphone (or just one at a time). Edit it with Camtasia’s powerful but VERY USER FRIENDLY editing tools, and output a professional video in short order.

Camtasia is the solution most often used by training professionals, product demonstrators, and major companies and government agencies around the world (I know, I taught a bunch of them).

High end editing, Speech to Text for CC, Transitions, Text actions – all in an interface that’s clear and easy to use.

Get it at 10% off until 12/31/18 – use promo code “SAVE10” at checkout (leave out the quotes)

Regular single user price is $249, or $224.90 with SAVE10
Upgrade is $99.50, or $89.55 with SAVE10

 

Luminar 3 with Libraries – Pre-Order has begun!


Skylum Luminar 3 with Libraries will be released in 1 week!

Preorder now (valid 12/6/18-12/19/18) and get your Skylum Luminar ready to go, with a bunch of great bonuses! (Don’t forget to use coupon code SGANS_DISC)

Luminar 2018 AI Sky Enhancer + FREE Luminar 3 with Libraries

It’s your double win! Get Luminar 2018 with the all-new AI Sky Enhancer now and update to Luminar 3 with Libraries for FREE. Plus, you get a bunch of exclusive extras worth US$222! Luminar 2018 will receive a free upgrade to Luminar 3, in 1 week!

  1. ViewBug: 3-Month Pro Membership (US$42 value) – Join the ultimate photo community for a shot to win prizes, create own challenges, get unlimited photo uploads, sell your images, enjoy a new website, and much more!
  2. KelbyOne: 2-Month Pro Membership (US$40 value) – Supercharging your knowledge with KelbyOne Pro is as easy as pressing the shutter button. Enjoy a free access to weekly courses, private webcasts, creative toolkits, and other freebies!
  3. Rocky Nook: Choice of ANY e-book (US$40 value) – Hurry to get your hands on a free eBook by Rocky Nook! Master your techniques, find inspiration, and hone your craft in order to create best-looking images!
  4. Daniel Kordan: Awesome Landscapes Tutorial (US$80 value) – Need to brush up your skills? We’ve got you covered. Watch extensive tutorials by Daniel Kordan and create truly jaw-dropping landscape images!
  5. Manfrotto, Gitzo, Joby or Lowepro: US$20 Gift card with US$120 purchase (US$20 value) Looking for extreme savings on your favorite gear? Save US$20 on any purchase over US$120 from our friends at the Vitec Group.
  6. US $300 OFF Iceland Photo Tours (US $300 Value) – Save US$300 on any multi-day (3+ day) Iceland Photo Tours workshop.

Pricing:

  •  New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for US$59 (US$49 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).
  • Current users of Luminar 2018 will be able to update for free.
  • Current users of Luminar 2017 can upgrade for US$49 (US$39 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).
  • Current users of a Luminar 2018 trial (those who have downloaded it before November can purchase Luminar 2018 for US$49 (US$39 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).
  • Owners of Skylum legacy products (Creative Kit, Noiseless, Intensify, Tonality, FX Photo Studio, Focus, Snapheal, Filters for Photos) can purchase Luminar for US$49  (US$39 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).
  • Current users of Aurora HDR (2016–2019) can purchase Luminar for US$49 (US$39 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).
  • Current users of Photolemur can purchase Luminar for US$49 (US$39 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).

Skylum Luminar Black Friday Offer – with Coupon! Only a Few Hours Left!

Skylum Luminar Black Friday Offer – with Coupon!

Coupon Code SGANS_DISC

There are only a few hours left to get Luminar plus bonuses for only $49 (with coupon)

See below for other pricing options, ending tonight!

For those who want to do MORE with their image edits, Skylum Luminar is the app for you! Skylum Luminar and Aurora HDR are the perfect combo for editing, improving photos, getting creative, and making your photos into art pieces.

Here’s what the Black Friday Offer gets you (available from 11/21/9-11/28/19):

Choose Luminar 2018, Aurora HDR 2019, or the bundle and get:

Exclusive Black Friday Bonuses:

  • 1 year of FREE SmugMug Portfolio plan (US$180)
  • 119 Dramatic & Romantic Sky Overlays (US$29)
  • 20% OFF COOPH Photography Apparel and accessories (on all purchases over EUR100)
  • *Those who purchase Luminar from November 1 through 28 will get these bonuses for free.

Pre-Sale Offer Bonuses:

  • ViewBug: 3-month Pro membership (VALUE – US$42)
  • KelbyOne: 2-month Pro membership (VALUE – US$40)
  • Rocky Nook: Choice of ANY e-book (VALUE – US$40)
  • Daniel Kordan: Awesome Landscapes Tutorial (VALUE – US$29)
  • Manfrotto & Gitzo: $20 gift card on any $120 purchase (VALUE – US$20)
  • 3 months free of Stuck in ?ustoms Passport membership ( VALUE – US$30)

Black Friday Pricing: 

  • New users can purchase the Luminar 2018 + Aurora HDR 2019 Bundle for US$119, instead of US$168 (US$49OFF).
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 for US$99( US$89with coupon code SGANS_DISC).
  • Aurora HDR 2019 users can upgrade at the Black Friday price of US$59 (US$49 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).

 

 

 

Techsmith SnagIt and Camtasia – Cyber Monday – 25% OFF Sale – Starts tomorrow (November 26-27th)

Techsmith – the makers SnagIt and Camtasia 

along with other POWERFUL SOLUTIONS for Screen Capture, Screen Video Recording and Editing is having a Cyber Monday sale from November 26, 2018 (Eastern Standard Time) -November 27, 2018 (Pacific Standard Time). That gives everybody 27 hours to buy these powerful applications at 25% OFF their usual pricing!

If you’re a teacher, if you provide screen demonstrations, if you’re in the IT or Training department of a business, or provide training to others, this is the set of apps for you. From the longer form of training to quick edits, Techsmith Camtasia and SnagIt are my go-to tools. They’re available on Windows and Mac, and you can’t go wrong without them.

Currently, you can see the results of their usage on my YouTube channel (all of the quick videos I create for the Adobe forums are made using these apps) and most of my training videos have been made with these applications.

In the upcoming weeks, you may expect me to post some demonstration videos about how to use the applications, and what they can do – but you should also know that Techsmith’s website has a TON of great training materials, PLUS free downloads of backgrounds, transitions, etc – to make your editing simpler and quicker.

Check out their bundle – with 25% off, they can’t be beat!

Skylum Luminar Black Friday Offer – with Coupon!

Skylum Luminar Black Friday Offer – with Coupon!

Coupon Code SGANS_DISC

For those who want to do MORE with their image edits, Skylum Luminar is the app for you! Skylum Luminar and Aurora HDR are the perfect combo for editing, improving photos, getting creative, and making your photos into art pieces.

Here’s what the Black Friday Offer gets you (available from 11/21/9-11/28/19):

Choose Luminar 2018, Aurora HDR 2019, or the bundle and get:

Exclusive Black Friday Bonuses:

  • 1 year of FREE SmugMug Portfolio plan (US$180)
  • 119 Dramatic & Romantic Sky Overlays (US$29)
  • 20% OFF COOPH Photography Apparel and accessories (on all purchases over EUR100)
  • *Those who purchase Luminar from November 1 through 28 will get these bonuses for free.

Pre-Sale Offer Bonuses:

  • ViewBug: 3-month Pro membership (VALUE – US$42)
  • KelbyOne: 2-month Pro membership (VALUE – US$40)
  • Rocky Nook: Choice of ANY e-book (VALUE – US$40)
  • Daniel Kordan: Awesome Landscapes Tutorial (VALUE – US$29)
  • Manfrotto & Gitzo: $20 gift card on any $120 purchase (VALUE – US$20)
  • 3 months free of Stuck in ?ustoms Passport membership ( VALUE – US$30)

Black Friday Pricing: 

  • New users can purchase the Luminar 2018 + Aurora HDR 2019 Bundle for US$119, instead of US$168 (US$49OFF).
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 for US$99( US$89with coupon code SGANS_DISC).
  • Aurora HDR 2019 users can upgrade at the Black Friday price of US$59 (US$49 with coupon code SGANS_DISC).

 

 

 

Photolemur’s AI for Image Enhancement Is Even Better!

If you want to make your photos better with just a click of the button, there’s no better application than Photolemur 3.

Better yet – a family license (5 devices) is only $39!!!

New in Photolemur:

  • Sky Enhancement
  • Color Recovery
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Foliage Enhancement
  • RAW Processing

Photolemur uses drag-and-drop technology to analyze your photos and make beautiful enhancements. You don’t need to do anything save your perfected image.

Check out Photolemur 3, here!

On1 Photo RAW 2019 Pre-Order Announced

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For those of you who want a product aimed at being a full replacement for the Photoshop/Lightroom workflow, On1 Photo RAW 2019 is going to be your answer. On1 is offering a terrific discount on any Pre-Order of this POWERFUL product, which will be released in November. But you don’t have to wait. Buy the 2019 version now, and get the 2018.5 version, and a free upgrade to 2019, when it’s released. that way, you don’t miss the power!

There are just TOO MANY tools to mention in this one post, and there’s a whole video to watch on the new features. To see all that in a powerful intro video, click HERE!

Pricing on Pre-Order:

Note – when you buy On1 Photo RAW, you get a full suite of image editing software, without a subscription. You get free tech support, and, you can activate it on up to 5 computers.

UPDATE: One thing I failed to mention – for those of you who are already embedded into a Photoshop/Lightroom workflow – the On1 RAW 2019 version can import your Lightroom catalogs retaining all the settings you made in Lightroom! This, I find amazing!!!

 

 

 

 

Skylum Aurora 2019 Pre-Order Deal Ends Soon!

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There’s still a bit of time to get in on the amazing deal for Skylum Aurora 2019 – soon to be released. If you order it Pre-Release, you get all sorts of cool extras along with the great changes.

Pre-Order Pricing:

  • Current users may upgrade at a price of $49 USD ($59 USD MSRP)
  • New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 at a price of $89 USD ($99 USD MRSP)

About Aurora HDR 2019:

Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting.

The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots.

Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs – whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.

Here are the most essential changes:

  • New Quantum HDR Engine
  • LUTs support with 11 New Integrated LUTs
  • Photoshop plugins support
  • New HDR Smart Structure filter for realistic and artefact-free structure (can be found in the new HDR Enhance filter)
  • Presets are now called ‘Looks’
  • Improved Adjustable Gradient filter with new sliders for Shadows and Highlights added
  • Improved HDR Details Boost Effect (the photo is shown in high-resolution while fine-tuning the filter)

And when I spoke of BONUSES:

  • Video Tutorial: Getting the Most from Aurora HDR 2019 by Trey Ratcliff
  • Landscape Photography Handbook by  David Johnston
  • Burning Moods Looks by Richard Harrington

Photolemur 3.0 Preorder – Discount available for a Limited Time

PHOTOLEMUR 3 PREORDERPhotolemur has announced Version 3.o at very special pricing!

Here’s the Pre-Order and regular pricing:

  1. New users can purchase Photolemur 3.0 Family at a special pre-order price of $49
  2. A collection of bonuses will also be included in every purchase.
  3. Pre-order bonuses:
  4. The Shotkit EBook
  5. The 2018 Gear Guide
  6. $300 Off a multi-day (3+ day) Iceland Photo Tours

Photolemur 3.0 Regular Pricing:

Photolemur – the most astounding AI Automatic Photo Enhancer is now offering the following upgrades in Version 3.0:

  • Automatic Face Enhancement with skin retouching and teeth whitening
  • Smart Eye Enlargement
  • Adding Styles to photos ( Blog )
  • New menu for opacity settings
  • Quick access menu for face enhancement, lens correction and eye enlargement
  • Apply settings from one image to all images in batch
  • SmugMug Export (for Mac version)
  • Performance and stability boost
  • AND, it can be used as a stand-alone product, OR as a Photoshop Plugin, as part of your workflow!

Great product – Great Deal! Check it out!