Adobe has just revealed that Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) will be coming soon to Photoshop on the iPad. This is an exciting new addition for iPad users and will vastly improve on-the-go editing workflow for busy travelling photographers (ahem when we get busy travelling again!).
Creating tiny planets has become really popular ever since consumer 360° cameras started becoming a thing about five or six years ago. So popular that there’s even native support in apps for cameras like those from Insta360 to create them. But what if you want to do something a bit higher resolution, or with higher dynamic range and a bit more control than a 360° camera can offer?
Well, in this tutorial from Paul Trani at the Adobe Photoshop YouTube channel, you’ll learn how to create them within Photoshop using just a standard panoramic image shot with nothing but your regular DSLR or mirrorless camera.
The popular online video collaboration platform Frame.io’s acquisition by Adobe, is now completed, the companies have announced. Adobe’s goal, they say is to use the combination of its video software offerings – such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects – with Frame.io’s cloud-based review and approval functionality to “radically accelerate” the creative process.
Frame.io presents over a million users, many of whom are already using Adobe’s applications, and Adobe wants to get more users into the collaborative environment and get rid of what they call disjointed and inefficient workflows.
Adobe has today announced new updates for Adobe Photoshop on both the desktop and the iPad. For the iPad the Healing Brush and Magic Wand tools you know and love from Photoshop for Desktop have finally arrived. Photoshop for iPad also receives a new Canvas Projection feature, which allows you to send your image to an external monitor or TV while you’re working on it.
Photoshop for Desktop sees a big upgrade with the Sky Replacement tool, with a bunch of new skies to choose from and the ability to import up to 5,000 skies at once. Finally, one that’s long overdue, the Transform Warp tool now has bezier handles to let you warp things over whatever shape you want.
There’s a small bit significant new feature coming to Adobe After Effects. It’s currently available in the latest After Effects Beta and I expect it’ll be coming to the final release once it’s all ready. Essentially, it lets you see exactly how much each layer in your composition affects your render time.
This is a pretty massive feature, as it’s often difficult to figure out exactly which part of your composition might be slowing everything down without manually checking each layer on and off in turn. Now, the new feature shows your entire render frame time with each layer broken down individually, allowing you to easily pinpoint layers you can optimise.
We all get stuck in a creative rut from time to time, and that’s perfectly normal. But if you miss creating and you still really need something to rekindle your passion, Adobe Inspiration Generator could be something for you to try. It’s something like a slot machine – only the type that always pays out and you have nothing to lose no matter how many times you pull the lever. Sounds cool, right?
Adobe has released a new July 2021 update to Adobe Premiere Pro with two big headline features. The first is that Premiere Pro can now natively transcribe the speech in your videos to text in order to text documents for closed-caption subtitles. Previously, you’d need to purchase separate AI transcription tools like Simon Says, but now it can all be done natively within Premiere Pro itself.
The other big news from the Adobe camp is that Premiere Pro’s native Apple M1 version has now been officially released in its final form. Apple M1 support was launched as a beta in December 2020, but after seven months of testing, it’s now ready for prime time, with Adobe claiming speeds almost 80% faster than comparable Intel-based Macs.
Adobe has announced a new import and exposure interface for Adobe Premiere Pro. And while I described it as a “facelift” in the title, it’s more like major reconstructive surgery. Like John Travolta & Nick Cage levels of different. It’s currently in public beta, so you can all go and have a play with it, but it comes with a whole new streamlined way of importing your media and exporting your final results.
One thing that should be made clear is that this change doesn’t take away anything you’ve already got. If you prefer to do things the old fashioned way, you can still do that. The new enhancements are simply extra options that add to your overall experience. And, I have to say, they look pretty awesome for speeding up your project workflow – at least the very beginning and end of it.
The multiple versions of Lightroom have been around for a while now, but the difference between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic and which offers the best workflow still confuses some people. Both serve a different purpose and a different type of user and workflow.
In this video, Pye Jirsa walks us through his workflow using both applications so that we can see how they differ and the benefits that each offers over the other. What may as come as a surprise to some people is that the two apps are not mutually exclusive, either. It’s entirely possible (and maybe beneficial) to use both in your post-processing workflow.