The coronavirus has put around 1/3 of the world’s population in isolation, and many individuals and companies are trying to make it easier for everyone. So, after Adobe CC apps and whole Affinity suite, there’s now something for Mac users as well. Apple has extended the trial period of Final Cut Pro X, so you can now get three months of its video editing software for free.
With Luminar 4, Skylum’s image editing software has become more focused on AI-based features. The latest free update, Luminar 4.2 is now out. It could be a real treat for everyone dealing with composites and digital art – or those of you who would like to try it out. Of course, there are a few other improvements and features for the rest of you, so let’s dive in and see what’s new.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Lightroom, Capture One could be the solution. No matter if you’re fully switching or just experimenting with new software, it takes some time to figure it out and get used to it. But here’s something to help you speed up the learning process. Michael Comeau shares a great in-depth video for all of you who want to edit photos in Capture One 20. He shows you five portraits and his editing process for each, but I’m sure you’ll find the video useful no matter what genre you usually shoot.
DxO has announced DxO PhotoLab 3, the latest version of its photo editing software. There are a few significant improvements, but it seems that the latest DxO PhotoLab is all about colour. The HSL colour adjustment feature has been completely redesigned and the software offers colourimetry control better than ever before. But of course, there are a few other novelties, so let’s check them out.
No matter which editing program you use, there are plenty of helpful tutorials that will help you improve your knowledge about them. But there are some tools that appear in all programs, and they’re essential for proper image editing. In this video, Ted Forbes brings you five of these editing tools you’ll find in software apps like Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, or Luminar. They’re tools you need to have a grasp on in order to better understand light and color, and therefore to become better at editing.
Luminar 4 is set to be released this fall, and Skylum is gradually revealing all the exciting features it’s going to offer. After showing off how its Sky Replacement feature works, Skylum now demonstrates its new AI Structure tool. It’s a smart content-aware tool that automatically adds detail to a photo, but without negatively affecting people or other subjects.
A few weeks ago, we got excited about all the new features in Lightroom CC’s “massive update”. The loved the long-overdue upgrades such as more profiles, faster import, and a better user interface. But, and this is a big but (BUT even), it didn’t take long before the community started experiencing problems that left them quite upset. Today, the software company apologized for the quality hiccup, and better yet, released a bug fix update that resolves these issues.
We’ve all been there: you sit on a picture forever, bored of retouching, and then when you do get around to it strange things start to show up in it. Like odd rings of graduated color.
These rings of color are called banding. They are nothing more than tonal breaks but before I explain where these obvious changes in tone come from–and how to avoid them–let me show you an example:
If you look at the background on the right-hand side of the image you can see what resembles a staircase of brightness, getting darker as it moves away from the model. That’s banding.