Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming an integral part of photo editing software, and Adobe seems to be following the trends. The latest version of Photoshop has been released for desktop and iPad, and it contains an AI-powered feature that lets you tweak your subject’s age, gaze, and facial expression in just a few clicks. But there are a few more new AI-based improvements, so let’s jump in and see what’s new in Photoshop.
For anybody working in the photography or video industries today, it’s difficult to escape from the behemoth that is Adobe. Whether you use their software or not, they’re still everywhere you look and if you don’t use their software yourself, you still often have to deal with people that do, and wanting to know how they can make their workflow fit with yours.
But how did Adobe’s rise to fame happen? Where did it all begin? And why was one of is founders kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom to the tune of $600,000? This video from ColdFusion takes a look at Adobe’s history and some of the controversy along its journey.
When using the Brush tool in Photoshop, it may seem that adjusting flow and opacity sliders will do exactly the same thing. But of course, they wouldn’t both be there if they were exactly the same, right? In this tutorial, Matt Kloskowski explains the difference between the two and shows you how they work on his own example.
This whole coronavirus situation is sending some of us a little bit mad. And it definitely seems to be getting to the developers of Infinite Color Panel. They’ve just released the new Infinite Jokes Panel. It’s an add-on for Photoshop that… well, it tells you jokes. And it doesn’t just put text on the screen, either. It actually talks to you.
Are your lenses not quite wide enough to get that landscape shot you want? Or perhaps your camera’s resolution isn’t quite high enough to print it as big as you want to? Well, that’s where stitched panoramas come into play. The process is fairly straightforward and offers a lot of advantages over just using a wide lens, but there are a few gotchas.
In this video, landscape photographer Nigel Danson walks us through his process of making stitched panoramas covering everything from the different shooting techniques to how to actually stitch them together in the computer.
There are several ways to sharpen an image, and each of us has our own go-to method. And of course, some Adobe users prefer doing it in Lightroom while others rather choose Photoshop. In this video, Aaron Nace of PHLEARN compares the two programs and all of the available methods they provide. So, which one wins the sharpening contest?
This is quite interesting, and not something I’ve come across before, although it appears the idea has been out for a little while now. As more users are starting to use Linux on the desktop, they’re starting to turn to GIMP for some of their photo editing needs (after all, Adobe doesn’t do Linux). It’s a somewhat unfamiliar interface if you’re coming from Photoshop, but this GIMP patch could make life a little easier.
PhotoGIMP is a patch for GIMP 2.10 for Linux which essentially changes the UI to look like Photoshop. It’s not actually turning GIMP into Photoshop. It can’t do that any more than you can turn Ubuntu into MacOS. The changes are only skin deep. You’re not going to get all the latest CC tools, but what you will get is a familiar look and layout to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
Adobe has released their June update for the Creative Cloud, which they says is the biggest feature update since the Adobe MAX conference in November 2019. It brings some new selection tools to Photoshop, particularly suited to cutting out people and hair, rotatable patterns, font matching, and more for the desktop, as well as a slew of updates for Photoshop for the iPad and Lightroom for all platforms.
Layer masks are one of the most wonderful and powerful tools that have ever been added to Photoshop’s repertoire. Trying to imagine what life was like before them just seems kind of light a nightmare. I use them almost daily in my work with Photoshop, whether it be for photography projects or images to illustrate articles here on DIYP.
But they’re a little confusing for those still learning Photoshop, and there’s a lot more to them than most people think, too. Fortunately, landscape and commercial photographer Mark Duffy has put together this handy 17-minute guide going over everything you ever needed to know to get started with layer masks.
The best way to avoid glare in glasses is to simply position your lights and your subject in such a way that they don’t reflect off the surface of the lenses in the glasses they are wearing. In the studio, this is relatively easy to achieve. Out on location, where you have no control over the ambient light and sometimes your subject, we might have to resort to cleaning it up in post.
In this video, Unmesh at PiXimperfect shows us a method we can use to restore detail hidden behind glare and reflections in glasses in Photoshop. He does stress that you do need to have some detail there to begin with that you want to try to bring out.