The TourBox is a mini control deck for Photoshop and Lightroom

Oct 9, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The TourBox is a mini control deck for Photoshop and Lightroom

Oct 9, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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So this interesting little control deck just went live on Kickstarter. Currently starting at $79 (and will be $149 when it goes retail), the TourBox is a handy little device to give you a little extra control when using Photoshop and Lightroom. It’s a bit like a miniature Loupedeck+ but with way fewer buttons and dials and doohickies.

The campaign went live yesterday, and it’s already hammered it’s modest $10K goal. It currently sits just over $35K with 43 days still to go.

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It works alongside your mouse or graphics tablet to make adjusting settings a little easier. You get full quick control over your Photoshop brush size, flow, opacity and hardness, zooming in and out, undo/redo, step forward/ backwards and the ability to create custom shortcut keys.

It’s a small device, coming in at only 117 x 100 x 30mm, so it should easily pack into a backpack or whatever other bags you carry your laptop around in.

There is one issue I have, though. An issue that’s likely shared by around 10% of the planet’s population. It’s designed to be used with the left hand, and, well, I’m a left. So, when I’ve got a Wacom pen in my left hand, the control of the TourBox looks like it might be quite awkward.

But, for the 90% of you that are right handed, if you want to find out more, and back the project for yourself, head on over to the TourBox Kickstarter where you can get yours for a $79 pledge (until the first 500 are sold, then it’s $89 and when those are sold it’s $99).

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “The TourBox is a mini control deck for Photoshop and Lightroom”

  1. Motti Bembaron Avatar
    Motti Bembaron

    I see it being more useful than the Loupedeck. It’s small and looks more intuitive when using with a mouse or a tablet.

  2. kinkinhood Avatar
    kinkinhood

    I ended up finding it near useless for lightroom