Topaz Labs has just released Simplify 4, which offers a number of improvements, including:
- New Adjustment Sliders. Instantly add depth and tonality to create realistic artistic effects using Dynamics, structure and structure boost sliders.
- Instant Transformations with over 100 new presets to help stimulate your creative juices.
- Preset Organization via convenient effect categories – so you can easily find and apply the perfect look in seconds.
- Intuitive 4-in-1 selective brush to dodge, burn, smooth, and brush out adjustments.
Plus advanced edge-aware technology for precise selections every time!
- Integration of the Apply button - so you can stack multiple presets during the same workflow and build your own style.
- Finishing Touches tab with options for vignette, toning and transparency.
Along with the launch of Simplify 4, Topaz is offering a 30% discount that applies to Simplify 4 and the Topaz Bundle or Bundle Upgrade. Just use the coupon code GETSIMPLIFIED when checking out here on Topaz Labs’ website.
Adobe has updated Photoshop Touch to version 1.3. The new version includes the following features and improvements: [click to continue…]
Adobe has updated Photoshop CS6 to version 13.0.1, which provides a number of updates, including 76 core issues.
Specific fixes include the following: [click to continue…]
Adobe just announced release candidates for Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2, which are now available on Adobe.com. Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2 offer support for the following cameras:
Tethering support for the Nikon D800, D800E and D4 has been fixed for Windows systems, along with several other bug fixes from Lightroom 4.1.
Remember, these are release candidates, which means they’ve been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks they are ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official releases drop. Expect those to come soon though. Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.
Adobe has launched a new game for learning your way around Photoshop.
LevelUp for Photoshop is a game of missions — and points and rewards — that guide you along the way of learning basic Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and CS6 software skills. If you are a photographer and are just starting to use Photoshop, this is the game for you.
More details on Adobe’s website.
Adobe has made Lightroom 4 available on Creative Cloud for subscribers to download now. Lightroom 4 normally runs $149 at retail or $79 for an upgrade from Lightroom 3.
If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, however, Lightroom 4 is included in the package deal, along with all the other apps from Adobe Creative Suite CS6.
I signed up for Creative Cloud earlier this month. Being an existing Production Premium customer, I was able to get the introductory rate of $29.99 per month. I’ve installed a number of CS6 apps with zero hiccups thus far. If you aren’t an existing Creative Suite customer, you can still get Creative Cloud for $49.99 per month if you commit to a one year subscription.
Of course, I had already upgraded to Lightroom 4 and it is a solid update to an already fantastic RAW image processing application. If you’re on Creative Cloud already and you aren’t using Lightroom for your image processing, nothing is stopping you now. If you’re not on Creative Cloud, this is just the more incentive to pull the trigger.