Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek

Here’s another Photoshop CS6 Sneak Peek.  This one shows off a selective focus tool that can be quickly applied.

Note the available options include field blur and tilt shift in addition to the iris blur demonstrated in the video.  It will be interesting to see how this works when you want to show some shallow depth of field behind a subject while the subject remains in place.  I would imagine that that you’ll be able to mask your subject out and then apply the blur to the background layer similar to how we already do in Alien Skin’s Bokeh 2.

Hopefully, the wait won’t be much longer…

 

Adobe to Offer Creative Suite Subscriptions for $50/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud - Everything You Need

Adobe is about to shake things up a bit with a new subscription model for its Creative Suite applications.  Adobe has kinda soured the milk recently with its decision to cut upgrades for earlier versions of its software (which it later rescinded for this upgrade cycle), so I’m curious to see how all of this shakes out. [Read more...]

Adobe Camera Raw 7 Sneak Peek

Adobe Camera Raw 7

Adobe’s Camera Raw 7, which should be packaged with Photoshop CS6.  Like recent iterations of Camera Raw, the engine under the hood is the same thing that powers Lightroom 4, which should be the current version of Lightroom around the release time for Photoshop CS6.

Check out the video below for a look at the tools and interface of Camera Raw 7. [Read more...]

Technicolor CineLights and CineLooks Color Correction Tools

Technicolor CineLights at CES

Deep inside the Technicolor booth at CES 2012 was a small table showing off some new color correction software from the same company that brought CineStyles to our Canon HDSLRs last year.

Technicolor CineLights is a program based on Technicolor’s award-winning DP Lights system and is intended for quick color correction such as dailies.  It’s not really intended as a finish grading tool; however, it does offer some keying, three-way color correction and a Look Library as part of CineLooks. [Read more...]

Adobe SpeedGrade Coming to Producting Premium CS6?

Adobe SpeedGrade

When Adobe bought IRIDAS’ tech earlier this year, colorists ears perked up at the idea of Adobe implementing SpeedGrade into its Production Premium suite of video products.  It’s been crickets since then though.

Last week, however, Colin Smith published the below video on Adobe TV entitled “Introduction to Speedgrade.” [Read more...]