Iran’s Epic Photoshop Fail

Iran Photoshop Fail

Iran recently made the news with the unveiling of its stealth jet, the Qaher-313, which may or may not even be able to fly. After some heavy criticism to that point, however, Iran released a photo of the Qaher-313 in flight high above the country’s own Mount Damavand.

Unfortunately for Iran, the rest of the world still hasn’t bought in to the Qaher-313’s ability to actually fly – since the nice photo of Mount Damavand had the below hanger shot (from the Qaher-313’s unveiling) Photoshopped into it.

The motion blur added to the jet is a nice touch – don’t you think? [Read more…]

 

Voice-Driven Photo Editing from Adobe

Check out the above video for a sneak peak on some of the work being done by Adobe Research and the University of Michigan. PixelTone is an experimental interface for image editing.

Photo editing can be a challenging task, and it becomes even more difficult on the small, portable screens of mobile devices that are now frequently used to capture and edit images. To address this problem we present PIXELTONE, a multimodal photo editing interface that combines speech and direct manipulation. We observe existing image editing practices and derive a set of principles that guide our design. In particular, we use natural language for expressing desired changes to an image, and sketching to localize these changes to specific regions.

You can read more on PixelTone in a 9-page research paper that documents the development of this multimodel interface.

Alien Skin Eye Candy 7 Review

Eye Candy 7 Examples

Eye Candy 7 is a very interesting software package. It renders realistic effects that are not easy to create in Photoshop. Have you ever wanted to add lightning or fire to your images?

This software is meant for graphic designers, but as a photographer, I’ve been known to dable in the design of my own promotional materials.

Using Eye Candy 7 to add effect to graphics is easy. Just select the layer in Photoshop you want to add an effect to, launch Eye Candy, select the effect and tweak. Most of the effects need a shape layer to be applied. [Read more…]

Final Day to Enter the Swag Bag Giveaway

Photography Bay Swag Bag

This will be the last reminder to enter the Swag Bag Giveaway before we announce a winner to this bag packed with photo gear.

Your opportunity to enter will end tonight at midnight. Check out the giveaway rules here.

What’s in the Swag Bag? Check out the list below: [Read more…]

Model Cameron Russell on the Power of Image

Cameron Russell

We hear so much noise in the media about fashion photography and the use (overuse?) of Photoshop. However, as model Cameron Russell notes in her TED talk below, there’s so much more than Photoshop that goes into the construction of fashion photography.

Beyond that though, Russell digs into the power of image and how it has affected her life and the lives others who don’t necessarily look like the typical runway model.

Check out the video below. [Read more…]

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything – New Book

The Book of GIMP

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything is a new book from Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare that guides users through the free Photoshop-alternative, GIMP.

The Book of GIMP begins with step-by-step tutorials that cover the most useful features of GIMP, like retouching photographs, creating illustrations, and website design. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive reference to nearly every aspect of the software, so that users can find what they need without hours of trial and error.”

The Book of GIMP retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.34 on Amazon.com.

It is also available in a Kindle version for $25.02.