Real World Content-Aware Fill in Ford Fusion Ad Campaign

2013 Ford Fusion Ad

Rather than using Photoshop trickery, Ford commissioned master of disguise Liu Bolin to paint cars into the background to convey the message that the new Fusion makes other midsize sedans disappear as part of the 2013 Ford Fusion ad campaign.

Check out the timelapse BTS video below to see how the real world content-aware fill was put together. [Read more...]

Perfect Photo Suite 7 Now Available

Perfect Photo Suite 7

onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 7 is now available and features five new products—Perfect B&W, Perfect Portrait 2, Perfect Layers 3, Perfect Effects 4 and Perfect Resize 7.5 Pro­, integrated with existing products Perfect Mask 5.2 and FocalPoint 2.

Perfect Photo Suite 7 is available at www.ononesoftware.com. New users can purchase Perfect Photo Suite 7 for $299.95. Owners of Perfect Photo Suite 6, Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, and Plug-In Suite 5 or earlier can upgrade to Perfect Photo Suite 7 for $149.95. New purchases and upgrades made by November 15, 2012 will also receive the Premium Preset Pak1 for free, which includes 20 presets designed especially for Perfect B&W, Perfect Portrait 2 and Perfect Effects 4.

Adobe Creative Cloud Reduced for Students to $19.99/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe has a deal on its Creative Cloud subscription plan for students.  Right now, students can lock in the rate of $19.99/mo for one year for their Creative Cloud subscription, which includes all of the Adobe CS6 applications, along with several other applications that don’t fit within the CS6 suite (e.g., Lightroom 4).

The deal is valid through November 4, 2012 and is available here on Adobe’s website.

X-Rite’s Free Webinars for October

X-Rite is offer three free webinars in October.

On Tuesday, October 2 at 10AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video. You can register for this free webinar via the links below.

On Thursday, October 4 at 11AM and 3PM EDT, X-Rite will offer Simply Amazing Color, Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!.  You can register for this one with the following links:

On Thursday, October 18 at 11AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6.  You can register for this free webinar at the following links:

Topaz DeNoise 5 is 30% Off – Deal Alert

Topaz DeNoise

Topaz Labs is running a 30% off special on Topaz DeNoise 5 through October 12.  Just use the promo code “NoiseFree” at checkout on Topaz’s website.

If you aren’t familiar with the software, DeNoise is an advanced noise reduction plug-in for Photoshop.

Topaz DeNoise Example

In DeNoise 5, Topaz added a couple of powerful new features with a new dual-directional debanding technology and a Correct Black Levels parameter that helps to restore proper tone to shadow areas.

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual – New Book

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual is a new book from Barbara Brundage, who has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3.  The new book covers new features like the Organizer component and the revamped Editor – as well as providing step-by-step guidance on making the most of Photoshop Elements 11.

Key topics from Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual, include:

  • Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick fixes with ease.
  • Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos.
  • Add pizzazz. Use dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects.
  • Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files.
  • Find your artistic flair. Use tools to draw, paint, work with blend modes, and more.
  • Use your words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape.
  • Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and collages.
  • Make yourself comfortable. Customize Elements to fit your working style.

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual retails for $44.99; however, it is currently available on Amazon.com in a Kindle edition for $28.79.