Topaz Labs has released a new application, ReStyle, which features a vast array of styles and looks to apply to images. It includes over 1000 styles/presets that provide one-click results; however, all of the settings are customizable, which allows you to use the presets as a starting point or develop your own custom presets from scratch. [click to continue…]
B&H has Photoshop Elements 11 for only $59.99 (reg. $84.99) now through August 24. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Adobe just announced release candidates for Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2. Lightroom 5.2 and Camera Raw 8.2 offer support for the following cameras: [click to continue…]
Today is the last day to get Topaz Lens Effects for half off at $39.99 (reg. $79.99).
Lens Effects allows you to apply depth of field effects and other effects to your images during post processing. Lens Effects uses a depth map for fine tuning out of focus areas, which helps make the depth of field look more natural and optical-based.
When you check out with Lens Effects on Topaz Lab’s website, just use this promo code: julylens
This coupon code will not be valid beyond today.
Here’s a fun little nugget for those of you who recall the old 3.5-inch floppy discs. Photoshop 3.0, which launched in September 1994 and became the first version to feature “Layers”, was the last version of Photoshop to be sold on the floppy disc.
If Photoshop CC were sold on floppy discs today, it would need to be installed with 733 discs!
[via Photoshop on FB]
Do you use layer groups in Photoshop just for organizing your layers?
In this quick 10-minute video, Julieanne Kost demonstrates 5 ways to make use of layer groups in Photoshop that go well beyond organization. All of these techniques can be used in Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC.
Here’s a quick summary of the 5 ways to use layer groups.
- Blending modes apply to group of layers to make the effect appear as if the layers have been merged.
- Styles for layers (e.g., drop shadows, etc.) in groups are applied as if the layers have been merged.
- The ability to restrict how the layers interact within the group versus the layers in the rest of the document. For example, a black and white adjustment layer can be restricted to layers within group.
- The ability to clip a texture or another color to a group by using a clipping mask.
- Mask multiple layers within a group with a single mask.
Watch the video to see how to make these work in the Photoshop interface.