Affinity Photo is a new Photoshop competitor for Apple users. While there a many features that mirror the functionality inside Photoshop, a notable one is that you can open, edit and save Photoshop PSD files inside Affinity Photo. [Read more…]
In this video, Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows off some serious retouching capabilities of Adobe’s mobile photo retouching on the iPad. He doesn’t name the app but these features will probably show up in a future iteration of a Photoshop mobile app.
I have always been a little clumsy making fine edits with my fingers on the iPad. I have tried using a stylus with varied degrees of success. I don’t think I’m alone in these challenges either. Today, I just don’t know how serious this feature can be taken. It could be one of those handy features used occasionally that is nice to have, but not essential.
Then again, it may turn out to be an app/feature that hits just in time for the rumored iPad Pro. The more horsepower Apple continues to put into the iPad, the more closely the spec sheet approaches Wacom’s Cintiq tablets. And, if that happens, Wacom’s products may become even more niche solutions than they already are.
Adobe apps have to become much more robust on iOS and Android before that happens and this teaser shows that Adobe is well on its way to doing just that.
Focus stacking allows you to create a greater depth of field that your lens allows you to capture and is commonly used with macro photography. In this video from Aaron Nace at Phlearn, he walks you through how to shoot and composite focus-stacked images in Photoshop.
Here’s a new sharpening technique that I had not seen before but works very well, particularly with low light images. It uses a combination of Photoshop with Unsharp Mask, Topaz DeNoise and then back to Photoshop for another pass with Smart Sharpen before using blend modes to apply the sharpened layer with the original color layer.
There are several examples of the technique in the video walk-through above.
[via Topaz Labs]