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.

Topaz Simplify 4 Released, Plus 30% Off Simplify 4 or Topaz Bundle

Topaz Simplify

Topaz Labs has just released Simplify 4, which offers a number of improvements, including:

  • New Adjustment Sliders. Instantly add depth and tonality to create realistic artistic effects using Dynamics, structure and structure boost sliders.
  • Instant Transformations with over 100 new presets to help stimulate your creative juices.
  • Preset Organization via convenient effect categories – so you can easily find and apply the perfect look in seconds.
  • Intuitive 4-in-1 selective brush to dodge, burn, smooth, and brush out adjustments.
    Plus advanced edge-aware technology for precise selections every time!
  • Integration of the Apply button - so you can stack multiple presets during the same workflow and build your own style.
  • Finishing Touches tab with options for vignette, toning and transparency.

Along with the launch of Simplify 4, Topaz is offering a 30% discount that applies to Simplify 4 and the Topaz Bundle or Bundle Upgrade.  Just use the coupon code GETSIMPLIFIED when checking out here on Topaz Labs’ website.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 – Easy Skin Retouching in Video Editing Apps

Beauty Box 2.0

Digital Anarchy has announced Beauty Box Video 2.0, which is a video plug-in for smoothing and retouching skin in the major NLEs.  In addition to compatibility with After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6, version 2.0 adds support for Assimilate Scratch, Scratch Lab, Sony Vegas Por and Movie Studio.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 retails for $199, but is available for $149 through July 15, 2012.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Unified Color Updates 32 Float v2 HDR Plug-in for Photoshop CS6

32Float v2

Unified Color Technologies has released an update for its Photoshop plug-in HDR software, 32 Float v2, which adds compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Users on 32 Float will need to install the latest update from Unified Color’s website or through the in-program update process. In addition, Unified Color will also be running a summer promotion offering 10% off all their software through June 29.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Tiffen Dfx 3 Video and Photo Plug-in Review

Tiffen Dfx 3 Premiere Pro Film Stocks Panel Comparison

Tiffen Dfx 3 Premiere Pro Film Stocks Panel Comparison

Tiffen Dfx v3 is a suite of filters and effects that is available for popular video and photo applications as a plug-in or a standalone application.  Over the past few months, I have been using the software suite primarily in Premiere Pro CS5.5.  However, I have also touched on the standalone app and as well as the After Effects and Lightroom plug-in integration.

As with any software or plug-in, understanding the capabilities of it is paramount to fully utilizing the application to meet the needs of your workflow.  I don’t pretend to have an exhaustive understanding of all that’s within Tiffen Dfx 3 at this point; however, I have used it enough to realize where it meets many of my needs and makes life easier in post-production. [Read more...]

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Released

Light Leak After

Exposure 4 Light Leak

Following up on the preview of Exposure 4 from last week, Alien Skin has officially released Exposure 4, which is a plug-in for Photoshop CS4+, Elements 9+ and Lightroom 2+.

Exposure 4 allows for post-processing photos with a number of film presets, texture overlays, light leaks and more.  Check out the preview video below.

Exposure 4 is available direct from Alien Skin’s website.  It costs $249 for the full version.  Upgrades from any prior version of Exposure is $99.  Exposure 3 users who bought in since November 2011 can get the Exposure 4 upgrade for free.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Alien Skin Exposure 4 Preview

The above video shows off a preview of processing a glamour photo with Alien Skin Exposure 4.

I’ll pass along full details once the software is officially released later this month.  Exposure 4 will run $249 for the full version, or $99 for upgrades from Exposure 3.  If you’ve bought Exposure 3 since November, the upgrade is free.

Also, check out Alien Skin’s Exposure page for updates.