Tag: photoshop

How-to: Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Learn how to use focus stacking to get really sharp images.

Adobe Capture CC Review

I’ve just published a review of Adobe’s Capture CC at Download.com. The app for iOS and Android bridges the real world with the digital, allowing designers and artists to sample textures, colors, fonts, and materials using a device’s camera, and then pass those to Adobe applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Capture CC is a ...

Fun with Depth Map Photos

When you shoot a Portrait Mode photo on an iPhone, the camera generates a depth map, which is a representation of which objects are closer or farther from the camera’s lens. Apple uses that depth map to identify the background in an image and add simulated blur to give the effect of a shallower depth ...

Astropad Studio Review at Macworld

I’ve always looked curiously at photographers who use Wacom digitizer tablets to assist in editing their photos. Does it really help? More important, is it worth paying several hundred more dollars? I already have a perfectly good tablet: the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. At Macworld today, I review Astropad Studio, an app for both ...

Affinity Photo for Desktop 1.5.2 Review

At DPReview, I review Affinity Photo for Desktop (the Mac version), an affordable image editor with nearly all the features you need, minus a monthly subscription fee.

Review: Picktorial 3.0

I review Picktorial 3.0 for Macworld, a clean, professional photo editor for Mac with a novel way of working with image files.

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Macworld Reviews Adobe Photoshop Fix

As mobile devices continue become more powerful, we can do more with them, and that applies to photo editing. Over at Macworld, J.R. Bookwalter reviews Adobe Photoshop Fix, which brings many of Photoshop’s image manipulation tools—such as distort and liquify—to iOS devices. He likes it, but wonders why Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix (ugh, they ...

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Photoshop Elements 14 or Photoshop CC?

Adobe released Photoshop Elements 14 this week, and over at Lynda.com I help to answer the question: Which Do You Need? Photoshop Elements vs. Photoshop CC A lot of people think they need “Photoshop” to edit images, but Photoshop CC is usually overkill for their needs. The advantage of Photoshop Elements is that it uses ...

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Giving Away 3 Free Copies of Photoshop Elements 13 Classroom in a Book

Congratulations to Fuad K., Johnny S., and Agnes O., who each received a code to download the ebook! When I recently gave away five free ebook copies of my Photos for OS X and iOS book, I discovered some codes I’d overlooked for Photoshop Elements 13: Classroom in a Book. I can’t just let them ...

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Raw vs JPEG in Photoshop, a Practical View

While I was traveling last week, Lynda.com published an article of mine that looks at the (digital) age-old question of whether to shoot in Raw or JPEG format. Often this topic is pitched as a fight, and because photographers on the Internet are photographers on the Internet, people draw battle lines and argue. The reality, ...