When we do live photo critiques at my workshops and on The Grid (my weekly podcast about photography), one of the most common problems we see in photos is that they look flat (in other words, they need contrast—like the flat-looking image you see below). You can create contrast right in Camera Raw.
Bokeh creates beautiful soft backgrounds, thus calling attention to a very shallow area of sharp focus in the foreground. However, what are photographers to do when they’re unable to capture this effect in camera, when the light isn’t right, when the wish for bokeh becomes an afterthought, or a missed opportunity? Enter Macphun Software’s Focus 2 Pro.
In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant goes over some of the increased abilities of Premiere Pro when it comes to masks and tracking. In his examples, he uses Levels adjustment and blur effects on his footage and then isolates those effects using an ellipse mask. He also shows how Premiere can now track a moving subject and maintain a mask that is applied to the subject moves through the frames.
Preflight for Print FlightCheck, now at version 7, has added InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop CC support. Along with CC support, like Adobe, Markzware has added a subscription model. A one-year subscription costs $199 and a three-month subscription costs $59. For those who don’t like subscription software, a perpetual license is still available for [...]