PSKiss BlackMagic

Adobe has a color-to-black-and-white conversion feature in Photoshop and Lightroom but recently, there’s been a growing number of third-party conversion plug-ins. Now, enter BlackMagic from PSKiss with a different approach: It’s a set of more than 50 distinctly different, black-and-white Lightroom presets and brushes to convert color files to black and white.

Designing Titles with Adobe Premiere

In this video, Daniel Bryant shows off the basics of creating titles in Premiere Pro by creating a standard lower third title window and adding text. Daniel uses a gradient to overlay the text over the video. He also creates a preset to make other titles with ease, creates a shortcut to call the template quickly, and demonstrates how to add a vignette to the edges of the video.

MotionComposer 1.6

You don’t have to be a developer to benefit from using MotionComposer 1.6 to create animated content for Websites and e-books that are viewable on any device. For Web animations and interactivity, MotionComposer’s easy-to-use interface and cross-browser compatibility make this a great program for users of all skill levels.

Finestra Art Papers

Finestra’s Premium Luster has a relatively smooth, reflective surface with fine stippled texture, producing a nice sheen. By comparison, the Pearl surface has a pronounced, evenly textured tooth, which has an appealing glimmer when reflecting light.

Edge Animate: Spotlight

For those web designers who are a bit ‘codephobic’, this four-part video series will teach some easy ways to bring your projects to life. Edge Animate offers some simple ways to add interactivity and animation to your design. In this video, Tom Green shows how to create overlays for video and images by using the Edge Commons javascript library Spotlight.

Rotation 180º Professional

Incorporating quality, innovative design, attention to detail, and high-end components, this pack was designed for outdoor photographers by outdoor photographers.

Edge Animate: Rotating Cube Animation

For those web designers who are a bit ‘codephobic’, this four-part video series will teach some easy ways to bring your projects to life. Edge Animate offers some simple ways to add interactivity and animation to your design. In this video, Tom Green shows how to create a rotating 3D cube using java script libraries.

Manfrotto 500

Manfrotto’s recently released 500 fluid video head (MVH500AH and MVH500A) replaces their popular 701HDV head. It boasts several key improvements that are targeted for the lighter payload and smaller footprint requirements of compact camcorders and HDSLR cameras.

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