Topaz Labs Star Effects

Topaz Labs provides the ability to either allow the software to find your highlights, or use a virtual brush to select and add the areas to include or exclude from your image.

Simulating a Computer Screen in Adobe Photoshop

Learn to create your own custom RGB pattern and reusable Smart Object template to simulate a computer screen effect in Adobe Photoshop.

Magic Bullet Photolooks 2

There are many plug-ins for Photoshop that change an image’s looks, but few are as feature-complete as Red Giant’s Magic Bullet PhotoLooks 2. This mighty plug-in is a direct port of the company’s video color grading plug-in, but contrary to most ports, this one actually makes sense.

HDR Efex Pro 2

Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro remains one of the best HDR (high-dynamic-range) systems available. In version 2, there’s new tone mapping, improved ghost reduction, and alignment algorithms/controls.

Nikon D800

Kudos to Nikon for bringing in such an incredible camera at an affordable price!

Creating Normal Maps in Adobe Photoshop

Stephen Burns shows you how to add 3D texture to your CG objects by applying normal maps made in Photoshop.

Using Illustrator Gradients in Adobe InDesign

Learn how to bring in any custom Adobe Illustrator swatches and gradients for use in InDesign.

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2013

Maya is the king when it comes to cinematic and visual effects. Some of the notable new features that make this an intriguing update are Maya nHair, ATOM Animation Transfer, and Bullet Physics.

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