DxO Optics Pro 9

DxO Labs has once again upgraded its flagship image editor, DxO Optics Pro. Version 9 has a redesigned interface, a unique noise-reduction feature, better DxO Smart Lighting capabilities, new visual presets, and improved export tools.

PDF2ID v4

PDF2ID has come a long way since version 2 was last reviewed in Layers magazine (September/October 2009, p. 93). The new version 4 is exclusively for InDesign CC, although the previous version is available for InDesign CS4–CS6.

Export SpriteSheets from Flash to Edge Animate

The new Adobe CC update has made it easier than ever to move sprite sheets between Flash and Edge Animate. Simply use the Generate SpriteSheet option from Flash and Import the SpriteSheet and EAS file generated along with it into Animate.

Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster

The Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster by ExpoImaging is an optically engineered lens that’s designed to make your camera’s pop-up flash up to 8x brighter.

Finishing Fireworks Using Blend Modes and Layer Masks in Photoshop CC

Everybody loves fireworks! Lots of us shoot them off. Even more of us set up the tripod and photograph them, hoping to capture the magnificence of the finale. For me, that last shot never measures up, so let’s create a blazing light spectacle with Camera Raw, layer masks, and blend modes in Photoshop.

Easier Editing with Tables in InDesign CC

In this tutorial, I will explore the basics of Table editing along with a new time-saving feature which allows you to drag and drop Columns and Rows making edits fast and simple.

Designing Trading Cards and Magazine Covers for Youth Sports in Photoshop CC

For those of you who are either parents and shoot your kids playing sports or photographers who practice sports photography at local events, you’ve probably used the easy access at school and youth league levels to hone your skills and develop a good eye for the best kind of action shots.

Create a Photographic Story in Lightroom with Photo Books

If you’ve never created a photo book, I surely hope you’ll join me on this journey because I promise you—creating photo books can be one of the most rewarding parts of your entire photographic process.

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