Create Stunning Photos of High-Contrast Scenes It’s been about five years since I last reviewed the high-dynamic-range (HDR) app, Pho-tomatix Pro. Version 5 adds Contrast Optimizer Tone Mapping, an Exposure Fusion method for real-estate photography, multiple settings in batch operations, and the ability to create faux-HDR images from one low-dynamic-range (LDR) image with Fusion set-tings. [...]
29″ Ultrawide Display The Acer B296CL 29″ LCD display has a native resolution of 2560×1080 and a unique aspect ratio of 21:9, making this ultrawide display excellent in an office environment for viewing spreadsheets, multipage documents, Web pages, or watching a movie. The full dimensions, including its thin black bezel, are 12.5″ high, 27.5″ wide, [...]
With its 1920×1200 resolution, this 24″ AH-IPS 10-bit LCD screen provides you with enough brightness and contrast options to be accurate with anything from photos to videos to graphic design. It’s worth mentioning that NEC includes a wide variety of connectivity options for nearly any type of input.
ReStyle from Topaz Labs makes its debut to fill that need and set the scene for creating photos with compelling richness and quality. From the familiar interface that Topaz fans know, ReStyle does what its name suggests: It allows the user to introduce seemingly limitless combinations of tones and visual styles.
The Perspective Grid, which has been around for a while, has been improved dramatically in the latest release of Illustrator CC. So much so, it gets my vote for most improved feature in Illustrator. Why do I like it so much? The objects that are drawn on a perspective grid and the grid itself are now connected. So if you need to change the perspective of your completed drawing, you just change the grid and the whole drawing updates to your new perspective.