The Padcaster

iPad as Mobile Video Production Studio Video production on the iPad has come a long way. Such apps as FiLMic Pro, Pinnacle Studio, and a host of portable lighting and audio solutions have ushered in a new level of professional production capabilities and applications. Figuring out how to use all this gear in tandem with [...]

Improvements to Edge Reflow CC

There were many feature improvements in the new Edge Reflow CC update. These include; the new Elements Panel, the ability to create Pages, new Font options, creating Multiple-state Buttons, and the Code Export feature. Follow along with Tom Green as he goes over these new features in Edge Reflow.

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.

Pixelmator 3.1 Marble

Pixelmator 3.1 has four major new features: layer styles and effects, liquify tools, a share option with which you can order prints, and 16-bit color per channel support on a new Mac Pro.

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