Monday, July 23, 2012

Where to buy the new Canon EOS M 18 MP mirrorless system camera

Canon just launched their first ILC camera - the Canon EOS M.

So far available with two different lenses.

The 18-55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS lens that Canon claims will provide 4 stops of image stabilization. That's the same image stabilization as the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM (and the original version of that lens, the IS USM, only provided 3 stops of stabilization)

Also available is a 22mm f/2 prime lens

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Da Vinci Digitized: Make a Customized Jigsaw Puzzle with Photoshop

Darrin Koltow from Da Vinci Digitized published this cool tutorial on how to make a customized jigsaw puzzle in Photoshop.
Da Vinci Digitized: Make a Customized Jigsaw Puzzle with Photoshop: This tutorial shows you how to create an image of a customized jigsaw puzzle for your website. You'll create the custom puzzle pieces from images relating to your puzzle's main subject, and make the puzzle's standard pieces from a texture file supplied by Adobe

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Camera Store: How to Create a Vignette Effect

The Camera Store just posted an article/blog post by Darrin Koltow about creating vignette effects in Adobe Photoshop.

There are obviously several way to add circular/uniform vignette effects, but this tutorial also touches on using shapes to create, for instance, heartshaped vignette effects.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Adorama: Adorama Exclusive | Save $50 on Doug Gordon's Summer Blast Workshop!

Subscribers to Adorama's newsletter is getting a $50 discount on Doug Gordon's 2012 Summer Blasts Workshop when using the promo code ADORAMA.

onOne Software: Create Stunning Portraits with Perfect Portrait 1 - Save $30 Now

onOne Software has, as many of the other photography software companies, having a sale on one of their products.

Perfect Portrait 1 will save you hours of time retouching portraits. With automatic face detection, skin smoothing, skin color correction, and quick enhancement of eyes and teeth, it's never been easier to create stunning portraits. Save $30 Now!
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Oloneo: 5 Days Left to Save 20% on Oloneo PhotoEngine

Oloneo who have two really excellent HDR software tools are having a summer sale on one of them (the highend/professional version). The version on sale is the one that also features HDR ReLight and HDR DeNoise - and all three can work as a Lightroom plugin.

Take advantage of summer time to get into HDR photography and give your images a new level of creativity and professionalism.
Only 5 days left to benefit from the Oloneo PhotoEngine 20% off Summer Special:
US$119 or EUR99 instead of US$149 or EUR125 (VAT may apply)

Offer good thru July 15!
Don't delay, order now:
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Nik Software: HDR Efex Pro 2 launched

Nik Software just launched HDR Efex Pro 2

Nik Software has a history of creating awesome photography tools, and version 2 of HDR Efex Pro seem like a good improvement of the old version.

New features in HDR Efex Pro 2

HDR Efex Pro 2 sports these new features
  • New tone-mapping engine – Enjoy improved color rendering, more natural results, and simplified controls
  • Unified workflow – Users in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture will all have the same experience the same features and functionality
  • Updated merging interface – Previews of each exposure and the ability to enable Smart Objects streamline the merging process
  • Improved ghost reduction and alignment – New algorithms and the ability to select a reference image dramatically improve the initial merge results
  • Chromatic aberration reduction – New controls to reduce unsightly purple & blue fringes where dark tones meet light tones
  • Updated tone mapping and enhancement panel – Completely redesigned controls for enhancing images make crafting superior HDR images fast and easy
  • Depth control – Overcomes the flat dull look that so often accompanies HDR imagery
  • Improved White Balance controls – Addition of the Tint control makes for a complete White Balance system
  • Graduated Neutral Density control – Correct or stylize your image with access to the full 32-bit depth of the merged image, providing for a natural effect especially on images with a strong horizon line
  • Improved visual preset browser – Single click starting points for a wide variety of HDR looks, newly categorized for quicker results
  • History browser – Quickly compare previous edits to your final result or the middle exposure of a series
  • Improvements to Loupe tool – Benefit from viewing clipped highlights and shadows
  • Extended language support – Maximum accessibility for speakers of English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Mandarin), and the Japanese languages

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