IMAGE CREATION, MANIPULATION & EDUCATION

I still can’t paint, but I can use DAP in Windows

In my last post I showed some examples of turning your photos into artwork using Topaz Impression, which is a cross-platform solution. Today I will show you something for Windows-only (unless you run a virtual machine on your Mac or use a Hackintosh, and I do both 😉 ): Dynamic Auto Painter (DAP). I don’t have Read more about I still can’t paint, but I can use DAP in Windows[…]

I love art, but I can’t paint: Solution!

I’ve been a photographer for decades but never an artist. But I think even if I could paint, I wouldn’t have the patience… So the perfect solution is to transform my photos into artwork! There are several software titles that do this, and one of my favorite is Topaz Impression, which is now included in Read more about I love art, but I can’t paint: Solution![…]

The latest from ON1: Resize 2017 (discounted)

ON1 Resize 2017 is available now, with a $20 off deal available through the end of September 2017. An Organizer (Browse module) and Resize module combine into this version, ON1 Resize 2017. Based on Genuine Fractals technology – patented, fractal-based interpolation algorithms that quickly enlarge your images without loss of sharpness or detail, ON1 Resize Read more about The latest from ON1: Resize 2017 (discounted)[…]

Today’s artsy: Flying Pig Lounge

This has got to be my favorite doorway, the lounge entrance at a Lucille’s steakhouse here in SoCal. Ironically, I’ve never used this door, but have been in the main entrance (100′ ft. 7″ to the south, as it says). I captured this image with an iPhone and followed it with some post processing using Read more about Today’s artsy: Flying Pig Lounge[…]

Right place, right time, wrong camera!

I was out last evening and upon exiting a store got surprised by the largest rainbow I had ever seen, in SoCal or anywhere else! A complete arc across the sky, full spectrum colors, and it lingered for quite awhile. I only had an iPhone with me so I captured what I could. This first Read more about Right place, right time, wrong camera![…]

Topaz Clarity news: Included in Topaz Studio, discounted

Topaz Clarity is now a part of Topaz Studio! To celebrate, Topaz is giving a 30% discount on the Clarity Pack in the Topaz Studio Store, priced at just $34.99 through September 12th, 2017. No coupon code is needed (the price is automatically discounted in the store). With improvements to the Precision Contrast and HSL Read more about Topaz Clarity news: Included in Topaz Studio, discounted[…]

Lightroom users! The ultimate preset bundle

I just got word from PhotoWhoa that they are offering a mega-bundle of 11,000 Lightroom presets for $49, original value $1K. Speaking of PhotoWhoa, keep an eye on all the other useful free and discounted stuff they offer (digital imaging software, photography training, etc.). Offers do expire, so if you see something you like… Thanks Read more about Lightroom users! The ultimate preset bundle[…]

Buzy dayz!

I’ve been away from posting for a bit because I work in higher ed IT and next week classes start… All summer I’ve been busy working on reimaging and updating computer labs. Beginning this past semester I had the very large Visual Arts department added to my “evil empire”, as my supervisor calls it. My Read more about Buzy dayz![…]

Don’t delete it!

In the course of taking your images, you are sure to generate a fair number of clunkers. Our common practice when later reviewing the results of a shoot on the computer is to delete all the ones with technical or other issues without giving it a second thought. Here’s an unretouched/uncropped example of an image Read more about Don’t delete it![…]