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Instagram Update Adds More Sophisticated Photo Editing Tools

Instagram Update Adds More Sophisticated Photo Editing Tools | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

An Instagram update that's hitting today will add new more sophisticated tools to let you adjust 10 tools via sliders, including brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth and other parameters. You'll also be able to adjust the strength of the preset filters you apply

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Instagram is joining the good fight today by offering a new update today. Adding sophistication and elegance to photo editing. Besides being left with just a few options for filters and no way to either downplay the overly saturated feel. Now in an almost VSCO editing way you can do more than ever.

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iOS Photography App - Gloomlogue - Temporarily Free - TheAppWhisperer

iOS Photography App - Gloomlogue - Temporarily Free - TheAppWhisperer | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Gloomlogue is an app that many of you may not of come across, it not not hugely extensive. However, it is also not all doom and gloom, it offers some interesting effects, is simple to navigate and has a decent UI.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Appwhisper.com has a special offer, a free download but it's limited. Try Gloomlogue with it's painting-esque technique of turning photos into more of a "What Dreams May Come" portrait. 

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5 Tips for Your Best Flower Photography Yet

5 Tips for Your Best Flower Photography Yet | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Are your photos of flowers not turning out how you’d like? Get five tips for capturing flowers like never before! Then, see here for a chance to take the online Craftsy class Photographing Flowers with macro-photography expert Harold Davis, and learn even more essential exposure, focus, and macro techniques for shooting captivating floral photography. 

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Getting organized, stacking your filters in the order that they should be in. In your point of view, maintaining balance. Never forget to pick the right ISO and that means printing, and printing an enlarged replica of the image.

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Creative Cloud Update Allows You to Install Previous Versions of Adobe Software

Creative Cloud Update Allows You to Install Previous Versions of Adobe Software | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

In addition to introducing a few speed enhancements and fixing a few bugs -- you know, typical update stuff -- the most recent Creative Cloud update, you can now install and run previous versions of adobe programs alongside the latest and greatest.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

After the Creative Cloud blackout, it seems this update is here to comfort that previous thought. Under the apps tab, you can click on any adobe (going back one generation) CS installations and use them now. 

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The Weekly Roundup: iPhone Editing Software's that are Now Free, Pixelmator 3.2 Revamps and Creating a Tilt-Shift Effect

The Weekly Roundup: iPhone Editing Software's that are Now Free, Pixelmator 3.2 Revamps and Creating a Tilt-Shift Effect | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Free photo editing software's that go beyond words so you just have to try them. Forming a tilt-shift effect as well as the revamped version of Pixelmator 3.2.


iPhone photo editor Since is Now Free to Download:

http://bgr.com/2014/05/23/since-free-download-iphone/


Since a photo editing app that gives users the ability to use mulitple photos in one setting.


Pixelmator 3.2 Revamped:

http://9to5mac.com/2014/05/22/pixelmator-3-2-revamps-the-repair-tool-adds-locked-layers-16-bit-support-for-all-macs-and-more/


With it's repair tool used in three very awesome functions. From the quick to the advanced setting taking on the major removal of objects.


Tutorial to show how you can use the Tilt-Shift Effect:

http://petapixel.com/2014/05/23/quick-tutorial-shows-create-tilt-shift-effect-photoshop/


Taking on a tilt-shift can be done in two ways. Using a lens or in the workflow production. If you want to create a tilt-shift, use this as your fast tutorial to get started right away.


Thankfully you can create a tilt-shift pretty quick, along with using the Pixelmator 3.2. version. However, if you are wanting to use the Since photo editing app, it's now free for download. Each week we have more news from Photo Editing Software and Applications.




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Paid apps gone free: Beautiful and novel iPhone photo editor Since is now free

Paid apps gone free: Beautiful and novel iPhone photo editor Since is now free | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Falling squarely into the "Why didn't I think of that?!" category, Since is a gorgeous and unique photo editor for the iPhone that is now available for free for a limited time.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

With the gorgeous interface and considering this is novel app, giving the opportunity to combine a series of images together and stitched them into one shot. Pretty impressive.

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Pixelmator 3.2 revamps the Repair Tool, adds locked layers, 16-bit support for all Macs and more

Pixelmator 3.2 revamps the Repair Tool, adds locked layers, 16-bit support for all Macs and more | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

The Pixelmator team is relentless, releasing significant updates to the application every few months. Version 3.2 (codenamed 'Sandstone') is no exception and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store now.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

The team for Pixelmator has repaired, improved and with great pride given more life to the editing tool than ever before. Go download the newest version of this software and behold the color-correction technology that seems effortless. Giving any area within your photo that needs to be repaired a more natural edge.

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Learn Photo Editing for magazines and wedding photographers

Learn Photo Editing http://bit.ly/1g45yVp HOW TO CREATE A CARTOON CHARACTER WITH PHOTOMANIPULATION.
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Tying in photomanipulation with a source of photo editing whether it's for a magazine or wedding...this Youtube video has the information available to you.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - 10 Things Beginners Need to Know - LensVid.com

Adobe Premiere Pro CC - 10 Things Beginners Need to Know - LensVid.com | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it
To help you get into the software Adobe's Terry White shares several tips for beginners of Premiere Pro CC.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Premiere Pro may make you overwhelmed, luckily this 10 things to know for beginners will make life so much more easier. The intensive resource is a video encoding task, but you can use it as an editor for exactly that reason.

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Photo Editing Tutorial on How to Create an Animal Hybrid with PicsArt

Photo Editing Tutorial on How to Create an Animal Hybrid with PicsArt | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it
This video tutorial will show you how this seemingly difficult task is surprisingly easy with PicsArt, breaking down the process step by step.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

PicsArt has some of the best editing effects from distortion to adding scores of lights to your images, even throwing in some popart ideas around to show off your skills. But now they've added a way to combine in a hybrid combination of two animals. What will they think of next?

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Tutorial: Short, Sweet Workflow for Editing Street Photography in Lightroom 5

Tutorial: Short, Sweet Workflow for Editing Street Photography in Lightroom 5 | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

When it comes to street photography, much of the aesthetic appeal is the limited editing that usually takes place (or doesn’t take place, I guess), leaving the story and subject the focus of the image instead of creative editing.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Importing straight to the workflow editing station. With the advice of Thomas Leuthard you should only take about a minute for each individual photo, taking the minimal and then build up your workflow from their.

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Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there's so many within each program that it's impossible to remember them all.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

We owe it to Waldo Bronchart with his new app 'Application Shortcut Mapper'. As the interaction looks fun, it helps with remembering all the keyboard layouts and tricks later for your Photoshop use.

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The Weekly Roundup: Image Editing Curve, How to Clean Up Your Background and Litely

The Weekly Roundup: Image Editing Curve, How to Clean Up Your Background and Litely | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

How can you clean up the background of your photo? Or how about Litely is improving mobile photography as we know it. Then again if you are not all that familiar with the image editing tool curve, you will be after reading this roundup!


Image Editing: Curve:

http://sidhavision.weebly.com/1/post/2014/05/image-editing-curve.html


Really any image editing program has the curve tool. A simplistic editing color or even monochrome option to enhance, darken, lighten or even a negative aspect to your photos.


How to Clean Up Your Photo Background:

http://weeder.org/rLHZs1X


If you use a fabric, vinyl or any kind of material that can collect dirt and you obviously don't want that to show up in your photo.  These steps in Photoshop will show you how to get rid of the clutter and dirt while keeping your subject clean cut.


Litely:

 

Behind Litely is Cole Rise who has made filters for Instagram and wants bring only the best for mobile cameras. Instagram filters are a bit on the more saturated heavy side, while Rise's idea is to create a software that will bring out the natural qualities of a photographers work rather than just mask the bad photos that someone doesn't want to throw away.


For now this week has brought you Litely that may just be the greatest idea to come into play, along with playing around with the curve tool. Whether you knew your program had it or not, cleaning up your background doesn't have to mean in the literal sense. Come back at the end of each week to see which three we've picked for Photo Editing Software and Applications.

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The Weekly Roundup: Slidely, Creative Cloud Updates So You Can Install Previous Versions of Adobe Software and Gloomlogue

The Weekly Roundup: Slidely, Creative Cloud Updates So You Can Install Previous Versions of Adobe Software and Gloomlogue | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Slidely came out as a new app to turn your photos into a moving video. Then after Adobe's crash they turned around and changed so you could upload various versions of Adobe to it's server. Also Gloomlogue will make you want to play with the idea that everything can look like a painting.


Slidely:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/27/slidely-launches-new-show-app-for-making-videos-out-of-pictures/


Sildely which is an Israel based creation, has a very cool concept. Think of it as a moving animation but more fluid and as if it were actually a mini short film.


Creative Cloud Updates and Allows Users to Use Previous Adobe Installations:

 http://petapixel.com/2014/05/29/newest-creative-cloud-update-allows-install-previous-versions-adobe-software/


Even though the thought goes back to one generation of the previous Adobe installments. It's nice to know that the CS6 that we learned back to front will be able to run just as smoothly.


Gloomlogue:

http://theappwhisperer.com/2014/05/30/ios-photography-app-gloomlogue-temporarily-free/


In the mood for new effects for your filters. Gloomlogue is not at all what the name suggests. Offering a vibrant painting effect is quite ideal, especially if you are at the beach or traveling along the coast.


Traveling using Gloomlogue, getting back to the basics with Adobe and making mini shorts with Slidely gave us this week an insight to what might be trending in the next month or so. Come back each week to hear more info!

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Turn Your iPad Into a Production Tool With This Gadget – Padcaster Review @ Weeder

Turn Your iPad Into a Production Tool With This Gadget – Padcaster Review @ Weeder | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Many photographers make fun of people taking photos and videos with their iPads for good reason. iPads don’t have very good lenses, you can’t attach them to a tripod and the sound just isn’t that good when recording video. The Padcaster is a gadget that was built to overcome all those issues.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

iPads have bad lenses...well they are not exactly the best. Unless you watch this video and find the tools to turn your iPad into a camera incredible enough to turn heads.

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Using Blurring, Sharpening, Dodging, Burning and Sponging in Pixelmator - Tuts+ Photography Tutorial

Using Blurring, Sharpening, Dodging, Burning and Sponging in Pixelmator - Tuts+ Photography Tutorial | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it
Pixelmator is an easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editing app for the Mac. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can make an image stand out more by using, blurring, sharpening, burning, dodging and sponging. Let's get started! | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Quick; Tags: Tools & Tips, Pixelmator
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Five essential tools are covered in this tutorial. From start to finish all the while having your image as 100% zoom gives you full coverage so the image won't be missing any spots or having too much of one thing and not the other.

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Slidely Launches New Show App For Making Videos Out of Pictures | TechCrunch

Slidely Launches New Show App For Making Videos Out of Pictures | TechCrunch | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Israel-based Slidely, which claims 50 million users across several image apps, recently closed $7.3 million in funding but it was something of a mystery what the cash was actually for. They did say they would produce an iMovie-like app, which is now revealed to be called “Show,” now on iTunes.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Besides taking videos, turning your photos into a moving movie has been made possible by the Israel-based company Slidely. With that stitching technology that gives it a smooth touch.

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Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know

Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Before you start editing, make sure that you have a good image work flow. This means saving originals in a separate place to prevent you from damaging or destroying the original image. 

Kitty Fisher's insight:

They are essential and you probably already know all 12 of these skills. But lets get down to the facts some of us brush pass what we should know and go straight to how we would like the image to be. And honestly that sometimes can call for too much of one individual tool.

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Quick Tutorial Shows You How to Create a Tilt-Shift Effect in Photoshop

Quick Tutorial Shows You How to Create a Tilt-Shift Effect in Photoshop | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Tilt-shift images can be made one of two ways: one is to capture them in-camera using a tilt-shift lens, and the other is to create the effect in post-production by using a clever blurring technique.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Tilt-shift can save that one image that may need to be blurred in one area, to make another section stand out. A quick tutorial to show you the effect and how to transform your image into something outstanding.

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Google Adds GIF & Collage Creation Tools to Its Google+ Android App

Google Adds GIF & Collage Creation Tools to Its Google+ Android App | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Today, Google has announced a new set of features for its Google+ Photos for Android app. Two of the features included in the update are the ability to create animated GIFs from a collection of photos, as well as the ability to create a custom collage.


Kitty Fisher's insight:

Animated GIFs can become internet sensations or a brilliant idea to share between friends. So Google+Photos for Android app features have updated so they now can create GIFs from a set of images.

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The Weekly Roundup: Adobe Creative Cloud, Short Sweet Tutorial Workflow and Nine Editing Cliches to Avoid

The Weekly Roundup: Adobe Creative Cloud, Short Sweet Tutorial Workflow and Nine Editing Cliches to Avoid | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Creative Cloud crashed this week which isn't good news for anyone. A short and sweet tutorial for your workflow involving street photography. And how about some cliches to avoid when editing photos, this what we have for you this week.


Adobe Creative Cloud is Down:

http://petapixel.com/2014/05/15/adobe-creative-cloud-is-down-rendering-apps-unusable/


Apps are uselss and the Cloud unfortunately took a tumble down the rabbit hole this week. The server has been suffering an extended blackout, however now everything should be working fine at the moment.


Tutorial, short sweet workflow: 

http://petapixel.com/2014/05/16/tutorial-short-sweet-workflow-editing-street-photography-lightroom-5/


With a time limit of a minute between images, this super fast street photography workflow will kick you into gear.


Nine Cliches to Avoid While Editing Photos:

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014/05/13/9-photo-editing-cliches-and-how-to-avoid-them/3/


HDR overuse, too many filters, that odd black and white photo with a splash of color (that doesn't really add to the drama of the picture)...and the list goes on. Go through this list to see if you've committed any cliches recently.


Cliches to a minute per picture during your editing process. From one to another, hopefully Adobe will not shut down this week rendering nearly every outlet useless without it. Stay tuned to what we will bring you next week.

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Simple Tutorial Shows You How to Change an Object's Color in Photoshop

Simple Tutorial Shows You How to Change an Object's Color in Photoshop | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

One of the basic Photoshop skills that many beginners want to learn early on is how to change something's color in one of their images (be that an object or someone's eye color).

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Opportunity knocks when you can change the color on virtually anything. Phlearn teaches us how to with this simple tutorial based on the basic structural nature of changing one color to another.

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Download this app right now: Stunning photo editor AFilter for iPhone is now free

Download this app right now: Stunning photo editor AFilter for iPhone is now free | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

There are thousands of paid photo editing apps in the iOS App Store and to be frank, most of them would probably be overpriced even if they were free. 

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Thousands they say and they are exactly right. AFilter for a limited time is free when the usual $1.99 would be your purchase. Not taking this offer up would be bad on your part, however these freebies means time to play around with some new photo editing software.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Is Down, Rendering Apps Unusable... Chat Support Useless

Adobe Creative Cloud Is Down, Rendering Apps Unusable... Chat Support Useless | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it

Man down! And by man down, we mean Adobe Creative Cloud. Starting late yesterday afternoon, a number of subscribers to Adobe’s Creative Cloud platform stared noticing that upon trying to use our applications or login to  with our Adobe IDs.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Having problems with Adobe's Creative Cloud, you are not the only one. Besides having no clue what is going on with the site, all we can to do is sit back and wait. In the end we may have to find an alternative.

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9 photo editing cliches and how to avoid them | Digital Camera World

9 photo editing cliches and how to avoid them | Digital Camera World | Photo Editing Software and Applications | Scoop.it
In this tutorial take a look at nine of the biggest photo editing cliches and what photographers can do to avoid them.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Being caught in a cliche is the last thing anyone wants. Add in some photo editing and you may be in this list of the 9 cliches to avoid. So go through this list just to make sure you are not falling into the pool that could lead to this.

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