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What if Man of Steel Was in Color?

Zack Snyder‘s 2013 contribution to the Superman movie franchise ‘Man of Steel’ had a very subdued color palette, so much so that disappointed YouTuber VideoLab decided to give it a saturation boost. Watch the fan edit below and see what you think; Of course this being the internet, opposing views were quick to be published. What are your thoughts? Do you prefer the movie’s desaturated look or VideoLab‘s interpretation? Leave your replies below! Read More »

Adobe Lightroom CC, Panorama Merge, Facial Recognition and More New Features

Almost two years since the release of Lightroom 5, today Adobe finally announced the long awaited Lightroom CC (which will be available as a standalone product titled Lightroom 6). Here are some of the newly announced Lightroom features; Faster Performance Adobe have been slow to adopt GPU accelerated computing, but Lightroom CC promises to offload portions of compute-intensive rendering to compatible graphics cards. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed up to 10 times faster, especially in the Develop module ~Adobe Read More »

Why Photoshop Won’t Edit Banknotes

It makes perfect sense when you think about it, but since the death of actor Leonard Nimoy sparked a surge in Canadians ‘Spocking’ banknotes (altering the visage of former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier to resemble the character), writer Jillian Steinhauer discovered that Photoshop won’t play along. The software brings up a dialog box to inform the user that ‘This application does not support the editing of banknote images.’ Drag the image above to a recent version of Photoshop and you’ll encounter the same message. Adobe’s Counterfeit Detection System has been in place since Photoshop CS. Read More »

Gry Garness, Retoucher and Teacher Passes Away March 29, 2015

It is with sadness we report that Gry Garness, a retoucher and trainer many of our readers will be familiar with, lost her battle with lung cancer on Sunday, March 29th. During her career Gry wrote five hugely popular e-books, and produced video tutorials alongside her work retouching for household names, including ‘album covers for Westlife, Des’ree, McFly, Alesha Dixon, VV Brown, as well as press shots for Adele, Sugababes, Paul Weller, Sam Sparro, and Keisha Buchanan and a large amount of work for BBC’ (from Gry’s official biog). Read More »

Photoshop 1.0 Was So Awful That Experts Can’t Use It

To celebrate the 25th birthday of Photoshop, CreativeLive decided to do what surely no-one has dared to, or been able to, in years; run Photoshop 1.0. The testers include some of the foremost names in Photoshop training including Matt Kloskowski and Julianne Kost. See the results in the video below. They aren’t pretty! I’ve no idea if they ran the software on old hardware or within a virtual machine, but I have a strange urge to try it myself that I might have to indulge at some point. In the meantime, thank goodness for CC. Read More »

Garage Magazine Augmented Reality Issues

Garage Magazine No.8, Spring/Summer 2015 has gone CGI. There are 5 alternative covers (featuring Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Lara Stone, Binx Walton and Joan Smalls each wearing a pair of Beats by Dr.Dre Headphones), and each cover has its own augmented reality rendered animation, viewable using the Garage No.8 App. Watch the video below, it’s absolutely mind-blowing. Here are the five unanimated covers in full. The magazines are available on sale here and you can find the Garage No.8 App to view the augmented reality animations here. Read More »

Photographers Build Rube Goldberg Machine

We’re sure you’ll be familiar with ‘Mouse Trap’, the board game played by millions of children since the 1960’s. Some of those players evidently grew up to be photographers. The staff from 2D Photography in Canada spent months producing a video that’s well worth wasting four minutes of your lunch break on; Here’s a video explaining the prep work that went into making four minutes of awesome; For more on Rube Goldberg and the extravagant devices named after him, see Wikipedia. Read More »

#Blueandblack or #Whiteandgold? A Photo Expert Ends The Dress Debate

This morning my Facebook news feed was having some kind of end-times meltdown over this tumblr photograph of a dress. Last night a photographer friend posted ‘What colour is this dress? Mind blown.’ It was clearly white and gold on my iPhone, so I was entirely baffled by the number of people claiming it was blue and black. As the comments rolled in split between two camps I became pretty sure it was some sort of social media flashmob mindgame, so I resolved to get some sleep and view it in a colour managed environment the next morning. It’s blue and black. Read More »

‘Photoshop’ Music Video – Nouveau Parfum

With lyrics censuring industry ideals of beauty, French-Hungarian singer Boggie’s music video depicting the perceived extent of photographic post-processing has attracted almost six million views. Singer Boggie, real name Csemer Boglarka, appears to be ‘perfected’ throughout the video by Photoshop-like software. Of course the program used isn’t actually Photoshop and nothing on the market could render those changes in real-time, the music video took eight hours of make-up, hair and lighting changes, with four months in post-production. Read More »

High End Photo Retoucher Daniel Meadows