Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

Survey Reveals that Adobe’s Photography Program is Bringing in Tons of Users

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If you’ve followed PetaPixel even just the last month, you might have noticed that Adobe extended its Photoshop Photography Program (also referred to as the Photography Bundle) to people regardless of whether or not they own a previous version of Photoshop not once, not twice, but three times.

That is: this special promotion that allowed everyone to sign up was supposed to end on the 2nd… then on the 8th… and now is extended all the way to the end of the year. And while our you guys have come up with all manner of reasons in the comments as to why Adobe might be doing this, a new survey reveals the real reason: it’s working really well. Read more…

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

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Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos that seem impossible without some manipulation. A great example of this kind of work is Kirsty Mitchell’s series Wonderland, where all of the costumes and props are painstakingly put together by hand.

Korean artist Lee JeeYoung, however, takes it to the next level. Not only does she eschew digital manipulation entirely, but all of the fantasy worlds she creates have to fit inside her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio (approximately 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet). Read more…

Instagram Account Photoshops Selfies if You Ask… Sometimes Even if You Don’t

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Here’s a new way to be violated in the social media era: Post a photo of yourself on Instagram, then wait for somebody you don’t know and didn’t authorize to repost an edited version that looks vaguely like you, except shinier and with a lot more makeup. Read more…

China is Investing in Photoshop Research After Too Many Embarrassing Experiences

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After experiencing one too many embarrassing, high-profile Photoshop disasters, China is turning its research focus on image-editing software, although not in the way you might think. Read more…

The ‘Palette’ Customizable Control Interface Takes Your Post Workflow to the Next Level

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When engineers Calvin and Ashish got in touch with us to tell us about their upcoming Palette interface, we immediately got excited. That’s because a lot of people have thought up ways to speed up your post-processing workflow with everything from video game controllers to MIDI controllers, but none of them hold a candle to Palette’s potential. Read more…

Adobe Opens Up CC Photography Bundle to Everyone for a Limited Time

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When Adobe officially announced its special Creative Cloud plan/bundle for photographers, there was a catch: you had to own Photoshop CS3 or above in order to qualify for the special $10/month pricing. Well, no more. For a limited time, Adobe is lifting that restriction and making the special bundle available for everyone. Read more…

Miranda Kerr Feels the Internet’s Wrath for Posting Photoshopped Pic to Instagram

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Victoria’s Secret model, mother, and wife to Hollywood star Orlando Bloom (for now… I’m still hopeful) Miranda Kerr landed in some seriously hot water with the Internet-at-large recently after posting a clearly Photoshopped photograph of herself to her Instagram account. Read more…

Stunning Photos of Starling Murmurations that Aren’t

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There are a few good reasons why you should go about getting in touch with a photographer before using his or her work. Even if they’re okay with blogs and news outlets pick up the work without their permission (not saying they should be, but some are) you might be missing some critically important information about the series.

Such is the case with artist Alain Delorme‘s series “Murmurations,” because these photographs that circulated the web initially as beautiful captures of starling flocks (better known as murmurations) in amazing shapes aren’t actually photos of birds at all… the images are manipulations comprising of thousands of plastic bags made to look like starling murmurations. Read more…

Interview: Susan Dobson, The Artist Behind the Haunting Series ‘Sense of an Ending’

Susan Dobson is best known for her work on suburban culture, architecture, and landscape. Her photographs have been exhibited across Canada, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, China, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. Her work was included in the Canadian Biennial titled Builders at the National Gallery of Canada in 2012, and she was a contributing artist to the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Dobson is Associate Professor at the University of Guelph.

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Susan Dobson’s series “Sense of an Ending” gives us look at architecture, decay and a literal sense of ending — reminding us that eventually everything around us will become rubble. Through the use of composite imagery, Dobson crafts scenes frozen in melancholy.

As the overcast skies in each piece forebode cold and rain, and as the architectural styles have begun to weather and collapse, these images, while fiction, portray the inevitable truth of not just homes and buildings, but perhaps cities and civilizations as well. Read more…

Chinese Government Embarrassed After ‘Miniature Woman’ Photoshop Fail

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If you’re looking to make an argument for the inherent superiority of Western-style capitalism, consider how difficult it apparently is to find a competent Photoshop jockey in the Communist world.

The latest example comes from the Eastern provinces of China, where what was supposed to be a heartwarming record of regional officials honoring the elderly turned into an internationally recognized example of how not to doctor a photograph.
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