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Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more

Adobe to offer Lightroom and Photoshop CC for $9.99 monthly

Adobe has announced a new pricing plan for photographers that bundles Lightroom 5 and Photoshop Creative Cloud together for $9.99/£8.78 per month. This plan makes it possible for photographers whose only interest is image editing to make use of both of these apps without signing up for a much costlier subscription to the complete Creative Cloud suite. No previous version of Photoshop is required. Read more

Adobe announces new 'Focus masks' feature in CC update

Following last week's video teasing the release of a new feature coming to Photoshop CC, Adobe has made the update official. In addition to the 'Focus Masks' feature that we already knew about, today's official announcement brings a host of mostly minor new features including new blur effects, updates to content aware fill, and improvements to tools like smart guides. Read more

Adobe announces 'Photoshop Mix' for iPad

Adobe has announced Photoshop Mix - a new image organization and manipulation app which can sync with Photoshop CC for desktop computers and Lightroom Mobile via Adobe's Creative Cloud. Photoshop Mix allows you to access local files on your iPad, as well as import pictures from Creative Cloud and social media sites like Facebook. You can apply one of several preset filter effects, as well as crop and edit files using touch-based selection and masking tools. Click through for more information on connect.dpreview.com

Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature

Adobe has released a video sneak-peek of a new feature due to be introduced into Creative Cloud which the company is calling 'Focus masks'. In the video, Zorana Gee, senior Photoshop product manager explains that with focus masks, Adobe is 'adding a new way to make an automatic selection based [on] pixels that are in focus versus out of focus'. Click through to watch the video and learn more. 

Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again

Even longtime Photoshop and Lightroom users sometimes forget the myriad of keyboard shortcuts used to trigger the program’s powerful features. Now web developer Waldo Bronchart has made a web application called 'Application Shortcut Manager' to help you remember. It's an interactive website that displays all the keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop, Lightroom and Blender. Learn more

Behind the Shot: Shredded

Nature photographer Erez Marom explains all about the creation of his shot 'Shredded', from location, equipment, composition and parameters down to post-processing.

Alien Skin Software announces Exposure 6 plugin

Alien Skin Software has announced the latest version of its flagship photography effects software. Exposure 6 now includes a 'Bokeh' focus and lens-simulation feature, an updated image processing engine for instant previews, enhanced user interface for quick workflow, and unlimited creative texture control. The analog film emulation and creative effects software integrates with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Aperture or can be launched as a stand-alone program. Learn more

10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips

Fashion and fine art photographer Thomas Park shares the shortcuts that he finds most useful, along with tips for combining them in a fast, fluent manner. While many of these shortcuts and techniques may be familiar to you already, they can be combined to minimize context switches for maximum efficiency. Learn more

10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips
Photographer Thomas Park describes 10 essential time-saving shortcuts and a "fluent workflow" for efficient image editing with Photoshop.
Adobe adds Perspective Warp and 3D printing to Photoshop CC

Adobe has released a major update to Photoshop for Creative Cloud subscribers. The most notable new features are Perspective Warp, Linked Smart Objects and 3D printing capability. Other improvements include enhancements to Scripted Patterns and fills, performance boosts for Smart Sharpen, Adobe Generator improvements for rescaling Smart Objects and adding padding, and font transformations and shape selections. Learn more

Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer

When Adobe announced a version of Creative Cloud for photographers in September, there was a catch -- you had to already own Photoshop CS3 or later to qualify for the special pricing. Now Adobe is lifting that requirement for a limited time. Through December 2, 2013, the $9.99 (£8.78/€12,29) per month subscription (for the first year) is available to everyone. Learn more 

Behind the Shot: Winter Paradise
Nature photographer Erez Marom tells the story of his Aurora Borealis shot 'Winter Paradise'.
Photoshop Elements 12 adds useful editing tools, without the subscription

Adobe has released version 12 of its Photoshop Elements software for Mac and Windows. One of the highlights of the latest version of this consumer-friendly photo editor is 'Mobile Access', which uses Adobe's Revel cloud service to let users view and retouch photos on their mobile devices, keeping everything in sync. Other new features include 'Content-Aware Move', guided editors, and 64-bit support for Macs. Best of all, there's no monthly subscription fee. Read on to learn more about Elements 12, and if it may be a good substitute for its big brother.

Behind the Shot: Lost in Space
Nature photographer Erez Marom takes us through the complicated process he went through to achieve his image 'Lost in Space'.
Behind the Shot: Nautilus
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains his workflow in making his shot 'Nautilus', from location and composition to post-processing.
Blending modes: Tools for post-processing
Photographer Thomas Park shows how Photoshop's layer "blending modes" can be used to fight stains, warm up cold hands, and even sharpen images.
Shooting Godafoss: Erez Marom takes us behind the picture
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains how he created his image 'Shooting Godafoss', shedding light on everything from image parameters, location, composition and gear choice to post-processing.
DxO Viewpoint 1.2.1 now compatible with Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5

DxO Labs has updated its distortion-correction software Viewpoint to version 1.2.1, meaning it's now compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5. Viewpoint works both as standalone software and as a plug-in, and is designed to correct for perspective distortions such as converging verticals, and to restore more natural proportions to objects at the edge of the frame when shooting with wideangle lenses. The company has also announced that all of its software is on sale at reduced prices until 31st July. Click through for more info and download links.

Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC

Adobe has released the latest version of Photoshop: CC for 'Creative Cloud'. It's the first to be made available solely though the company's controversial subscription-only model, that requires users to pay an ongoing monthly charge of £17.58 / $19.99 for access to the software. New features include a revised 'Smart Sharpen' function, a 'Camera Shake Reduction' filter, and the ability to apply Camera Raw edits as layers. The latest versions of other Creative Cloud apps such the video editor Premiere Pro are also now available to download.

Behind the Shot: Dark Matter
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains how he created his image 'Dark Matter', shedding light on everything from from composition and gear choice to post-processing, and what to call the final picture.
Photoshop Gradient Tool: Part 2 - Adjusting Images
Photoshop's Gradient Tool can be used with layer masks for creating both tonal edits and photo composites. Photoshop instructor Jean Miele shows why this largely underused tool should be a part of every power-user’s repertoire.
RFC: Beating Photoshop's Rent Forever Cloud Trap
Request for Comment: How to create a good quality photographic workflow that: ( has no monthly payments ( Adobe Cloud ) | is archival | fast to use | the best workflow for your requirements | Can include Photoshop CS perpetual License for years to come even if new RAW formats come out ).
Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction

Yesterday's announcement by Adobe that it will cease 'perpetual license' sales of Photoshop and its Creative Suite counterparts has generated considerable backlash here on dpreview and across the web. With such a significant change in store, we spoke today with Adobe VP of Creative Solutions, Winston Hendrickson for his response to the uproar.

Adobe heralds subscription-only future for Photoshop and Creative Suite

Adobe has said it will no longer be developing its Creative Suite range of software, leaving its subscription and cloud-based Creative Cloud as the only way of accessing the latest version of Photoshop. Adobe has been trying to encourage users away from the traditional one-off payment licenses and on to a monthly payment model, with features such as online storage and syncing between devices. This latest move ups the ante by making it the only option for future versions of the software.

Adobe updates Creative Cloud with exclusive tools for Photoshop CC

Adobe has updated its suite of Creative Cloud software, with the latest versions rebranded with the appendage 'CC'. Adobe Photoshop CC highlights include the Camera Shake Reduction tool that Adobe demoed earlier this year, and the ability to apply Camera Raw as a filter to any raster, vector or video layer. Creative Cloud members can now sync their Photoshop preferences across multiple devices. Click to read about these and other Photoshop CC features.

Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New
The Adobe Lightroom 5 public beta introduces a more flexible healing tool, adaptive perspective corrections, a new selective adjustment tool and the ability to edit images that are offline. Here's what you need to know to start exploring these imaging and workflow enhancements.
Focus Stacking in Macro Photography
In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom explains the technique of focus stacking and shows its implementation in Photoshop.
Google announces Nik Collection plugins suite for $149

Google has announced the Nik Collection, a bundle of all six of Nik software's imaging plugins for $149, or 70% off the original price. Consisting of Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2, HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Sharpener Pro 3.0, the collection uses a single installer which is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. It's available now as a download from the Nik Software site for $149, with a 15-day free trial available. Google is also offering existing users of any Nik plugin the entire collection for free. Click through for more details on Connect.

Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images
Photoshop's Gradient Tool can be used with layer masks for creating both tonal edits and photo composites. Photoshop instructor Jean Miele shows why this largely underused tool should be a part of every power-user’s repertoire.
Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS smartphones

Adobe has announced a smartphone version of its Photoshop Touch app for both Android and iOS. The app was originally launched for 10-inch tablets and more recently a version for smaller tablets such as the iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7. It includes features familiar to Photoshop users such as layers, advanced selections tools, adjustments and filters, but in a much smaller format. Photoshop Touch for smartphones is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play for U.S. $4.99. Read more at connect.dpreview.com

Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested

The Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 and Lightroom 4.4 release candidates include a much-anticipated re-working of raw support for Fujifilm X-Trans sensor cameras the X-Pro1, X-E1, X100S, and X20. Find out if these changes offer the quality improvements users have been waiting for.

Computer History Museum shares original Adobe Photoshop source code

The source code of the original version of Adobe Photoshop has been made available by The Computer History Museum, based in California. Photoshop started off in the 1980s as a program called 'Display' written by Thomas Knoll, before being renamed 'Photoshop' in 1990 - the year that the first version of the software shipped to customers. The download, which is available for non-commercial use with the permission of Adobe, consists of around 128,000 lines of code. Click through for more details (and some nostalgia-inducing screenshots of Photoshop 1).

DxO Labs FilmPack 3.2.3 now compatible with Photoshop Elements 11

DxO Labs has updated its FilmPack film simulation software to v3.2.3, adding Windows 8 support and Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 compatibility. Both Mac and PC versions are available, with a free 30-day trail downloadable from the company's website. The company has also announced v1.1.1 of its ViewPoint distortion correction software that fixes minor bugs.

BBC examines how fake photographs can change our memories

Manipulation of photographs is nothing new. For as long as cameras have existed, photographers have staged, retouched and combined images and passed them off as 'real'. Sometimes for artistic purposes, sometimes for fun, but sometimes for more nefarious purposes. The BBC has published a fascinating article on its international 'Future' site exploring the power that faked photographs have over us, and draws some alarming conclusions about our memories, and how easily they too can be manipulated. Click through for more information and a link to the full article. 

2012 Holiday Gift Guide
We're rounded up 14 great gifts for the photographer this holiday season. From bags to tripods to filters and more, there should be something for everyone in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers
Martin Evening, a London-based professional photographer and dpreview contributor, has updated and expanded his comprehensive book on Photoshop. For thorough and up-to-date coverage of an indispensible photo-editing program, we recommend giving Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers a close look.
Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 11

Adobe has released version 11 of Photoshop Elements, its entry-level image-editing software. This latest version introduces a redesigned UI featuring a brighter background and larger type for greater readability along with easier access to commonly used tools. A Quick Edit mode offers a simplified interface for beginners while seasoned users can take advantage of new lens blur filters, tilt-shift, vignetting and contrast editing tools. It is available for $99.99, or $149.99 as a bundle with Premiere Elements 11, Adobe's video-editing software. Upgrade pricing is available for existing users.

Researchers follow the noise to find composite images

Researchers at the University of Albany have developed an efficient and automatic process for identifying composite images, based on the different noise patterns between the two images. In a paper presented at the IEEE's International Conference on Computational Photography, a team led by Siwei Lyu showed they were able to find and locate composited material in images from an online 'Photoshopping' contest site worth1000.com. The team's algorithm exploits the tendency for image noise (regardless of source) to have a characteristic shape (kurtosis). Scanning the image for areas with different noise patterns allows the system to identify non-original content.

Photoshop CS6: Top 5 Features for Photographers
Adobe Photoshop has been around for 10 years, during which 13 major versions have been released. In this article, photographer and Photoshop expert Martin Evening takes you through his favorite photography-oriented features of the latest incarnation of Adobe Photoshop - Photoshop CS6.
Technique: Digital Photo Collages
Sometimes even the widest angle lens isn't wide enough to capture the scene in front of you. That's where photo collages come in. In this single-page technique article, Barney Britton explains how to shoot and create your own collages.
Adobe launches ACR v7.1 and Lightroom v4.1 with X-Pro1 support

Adobe has launched final versions of Photoshop Lightroom v4.1 and Adobe Camera Raw v7.1 that include support for the Fujifilm X-Pro1. Both versions include the advanced defringing tools introduced in the Release Candidate versions they replace as well as promising to address 'performance issues.' Both versions include support for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 non-Bayer color filter array. They can be downloaded from the Adobe website now. Adobe Camera Raw 7.1 works with Photoshop CS6.

Adobe launches Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate 2

Adobe has released a second Release Candidate version of Lightroom 4.1, its Raw conversion and asset management software. The latest version adds support for 13 additional cameras, including the Nikon D3200, Olympus E-M5, Pentax K-01, Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm and the three latest Samsung NXs. Interestingly, it also adds an improved 'defringe' option to reduce axial chromatic aberrations. A series of blog posts by Adobe explains the latest changes.

Adobe announces Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended

Adobe has announced Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended as part of its latest suite of creative packages. The latest version includes all the features seen in the recent public beta, including a content-aware move, video editing, the blur gallery and Adobe Camera Raw 7, which features a revised series of controls. More than ever Adobe is pushing its subscription option and Internet-based Creative Cloud service. Prices range from $999/£794 ex VAT to buy Photoshop CS6 Extended down to $19.99/£14.29 ex VAT per month for an annual subscription of the basic version.

Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7
Learn how the latest changes to the raw processing tools in Lightroom 4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7 can be used to make extreme image contrast adjustments.
Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial

The new Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6 provides a powerful yet easy to use interface to create selective focus and tilt lens effects. See these tools in action and learn how to successfully apply them to your own images.

Adobe releases Photoshop CS6 Public Beta

Adobe has released a public beta version of Photoshop CS6, the industry standard image editing software. Available immediately for free download from Adobe Labs, it introduces a complete redesign of Photoshop's user interface along with auto and background save options. Other headline features include Content-Aware Patch and Move tools, additional photographic blur filters, increased video editing capability and Adobe Camera Raw 7.

Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers

The Photoshop CS6 Public Beta introduces a host of new functionality along with a completely redesigned interface. Learn which changes and new features are relevant to photographers and image editing.

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad

After originally launching on Android, Adobe Photoshop Touch has since been released for Apple’s iPad 2. Joanne Carter of theappwhisperer.com site takes a second look at Adobe’s tablet-based image editing app to see what differences, if any, exist in this particular iteration.

Lightroom 4 Review
Adobe Lightroom 4 adds a book creation module, geo-tagging, soft proofing capability and significant changes to image editing tools. This review will show you what you need to know to get started in this latest version.
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