Tiffin filters have a long and successful history in the camera world. For years they’ve provided film photographers with the ability to modify their shots at the time of shooting, whether with a polarizing filter to cut glare or fx filters that provided starbursts or other effects.
These days, film cameras are a rare breed. So what’s a filter company to do? Recreate their filters for the digital world, of course! Where the original filters were applied before shooting, Tiffin’s digital effects filters allow near-infinite manipulation of the photograph long after the shot. Continue reading
Do you ever want to “jazz up” a photograph with natural effects? Would you like to add a sunburst, clouds, lightning, rain or fog? Maybe you need a seascape background or a starry night sky? If so, this may be just what you’re looking for.
AKVIS NatureArt can run either by itself (standalone mode) or as a plug-in to image-editing programs such as Photoshop Elements, Photo-Paint, Painter, Paint Shop, etc. In either mode, the operation is the same. You open an image, create an area to be filled with the desired effect, select the effect and apply it. Simple in theory; in actual operation it was a little different. Continue reading
When it came to receiving a review copy of this software, OnOne Software offered me the option of downloading a ZIP file or receiving a CD. Being the impatient type, I elected for the download. The 2Gb file took about 12 minutes and installation was straight-forward. It found both Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop Elements 9 installed and asked in which to install the plug-in. I couldn’t install it in both at the same time so I chose Photoshop CS5. I launched the installer again later and successfully installed the Suite to Photoshop Elements 9.
On first using the desktop icon to launch the program, it checked for updates and found one, so I downloaded and installed that as well. Following installation, my browser launched and took me to the OnOne University. Continue reading