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Adobe Buys Mixamo, Photoshop 3D gets a boost

  • Published on June 4, 2015
Adobe Buys Mixamo, Photoshop 3D gets a boost

This week Adobe announced they purchased Mixamo and plan to integrate the newly acquired 3D animation technology into Photoshop. With this announcement, Adobe adds to previously announced 3D enhancements for Photoshop, and we expect to be adding new training modules to the Photoshop courses at AGI to include these new features once they are added.

Photoshop Dehaze capability added to Lightroom

  • Published on May 28, 2015
Photoshop Dehaze capability added to Lightroom

Recent news around digital photography has focused on Adobe discontinuing Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS, along with Google’s soon to be available Photos app that brings new digital imaging capabilities to Android. Adobe is looking to take the focus away from what they’ll be discontinuing, and today has made a preview available for a new haze adjustment capability that will first be found in Photoshop Lightroom.

Photoshop for Android replacement coming from Google?

  • Published on May 27, 2015
Photoshop for Android replacement coming from Google?

While Adobe has announced they will no longer be supporting Photoshop Touch for Android, Google is launching a dedicated Photos service. The new Google Photos will be separate from Google Plus, will run on the Android platform, and supports many features found in the now discontinued Photoshop Touch along with a host of new capabilities.

Photoshop for Android and iOS discontinued by Adobe

  • Published on May 26, 2015
Photoshop for Android and iOS discontinued by Adobe

The only publicly available version of Photoshop for Android, known as the Photoshop Touch app from Adobe, will be discontinued on May 28. If you already own this version of Photoshop, you’ll be able to continue to use it. But it will not be available after May 28, and will not be supported in the future, which means there will not be any updates, bug fixes, or revisions. A full version of Photoshop for Android is still being tested in the academic market, but Adobe has not announced any plans to make this available to a wider audience outside of schools.

Should you Photoshop Online Dating Photos

  • Published on May 11, 2015
Should you Photoshop Online Dating Photos

A recent study from the University of Connecticut looked into the effects of using Photoshop for online dating profile images. As we teach Photoshop courses, we’re always interested to see how it’s being used, but it’s not every day that university researchers study the impacts of how manipulated images impact viewer’s perceptions. This study was seeking to determine how both men and women perceived people that had images which were retouched.

Adobe Photoshop for Android Support Expanded

  • Published on April 24, 2015
Adobe Photoshop for Android Support Expanded

Adobe systems has announced a key update for one of their Adobe Photoshop for Android products. Photoshop Lightroom version 1.1 for Android is an update to the image editing application. This update to Photoshop Lightroom adds a couple of important features for mobile users that were missing in the original release. One addition is the ability to work with images stored on removable microSD cards.

New Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Announced

  • Published on April 22, 2015
New Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Announced

Adobe has announced a new update to Photoshop Lightroom. This part of the Photoshop family of products adds more capabilities for professional photographers and digital photography enthusiasts. Adobe is likely to see a growing number of photographers move to Photoshop Lightroom as Apple has stopped updating its Aperture product, replacing it with the consumer-level tool, Photos.

The new capabilities added with this version of Photoshop Lightroom include:

Photoshop Express for Windows Phone adds capabilities

  • Published on April 17, 2015
Photoshop Express for Windows Phone adds capabilities

Photoshop Express is Adobe’s effort to provide basic digital image editing capabilities on the phone. It is a free app available for most major phone platforms. As more photos are captured on phones, and shared using services such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, Adobe is struggling to make Photoshop relevant for the average consumer. Photoshop remains the go-to tool for designers, marketing professionals, and others in creative fields.

Photoshop 3D capabilities expanded

  • Published on April 16, 2015
Photoshop 3D capabilities expanded

While most learn Photoshop for retouching images or creating effects, more and more designers are discovering the growing Photoshop 3D capabilities which are about to become even greater.  Although some additional Photoshop training may be required to learn these advanced capabilities, they can be quite useful. The new Photoshop 3D functionality is for more than just artwork, it can assist with product design and prototyping. When combined with 3D printing, this functionality can save businesses a significant amount of time and money.

Apple Photos is no Photoshop competitor

  • Published on April 14, 2015
Apple Photos is no Photoshop competitor

While we teach Photoshop classes and even write books about Photoshop, when it comes to managing thousands of personal photos, we use a number of different apps. On the Mac OS, we’ve used iPhoto, which has been replaced by Apple Photos. While Photoshop is our go-to app for any serious image editing, sometimes our concern is simply keeping track of images, especially for personal shots stored on the family computer. For this Apple has released the new Apple Photos app.

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