Photo Phun II

I, too, am a big fan of Pixelmator…


Time to come back with a look at photography – just for the fun of it. Earlier this year I talked about using Pixelmator as an alternative to Photoshop. When I work with photos, I prefer to use Lightroom, Aperture and/or Photoshop (in that order). For extra effects, a touch of Tiffen Dfx, DFT Film Stocks or Magic Bullet Looks also gives you more pizzazz. While Pixelmator is pretty “lite” compared with Photoshop, it still gives most casual photographers more than enough control to enhance their images. Since it is based on Apple’s Core Image technology, it can also serendipitously take advantage of some of the FxFactory effects plug-ins.

Below is a set of images processed strictly with Pixelmator. I did use some of the FxFactory filters just because they were there, but understand that most of these effects also have native equivalents within Pixelmator. So, FxFactory filters are…

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Gimp 2.8 for Video/Photographers

July 12, 2013 by Dr. Michael N. Roach With Adobe’s Photoshop moving to the cloud and a subscription basis, there has been a strong movement of hobbyists and amateur photographers to seek an alternative image editing software that is less expensive and untethered. I have been teaching workshops on Image Editing for the past thirteen […]

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A Little About

March 13, 2013 by So you like freebies, eh?  Looking for anything in particular?  Need a specific PSD photoshop image to pull apart for your website or video?  Need some 3-D models, icons, wallpapers, or…? I’ve got the place for you!  I needed some kind of (free) obscure item for a project I’m working on…and […]

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Got Shaky Footage?

February 13, 2013 by Clay Asbury, Premiumbeat Got shaky footage?  The Warp Stabilizer in Premiere Pro can save the day when dealing with shaky handheld video.  In this post we show you how. Editors are constantly faced with fixing production issues during the video editing process, with shaky footage being one of the main troubleshooting […]

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