Archive for April, 2006

Apr 5, 2006

Jay Maisel Opens at the Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography

Jay Maisel’s bold, graphic, saturated color images are showcased in Retrospective, the new photography exhibit that opens April 6, 2006 at The Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Apr 5, 2006

Design software weakens classic drawing skills

Source: Reuters via The Washington Post
Written by Jim Christie–Reuters

BERKELEY, California (Reuters) – It’s not a pretty picture.

U.S. art students spend so much time toying with computer graphics these days that many wind up without needed drawing skills, university instructors say. Students are more comfortable manipulating computer graphics than doodling, drafting and drawing with pen on paper, and this has created a sharp decline in drawing skills in recent years, teachers say.

Apr 5, 2006

Macs do Windows, Too

Apple Introduces Boot Camp
Public Beta Software Enables Intel-based Macs
to Run Windows XP

Press Release: CUPERTINO, California—April 5, 2006—Apple® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac®, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS® X or Windows XP.

Apr 4, 2006

Bert Monroy’s “Monster Painting”

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Bert Monroy unveiled his latest work, Damen at the recent Photoshop World in Miami. The printed size is 40 inches by 120 inches and was produced from a Photoshop file that weighs in at 1.7 gigs–flat! Don’t be fooled folks…this is a digital painting–not a photograph!

Apr 4, 2006

Print Show by R. Mac Holbert-Seattle

Multiple Me © by R. Mac Holbert

Benham Gallery is proud to present R. Mac Holbert, of Nash Editions, in his first solo exhibition March 29, through May 27th, 2006.

Apr 4, 2006

Titanic talent: Decatur artist makes pictures pop off comic page

Source: Decatur Herald & Review
Written by Tony Reid

DECATUR – Krista Ward knows the color of the beast.

She mixes it up in her electronic computer cauldron and splashes it on via mouse clicks to create folks you really would not want to meet outside the pages of a comic book: take Marvel’s “Thanos,” aka the “Mad Titan,” for example. His ghastly lavender-tone skin has been shaded into ferocious life by Ward, along with the explosive and fiery worlds he terrorizes.

Apr 4, 2006

Lightroom Podcast Episode 3 Posted

Greg Gorman by Jeff Schewe

George Jardine, Pro Photography Evangelist of Adobe has posted a new iTunes Podcast about Adobe Lightroom with Greg Gorman.

Apr 4, 2006

AKVIS Noise Buster: Noise Suppression for Digital and Scanned Images

AKVIS Noise Buster: Noise Suppression for Digital and Scanned Images

Press Release: AKVIS LLC announces the release of new software – AKVIS Noise Buster V.1.1 for Windows and Macintosh. AKVIS Noise Buster is software for noise suppression on digital and scanned images.

Apr 4, 2006

Two plead guilty in huge US CD piracy bust

Source: Reuters via YahooNews

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two men involved in what U.S. authorities called the largest bust of pirated music CDs and computer software in America each pleaded guilty to five criminal counts on Monday, law enforcement officials said.

Apr 3, 2006

PixelGenius Ships PhotoKit Color 2

Press Release: Chicago – April 3rd, 2006 – Pixel Genius, LLC ships PhotoKit™ Color 2.0.

PhotoKit Color 2.0 replaces PhotoKit Color 1.0, an Adobe® Photoshop® Automate Plug-in that applies precise color corrections, automatic color balancing and creative coloring effects.

Apr 3, 2006

Happy Birthday to us!

Ok, I’ll admit that I wasn’t paying real close attention-April 1st, 2006 came and went before I realized that it marked a milestone of sorts for Our one year birthday.

Apr 3, 2006

Film canisters: Tiny canisters full of big uses

Source: The Orange County Register

We know film has gone the way of memory sticks and Photoshop. But keep those traditional cameras around – if only for the convenient reuses of the plastic film canisters.

Here are the 10 best tips for reusing the tiny containers, sent to us by you, the readers.

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Editor’s Note: one glaring omission from the list is a container for elicit agricultural material-a use perhaps few would admit to.

Apr 3, 2006

New Adobe PDF Print Engine Powers Next Generation PDF Workflows

Breakthrough PDF Print Technology Now Available for OEM Partners to Integrate into Upcoming Product Lines

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 3, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® PDF Print Engine, new printing software technology that ensures print hardware can output Portable Document Format (PDF) files that include complex designs and effects, such as transparency, quickly, accurately and consistently. With the emergence of PDF as the industry-standard for delivering high quality printed content, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are integrating the Adobe PDF Print Engine into a new generation of printing products.