Archive for September 12th, 2006

Sep 12, 2006

Epson Print Academy at Photoshop World-Report

Last week, at Photoshop World, Epson held a special “mini” Print Academy. The question was, would people come and could we cover what we needed to cover in such a short period of time. The answer to both questions was yes!

Sep 12, 2006

Adobe Announces New Elements Bundle

Integrated Photo and Video Functionality Offers More Ways to Make and Share Creations Just in Time for the Holidays

Press Release: SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 12, 2006 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced two milestone upgrades to its digital photo and video products for consumers, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 5.0 for Windows® and Adobe Premiere® Elements 3.0 for Windows. The unique integrated functionality of the products allows users to do more with their photos and videos, whether adding impact to photo slideshows with video effects and transitions, providing dramatic pauses to videos with freeze frame effects or creating professional-looking printed CD/DVD labels and covers.

Sep 12, 2006


newstar.jpgSource: Dateline Hollywood (satire)

Hollywood — There’s been a sudden boom in the so-called Photoshop Diet after CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric quickly lost a stunning 20 pounds on the weight-loss program.

“I’ve been eating like there’s no tomorrow, and I still look thin in the new photos I’ve just put up on my website,” said former “View” co-host Star Jones Reynolds.

Sep 12, 2006

onOne Software Announces Mask Pro 4

Press Release: Portland, OR, – September 7, 2006 – onOne Software, Inc., announced and demonstrated at the Photoshop World tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV, Mask Pro 4 — the long-awaited update to the company’s popular digital image masking plug-in Mask Pro 3. Mask Pro 4 provides a complete collection of Photoshop® plug-in tools that allow users unprecedented flexibility when tackling the most challenging masking job. And this new version focuses on teaching the user how to best use each comprehensive toolset for masking a wide range of images.

Sep 12, 2006

It’s hard to tell where pixels end and reality begins

edge.jpgSource: San Francisco Chronicle
Written by Steven Winn

A tree writhes and pulses on the wall, every bare limb and summoning branch tip sinuously alive. Nearby, rainbow-colored light pours in giant waves across another gallery, engulfing everything in the viscous, undulating glow of Jennifer Steinkamp’s “The Wreck of the Dumaru.”

Upstairs, more wonders await the visitor to the San Jose Museum of Art‘s “Edge Conditions” show of seductively alluring digital art. Takuji Kogo’s “A Song for the Silicon Valley” weds a whimsical audio account of a woman’s skittering sex life to dreamy aerial views of San Jose, a place the artist has never visited. It’s a kind of jokey rapture on the endless possibilities (and perils) of connecting in a world of boundless digital accessibility.

Sep 12, 2006

Deke McClelland Joins, the leader in video-based training for digital media and design software, today announced its new relationship with author and instructor Deke McClelland and the immediate availability of Deke’s training title Photoshop CS2 Actions and Automation.

Author of more than 100 books and videos, Deke McClelland is a popular expert and lecturer on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and on the broader realm of computer graphics and design. Since he began writing in 1987, his best-selling books have sold more than 3.5 million copies in 24 different languages.

Sep 12, 2006

Old Soviet Images of Venus Yield Fresh Surprises

Written by Leonard David

Beefed up imagery taken from the hellish surface of Venus nearly 25 years ago is offering new glimpses of that strange landscape.

Don Mitchell of Redmond, Washington is a retired researcher from Bell Labs and Microsoft Research. He has matched his computer science and image processing skills with a passion to study old Soviet spacecraft data.