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HDR Express

HDR Express, the newest offering from Unified Color, is one of the easiest-to-use solutions we’ve seen yet.
By The Editors
The popularity of HDR has inspired a lot of software development, making it one of the more competitive categories for special-effects apps. HDR Express, the newest offering from Unified Color, is one of the easiest-to-use solutions we've seen yet. The simple, clean interface reduces the steps involved to really streamline…

Portrait Professional Studio 9

Nobody’s perfect. Hollywood makeup artists earn their livings on this fact—but most of us don’t have a stylist with us every time we shoot a portrait.
By The Editors
Nobody's perfect. Hollywood makeup artists earn their livings on this fact—but most of us don't have a stylist with us every time we shoot a portrait. That's where software like Portrait Professional can help smooth out the rough edges for the most flattering results. Recently updated to version 9, this…

Video-Editing Software

Now that professional still cameras are evolving to provide high-quality, high-definition video capture, the line between photography and video is blurring even further.
By Dave Willis
Now that professional still cameras are evolving to provide high-quality, high-definition video capture, the line between photography and video is blurring even further. Movies are called motion pictures, after all, and thanks to the ease and popularity of posting video online with sites like YouTube, photographers now have an extra…

Framed!

One way to add interest and importance to a photo is to frame it.
By The Editors
Black-and-white images are particularly well suited to colorful frame treatments. For a color photo, try using a woodgrain or metallic pattern, or use Photoshop’s Desaturate command to change a color pattern into a monotone one (Image > Adjustments > Desaturate). One way to add interest and importance to a photo…

Trade Tricks: Color Harmony

The path to getting a better print starts with a color-managed workflow.
By Adam Crawford
The path to getting a better print starts with a color-managed workflow. Calibrating your monitor is an important first step, but for the ultimate in control, you'll also want to create ICC profiles for your printer. An ICC profile is a small data file that tells devices how to interpret…

Photo Finish

Fine-art effects can add a lot of visual excitement to your photography, but mastering the illustration tools to achieve those effects can take a lot of time and practice. That's where creative software filters and effects can be a terrific help.
By Adam Crawford
Fine-art effects can add a lot of visual excitement to your photography, but mastering the illustration tools to achieve those effects can take a lot of time and practice. That's where creative software filters and effects can be a terrific help. The Photographer's Edge Library from Graphic Authority—a set of…
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