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Create a Gift-wrapped box icon in Illustrator

Here's another of those great tutorials in Adobe Illustrator from Ainsley Bevis. This time it's a gift-wrapped icon, perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or where ever you need gift wrapping. This is the first of three, so watch this column for the next ones. For now, get started . . . December 9, 2017

3 Tips to Snap Impressive Product Photos for a Business -- even if you do it yourself!

Product photography has become increasingly more important nowadays, and it is crucial that you showcase your businesses’ products in the best light in order to attract buyers. While it would be nice to be able to pay a skilled professional photographer to snap the photos that you need, that may not be in your budget – so do it yourself with these tips to help . . . November 27, 2017

Did you ever wish you could see your iPhone photos on a much bigger monitor?

Taking and proofing photos on a 3-inch screen is just about the most stupid thing you could think of for photography. Really? You're going to evaluate a photograph on an iPhone? It's really kind of crazy that 45 million people think nothing of it! Well, of course that's because they're all amateurs and bush-leagers. Trained and professional photographers know there's no such thing is proper photo image evaluation on a phone . . . any phone for that matter! Get your act together, and get a better view! November 1, 2017

GraphicConverter pushes the envelope for image editing even further

Longtime Macintosh developer and publisher, Lemke Software GmbH today is pleased the announce the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 10.4.3, a significant update to its award-winning image utility for Mac OS X. Described as the equivalent of a "Swiss Army Knife," GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats. October 31, 2017

Discover the world of Inktober the creative pen and ink nation

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Discover the amazing world of pen and ink artists from around the globe with a tour of #Inktober -- the drawing nation founded by Jake Parker -- and the growing phenomenon of 31 days of ink artistry! October 24, 2017

Removing and replacing difficult backgrounds is no longer difficult with Smart Mask

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Yes, it's the million dollar question. If you ask Google, you might see this question has been asked and answered one hundred thousand times more than fifteen million. (15,100,000) In fact, DTG and Photoshop Tips & Tricks have answered that question three times, once each decade PHotoshop has been alive! But every Tom, Dick and Harry (Honre) who opens Photoshop will at some point put up their own tutorial on how to remove backgrounds, and the community will eat it up and all stand in a circle celebrating another "removing backgrounds" tutorial. However, it just ain't that easy -- well, until SmartMask came along. October 19, 2017

Are you ready for Video Walls? XEffects 3D for Final Cut Pro X puts you there!

FxFactory is bringing some super bling to Final Cut Pro X! This new plugin called XEffects 3D Video Walls was developed by partner Idustrial Revolution, and allows the user to add moving video or still images to dynamic and visually striking video walls in 3D space. Do NOT miss the videos in this article! October 9, 2017

70 Year Old Artist Creates Art Tools for the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

70 Year Old Artist Creates Art Tools for the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil You can bet when you hear the name "Pirate's Moon" it's really going to be good! Now they have released MyArtTools 1.1.3, an important update to their popular drawing app, created exclusively for use with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. MyArtTools allows artists to take full advantage of the precision of the Apple Pencil, with the large screen iPad Pro. October 5, 2017

Here comes Trapcode Suite 14, from the Red Giant

Yes, they're back with more drop-dead awesome effects and updates to the industry's most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe After Effects. With a total of 11 powerful tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects, release highlights include Trapcode Particular 3.0 and Trapcode Form 3.0, which have both been completely overhauled to offer faster rendering speeds and an incredibly intuitive user experience when building particle effects. Also included is a free update for Trapcode Tao, giving users depth of field effects for more realism. October 3, 2017

AKVIS ArtSuite 12 brings new capabilities to tempt your creative juices with superb visions

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This is probably the most awaited update in a while from Akvis! ... AKVIS has released their ArtSuite 12, a photo decoration software that offers a rich collection of visual effects and frames in order to make your digital photos top-notch. You'll discover visions you hadn't expected, and take some of your ordinary photos to spectacular photos. September 26, 2017