Capture One Pro’s editing tools and RAW processing are superb, it’s excellent for studio tethering and a sessions-based workflow but also has powerful cataloguing tools. You may still need an external editor like Photoshop or Affinity Photo, but only for complex composites.
Verdict: 4 stars ★★★★ For value for money, features, power and the sheer innovation in its editing tools, Luminar 3 is brilliant. However, the new Libraries feature has some frustrating quirks and doesn’t feel quite finished yet. Continue reading Luminar 3.0.2 with Libraries review
It’s Skylum’s first Luminar update of 2019 and demonstrates its commitment to free (and frequent) updates. Both the Mac and Windows versions have been improved, so let’s start with what’s new for Windows users. Skylum Luminar for Windows new features … Continue reading Skylum Luminar 3.0.2 free update brings important improvements and bug fixes
SN-05 is a pretty unromantic name for an image style, but it’s worked quite a transformation on this sunlit winter tree and sky. It’s one of … Continue reading SN-05 from Capture One’s Seasonal Style pack
Welcome to the new-look Life after Photoshop. It’s been redesigned to ‘resurface’ a lot of existing content that might otherwise just disappear off the bottom of the timeline. The new homepage has six featured posts linked by a common tag, … Continue reading Life after Photoshop redesigned
Adjustment layers started out in Photoshop as a way of altering the look of an image without actually changing its pixels. It was the start of non-destructive editing. Now, adjustment layers are everywhere, not just in Photoshop, and for me … Continue reading The power of adjustment layers and masks
Adobe is claiming its new feature offers a 30% increase in fine detail resolution. It’s just one of a number of improvements and enhancements across the Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom ecosphere, but it’s the one likely to attract most … Continue reading Adobe February 2019 update brings new Enhance Details feature
Well, I actually think you can. I like taking pictures with my iPhone. It’s partly a practical thing, as it’s the camera I always have with me. More than that, though, it makes me see things differently. I see compositions, … Continue reading Can you really take proper pictures with a smartphone?
Life after Photoshop will be getting a new look on Sunday February 17. It will be more picture-led, with more ideas, more accessible content and a more dynamic look. If it turns out everyone likes the old look better, we’ll … Continue reading Time for a makeover
Sunsets don’t always come out the way you want them to, so here’s a quick way to enhance them with a white balance adjustment and a graduated filter effect. This picture was shot using the auto white balance on a … Continue reading How to enhance a sunset with white balance and graduated filter adjustments
The big new feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2 is a new AI Quick Mask tool, which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to automatically identify colours, tones and textures with just a few strokes, and create complex masks that would take much longer to create manually. Continue reading ON1 Photo RAW 2019.2 is announced, and you can get 20% off here
Lithuanian software company Pixelmator has release an update to its award-winning Pixelmator Pro application. Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism concentrates on its layers features and will be most relevant to designers and illustrators. Continue reading Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism brings a big update to layers handling