It’s easy to get shallow depth of field with a camera. You just need a camera with a large sensor, and a lens with a large maximum aperture and the laws of physics do the rest. But adding depth of … Continue reading 3 ways to add digital depth of field with the Perfect Effects 8 Lens Blur filter
Adobe’s content-aware technology, as found in Photoshop and Elements, has a rival. Perfect Photo Suite 8 now has a Perfect Eraser tool in its Perfect Layers module. It works just like its Adobe equivalent – you paint over the object … Continue reading What’s missing from this picture? Actually, it’s seven things, all removed with the Perfect Layers 8 Perfect Eraser…
Aperture and Lightroom fans will need an external image-editor for more advanced image enhancement and manipulation – particularly if it involves combining multiple images as layers. But your external editor doesn’t have to be Photoshop, or even Elements. Perfect Photo … Continue reading Who needs Photoshop when you can use Perfect Layers 8 with Aperture and Lightroom?
OnOne Software has worked hard to promote its new Perfect Photo Suite 8 product, and it’s finally been launched officially. You can take a look for yourself at the OnOne website, and download a 30-day trial while you’re there – … Continue reading Perfect Photo Suite 8 and its new Enhance filter
If you use Aperture or Lightroom, it’s so easy to export pictures at specific sizes for web use or emailing that you probably don’t give the settings a second thought. But in order to reduce your pictures to the required … Continue reading Do you sharpen on export? It makes more difference than you might think!
Focal Point 2 is part of OnOne Perfect Photo Suite. It’s designed to replicate the shallow depth of field effects associated with wide lens apertures and the changing focus planes of tilt shift lenses, using one or more ‘Focus Bugs’ … Continue reading How to combine Focal Point Focus Bugs and Vignettes
OnOne Software’s Perfect Effects is just like Nik (Google) Color Efex Pro, offering a range of different filter effects from a single interface. Where Color Efex Pro lets you ‘stack’ filter effects, Perfect Effects lets you do even more, with … Continue reading How to combine Perfect Effects frames and blend modes
Tilt shift effects are all the rage right now, either as tools within image-editing programs or built directly into the camera. They deliberately defocus parts of the image to create the look of old-fashioned lenses, highly-controllable studio or architectural lenses … Continue reading Create a miniature effect with this Focal Point 2 tilt shift technique
OnOne Software Perfect Effects isn’t just for image effects – you can also carry out everyday image-editing adjustments, thanks to the Perfect Effects Tone Enhancer. This is used for some of the effects in the presets panel on the left … Continue reading How to adjust curves with the Perfect Effects Tone Enhancer
OnOne Software’s Perfect Effects plug-in adds effects to your images as new layers, and these work just like the layers in Photoshop. And, like Photoshop, Perfect Effects offers a variety of blend modes to control how these effects interact with … Continue reading Create new effects with Perfect Effects blending modes
To be honest, I don’t use portrait enhancement plug-ins that much. It’s too easy to end up with something that looks like a porcelain doll rather than a real person. However, I do like shooting portraits, and I do realise that … Continue reading How to get started with OnOne Perfect Portrait
OnOne Software’s B&W tool doesn’t just create black and white pictures! You can use it to recreate a whole range of delicately-coloured vintage effects too, like this digital version of the gum bichromate process. To be honest, digital versions of … Continue reading Create a beautiful gum bichromate effect in Perfect B&W