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

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

creates impressive Photo effects

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

Do away with the frustrations of the new iMovie: MovieMerge+ makes video assembly a click

I have followed 'einstein's legacy' for some time, and with the changes in later versions of iMovie the world needs a more intuitive and direct means of joining several video takes into one. Here it is. June 22, 2017

Universe All-New, Killer, Text Effects from the Red Giant

Red Red Giant has brought so many cool products, we can't even remember! Just search the Design Center for "Red Giant" ... now they've come with an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.Whether it's giving text a retro look a la the 1980s, adding dynamic animations to bring them on and off screen June 19, 2017

Red Giant Films Channel Trailer

Rock - n - roll

We really liked this trailer showing special effects from Red Giant! Enjoy -- this is pure entertainment!
      Stay on top of production-proven special effects tools for digital video & film professionals. Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Pro and more. June 16, 2017

Extraordinary visions of image elements that don't exist ... until you create them

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We've told you about some of the crazy things Akvis has been doing with images ... now they're empowering you with a light stick that will generate impressive light effects in a fast and uncomplicated way. The new version includes new futuristic light effects reminiscent of UFO landings lights, starburst, laser beams, and neon flashes. Take advantage of ready-to-use presets to make your photos look extraordinary! May 30, 2017

Generate abstract paintings full of imaginative shapes and expressive color

abstract cityscape oil painting

I was at an art fair on Las Olas recently and booth after booth was selling spectacular oil paintings. I noticed how "perfect" they were, so I went in for a very close look. Wow -- nobody else noticed, but these were digital paintings -- and they were flying off the shelf at anywhere from $200 to $20,000. Hello!
      Then I get this note from Akvis and I'm thinking ... maybe I ought to give up this internet publishing and sell oil paintings in Key West. It would probably pay for my retirement! May 18, 2017

Photoshop: Create type made from grass

There really isn't better training than this -- and since we are celebrating Lynda this month, we're passing along yet another FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial by the one and only Deke McClelland! This Photoshop CS5/CS6 tutorial describes how to render text that has a grass effect using the Refine Mask tool. -- plus we're going to pass along TEN FREE HOURS OF TRAINING at Lynda.com! Photoshop: Create type made from grass September 21, 2015

Photoshop : Deke McClelland teaches creating Hobbit text

Celebrating Lynda this month, we get a FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial from Lynda.com -- Deke McClelland shows you how to create a type treatment similar to the one used in the logo for The Hobbit, and an invitation to the FREE Lynda.com traning pages for DTG readers! August 28, 2015