New GraphicConverter for Mac OS X

This is great news for everyone who knows about Graphic Converter -- one of the longest-running, best-loved painting and image editing software packages in the world -- long before Photoshop. I cannot even begin to suggest how many times I've used this versitile software ... slide shows, converting formats to formats, opening impossible-to-open image files, reoutching, rescaling, and all manner of what to do with images . . . well, there's an all new version . . . December 26, 2012

Kick off the Holidays with Painting Apps for iPad

We're moving toward the gift and photo season, and these apps make great companions to your iPad or other compatible tablet. …
* TurboCollage – Collage Creator for iPad
* PaintMee HD
* Camera Flash PRO for iPad 2
* Auto Adjust
* Photogene is about improving your digital photos
* Bill Atkinson PhotoCard Lite
. . . and more October 24, 2012

Paint FX powerful HDR tools

Paint FX allows anyone to selectively apply photo enhancements, filters, effects and colors to specific parts of a photo. Version 3.1 adds 3 new HDR effects with advanced controls that can provide full customization to get just the right HDR look on the photos and well as adds new effects including "Flame", "Cracked Paint", "Cracked Tile", "Grunge Film", "Handmade Paper" and more. September 15, 2012

Sandy Hibbard : Lyric Marketing

We first introduced you to Sandy in our Designing Women issue back in March of 2004. Since those days, Sandy and her "Lyric Marketing" is not so much about music -- other than the musical sounds of cha-ching, cha-ching! Let's catch up and see what's going on with Sandy these days -- including her music! March 24, 2012

Photoshop (Designing Women) Madness

Yes, it's March again and you know what that means -- Designing Women! We decided to skip all the bad stuff this month and go with an all-star line-up of wonderful works including self portraits from * Gemma Roberts, * Anne Pogoda, * Katherine Dinger, * Suzanne van Pelt, * Anna Steinbauer, and * Emily Warren! If these ladies aren't inspiring, you'd better check your pulse! February 25, 2012

Black History Month 2012

Our annual Black History Month surf takes us to the far ends of the cyberworld to find some exciting new and memorable talent! This is a continuing series, so we welcome your input and participation February 15, 2012

Illustrating with Soft Pastel

Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of the PAINTER WOW! Book, is featured in this month's Photoshop and Bookshelf as one of our BEST BOOKS of 2011! She shares her tutorial on Illustrating with Soft Pastels in Painter 12, spotlighting Painter user Pamela Wells, noted artist and illustrator January 25, 2012

Imagerie got layers

Here's a unique new image editor built for Mac OS X -- designed for the most daily tasks ; built with a very modern core engine featuring layers management, vector tools, gradient editor and an innovative history navigator. June 29, 2011

Photoshop Madness: help those photos

So you're out there shooting up a memory card with photos and you get home to discover -- these shots suck! Well, this edition of Photoshop Madness offers some quick cure Photoshop actions and retouching to turn BLAH into WOW! June 29, 2011

Real World Color Matching

The toughest challenge many graphic designers encounter is matching digital color to real world color. It's fine until it leaves the computer or digital output -- but if you have to plan, design, construct, or manufacture anything that will be painted, you're in trouble. This app may be a life saver! June 28, 2011