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

Creative Tidbits #239: gradients, politics, the constitution, the professor filmmaker and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

It's always fun to learn about new resources and people in the graphic arts industry making strong statements, and moving forward. You can easily see, and understand, how politics are playing a real role in today's Graphic Design community! Such is our collection in today's edition : creative inspiration Make America Gradient Again creative inspiration 2017’s Most Powerful Protest Art Is Quickly Making Its Way Into Museums creative inspiration NYC Branding Agency Redesigns The US Constitution, and creative inspiration Outdated Graphic Design Manuals Turned A PSU Professor Into A Filmmaker! Have fun, and don't forget to write! October 4, 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

Creative Tidbits #238: Lebanese Typography, type in lights, a short type lesson and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

With the Fall Fonts Festival in full swing, we just had to let this Creative Tidbits issue have some typography stuff in it -- and we think you'll be glad we did. Let's ask : creative inspiration"What is Typography? and visit creative inspirationA Lebanese Typography Company, and see some creative inspirationTypography in Lights! Have fun, and don't forget to write! September 27, 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

Photographers and Artists are truly loving what ImageFramer does for their self publishing!

This is a cool app that everyone who takes and presents photographs should try! Plus it's just a lot of fun working with the program, coming up with cool frames for your potos. Check it out, I think you've have a ball! August 28, 2017

Convert lettering, type, photos, drawings, or art into Artistic Chalkboard designs and signs

creating chalk board inspirations

As we highlighted in the Gallery for the Fall Fonts Fest, chalk art is a growing craze that really takes a lot of talent. Well, now there's a very cool App for Macintosh and Windows that may reduce a lot of the need for talent because it actually simulates chalkboard art! Amazing! August 18, 2017

Graphic Novel : Border Worlds: A dark and visionary adventure

Border Worlds Graphic Novel

WITH HER LIFE IN CHAOS AND NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE, Jenny Woodlore joins her brother's ramshackle trucking business on Chrysalis, a huge floating platform on the edge of the galaxy — only to find herself in the middle of a cosmic conflict that could change the very fabric of the universe. (Sample Pages Below) August 15, 2017