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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

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

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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

PhotoSync, still one of the great apps for iOS! Get your photos together

Never mind those other apps ... we've told you about PhotoSync before, and now they've given it a killer update to the app when you need to transfer, backup and share photos and videos over the air. The update introduces transfer from / to "OneDrive for Business" and over 50 further improvements. August 24, 2017

Putting video segments together gets easier and more intuitive with Splitt

Have you tried the new iMovie? What did you think? Did you ask why they made it harder to use and more cryptic to find your way around? When you need to put together some quick video, you may want to check out Splitt August 22, 2017

Is it worth 13-bucks to get your print colors to always match your screen colors?

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Investing in your color management is always a good investment -- particularly when you can see your color selections in print. During my DGEF Creative Layout Techniques seminars one of the most frequent questions from attendees was how do your get the print color to look like the screen color? That's always been one of the tough nuts to crack -- and my answer and solution to ALL those screen to print color woes was : See it in print. Period. There is no monitor, and no software that will satisfy your color eye. If this was available then, this would have been what I would recommend. August 14, 2017

Alternatives? How To Ditch Adobe Creative Cloud

Level up tutorials brings us an excellent overview of just a few of the new apps which can replace getting hooked on Adobe's subscription based software. This is a video. :-) Two thumbs up for Scott at Level-Up Tutorials July 27, 2017