Xara Designer Pro 36...

If you are responsible for creating graphical content for work, church, school, club or an organization, chances are you never have enough time to complete your projects. With that in mind, having a tool that speeds you to successful completion of your design is what you’ve probably been...

Image editing done e...

When I first used Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, I was surprised to discover that this is both a raster as well as a vector editor – all wrapped into one product. That makes it ideal for those who need both to create their final project – no jumping in and out of separate...

EZ Mask – How to mak...

When you wish the background in your picture was different, you’ve got two choices. A) Go back and reshoot it or B) Use EZ Mask from Digital Film Tools.  If you want an exotic background, like maybe Fiji, you’ll find EZ Mask to be much cheaper & faster, albeit maybe not as much fun. EZ...

New Adobe Elements 13 now available

Like their predecessors, Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 maintain the right amount of robust organizational and editing tools that have made them extremely popular. These new versions further build on Adobe’s efforts to make their products relevant to the ever-growing number of photographers whose work is destined to be published online, particularly on social media.Photoshop Elements 13 provides the capability to create blended Facebook profile and cover photos for a more unique, more personalized, or simply more visually appealing profile page. For those who love the process of trying filters on their photos, the...

Camtasia gets exciti...

Techsmith just gave Camtasia 8 a superb new upgrade with this morning’s release of version 8.1. Adding green screen videos or specific color background removal, users will now be able to place themselves actually in their videos with just a few clicks. The other three major additions to...

Diving deep into HDR...

Just about any current book on photography will have a chapter, maybe two on HDR or HDRI photography. It’s the hot topic and most of today’s photography forums feature photographers who have been able to master it. Is it rocket science – no; but, there is some science behind it. Christian...

Field testing Photo ...

Update 2-15-13 PhotoMechanic celebrates turning 15 years old in 2013 and is offering monthly specials all year long. Check their website for free trials and the deal of the month.   One of the benefits of a high priced DSLR is the ability to shoot RAW files. That can also be one of its...