Saturday, July 26, 2014

Top 3 Android image editing apps


Selfies are a thing now and people are instagraming almost everything.While Instagram offers cool effects which you can use,you cannot save it unless you post it.

There are a lot of image editing apps in Android and we are going to see the one which I consider the Top 3.All these apps are free to download and have several in-app purchases.It means you can use all their basic feautures and you can pay and get their special features too.


  1. Photo Editor by Aviary
  2. PicsArt Photo Studio
  3. Pho.to Lab - fun photo editor

1. Photo Editor by Aviary







Aviary has a lot of cool image effects which I love.These effects create various dramatic images.









This is a sample of the original image.


 
After applying a few effects ,this is what it looks like.Pretty cool right.
 



It has a lot of enhancement options like hi-def,color fix,brightness,contrast.But unlike common image editing app,aviary has super cool options like removing red eye ,whiten and blemish etc.


2. PicsArt Photo Studio

 





This is another great app for editing pics . PicsArt focuses mainly on collages.This app is useful for those who love making cute collages with their pics.








They have the basic photo editing factors like effects ,controls etc.Unlike other apps this one has a lot of options for collages like frames and backgrounds for all occasions.






Another cool feature is you can draw on you pictures.You have super cool clip-arts, shapes etc to choose from.


3. Pho.to Lab - fun photo editor 



This is a high-tec editor where you can do  a lot of things.This is my favorite pick of the lot.

It has backgrounds , montages , effects, frames, filters, shape collages, cartoons, Caricature and the most famous "Human to animal" action.

You can swap your picture instead of a painting in an art gallery or make your face appear on the front page of a fashion magazine and lot more.

All you need is to select the template and choose your pictures.Within just a few seconds your pictures appears in that template and you will be just amazed.

Lets lake this picture for example.

I selected the magazine cover and then my picture above.Look what we have

Pretty cool right ??

Well these are my top 3 image editing apps.If you have tried some cool apps do let us know in the comments section below.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pixar's RenderMan - Free download !!!


Pixar’s award winning rendering software RenderMan is available free to designers this August  ! 

The happy part:   Designers will get the full version of RenderMan .

Catch:  It should be used for non-commercial purpose only.

I am really excited to try the marvelous software used for creating astounding movies like Toy Story, Wall-E and Cars 2.

Designers can register for the next non –commercial version here: http://renderman.pixar.com/view/registration

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Back to Basics : Photoshop Actions - How to record an action in Photoshop CC

Action is an amazing feature of Photoshop.An action is a recorded collection of steps which can be applied to an image.Actions in Photoshop come in handy when you want to apply the same set of steps on a large number of files.

For example , I want to reduce the size of an image to 500px X 500px.I can manually perform every step on an image.Not a problem.I can do it for 5,10 or 20 images.What if I have to deal with 100 or 1000 images.It might take hours or days to complete this job.This is when Photoshop Actions come to the rescue.

To execute action :
 
Step 1 :Recording an Action

Step 2 :Performing the action

Recording an Action:

To record an action, Go to Windows - Actions (or) just click F9 to open the actions window.
  

Open the image on which you want to perform the action.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Photoshop CC - New Features

The newer version of Photoshop is out - Photoshop CC and I am just loving all the newly added features.
I gotta say the opening screen of the CC is the best of its kind.




In this tutorial,we are gonna discus some of the top features of Photoshop CC and how to implement them with examples.

1.Camera RAW Filter - Radial Filter


2.Camera RAW Filter - Upright


3.Advanced Healing brush


4.Camera Shake Reduction



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NYC x Design 2014 - a design celebration in New York City



NYCxDesign is going to happen in New York City on May 2014.

If you stay near NYC, I would strongly recommend you to join and enjoy the design celebration.

This event will cover various design disciplines , I am sure you will find the one you love.

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 For more information visit :http://www.nycxdesign.com