Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Adobe Fix – First look !!

Adobe has come up with yet another iOS app for image retouching but for a change this time it is free to the users!

The first version was introduced in the app store few days back (on Oct 4th 2015) and I am already falling in love with its functionality and ease of use.
This app is packed with features which are useful for Instagrammers and Facebook addicts.
Features like crop, vignette, exposure, contrast are available in several other apps including the one which I often use (Aviary). Here are the most powerful functionalities which are found in this app:
Spot Heal: This is an amazing Photoshop feature which is now available in ipad and iphone through this app. Most of the candid mobile photographs will end up having unwanted objects and unknown person in the frame. Spot heal works like a magic to remove these blemishes.
Liquify: If you are a Photoshop user, I am pretty sure you would have used this filter for creating crazy effects or for portrait photo retouching. This functionality in an ios app will open more doors to creative people !

Paint brush with blend option: Blend option is a boon when available in the brush tool. By adjusting the opacity the color from the brush blends brilliantly with the image.

Start in app finish in desktop Photoshop: Another interesting feature in this app is that the images can be directly send to desktop Photoshop CC for further editing.
On the first looks , this app looks promising. I strongly believe that I am gonna  start using this more often. Sorry Android and windows phone users, as of now this app is available only in ios platform.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Feature your photo in Yahoo weather app

I am a big fan of Yahoo weather app. I prefer this app more than the default iOS weather app. One of the core reasons for my attraction to this app is the beautiful location based background pictures.

After some research, I was excited to know that those photographs are from real users, selected from a Flickr group and everyone have a chance to publish their photographs. 
The challenge ?
Till this point every thing sounds simple right? Here is a minor challenge : The photograph should have location information for Yahoo to associate it with a particular location, In other words photograph should be geotagged. 
At present, photos can be geo tagged in Flickr itself using Organizr.
Here are the complete sets of guidelines: https://www.flickr.com/groups/projectweather/
Good luck to reach millions of smartphones  :) 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day Wallpaper

Our Valentines day themed wallpaper design got featured in Smashing Magazine.

[Tools used : Adobe Photoshop + Adobe Illustrator ] 

Click here to download wallpaper for your desktop/tablet/mobile :  Download

Check out out other valentines day wallpaper here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Miracle Tools in Photoshop Part 2 - Content Aware move tool in Photoshop CC (Step by Step)

Lately I have been obsessed with ''Content aware move tool"in Photoshop. To know more about it,first we need to know about "content-aware tool". For those who wanna know what "content-aware tool" is,click here.

- Content aware move tool is used to select a particular portion of an image and move it.This tool can help you skip all the complex time-consuming blending activities.

- This tool is most effective if the background has same pattern like cloudy sky or leaves.

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.