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5 Awesome Photoshop effects to enhance Digital Photography

Enhancing photographs are a piece of cake these days with numerous options and filters available in social media apps. These filters do reduce your picture quality to a certain extent. If you are planning to print your photographs, then these pictures don't give you great results. T hat is when you realize how much quality is lost in all these actions. When you manually apply effects in Photoshop the quality of these pictures is preserved and you get a flawless, no grain image when printed. These effects are so easy to use and come in handy for all kinds of photography. Be it nature, food, or p ortrait, these effects 1. Color Lookup Tool : This tool has a predefined set of effects available for various dramatic effects. All you have to do is click on the effect you want in the drop-down menu and you get amazing results in just a second. For example, let us take this picture.   This is the Honeydukes sweet shop in Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studi
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Adobe XD - Ideas to Prototyes

After a long wait, Adobe XD was released for the Windows platform. As a Windows 10 user, I was excited to see Adobe XD listed in the Creative Cloud app alongside my favorite Photoshop and Premier Pro. I would highly recommend you to check out the tutorial from the Adobe site: This tutorial gives a high-level overview of the functionalities available in the Adobe XD and will help you to kick start your first XD project. I am sure XD will help designers translate ideas to prototypes quickly and efficiently.    Adobe XD Beta is now available for Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Design, prototype and preview on your PC: — Adobe XD (@AdobeXD) December 13, 2016

What do you think about your State Flag Design ?

I got a chance to watch a TED talk by Roman Mars on Flag design this week. I got intrigued by the techniques and the concepts behind the flag design.  I started looking into a few of the State/City flags and I should say a few of them were really good.  Most of the State Flags were designed a hundred years ago. I am sure there would have been a lot of consideration, reasons, and history involved in the State/City Flag design process. It is even interesting to know that some of these designs are selected based on the entries from different designers. I have to agree with all the Flag design principles discussed in this TED talk. - Keep it simple - Should be easy to hand draw and should be visible from a long distance. - Use meaningful symbolism. - Use two to three basic colors. - No lettering or seals. - Be distinctive The flag design which satisfies these principles : Flag of Texas Flag of Portland

Google Nik photo editing Collection is now free !!

Nik Collection is a set of photo editing tools, consisting of Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine. Initially, the collection was offered for $500 and later it was dropped to $150 when Google acquired the company. Now Google has decided to provide these photography collections entirely free of cost . If you have purchased the collection in 2016, you will be eligible for a full refund. Here is the announcement from Google . You can download the entire Nik collection here .

New Uber logo !!

A few days ago I updated my Uber app and noticed an eloquent difference in the logo. I am sure many of you would have noticed it! On first look, I was astonished by the new design. when companies are moving towards simple logo designs, Uber has decided to move away from its simple and neat logo to a complex one. Somehow State Bank of India logo flashed in my mind when looking at the new Uber logo !!! Personally, I felt the old logo was simple, powerful, trendy, and easily reproducible in any medium while the new logo looks confusing with a square, circle with random kaleidoscope line design. I was curious to know the logic and reason behind the new logo and ended up reading the Uber blog post regarding this. Uber now has two logo designs, one for the ‘Rider app’ and the other for the ‘partner app’. Color palettes are going to be different for each city and they are going to be derived from the local factors like architecture, textiles, scenery, art, fashion