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Howard Millard Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

Since I reviewed Version 2 over a year ago, Extensis has significantly upgraded its powerful PhotoFrame software, a plug-in to create a tremendous variety of exciting image frames and border effects. With the new Version 2.5, you can quickly create an unlimited array of effects from high-quality frames designed by professional artists, or use the included Instant Frame and Instant...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Are you looking for a way to make your digital photos really stand out? Starting with one of your existing color shots, here's a great way to create a dynamic new image that will really catch your viewer's eye. By combining a black and white...

Howard Millard Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

Mysterious, evocative, otherworldly--these are all terms that describe the powerful emotional and visual responses to black and white infrared (IR) photography. For landscapes, this approach yields striking, contrasty images where healthy green foliage, which strongly reflects IR radiation, appears to glow in snowy white tones, while blue skies and water darken dramatically.

Howard Millard Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Epson Perfection 4870 Pro Quick Look
Scans a variety of films, prints and objects
Fits on any desktop
Fast scan time
$599 (4870 Pro), $449 (4870 Photo)

Howard Millard Posted: Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

Corel Painter, now in Version 8, has been among the world's top painting and drawing programs for more than a decade. So what does this mean for photographers? Painter 8 includes powerful, controllable commands to convert your photos to look like...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to draw and paint but didn't feel that you had the technical skill? Well, Photoshop can help you awaken the artist within to transform one of your own photos into a pencil sketch or line drawing. A fine black and white rendering may be exactly the effect you're seeking to create a unique, elegant look for your subject, or a new service to offer to...

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Howard Millard Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

Color can thrill, color can dazzle, but often a black and white or monochrome image is more powerful. Black and white may better convey the feeling you want to evoke for a particular image--more dramatic, more abstract. Paradoxically, even when you know that you want a final photo in black and white, you should shoot digitally in color, as you should scan a film or print...

Howard Millard Posted: Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Just when you thought that there really wasn't much more that Adobe could possibly cram into Photoshop, Version CS2, part of the Creative Suite, was released last year. Whether you're a seasoned digital pro or a newcomer, how do all these new features work and how can they improve your workflow and shorten the time you spend in postproduction? Check out the valuable...

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Howard Millard Posted: Jul 01, 2008 0 comments

You can use your flat-bed scanner as a camera to give a special look to small objects such as jewelry, rocks, bones, insects, plants, and flowers.

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