Photoshop has plenty of fantastic tools, although there are some that many of us never use. Similarly, there are some tools that photographers would love to have, perhaps instead of those “useless” ones. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect suggests 16 tools that should definitely become a part of Photoshop and make our editing workflow way more […]
It is not trivial, but with some trickery, you can fool Photoshop’s Sky Replacement AI to replace more than just the sky. You could, for example, swap water as well. Here are the steps you’d need to take to use the sky replacement tool to swap water. The base image Below is the image I […]
Lightroom is about 13 years old now, and over the last few major releases, Adobe has added a number of tools you’d previously need Photoshop for. While it’s great to see new features like color grading, luminosity masking, and more make their way to the program, their implementation still leaves them falling far short of just using Photoshop. Here’s why I couldn’t ever use Lightroom without Photoshop.
In this video tutorial watch as Abby Esparza shows you how to create a burning effect in Photoshop. This is a really cool effect, and the way Esparza goes about doing this is definitely one of the best ways I have seen.
Photoshop has a wide range of tools that let us change our photos in almost every way we can imagine. But some of these tools are completely useless for most of us. In this fun video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect talks about five tools Adobe Photoshop has still kept in its 30-year long life, even […]
Part of that shoehorning was looking down and seeing controls labeled for photo editing things that were different in video editing. I suppose you could scrape off the existing labels and stick on your own but that seems like too much.
The overlays are custom cut and lay right over the existing Loupedeck+ controls. They fit nicely and the Loupedeck+ still works great with one of the overlays sitting on top. You could get a bit of double-sided tape or museum putty and maybe stick the overlay down a bit but it’s not necessary.
If you buy all three (or just more than one) you’re probably wondering if you can just leave them all stacked on the Loupedeck+ so they don’t get lost or damaged on the shelf. You can but the overlay on top might slide around just a bit more than if it was the only overlay on there.
There is still a bit of a learning curve for doing video work with the Loupedeck+, even with these overlays. That’s mainly because the Loupedeck software gives each control multiple levels of functionality with both the yellow Custom Mode button as well as the blue Function (Fn) button. Add them both together is there is another level of red controls that is access via being on the yellow Custom Mode and holding down the blue Fn button.
For example, put the Loupedeck+ into Custom Mode and the Whites knob works as Nudge Clip without any modifier. Those red controls work work when you use the blue Fn when you’re in Custom Mode. So you get a 5 frame clip nudge when using the Fn key in yellow Custom Mode.
IMHO, these overlays make the Loupedeck+ much more useable with Adobe Premiere Pro. I can imagine that would be just as helpful with both After Effects and Photoshop.
One thing I noticed is that if you’re using the Loupedeck+ for a lot of craft, offline editing you’ll be hitting the Custom Mode and the Function (Fn) keys a lot to get to useful editorial things like slip/slide and trimming functions. The basic control labels mapped onto the Loupedeck+ by default are still the default for Lumetri color work like Exposure, Contrast etc.
I would love to see an overlay with craft editing in mind that puts those main offline editing tools at the first, unmodified level of key usage. Right now the unmodified controls are for a lot of the Lumetri color controls. Perhaps once Loupedeck finally releases an update to control Motion parameters like scale, opacity and position in Premiere we can get another overlay.
While Blackmagic might’ve beaten them to video editing, when it comes to photo editing, Adobe is first out of the gate with a new Photoshop beta for Apple’s new ARM-based Apple Silicon machines. Naturally, it requires one of the newly announced Apple computers, and a paid-up Adobe CC subscription. But don’t get too excited just […]
Photoshop has a lot of power, but for many editors, some of the features are arcane, involve multiple steps, or are too complicated to bother with. That’s where Photoshop Extensions come in. It’s an architecture that Adobe provides that falls between a plug-in and a Photoshop Action. As a result, some experienced Photoshop users with programming skills have created some really useful extensions that are useful to both beginner editors and pros.
Earlier this year, Apple announced its two-year timeline for a transition to its own silicon — to Macs without Intel, that is. With that shift come many questions about the future of our pro applications, so we reached out to Adobe to get some answers.