Adobe is currently offering its Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC as a package for $9.99/month! This is a great offer.
This amounts to $120/yr for the best photography processing tools ever made. It is unlikely to EVER be cheaper than this. As part of this package you will also receive access to Adobe’s creative community for photo sharing community, Behance, as well as 20 GB of cloud storage. The cloud storage would be used for when you travel and you want to upload items to work on in the field or to transfer large images. When using Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite, your content/images are NOT stored in the cloud, NOR do the programs run from the cloud. You download the software, like you would any other and you work on your computer, save on your computer, etc.
In addition to Photoshop CC, you also get Lightroom CC. These two programs would seamlessly together. For example, from your Lightroom Library, you can select a series of images, taken with the intent to create a panoramic image, and open directly with Merge to Panorama in Photoshop. The images will stitch and when you are done editing, the final image will be saved and shown back in your Lightroom Library. This same technique can be applied to bracketed images to create HDR images in Photoshop.
We are not affiliate of Adobe, however, we recognize Photoshop as an invaluable tool in our image processing workflow, as it not only allows us to use our favorite software plug-ins noted below, but we can use the masking/layer features to build dynamic, creative images.
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All Topaz products are available for a 30 day trial.
Exposure Software (formerly Alien Skin)
Expand your palette of creative tools with Snap Art, the award-winning natural media software that makes it easy to transform your photos into beautiful works of art. Easily apply natural-looking oil paint, pencil sketch, crayon, and watercolor presets. Each artistic style is completely customizable.
Snap Art 4 is also available as part of the Exposure X5 Bundle. Built around our Exposure X4 creative photo editor, it also features Blow Up 3 high-quality image enlargement. It’s a great way to get all of our photography apps for one low price.
Exposure Software Plugins will work in trial mode for a limited time.
Their flagship products are Luminar and Aurora HDR. Luminar is a full powered image editing program and perfect for photographers who do not wish to subscribe to the monthly fees associated with Adobe products. If you are an Adobe user, Skylum products seamlessly integrate with both Lightroom and Photoshop. Both Luminar and Aurora HDR work on Mac and PC.
If you are an Apple user there are a number of great plugins avail for Lightroom and Photoshop including Tonality Pro and Intensify, as well as several other specific purpose programs.
If you have used NIK software, you will find these plugins familiar and easy to use, as Skylum was founded by the original NIK developers!
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The OnOne Photo RAW is their flagship product with a lot of very powerful features. PhotoRAW is a complete photo editor and includes all the tools you will need to enhance, retouch and stylize images, replace backgrounds, and create high quality enlargements. OnOne Photo Raw is available for a 30 day trail.
Have you ever photographed a high contrast scene? If so, you know that even the best exposure gives you blown out highlights, flat shadows, or both. The solution is High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing:
- Take multiple photographs at varying exposure levels (brackets)
- Merge the photos into an HDR image
- Choose a style, from natural to painterly or surreal, and adjust settings to get the look you want
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Flypaper Textures provides an array of artist texture layers to give your images that classic grunge and painterly feel, including some incredible edge effects.
For a 15% discount on any of the Flypaper Texture packages, use our discount code: roadrunner