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Assembling A Panorama with Adobe Photoshop CC

April 18, 2014 | By

I just put together a walkthrough of creating an aerial panorama from images captured with a GoPro camera and an RC helicopter over on Behance.  Check it out for full details. Here’s the final panorama to whet your appetite: High-res here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andytrice/13899593912/ Enjoy!

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3D Printing A Custom Belt Buckle With Adobe Photoshop

April 3, 2014 | By

Ever since Photoshop introduced 3D printer support I’ve been hooked on 3D printing. Some of my recent experiments included text extrusions, phone cases, and a dragon. While these are cool, I still wanted to kick it up a notch or two. Those models were all printed using plastic materials, and I’ve been wanting to try out [...]

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Aerial Photography with a GoPro Camera and Adobe Creative Cloud tools

March 17, 2014 | By

My second article on aerial imaging with a remote controlled helicopter is now live in the March 2014 issue of Adobe Inspire!  The first article focused on aerial videography and Adobe video tools. This time it’s all about aerial photography with a GoPro camera and DJI Phantom (and how to bring these images to life [...]

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Improving The Quality Of Your Video Compositions With Creative Cloud

March 13, 2014 | By

I’ve been spending a lot of time with Adobe video tools lately… everything from videos for the blog, to promotional videos, to help/technical videos.  Here are a few topics that beginners in video production need to think about… audio processing and color correction. First, you can make so-so video look great with a few simple [...]

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DevNexus 2014 PhoneGap Presentations

February 25, 2014 | By

I’ve just wrapped up my presentations for this year’s DevNexus event in Atlanta – it has been a great event, filled with tons of information on web, mobile, and back-end development. I had 3 sessions on PhoneGap – One intro, one advanced, and one a mobile frameworks panel. Below are my presentations.  I didn’t record [...]

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Believable Compositions & Creativity in Adobe Photoshop

February 19, 2014 | By

What makes a great composition in Photoshop? Well, that all depends on what you’re trying to achieve and personal taste – I won’t even attempt to answer that. What makes a composition believable? That one is a little bit easier… We’ve all seen bad Photoshop jobs – you know, those where colors are way off, [...]

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3D Printing in Adobe Photoshop CC

February 11, 2014 | By

The latest release of Photoshop has some amazing new features, one of which is 3D printer support. The new 3D printer support makes printing your 3D models easier, regardless of whether you modeled it within Photoshop or some other 3D modeling tool.  Photoshop will even inspect your 3D models for water tightness and generate support [...]

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Aerial Videography with the GoPro Camera and Adobe Creative Cloud Tools

February 10, 2014 | By

Interested in aerial videography with remote control helicopters? Well, you’re in luck! This month’s issue of Adobe Inspire magazine features my article which introduces aerial videography with a DJI Phantom multirotor helicopter and a GoPro camera! You can read it on the web or download the FREE digital publication version to learn more. I recommend the digital publication version, which [...]

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Heard of the Creative Cloud Packager?

January 30, 2014 | By

The Creative Cloud Packager is a tool for CC Enterprise and CC Team customers that enables them to easily package Creative Cloud products and updates for deployment within their organizations.  It lets you select specific Creative Cloud products and/or updates and package them into .pkg or .msi installers (optionally with a serial number for Enterprise customers). [...]

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Time-Lapse Photography with Creative Cloud

January 30, 2014 | By

In addition to my addiction to aerial photography, I’m also fascinated by time-lapse photography. With time lapse photography, you set up your camera to take pictures on an interval. This could be every few seconds, every few minutes, every few hours, or heck, once a day. It’s really up to you how you want to [...]

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Automating PhoneGap Builds

January 17, 2014 | By

I’ve recently had several conversations with PhoneGap users around processes for automating the compilation of PhoneGap apps.  This could be either in automated tasks using Grunt, Ant, Maven, or any other task manager, or could be in continuous integration environments like Jenkins CI. If you’re interested in this, here are a few options… First of all, PhoneGap Build [...]

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Create Amazing Photo-Walks with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Microsoft Photosynth

January 16, 2014 | By

Photosynth is an impressive service from Microsoft.  It enables you to upload photos and turn them into interactive 360 panoramas, photo walls, spins, or photo walks. The Photosynth team recently announced a new version of Photosynth, and it’s a really cool web experience. It leverages WebGL to visualize the content, and runs great on both desktop and [...]

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Linked Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop CC

January 16, 2014 | By

Another great feature in the latest release of Adobe Photoshop CC is Linked Smart Objects. Linked Smart Objects enable you to place another file inside of a composition as a smart object. Any time that the linked file is saved, those changes are automatically propagated to the linked documents that you have open. (If they’re [...]

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Perspective Warp in Adobe Photoshop CC

January 16, 2014 | By

Today new versions of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop were released, and there are some amazing new features added for Creative Cloud members. I’d like to take this opportunity to show off a really cool new feature in Adobe Photoshop CC… Perspective Warp! Perpsective warp was sneaked at Adobe MAX last year – it’s a new [...]

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Generating a PDF Inside of a PhoneGap App

January 8, 2014 | By

A while back, I was asked if it’s possible to generate PDF documents inside of PhoneGap apps… The answer is definitely yes, and it’s not that hard at all!  I used the JSPDF library, which has a comprehensive JavaScript API for generating PDF documents. Here’s a quick and easy sample… First, create a new PhoneGap [...]

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Couldn’t make it to the Adobe CreateNow Tour? Guess what, you’re still in luck!

January 6, 2014 | By

If you couldn’t make it to the recently concluded Adobe CreateNow tour don’t worry, you can still view it online!  Check out this playlist on YouTube to see a recording of the entire New York CreateNow event.  You’ll see the latest and greatest from all of Adobe’s creative tools.

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PhoneGap Presentations from HTML5DevConf

January 4, 2014 | By

I was  searching the web earlier this week for an older presentation from a few months back, and just happened to stumble across my recent presentations from HTML5DevConf from this past October. Looks like the videos were posted in November, but I’m just seeing them now. I had two sessions: Designing and Architecting PhoneGap and Mobile Web Apps [...]

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360 Spherical Panoramas – The Creation of Planet Vegas

December 13, 2013 | By

Here’s a fun tutorial for one of the last Friday afternoons of 2013… the creation of 360 degree panoramas, or “planets” as some like to call them.  If you’re not quite sure what I’m talking about, check out the image below: A panorama is a wide-angle view, usually captured with either a special lens, or [...]

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More Device Motion Experiments with HTML & Adobe DPS

December 13, 2013 | By

I wanted to follow up my last post on 3D Parallax effects in HTML or Adobe DPS, I’ve decided to release some of the other experiments that I’ve been exploring with device motion in DPS publications. Check out the video below to see two new samples, and a corrected version of the strawberries example from [...]

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Photorealistic 3D Parallax Effects in HTML or Adobe DPS with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Edge Animate

December 6, 2013 | By

A few weeks ago, a fellow Adobe colleague showed me a DPS publication that had an amazing design. All of the content looked great by itself, but what really made parts of it “pop” was that in certain areas there was a 3D parallax effect, which made it feel like you were looking into an [...]

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Bringing Out the “Awesome” with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

December 3, 2013 | By

One of my favorite parts of Creative Cloud is that it gives you everything you need to be creative. Whether you are into photography, video, illustration, print design, web design, or just dabble in creativity, Creative Cloud has everything that you need. I’ve been doing a lot of photography lately. My main tools for retouching [...]

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