Posts in Category "Photoshop"

March 12, 2011

Looking for some experienced white-box quality engineers!

I’ve just posted two new job openings to the Adobe jobs website.

check ‘em out:
Computer Scientist, Quality Engineering – Mobile Photography Products (08478)
Computer Scientist, Quality Engineering – Mobile Photography Products (08481)

This is a really exciting opportunity to build something brand new! here is more info about the gig:

Computer Scientist, Quality Engineering – Mobile Photography Products

Position Summary

A brand new product team in the Professional Digital Imaging group is looking for experienced white box quality engineers with a passion for Photography to help us create an entirely new product family as part of one of the world’s most recognized brand names. Do you have good coding skills and a commitment to the art and science of producing quality products? If you enjoy working with advanced technologies, aren’t intimidated by aggressive goals, and have a proven commitment to delivering great software, this may be the role for you.

Responsibilities

* Ability to work in an agile development environment.
* Interest in developing test tools and infrastructure for new coding models and languages.
* Work closely with developers on the design and specification of features.
* Code and develop comprehensive test media that will test and emulate scenarios for existing and new API’s.
* Create and run automation.
* Perform hands on testing of daily builds on actual devices.
* Critically think about how consumers will interact with the software being tested and turn those thoughts into bugs, action items, and avenues of discussion.
* Work extremely well with others by both leading and following depending on the circumstance.
* Continually research new mobile technologies and incorporate that new knowledge into your ongoing QA process.
* Accurately file and verify comprehensive bug reports.

Requirements

* Minimum of five years software Quality Engineering experience.
* Proficiency writing code and developing test automation.
* Passion for mobile devices and other gadgets.
* Passion for photography.
* Ability to achieve results with little supervision or direction.
* Flexibility to move between tasks.
* Ability to avoid distractions and deliver against deadlines.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* BS or MS Computer Science degree or equivalent industry experience.

Ideal

* Professional on the job experience using C++, Objective C, Java, or Lua.
* Experience testing on Mobile Operating Systems.

[Updated 3/15/2010 to include direct links to the job postings]

3:42 AM Permalink
March 9, 2011

A Couple New Pixel Bender Links

Frequent contributor to the Pixel Bender forums, Royi Avital, has released a new set of After Effects and Photoshop plug-ins written with Pixel Bender under the name Flixel Plugins. The first three are now available on aescripts.com



Flixel Plugins on aescripts.com

ApexVJ is a really beautiful Flash-based music visualizer that uses Pixel Bender

Simo Santavirta, the creator, wrote an article on his blog about it.

7:42 AM Permalink
December 10, 2010

Pixel Bender Toolkit 2.5 released!

UPDATE 12.17.2010! We’ve resolved the bug and posted a new build. Please download this new build and use at will!

UPDATE 12.13.2010! It looks like the problem we discovered is Mac-only. We now have a repro case and are working on a new build. Please reply to this post if you’ve seen any issues with parameters not appearing on Windows machines (we can’t repro that case). If you are running on a mac, please skip this build and we’ll post another ASAP.

UPDATE 12.11.2010! It looks like something went wrong in the staging and the wrong version was posted. Please hold off installing for now.

The newest version of the Pixel Bender Toolkit, 2.5 is now available for download from the Pixel Bender Technology Center or as an update if you installed it as part of the Creative Suite or After Effects or Flash Pro.

This new version includes some bug fixes and a new graphical editor for creating Pixel Bender graphs for Photoshop or After Effects.

One thing to be careful on, if you currently have version 2.1 of the Pixel Bender Toolkit installed, you need to follow some instructions in the release notes before installing version 2.5

Happy Pixel Bending!

10:00 PM Permalink
October 9, 2010

Linky Friday: Pre-Pre MAX edition

Yes, first I am going to flog my MAX Bring-your-own-laptop lab again…

Intermediate Pixel Bender: Pixels and Beyond
Attend this lab for an introduction to topics like optimizing your Adobe Pixel Bender and ActionScript code; using ShaderJobs to process data asynchronously; using Pixel Bender to process audio and other non-image data efficiently in your Flash movies; taking advantage of Pixel Bender parameter metadata; and new Pixel Bender APIs in Flex 4. We’ll also give you a look under the hood regarding how the Pixel Bender runtime works in Adobe Flash Player 10.

Wednesday, October, 27th, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Room: 510

Now on to the links!

Droste Pixel Bender Plug-in tutorial

Helen Bradley has posted a tutorial on using Tom Beddard’s Droste Effect in Photoshop on the Digital Photography School blog.


Francois Tarlier is back with another in his series of useful Pixel Bender filters for After Effects, this time he has a tool to help you identify pixels in your footage that are too light or dark, ft-Brightness Check. He also has some other very useful Pixel Bender filters for After Effects for sale on aescripts.

AndrewYY's UVmapper Pixel Bender plug-in for After Effects

AndrewYY's UVmapper Pixel Bender plug-in for After Effects

AndrewYY has also posted a nice set of Pixel Bender utility plug-ins for After Effects on the loops.net forums


Satya Meka has posted a new Pixel Bender filter for AE called “Dot Pixels” also on aescripts, which looks really fun.

In the some-of-the-older-stuff-I-missed-previously department…

Made By Pi Blend Modes

Made By Pi Blend Modes

Mike A from Made by Pi posted an update to his Blend Modes library for Flash.

I just came across this great Page Turn Pixel Bender filter for Flash (with Source!) from Thomas Vian.

Thanks again, and REGISTER FOR MY LAB!

12:15 AM Permalink
October 8, 2010

My talk from the 2010 GTC Conference

Go here to see the slides on acrobat.com.

9:32 PM Permalink
September 7, 2010

Pixel Bender Plug-in for Photoshop CS5 v2.1 posted to Adobe Labs

This release fixes a number of bugs from the first CS5 preview release and also adjust the image size limits when GPU processing to let you work with larger images on graphics cards with more memory. See the release notes for more information.

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/pixelbenderplugin/

A great collaboration between the Photoshop and Adobe Image Foundation teams.

8:07 PM Permalink
August 28, 2010

Link Friday: All about the Oil Paint Tuts.

Two new Tutorials crossed my browser this week for the Pixel Bender plug-in for CS5. Both about the Oil Paint filter. Now folks, the Oil Paint filter is pretty awesome, but you know that you can run lots of other filters in the Pixel Bender plug-in too, right? :)

El tutorial primero es en español por mis amigos que hablan español: [CORRECTION: it is Portuguese, not Spanish, D'oh!]

(via http://canalphotoshop.info/2010/08/download-adobe-pixel-bender.html)

The second tutorial is in the Queen’s english, courtesy of Gavin Hoey:

Oil Painting Effect in Photoshop CS5 & Pixel Bender from Gavin Hoey on Vimeo.

12:38 AM Permalink
August 14, 2010

Linky Friday, lucky Friday the 13th edition

Hello again! I’ve been out of the office most of the week, so this will be a linkeriffic post:

David Lanearts 4D julia set

David Lanearts 4D julia set

David Lenaerts has been putting together some mind-blowing math-intensive Pixel Bender filters for a while now. This week he posted some more info (and source!) on how he achieved metaballs and 4D Julia sets using Pixel Bender: Marching Cubes using Pixel Bender: Metaballs / LoFi 4D Julia Set

SSAO using Pixel Bender

SSAO using Pixel Bender

Ben Hopkins (kode80) has posted the source code from his SSAO experiments with Pixel Bender to google code.

Photoshop User TV Episode 238

Photoshop User TV Episode 238

Photoshop User TV covers the Pixel Bender Plug-in for Photoshop (‘natch) in this week’s episode.

Thanks again to the community for your contributions!

12:17 AM Permalink
July 12, 2010

Russell Brown shows you how to use the Oil Paint Pixel Bender filter!

In this video, Russell shows you how to use the Oil Paint filter that comes with the Pixel Bender Plug-in for Photoshop CS5 to create some Van-Gogh-esque art.

Also, I want to give some props to Adobe Research’s Holger Winnemoeller who wrote the filter, it is really cool!

10:09 PM Permalink
June 3, 2010

Photoshop CS5 Pixel Bender plug-in now available!

The Pixel Bender plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS5 is now available on
Adobe Labs. In addition to the filters available previously, there is a brand new Oil Painting filter developed by Holger Winnemoeller in Adobe Research.

Download and enjoy!

10:28 PM Permalink