March 24, 2008
A pair of cool new Photoshop plug-ins
- People are raving about Nik Software’s Viveza plug-in for color correction within Photoshop. The tool uses Nik’s unique U-Point technology for placing a control element onto the document, then tweaking hue, saturation, contrast, etc. on the canvas. Here’s a quick video intro to the basics. Scott Kelby loves it, and the plug-in picked up a Best of Show from Macworld at PMA. It’s $249 diretly from Nik.
- onOne Software, publishers of tools like Genuine Fractals and Mask Pro, have announced Focal Point for selectively blurring images, adding vignettes, and more. I’ve mentioned ways to simulate lens blur & tilt-shift photography using Photoshop, but Focal Point goes further in offering an interative "lens bug" widget for fine control. The plug-in is scheduled to ship next month and will cost $159.95. [Via]