February 04, 2011
Vintage Photoshop quote o’ the day
“If you have never seen Photoshop, you’ve missed one of those glorious rare moments when software approaches perfection. Adobe is humble about Photoshop, calling it a ‘photo design and production tool,’ but no one who’s used Photoshop is so reserved.”
— Byte magazine, April 1993 [Via Kevin Connor, who’s been on the team nearly that long and who was cleaning some old boxes out of his office]
New OpenEXR plug-in for Photoshop CS5
Photoshop PM Zorana Gee writes,
People who work in the 3D and film industries and who use the OpenEXR format in Photoshop CS5 will be happy to know that we now offer a plugin which preserves files’ alpha channel on import/export. Out the box, Photoshop bakes the alpha into the layer transparency. Users who are happy with this behavior don’t need to do anything. Others who find that they need to preserve the alpha channel should simply install this plugin to override the default behavior.
Video: What Would Neptune Look Like if it Orbited Earth?
Brad Goodspeed used After Effects to create an interesting planetary visualization. “The basic idea is, each planet you see is the size it would appear in the sky if it shared an orbit with the moon, 380,000 kms from earth.”
Recording: Me on The Big Web Show
I had a great time talking with Dan, Jeffrey, and (indirectly) listeners yesterday. If you’re interested, here’s the recording–minus the subsequent six hours in which I continued happily babbling at my now-quiet computer. As I say on the show, you’re always welcome to send ideas and feedback to tinyElvis at adobe.com (or send me a note via comments in case you don’t hear back, as the message may have gone into our aggressive spam trap).