September 27, 2011
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Adobe teams up with Automatic Duck
The move will enhance Premiere Pro’s workflow integration. PM Al Mooney writes:
I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to say that Adobe and Automatic Duck are now partnering with the aim of bringing absolute best-of-breed workflow integration into Premiere Pro. This means that, as we work together, Premiere Pro’s ability to integrate with the industry’s other leading tools using technologies like AAF, XML and OMF will get stronger and stronger. And so Premiere’s ability to be a good citizen in all kinds of broadcast and post-production workflows will get better and better.
Recent/related: Adobe acquires IRIDAS video tools
Photoshop CS5 hidden gem: Brush-based sharpening
Way back when–before you learned never to be caught dead near Photoshop’s Dodge, Burn, Sharpen, or Brightness/Contrast tools, as no Real User™ would ever give them a second look–didn’t those tools seem nicely simple & straightforward? Trouble is, over time better (if usually more complicated) alternatives emerged, so folk wisdom dictated that these tools be treated as obsolete.
We liked how direct the tools were, though, so in Photoshop CS4 and CS5 we updated the underlying algorithms. In the 1-minute video below, Photoshop PM Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows how effective it can be to apply sharpening via painting:
MAX: Learn to make money extending the Creative Suite
MAX-attending developers, this session sounds worthwhile:
Learn how to use Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder to develop, debug, and deploy extensions that use Flex and Adobe AIR frameworks to extend the functionality of the Creative Suite applications. Find out how to interact with XMP metadata, connect your extensions with data and web services back ends, and port your extensions into multiple Creative Suite applications. Finally, get a peek into what Adobe is doing to help you monetize your extensions and plug-ins.