Category Archives: Blow Up

Sharpening Simplified

We’ve all used sharpening during post-processing before. It’s something as common as retouching red-eye or removing skin blemishes. Unfortunately, it’s commonly misunderstood. First, let’s get to know sharpening by answering a few basic questions. What’s sharpening for? Sharpening is a … Continue reading

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OS X Mavericks Updates

If you installed OS X Mavericks and are having trouble with Exposure 5, Eye Candy 7, Blow Up 3, Snap Art 3, or Bokeh 2, please take a moment to install the latest version. There was a compatibility problem that … Continue reading

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It’s always a good day to shoot.

Recently we had a lot of cold, cloudy, rainy weather. Each morning a voice in my head said, “There’s no light out there for photography. Everything is dead in the winter. Stay in bed!” But then I had some strong … Continue reading

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Lower Prices

We lowered the price of the Photo Bundle by $150, Bokeh by $100, and each of our other products by $50. Most upgrades are less too. This is a permanent price change, not a sale. Enjoy! Stop by our store … Continue reading

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Free Gallery Wrap Tool

A gallery wrap is a canvas print stretched around the outside of a wood frame. You can see an example below. Preparing a photo for a gallery wrap is tricky because part of the canvas is visible along the sides of the … Continue reading

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Blow something up with Marilyn Sholin

Marilyn Sholin wrote this article about resizing her paintings. She’s a veteran at preparing art for prints. Her painting style combines photography, Photoshop and even mobile apps. —– Working with technology has many challenges. For example, try to switch between … Continue reading

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20 Best Photoshop Plug-ins

Creative Bloq is a web site that provides daily design tips and inspiration. I’m pleased as punch that they included Exposure, Eye Candy, and Blow Up in their list of the 20 Best Photoshop Plug-ins. Exposure is #1! I’m not … Continue reading

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Using our tools on travel photos

I’m going to share a few ideas for how to use our software tools in travel photography. For more travel topics, see my recent article on low key travel photography and photogenic destinations. Exposure: Old Looks Exposure has many presets … Continue reading

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Photoshop CS6 Compatibility

The latest versions of all of our currently shipping products are compatible with Photoshop CS6. If an old installer can’t find Photoshop CS6 then get the latest installer from our web site. Note that you don’t need to save old … Continue reading

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Shortcuts

If you aren’t familiar with the shortcut keys in our products then I strongly suggest that you read this article and watch the video below. These tips will also make you more productive in Photoshop since we use the same … Continue reading

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