Exploring Photoshop, Photoshop plugins and other companion products.
AKVIS Refocus AI 11 is a standalone program as well as an Adobe Photoshop-compatible plug-in that improves the sharpness of out-of-focus images. AKVIS Refocus is best suited for images that are a wee-bit blurred while being clicked, probably due to camera shake. Using AKVIS Refocus on these images, you can create special effects and draw attention to certain details, so as to create selective focus.
AKVIS ArtWork 9 is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in and also a standalone application that provides seven painting styles (Oil Painting, Watercolor, Gouache, Comics, Pen & Ink, Linocut, Pastel) for your photos. With these painting styles, you can convert your photograph into a piece of art. It also offers a wide choice of canvases and text options. AKVIS ArtWork 9 is an upgraded version of AKVIS ArtWork 7 which brings new decoration effects and frames, improved innovative interface, adds support for ultra HD resolution screens, and other significant changes.
AKVIS Neon is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in that converts your pictures into glowing lines. Once you apply an effect, you can adjust parameters to achieve variations: from blurry and hazy glow to clear and sharp contour lines. Additionally, you can add text, apply canvas textures, and crop pictures as required. AKVIS Neon also provides batch processing options that save time if you are working with multiple pictures.
Photoshop is often to go-to program for creating quick slide backgrounds for use in PowerPoint. That’s because Photoshop is full of amazing options that make creating backgrounds easy — we already explored the Reticulation effect. As in that case, you must understand that your slide backgrounds need to remain in the “background” — that means you must never use complicated, busy, and colorful backgrounds. The Gaussian Blur effect that we will explore today lets you create simple, uncomplicated backgrounds.
Creating slide backgrounds for use in PowerPoint is something that can use a little help from Photoshop. That’s because Photoshop has an amazing repertoire of tricks that makes creating backgrounds easy. One of the effects in Photoshop called Reticulation lets you achieve all these objectives. In olden days, Reticulation was the process of crafting metal by inducing heat through a torch – ending up with metal which is patterned into ridges, textures and emboss effects. Nowadays, of course only artists and craftsmen use the Reticulation process as most metal is machine made. Photoshop’s Reticulation filter tries to emulate this amazing effect.
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