Windows/Mac: Hemingway was originally a clever little web that highlighted common writing errors to help you edit. Then, it came to desktop. Now, it’s getting a free update that adds in a new distraction-free editing mode, PDF export, and more.
The concept of editing a live action film is pretty easy to understand, right? There’s a whole bunch of footage that needs a whole lot of cutting to make the film work as a story. But how does editing work for an animated movie?
A portrait is often defined with a little depth of field of effect that makes the person in focus really pop. Most smartphone’s can’t produce this effect, but How-To Geek shows off a way to use a single Photoshop effect to create the same look.
Mac: Pixelmator gets a handful of new features today, most notably finally adding in support for tabs. That comes alongside support for the new Touch Bar on MacBook Pros and a pretty nifty new smart refine selection tool.
Last year, Adobe released a super simple, yet powerful photo retouching tool called Photoshop Fix for iOS. Now, Android users can use the same app to edit their photos right on their phone.
A match cut is a technique filmmakers use to link two different scenes together by cutting from one shot to another in a way that’s almost visually seamless because the shots look so much alike. It can cut on character or cut on action, it could be used metaphorically like the bone matching the orbiting satellite in 2001: A Space Odyssey or it could be used to go to back in time like in Forrest Gump, but it’s always fun to see because it feels like you’re teleporting to a different part of the same story without even realizing it.
I like to make my photos look like they were shot on old film, distorting the colors, crushing the blacks, and even adding grain. Professional photographers probably roll their eyes, but there’s a nostalgic appeal to the film aesthetic. Here are a few ways to easily give your photos that faded film look.
Ever imagine a movie scene where Gene Kelly is singing in the rain while Neo and Agent Smith fight and Spider-Man does his upside down kiss with Mary Jane? What about if Tony Leung from The Grandmaster, Jet Li from Lethal Weapon 4, T-Rex from Jurassic Park, and replicant Roy Batty from Blade Runner all make an appearance too? Yep, that’s what happens in this wild mashup video that edits together rain scenes from various movies into one epic music video for Singin’ in the Rain.
As a continuation to last year’s classic video edit Hell’s Club