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Adobe Photoshop: Online Edition

Posted on March 2, 2007. Filed under: Adobe, Online Applications, Photoshop |

One of the risks of trying to find a niche to build a startup is that the big guys can land on your face at any time. That’s why all of these startups are going to be in serious trouble when Adobe releases a free, ad supported online version of Photoshop in six months.This announcement comes at a time when developers are lavishing attention on Adobe’s Flex platform, particularly in the video editing and sharing space. I think it’s reasonable for startups to question if Adobe will plan on competing with them in areas beyond photo editing. If that’s the case, these startups may not want to spend their time and venture dollars testing out various products, only to have Adobe jump in the middle after all the dirty work is done.

Adobe is both a platform company and an application company. Conflicts are not avoidable.

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Give your photos that ‘A Scanner Darkly’ look

Posted on February 1, 2007. Filed under: Adobe, Design, Photography |

Design ‘zine Adobe Illustrator Techniques shows you how to give your photos that cool graphic-novel look seen in the film A Scanner Darkly.

The technique combines heavy black lines with solid-color shapes, resulting in a kind of photo-realistic comic book effect. Needless to say, the process involves Illustrator, though I suspect you could use any drawing program that supports layers and painting. There’s quite a bit of work required–four to five hours, according to the author (who, incidentally, worked on the film)–but you can’t argue with the results. They’re incredible, far beyond what you can achieve with a filter alone.

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