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New Photoshop Plug-in: ColoRotate

ColoRotate – now isn’t that a cool name? The plug-in itself is cooler. This new plug-in makes Photoshop even more exciting. It’s for Adobe Photoshop CS 4 and allows users to use color in multiple dimensions. Basically, it is a 3 dimensional color picker and editor that works with Photoshop, it will let you perceive and project colors in the same way that our brain does. With this plug-in you can work ‘with colors in 3D, in real-time, and in a way that matches how our minds process color’.

The ColoRotate site describes the product as, “a rainbow of benefits:

ColoRotate gives you the freedom to let your imagination fly.

  • Intuitive: In 3D, you can quickly see the multidimensional nature of your colors and the relationships between colors in a way that matches how your eye and brain perceive color.
  • Agile: Change your colors one at a time, blend two colors together, or transform a full palette of colors all at once with contrast and color joysticks — adjustments that previously have been beyond your reach.
  • Reliable: Take the guesswork out of setting up color harmonies or color contrasts by adjusting the distances between colors in 3D.
  • Efficient: Use ColoRotate’s quick drag-and-drop to adjust hue, brightness, and saturation. Import and export several formats, load from an image, or preview colorblindness. Soon, you’ll be able to save even more time with our Photoshop Plugin.
  • Piggyback: Browse themes created by the community, or search by tag, title, or creator to discover new color ideas.
  • Community: Post your palettes, and tag palettes to engage with the ColoRotate community, or discussions. In the future, look for features like comments and ratings.”

This plug-in is available for $39.00 on the ColoRotate site.

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FBI needs Photoshop lessons

The BBC revealed an error made by the FBI. We all know about the FBI’s obsession with Osama bin Laden, recently the FBI revealed a picture of what Osama bin Laden might look like now. What’s amusing is that the picture is a very sharp resemblance to the Spanish politician Gaspar Llamazares.

The BBC reports that, “Gaspar Llamazares said he would no longer feel safe travelling to the US after his hair and parts of his face appeared on a most-wanted poster. He said the use of a real person for the mocked-up image was “shameless”. The FBI admitted a forensic artist had obtained certain facial features “from a photograph he found on the internet”. The digitally-altered photos of the al-Qaeda leader, showing how he might look now, aged 52, were published on the state department’s Rewards for Justice website on Friday. Officials said they had adapted a 1998 file image to take account of a decade’s worth of ageing, and possible changes to facial hair.”

The whole set up is kind of amusing, mistakes happen from everyone but when an institution like the FBI makes a mistake it does make international news. FBI artists need to take some good Photoshop lessons so that they don’t use stock images and alter them to offer possibilities like this one. Someone ought to take a step forward and give FBI artists a lesson in Photoshop so that they can predict more accurately :P.

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