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Fauxto, Picnic and other online photo editors may soon find the going very tough is Adobe is all set to introduce a very cool online version of Adobe Photoshop (called Photoshop Express or PX) that’s free and requires just a web browser with the Flash plug-in.

Bruce earlier said that the web version of Photoshop may not be as feature-rich as the desktop Photoshop but still offers better image editing options than the existing desktop image editors – Photoshop Express is something in between Picasa and Photoshop.

Hello, friend
Hello, friend

Uploading
Uploading 

Browse others’ albums
Browse others' albums

Editing tools
Editing tools

Variations
Variations 

Galleries
Galleries 

Views
Views 

What you can do
What you can do 

 

The good: Slick, attractive interface; useful retouching tools and well-done interface for using them; most operations relatively fast.
The bad: Doesn’t support photos from 12-megapixel or higher cameras; some unnattractive Terms of Service; no filtering or keywording; no printing options.
The bottom line: Though there’s a lot to like about Adobe’s first stab at online photo editing and sharing, you probably want to wait until the company fixes a few problems with the beta–and de-fangs its terms of service–before uploading scads of photos to Adobe Photoshop Express.

Ratings:
Design and ease of use: 8
Features: 7
Performance: 7
Policies: 5
Overall: 6.8

TAKE A TEST DRIVE

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Dec 12

Print Design Single Page: Winner
Soo Jin An
Kookmin University

Part of my life


 

 

 

Profile
Soo Jin was born in Korea and studies Visual Communication at Kookmin University in Seoul. She lives in an urban setting but likes to experience nature. Soo Jin cultivates a roof garden with flowers and trees, and it is a major source of artistic inspiration. She also gains inspiration by talking with and listening to other people. She recently became entranced by vector images but looks forward to experiencing all kinds of graphic design media after her graduation.

Communication objective
Various kinds of expressions exist on an object’s face, just as on human faces. While humans create objects, they do not create their expressions. The face, formed accidentally from an object in everyday life, claims its own existence. As we discover an object’s facial image it evolves into another image through analysis and recomposition. Enjoy the infinite possibilities!

Tools used
All the graphics were generated using Adobe® Illustrator® CS.

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Dec 12

Environmental Graphics and Packaging: Winner
Po-Yun Jack Wang
California College of the Arts

You think therefore I am


 

 

 

 

Profile
Po-Yun Jack Wang was born and raised in Taiwan until the age of 12. Then his family immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating from high school, he came to the U.S. to pursue his dream, to become a graphic designer. He graduated from California College of the Arts in 2007 and received the Thesis Student Achievement Award. After his graduation, he returned to Taiwan, to start his new adventure in the design industry.

Communication objective
Existence is at once familiar and elusive. We have no problem using the word “exists,” but what is it like to exist, and how do we exist? Before you see me, my existence is not something that I can express to you. I intend to prove that our existence is based on each other. You think, therefore I am. I have created an installation 50″ x 182″, with paper cutouts and nine books to illustrate the entity Jack Wang, which your perception of me creates.

Tools used
I used Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 to create the pixilated image of my face, and then I used Illustrator® to lay out each page with a different color for each figure. The logo in the books was created in Illustrator® CS2 using the Live Trace tool of my hand-drawn work. The books are all created with Adobe InDesign® CS2 using a grid system on the master page.

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Dec 12

Digital Photography: Winner
Sean Teegarden
Art Center College of Design

True Character


 

 

 

 

Profile
Sean Teegarden was born, raised, and home schooled in Downey, California, by two awesome parents. From a young age, Sean had a camera in his hands and on many occasions became frustrated with capturing a finger in the lens, covering his artistic compositions. Graduating high school early, Sean went to Cerritos College where he developed his love of photography in the darkroom. His inspiration for imagery comes from experiences in the Boy Scouting Program, his religious background, and love of 1950’s television. Currently, Sean is attending Art Center College of Design. He will graduate in December and work towards attaining his dream job.

Communication objective
It is said that the masters of old would paint in the flaws on their subjects as a finishing touch, a method of making paintings real. In this series, I made true characteristics of these people blatantly apparent. I wanted viewers to see every little detail that many would call flaws — I see them as True Character.

Tools used
Using the file’s Red, Green, and Blue Channels, I found which color contained the most contrast that enhanced the important details. I copied the information and pasted it into new layers. I used a series of blend modes and layer masks to bring out striking detail and retain great value and color. I employed burn/dodge layers to emphasize shadows and finally employed sharpening and blurring to make every little “Character” jump off the page.

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Dec 12

Digital Illustration: Winner
Jörg Block
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Research Calendar of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences 2008


 

 

 

 

Profile
Jörg Block worked several years as a graphic designer in e-business companies, handling print and corporate design, and web and screen design. Then he started to study illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Department of Design, Media and Information). At first he fully dedicated himself to artistic basics and to freeform graphic arts and painting. Now he wishes to combine his previous experience from graphic design with a more artistic approach. His special interest is creating illustrations that comment on editorial content in an idiosyncratic and pointed way.
Communication objective
The illustrations were created for the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences research calendar. Each month illustrates a different project to demonstrate the variety of the university’s research activities for the general public. I used striking, funny, or droll images to inspire spontaneous interest in the featured research subjects. I intended the images to stimulate viewer curiosity about the concrete research activities referenced on the back of each calendar page and hope the viewer reads the detailed information there. The illustration subjects include marketing bio food, logistics systems, anesthesia technology, joining technology, bio diesel, and packaging.
Tools used
I started by researching the featured subjects. I created pencil-and-paper sketches and converted the sketches to vector art in Adobe® Illustrator®. I created all the forms using the rectangle and ellipse shapes, the pencil tools, or by combining shapes with the Pathfinder. I defined colors with CMYK values and built a color library. My illustrations feature pure color surfaces, linear and radial gradients, adjustment objects, transparencies, and various fill methods.

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