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Make Your Pictures Pop and Move

If you’re a Mac user and like to make your pictures pop (and move!), then check this out. Developed in conjunction with HDR guru Trey Ratcliff, Aurora is one of the better dedicated dynamic range editors on the market. It’s worth watching the HDR for Black & White and HDR for Portraits tutorials and downloading the free trial to try it for yourself. When used subtly, it’s a technique that can be applied to more than just landscapes and interiors.

Sunglasses an optional extra 😎

Our jury’s still out on .gif style animated images. With the rise of video content, isn’t it time photographs (literally) moved with the times.?. Or do you you lose the essence of a photograph, a moment frozen in time, in doing so. A more pragmatic view would be there’s room for both, and if you’re producing images for commercial online content, the combination of an ideal sky (using Fluid Mask of course!), some added zing with Aurora, and then adding movement with Plotagraph is undoubtedly going to win you clients. Decide for yourself – this deal gives you a 3 month membership.

Posted on: May 25, 2017 Discussion: No Comments Posted in: Discounts & Promotions, Reviews

Fluid Mask on Flickr

Here’s a quick look at some of the creations people have been making with Fluid Mask 3. Recently we trawled through Flickr to find that these images were all made in part with the help of Fluid Mask 3. A number of the images we found were produced by those experimenting with the Fluid Mask Trial and keen to show off the results. We think that’s a great testament to the ease of use and versatility of Fluid Mask 3, but more importantly we love seeing the amazing work people have been creating.

Here are five we thought were pretty great and worth bringing to your attention, but there are many more on Flickr for you to find yourself.

This is a subtle but fun image, as the balloon rises out of the frame bringing it and it’s spectators to life. A simple enough concept, but achieved beautifully.

This one I love, as it looks like a real-life scene from a Hayao Miyazaki movie. The HDR effect is exceptional, and the lines in the sky mirror the length of the dirt pathway and it’s tire tracks, giving the image real depth.

‘Steel Vertorama’ by Marty.FM

 

Both of these next two images are by the same artist, of which we are a fan. I like the first for it’s imaginative collaboration of images to compose a very surreal subway scene in striking detail.

‘Ny subway 1 am friday’ by ed7929

Hot Rods have always been cool and this second image from ed7929 seems to prove it. The vibrant colors are electrifying against a sky-scape and stylized stretch of Tarmac that help give a classic style and a little sense of awe.

‘HotRoded HDR’ by ed7929

Below, szeke’s image of Vienna is regal, utilizing Fluid Mask to join two differrent exposures, plus some additional treatments as he goes on to discuss on Flickr. Clearly a gifted photographer, and his first attempt in Fluid Mask 3, we hope Szeke find many more uses for it in his work.

‘Hofburg, Vienna’ by szeke

In all of these, the eye catching imagery is a result of some great photography work to start with, but also the additional effects, like the HDR treatment, produced through Photoshop and in some cases some additional plug-ins. Meanwhile, Fluid Mask 3 goes unnoticed if not for the admission of the artists themselves, which is exactly as it should be – a great mask maintains the illusion no matter how contradictory or unlikely the composition might seem.

We continue to enjoy the images shared on Flickr. So, if you’d like to share any of you own images created with Fluid Mask, we suggest you post to Flickr and tag your creations with Fluid Mask to share with us all.

If you haven’t used Fluid Mask, please do, a trial version can be downloaded on our website.

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Posted on: June 4, 2010 Discussion: 1 Comment Posted in: Fluid Mask, Reviews, Testimonials

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