Using the Adaptive Wide-Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6

by Christopher Rainville
If you’re trying to solve a problem with wide-angle lens distortion the new Adaptive Wide-Angle Filter in Photoshop CS6 may be just what you need. In this video, the basics of using the new filter are explained as I go through a photo from start to finish.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45612433″>Adaptive Wide Angle Filter-Photoshop CS6</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/wdwphotoclub”>WDW Photo Club</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Missing Photoshop Filters after Upgrading? Here is How to Get Them Back

by: Christopher Rainville
If you have upgraded to the newest version of Photoshop and find that you  are missing some items under the Filter drop-down here is how to restore them.
Only 9 plug-ins?

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A Look at the Big Top Tent at Dumbo The Flying Elephant

Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland Expansion “An Overview of the Construction Model”

by Christopher Rainville
On a recent trip to Walt Disney World I visited the Fantasyland expansion model located inside the attraction “Walt Disney, One Man’s Dream”. I have been doing my best to peer over the construction walls at the Magic Kingdom during the expansion but it’s difficult to get a feel has to how the land is laid out in relationship to current attractions. The Fantasyland model however, gives you a very good view of how the new section of Fantasyland connects to the existing part.

The model for the new Fantasyland expansion is located inside “Walt Disney, One Man’s Dream” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Imagineers Reveal ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Inspired Elements at the Be Our Guest Restaurant

This is another look into the Be Our Guest Restaurant as released by the amazing folks at Walt Disney Imagineering.  No official opening date for the Be Our Guest Restaurant has been set but Disney has announced it would be open for the 2012 Holiday season.

A heads up for Photoshop users not running on CS5.5

Just a heads up for Photoshop users not running on CS5.5, time is running out to upgrade.
Last Chance to upgrade for CS2 customers: CS2 customers only have until May 6th to upgrade to CS5.5, as CS2 will no longer be upgradable on or after May 7th.
Last Chance to upgrade from CS3 & CS4 is Dec. 31st 2012, customers should definitely upgrade now to CS5.5 by May 6th, they will receive CS6 at no additional cost!

Looking for an Inexpensive Photo Editor? Review of Snapseed for Desktop

By Christopher Rainville
Post processing is a very important step in digital photography. However, post processing editors like Photoshop, Lightroom and even Adobe’s less-expensive Photoshop version, Photoshop Elements, can be considered too expensive for a hobbyist photographer. Aside from the cost, their complexity can be overwhelming for a lot of users especially those just starting out. Snapseed from Nik Software offers a simple to use, and inexpensive entry-level post processing program for about 20 bucks and works on Mac and Windows machines.

The power behind this editor is Nik’s patented U Point® technology that allows users to pinpoint specific areas of the photograph to enhance or make adjustments without complicated selections or masking.  Nik Software makes powerful photo editing programs that are designed to simplify even the most complex enhancements and adjustments.  But I would consider the price of these products to be expensive for the average hobbyist.  Snapseed was a product originally developed for the mobile phone market but has recently been released as a desktop version. The software gives you basic post processing controls for enhancements and corrections yet delivers them in an easy-to-use workflow format. Continue reading