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Author Archives: T. Michael Testi

Photographer, writer, software engineer, educator, and maker of fine images.

New Software Spotlight: SONAR Platinum from Cakewalk

SONAR Platinum

SONAR remains one of the more powerful workstations on the Windows platform. It comes bundled with a wide range of plug-ins and other content providing a lot of value for the price. Read More »

New Software Newsflash: Adobe Creative Cloud For Photography – April 2015

Lightroom CC

This release of Lightroom CC contains a lot of new features that photographers will really like in that it will make them less reliant on Photoshop. Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Adobe Creative Cloud for Video, April 2015

Adobe CC for Video

This edition of Adobe Creative Cloud for Video is chock full of goodies that will have you working with video and being creative for a long time to come. Read More »

New Software Newsflash: Adobe Comp CC Lets You Design Directly on Your iPad

Adobe Comp CC

With this new app you can you can brainstorm on the fly and prototype your designs in a mobile environment, then send them directly to InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator as fully editable native objects. Read More »

Product Review: Steadicam Curve for GoPro From Tiffen

steadicam curve for gopro

What if you want to use your GoPro to film like you were making a Hollywood movie? The Steadicam Curve works miracles to smooth your footage, though it takes practice to really get it down. Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Adobe Creative Cloud for Mobile

Adobe Color CC

These easy-to-use apps target specific needs that users of the corresponding desktop products often have, and just about any user will find a few of them very useful for doing creative work on the go. Read More »

Software Review: Perfect Photo Suite 9 from onOne Software

Perfect Photo Suite 9

'Perfect Photo Suite 9' enhances all other photo editing products and makes them better. Read More »

Software Review: ArtRage 4.5 From Ambient Design

ArtRage 4.5

Now with a 64-bit upgrade, ArtRage 4.5 has all the tools novice and accomplished artists alike will need, without too much complexity. Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2015 Ultimate: Part II

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2015

The big shining spot in the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2015 Ultimate is still 3ds Max with its speed improvements and new features Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Adobe Creative Cloud October 2014

Adobe Creative Cloud October 2014

The ability to take your designs and design abilities on the road and off your desktop is becoming increasingly important, and this update to Creative Cloud gives you much more freedom to do that. Read More »