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Author Archives: T. Michael Testi

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

Software Spotlight: Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow – August 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud

With all the new items that have come to Adobe Creative Cloud in 2015, you now have even better ways to improve your workflow. By mocking up your applications using Comp CC and with the addition of the new Artboards in Adobe Photoshop, you can really streamline your work before you hand it off to a developer. The same thing ... Read More »

Music Software Review: Bravura Scoring Brass From Impact Soundworks

Bravura Scoring Brass From Impact Soundworks

I like the different setups very much. You have a lot of flexibility over what you are creating, and when you combine that with the different variations within the scope of the program, you have a lot to work with. Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Adobe Creative Cloud 2015

Adobe Creative Cloud

I really like the artboards in Photoshop as well as the improvements in web functionality like the Adobe Preview, and am really looking forward to Photoshop Design Space. The "never lose your work" feature is great in Illustrator as are the new charting capabilities. Read More »

New Software Spotlight: Adobe Creative Cloud for Video June 2015

Adobe Character Animator

Every year Creative Cloud for Video keeps improving and this year is no exception. Read More »

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 »