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How to edit video in Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC is ideal for creating promotional video pieces, portfolio-based slideshows, and sellable videos for your photography business. Best of all, you don’t have to learn another program—you’ll use tools you’re familiar with. In this column, you’ll learn how to create a wedding video by mixing stills, video, and text...click here to read the full tutorial on Macworld.com

Filters for Photos: new free app and extension for Photos for Mac

Example images from Macphun's Filters for Photos

Today Macphun released Filters for Photos, a free app and extension for Photos for Mac. Whether you use it as a standalone app or as an extension inside Apple's Photos app, you get 30 impressive one-click filters for your images. How can they give it away for free? Well, you get 15 filters without registering with Macphun, but if you sign up for their newsletter you get an additional 15 filters. Very clever — and everyone wins!


How to rediscover music using iTunes Genius Playlists

For most creatives, music is inextricably intertwined with the creative process. Before we sit down to hammer out a project, many of us pick a playlist that (we hope) will inspire or, at the very least, keep us awake. Steve Jobs, in delivering keynotes on iTunes and the iPod, called music “the soundtrack of our lives” and trumpeted iTunes’ Genius Playlists as a shockingly easy way to discover (or rediscover) music in our collections—after all, many of us own more music than we remember to listen to.

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