People are raving about Nik Software’s Viveza plug-in for color correction within Photoshop. The tool uses Nik’s unique U-Point technology for placing a control element onto the document, then tweaking hue, saturation, contrast, etc. on the canvas. Here’s a quick video intro to the basics. Scott Kelby loves it, and the plug-in picked up a Best of Show from Macworld at PMA. It’s $249 diretly from Nik.
onOne Software, publishers of tools like Genuine Fractals and Mask Pro, have announced Focal Point for selectively blurring images, adding vignettes, and more. I’ve mentioned ways to simulate lens blur & tilt-shift photography using Photoshop, but Focal Point goes further in offering an interative "lens bug" widget for fine control. The plug-in is scheduled to ship next month and will cost $159.95. [Via]