Camera Raw gets a facelift

To my slight chagrin—having been a naysayer about turning Camera Raw into a filter one can use in Photoshop, on the grounds that doing so would be a crutch at a time when Adobe should do the hard work of revamping a motley set of disparate, 30-year-old adjustment dialogs—I find myself hitting Shift-Cmd-A all the damn time. Thus I’m glad to see the UI freshened up & tools made easier to access:

As for getting the rest of the adjustments-house in order, I wasn’t wrong, but ACR-in-PS gives me fewer reasons to care. On we go!

DeepFaceDrawing makes something out of (almost) nothing

‘Allo, my name is Simon, and I like to do drawerings with the help of me cheeky robot, Mr. Deepfakes:

As PetaPixel explains,

They’ve achieved this by treating each facial feature locally first, and then the face as a whole, basically assigning a probability to each feature. That way you don’t need a professional sketch to generate a realistic-looking image, but the better the sketch, the better and more accurate the results become. What’s more, the software can work in near-real-time, 

Photography: “Black Ice”

Constraint -> Creativity. Christopher Dormoy writes,

Having to stay home does not mean less creation. It is time to observe and experience elements and details of our daily life that we find at home.

I wanted to play with ice, flower and ink and see what kind of universe I can created with the macro and motion timelapse technique. I spent many hours to observe and experiment the ice and how it react with liquids like ink but also, oil, paint and soap. Some effects are hypnotic and surprising.

“Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.” ― Walker Evans.