Photography

Photoshop Plugins

Virtual Photographer

virtualPhotographer lets you instantly apply high quality, professional photographic styles to your digital images with just one click. Adjust film grain, color, B/W, soft focus, high contrast and many other effects to achieve the same professional-looking images that used to take hours of photo editing. Get great results in seconds.

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Xylograph LE

"Xylograph" term stands for a technique of printing by engraved wood plates. The resulting print often shows the wood texture. "Xylograph LE" plug-in filter allows you to apply a wavy halftone effect with the screen lines angle being gradually changing from shadow to highlight image area. The effects produced with "Xylograph LE" plugin vary from simple woodcut texture to a hand-drawn halftone screen found it many engravings.

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Seamless Workshop

Seamless Workshop is a freeware Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in filter. It composes a seamless tile from any image allowing you to quickly make repeating patterns from your images. Also, a "surrealistic modification" of a picture can be produced. It is a powerful tool for texture creators, and a helpful toy for graphic designers. An advanced tileable algorithm is used. The unique 'Seamless Blur' effect can be useful for any available tileable pattern.

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Standalone Photographic Software

Virtual Studio

VirtualStudio is a stand-alone, full-featured photo editor that can run virtualPhotographer and other plug-in filters. Now you can quickly and easily retouch and enhance your photos like a professional, using the power of plug-ins. virtualStudio includes all the features you’d expect to find in high quality editing software, and even comes with a selection of picture frames and the ability to add a title and copyright information.

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Hugin Panorama Photo Stitcher

With Hugin you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.

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Serif PanoramaPlus Starter Edition

Import your photos from anywhere, then quickly and accurately transform them into stunning pictures that last a lifetime. Automatically stitch your best photographs together to create stunning panoramic pictures, with up to 3000 x 3000 pixels, quickly and easily.

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Free Stock Photography

Pixabay.com

On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are published under Creative Commons Public Domain deed CC0.

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Freeimages.com

Whether you just want to browse our huge image gallery or want to share your own photos with others, this is the site for you!

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Morguefile.com

Looking for high resolution stock photos for your illustration, comp or design needs? Search morgueFile for free reference images. Yes, they're all completely free. whether you're an illustrator, art director, instructor or looking to add a defining visual to a presentation.

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Free Education Resources

Free Software for Teaching and Learning

Along with curating the best free software for creativity on the web I also like to play with design and code. As a former interactive media teacher, and teacher trainer in e-learning, it was a way of keeping myself active outside of the classroom. As a result here are a few tools I created in response to personal, student or teaching needs. If you find them useful please download, keep and share.

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