updated 11:05 am EDT, Fri July 27, 2007
Reviews, NAPP adds session
In brief: MacNN has reviewed LightZone from Light Crafts as well as the Spire USA Torq laptop backpack, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) has promised to feature new sessions at its annual west coast Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and Peachpit Press has released Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 6: Beyond the Basics. MacNN has reviewed Light Crafts' LightZone ($250), a Java-based photo editor for Mac and Windows systems that works with light levels and contrast based on light values as well as shapes. MacNN has also reviewed Spire USA's Torq Backpack ($170, shown at right), a laptop backpack that features water bottle holders, a waist strap to reduce back strain, padding to protect the laptop inside, and customizable space to stow various other items.
NAPP adds CS3 sessions
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals is adding sessions to its annual west coast Photoshop World Conference & Expo that focus on Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Web Tools, Motion Graphics, scripting for Photoshop CS3, and more. The event is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from September 6-8, 2007, and an early bird discount of $100 off the registration price is available until Friday, August 3rd.
Peachpit adds new Apple Pro Training title
Peachpit Press has released a new title in its Apple Pro Training Series of guides titled Final Cut Pro 6: Beyond the Basics. The book is designed for any editor ready to take Final Cut Pro "to the next level," with Apple-authorized guide, director, and filmmaker Michael Wohl teaching advanced editing skills.