Luminar Flex adds plug-in power for photographers used to Adobe

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Luminar Flex
Luminar Flex won't disrupt your post-production workflow. It will make it shorter.
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Style and workflow get hardwired in the brains of photographers working with programs like Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. New imaging software can be a hard sell.

Even if the positive reviews for Skylum’s all-in-one Luminar sparked curiosity, many shooters may not hit pause in their firmly entrenched post-production long enough to try it.

Today, Skylum rolled out Luminar Flex, a plug-in it says will add its AI-powered features to photographers used to working with the Adobe suite.

Don’t be scared of animation. Even you can do it. Here’s how to get started. [Deals]

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Animation bundle
Create animations using Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator
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Incredibles 2, Hotel Transylvania 3 and The Grinch are three of the top-15-grossing movies for all of 2018. And with its stellar reviews and big word-of-mouth buzz, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may be joining that list before year’s end.

It’s no news flash to anyone anymore. There are huge opportunities, as well as huge dollars, in creating animation and animated features. While you’re probably not going to roll out of bed and create the next Pixar masterpiece tomorrow, your journey to an artistically and financially fulfilling career as an animator can get started today with The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Animation Bundle. And it’s heavily discounted right now!

Get certified in graphic design with Adobe’s top apps [Deals]

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Adobe Creative Cloud
Master Adobe's Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this jam-packed bundle
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If you’re a digital creative of any kind, at some point you’ll have to encounter Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are the industry standard for visual design tools. so they’re worth knowing for almost anybody who works at a computer.

Get hands-on training in Adobe, WordPress and other content-creation tools [Deals]

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Dig into 60 hours' worth of lessons in the many tools and platforms used in digital design and content creation.
Dig into 60 hours' worth of lessons in the many tools and platforms used in digital design and content creation.
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There are tons of tools for creating or publishing digital content, from Photoshop and WordPress to Sketch and HTML. Anyone looking to break into the digital content industry faces a steep learning curve. That makes this massively discounted lesson bundle a very valuable resource indeed.

Master Adobe’s creative software with these 11 courses [Deals]

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Complete Adobe Mastery
Learn to master Adobe's Create Cloud with this bundle
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If you work with visual media, you’ve got to deal with Adobe. The company’s creative applications are fundamental in the world of digital photography, video, web design and more. So getting an affordable education in Adobe’s creative suite is a can’t-miss opportunity.

Unleash your graphic design prowess with Pixelmator [50 Essential iOS Apps #40]

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Pixelmator on iPad surrounded by camera gear
Pixelmator is a powerful, all-in-one graphic design app for photographers and designers alike
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50 Essential iOS Apps: PixelmatorSince its introduction, the iPad has slowly won over new markets of people. Over the past couple years, photo and image editing apps have found a home on Apple’s tablet. Pixelmator for iOS takes photo editing and graphic design on iOS to a new level, bringing a photoshop-like experience to your fingertips.

Enter the Adobe dojo to master Photoshop, InDesign and more [Deals]

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Learn the ins and outs of Adobe's entire Creative Cloud app suite with this loaded lesson bundle.
Learn the ins and outs of Adobe's entire Creative Cloud app suite with this loaded lesson bundle.
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Want to work with digital photos or graphic design? You’ve got to deal with Adobe. Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and the rest of the Creative Cloud apps are industry standards that need no introduction.

But if you need to get more familiar with how any of Adobe CC works, this training bundle is for you. And right now it’s available at a massive 95 percent discount.