Shutter Release: Parallax effect, Corel PaintShop Pro 2018, turning your studio into a dance club and more


posted Friday, August 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST


Heading into the weekend, there is plenty of interesting content and news to cover. In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at how to create a 2.5D parallax effect in Photoshop, see Corel's latest PaintShop Pro release, go behind the scenes with a laser-infused portrait shoot, learn about editing photos in Lightroom with a video game controller and finally, we will learn four tips for better travel photos.

Creating a 2.5D parallax effect for your still photos in Photoshop - PetaPixel

Earlier this week, Peter McKinnon published a tutorial for animating your still images with a parallax effect using Photoshop. It's a really neat way to breathe new life into your work and make it more dynamic. Sure, it's a bit gimmicky, but that's okay, gimmicks can be fun.

Corel releases PaintShop Pro 2018

Popular photo editing software company Corel has released PaintShop Pro 2018. The subscription-free photo editor includes a wide array of powerful editing tools. Check it out in the video below. Click here to download a free trial.

Laser background portrait shoot - ISO 1200

As part of his ongoing video series for Adorama, Gavin Hoey has released a video showing how to turn your home studio into a dance club. To see new videos from Gavin, check Adorama TV every couple of weeks.

Turn photo editing into a game by using a video game controller - DIY Photography

New Zealand-based photographer Ben Stewart has made a tutorial showing how to use a PlayStation controller in Adobe Lightroom. Ultimately, it comes down to pairing a controller with your computer and remapping buttons so that you can use it with various pieces of software, but nonetheless, anything to make photo editing more exciting is a good idea!

Four tips for better travel videos - ISO 1200

Filmmaker Brandon Li travels all over and makes great videos. He has four practical tips that will help you capture better travel videos.