Fotomagico slideshow application

I was fortunate to win a software drawing from the MyMac podcast. Boinx Software’s Fotomagico is a an easy to learn and well-supported slideshow video program. I grabbed some old iPhone photos and put together a video in a short amount of time. It could use some further fine-tuning as I become more familiar with the options. But overall, you can set up a slideshow video quite easily.

Mask Making

I like taking my less than stunning photos and repurposing them for other uses. This image of a large, leafless tree (at the Descanso Gardens) against a gloomy sky was good structure for a mask created in Photoshop. There was some cleanup in the alpha channel (such as removing power lines). I saved the final output to a TIF file with alpha channel which can be used in other media.

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