Photoshop Layer Mask Implemented with CSS Custom Filters

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My last post talked about how you can create a Photoshop-like soft blur effect with built-in filters.  As I started reading more about how you would actually create that soft blur effect in Photoshop though, I realized that often you don’t want the soft blur to apply to people’s faces. … Continue reading

Adobe CFF Font Rasterizer Contributed to FreeType


Yesterday, Adobe, in cooperation with Google, announced that the Adobe CFF rasterizer has been contributed FreeType.  If you’re a font geek, this is fantastic news.  If not, you might be thinking to yourself, “CFF is what again? Why is this important?”. In a nutshell, modern outline fonts use two formats, TrueType and CFF.  A … Continue reading

Offline Viewing of YouTube Videos

Lately we’ve been starting to create an Adobe TechLive YouTube channel so people can view the recordings for the various TechLive sessions. You can find that channel here: Sometimes though, you want to watch a YouTube video offline, perhaps while you’re sitting on a train with spotty Wifi coverage. … Continue reading