Tag Archives: Processing

Black and White Digital Workshop

Well, my first ever webinar is complete. See the video above. Kind of a rocky start, with audio problems, but lots of good info in this video.

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Black and White Processing Workshop

 

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Subtle adjustment of tone and detail are the secret to Black and White Photography.

Join me June 8th to learn the steps behind my process for going from colour images to detailed and rich black and white images.

Topics:

I will be covering the specific tricks and techniques I use when shooting, the importance of visualizing zones, and then processing that image in post using Lightroom software to get the desired effect.

I will also be briefly showing the use of Nik SilverFX Pro to add that last bit of polish to my images.

Please join me for this absolutely free, no strings attached, no BS workshop.

Who: You, and me, and a few of our friends

What: Free Workshop

Where: Google Hangout/Youtube. Here is the event page for you to participate at the date and time:

https://plus.google.com/events/cbg52jrpmadn737sfo34nsmqqa0

When: Sunday, 8 June 2014 @ 1:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

See you then!

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Episode 11 – High Contrast Portrait Photoshop Effect Tutorial

Final Product:

High Contrast Portrait Effect

Show Notes:

In this episode I show you how to create a grungy high contrast portrait effect in Photoshop CC/CS6. This technique is particularly useful when processing images for rock and roll shoots, or when taking pictures where showing the character and life experience is the aim. It will accentuate wrinkles and other flaws but bring out the character in the image. As always the file created and the files used to create this effect can be found below.

Files Used:

The RAW file (Canon .CR2) and .XMP sidecar file with corrections can be found here:

http://bit.ly/15YAdsx (22.5 Meg Zip File with CR2 and XMP file)

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Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/shawnkent

Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/ShawnKentPhotography

Podcast – http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/shawnkent.net-photography/id687084409

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Episode 9 – Processing Raw Files in Photoshop (ACR)

Show Notes:

In this weeks Photoshop Tutorial I show how to use Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) to process images. This is my own personal Camera Raw processing workflow. I will demystify the histogram, sliders, panels and other options in Adobe Camera Raw and introduce you to the techniques that let you intelligently adjust your images exposure. In this video I use a file that is about a stop and a half underexposed and show you not only how to correct this, but also how to fine tune the exposure, white balance and colour to produce a high quality final. I also show you how to use ACR for adjusting the Tone Curve, Noise Reduction, Sharpening and selective colour adjustment. All the techniques shown can also be applied in Lightroom 5 as the tools are the exact same.

Files Used:

Download the file I used in this tutorial here:

http://bit.ly/18yhOVO  – Camera Raw Sample File (18.9 Meg .DNG Adobe Digital Negative File)

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Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/shawnkent

Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/ShawnKentPhotography

Podcast – http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/shawnkent.net-photography/id687084409

Thanks for watching!

[Edit: My apologies to my Vimeo and Podcast audience. Some upload issues this week delayed release on these channels. Should be more consistent in the future.]

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Episode 8 – Fix Photograph Highlights in Photoshop (Luminance Masks)

Show Notes:

In this weeks Photoshop video tutorial I provide a basic introduction to using a luminance mask to recover blown out highlights in an image. In the video I use a RAW file of a forest floor where the sky is overexposed and shining through the tree tops. Luminance masking is an interesting technique that allows you to selectively adjust the highlight tones (portions of the image that have a luminance of 50% or brighter). The reason that I use this technique for images that require highlight rescuing is that it produces better results than simply processing the image through Adobe Camera Raw and attempting to recover the highlights that way.

Files Used:

Download the file I used in this video to practice the technique here:

Luminance Masking Sample File (34 meg .CR2 Camera RAW File)

Further Reading:

If you enjoyed this tutorial and want to learn more I recommend these links:

http://goodlight.us/writing/luminositymasks/luminositymasks-1.html
http://www.cookseytalbottgallery.com/photo_blog_article.php?blRecordNumber=38

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Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/shawnkent

Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/ShawnKentPhotography

Podcast – Coming Soon!

Thanks for watching!

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