Video's on Martin's editing techniqus now available to buy online

01st February 2010
Contrast Grading
Contrast Grading is based on wet darkroom techniques that have not changed over many years. The switch from chemical process to digital is a totally different way of working, but the principles still remain the same; camera exposure, paper exposure and paper grading are the key factors now as they were before. The skill is in visualizing where to add contrast and exposure in editing. Fortunately there are tools in the digital darkroom that can emulate the wet process. The videos on this disc will show you how to process a colour Raw file from capture to the finished monochrome image using only contrast and sharpening as the main tools. The process is easy to follow for beginners; advanced workers will find the workflow of interest. Easy to read text boxes as the video is running, 45mins, with the ability to pause the frames so text can be copied or studied in greater depth.
The CD which includes both copies of theimagingfactory Convert to B&W PRO Photoshop plugin and unlock codes for Microsoft windows and Apple Macintosh powerPC with Mac OS X , also the original Raw file used in the tutorials, represents one of the best value CD tutorials on the net as you are also receiving in the purchase price a Plugin that cost over £80 before it was discontinued last year. The plugin developer Oscar Rysdyk has given me permission to add my own plugins and codes to this disc Please be aware that the plugin DOES NOT, I repeat DOES NOT work on INTEL macs.

PWF workflow
The PWF workflow video tutorial, full 88min audio, 9 chapters from Raw capture to final print output. In the tutorials you will be shown how to edit in Photoshop keeping within the Raw data to produce images that not only look great on screen but print superbly. By editing within the files boundaries no over editing is done so that every tone and fine detail is retained. The process is carried out in 4 stages, Blend from Raw, Image Balance, Image Optimization and printing. All edits using Photoshop tools only. There are tutorials that show the use of two superb optional plugins to further enhance detail and contrast and how to make Photoshop Actions for quicker workflow. The final tutorial shows how to proof and print your pictures. The original Raw file used in the tutorials is included on disc, plugins are not included. I am sure you will find these tutorials of great interest. Edit in a way that does justice to your cameras and lens by balancing and optimizing the files to bring out every fine detail, tone and contrast in a simple but artistic way.

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