Lesson 7: It’s About Time

Lesson 7: It’s About Time

How to Put Time into a Photograph

In this lesson, we explore the most elusive thing in photography: placing the experience of time in a photograph. As an example, we take on the challenge of water. The usual approach to photographing water is to either freeze it or blur it. Neither image will express the experience of time in a way that matches yours when you saw it. I have found that to create an image that convey the experience of the ebb and flow of the water, I had to create one image that contained all expressions of the water’s motions as it changed over time. I share this dynamic workflow approach combined with Photoshop techniques to build up an image that captures motion with stillness and, in the moment, hold time still, yet experience the feeling of its passing.

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Lesson 5: Lighting On a Laptop

Lesson 5: Lighting On a Laptop

Classic Studio Lighting: How to Light in the Computer

The objective of this lesson is to believably replicate classic glamour lighting as well as replicate the quality of the light this approach produces using Photoshop. You will take a naturally lit subject & transform the image to replicate the lighting style of Hurrell, whose class Hollywood glamour photographs of the 1930s and ’40s are iconic; his dramatic use of light was second to none. Starting with the initial image capture and lighting considerations, learn this Photoshop lighting approach using techniques to make choices that emulate reality. Apply them not only to glamour photography, but also to animal, wildlife, plant and other environmental portraits.

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Oz to Kansas 2.0: The Black and White on Black and White Conversions

“Oz to Kansas 2.0: The Black and White on Black and White Conversions” is the evolution of thought that began with “Welcome to Oz : From Oz to Kansas. How to convert an Image to Black and White Without Ever Leaving the RGB Color Space.” This Oz to Kansas 2.0 tutorial takes a practical applications approach to when, why and how to convert an image. In it, you will learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution.


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Lesson 4: The Unwitting Ally

Lesson 4: The Unwitting Ally

How to Cause Color to act like a Shape

In this thought provoking and skill-building lesson, you will receive a master class on how light, shape, gesture and color work. You will learn how the eye works and how to consciously guide the unconscious eye. As you listen and absorb the ideas and techniques, your approach to creating aesthetically satisfying images rather than “historically” accurate ones will never be the same. Take the time to study this lesson and let it open your eyes to a great understanding of the image editing process and how to have complete mastery of the images that you create.

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Lesson 3: Image Harvesting

Lesson 3: Image Harvesting

Recreating What the Eye Saw

How many times have you taken a photo and when you got it on the computer screen that it isn’t at all what you saw? In this lesson, learn the best way to create an image that looks like what the eyes saw – and not just what the camera captured. You will learn a technique called “Image Harvesting” that includes how to get it right at the point of capture by practicing “preemptive Photoshop”, how to make image manipulation decisions based on how our eye sees, and specific Photoshop techniques in order to create that final image that the eye saw.

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Lesson 1: The Tao of Dynamic Workflow

Vincent Versace’s Welcome to Oz: Following the RGB Road Series


Announcing an all new interactive six DVD training series designed to give you the knowledge to take your creative expression to a whole new level! The lessons are geared for the person who wants to be in a beginner’s mind. They are at once both advanced and straightforward. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced Photoshop user, you will find the lessons will accelerate your knowledge to match the quality of your vision. These lessons have taken me personally years to discover and develop. They are shared here for you to learn, integrate the knowledge and stimulate your creative process.

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Lesson 1: The Tao of Dynamic Workflow

Shibumi: Traveling a Circle in a Straight Line

This lesson teaches that workflow is not static, but dynamic. Practice doesn’t make perfect, but rather perfect practice makes perfect. Learn how to engage in a perfect practice. Learn how to analyze an image through the use of image maps and how to light in Photoshop.

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Lesson 2: A Return to Lighting on a Laptop: A New Look on How to Do Classic Hollywood Lighting in the Computer

Lesson 2: A Return to Lighting on a Laptop: A New Look on How to Do Classic Hollywood Lighting in the ComputerLesson 2: A Return to Lighting on a Laptop: A New Look on How to Do Classic Hollywood Lighting on the Computer

The objective of this lesson is to believably replicate class glamour lighting as well as replicate the quality of the light this approach produces using Photoshop. You will take a naturally lit subject & transform the image to replicate the lighting style of George Hurrell, whose classic Hollywood glamour photographs of the 1930s and ’40s are iconic; his dramatic use of light was second to none. New techniques and approaches to emulate reality in Version 2.0 include removing color casts, creating the illusion of depth of field that simulates a tilt/shift lens combined with contrast and skylight filters, control lighting as if it had hot lights with curves, and an adaptive dynamic workflow. Apply them not only to glamour photography, but also to animal, wildlife, plant and other environmental portraits. This content builds on Lesson 1, offering new techniques for lighting, depth of field, plane of focus, selective focus and minimizing background distractions in ways beyond what you thought possible. This will open your mind to possibilities that may cause you to re-think your approach at the point of image capture.

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  • Master class without the cost of an on-site workshop
  • Version 2.0 – double the content on each lesson Free software plug-ins
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All new, ground up release Bonus lessons: Image Maps & how to analyze an image, Calibrating your Monitor, Zoom (for Mac), Focal Point demo Full resolution image files, version of the working files, and Quicktime files. As is the case with every Acme Educational tutorial DVD you also get a CD with the full resolution files to work on as well as a 100ppi version of the actual files that were created during the filming of these DVDs. Also included is a computer resolution Quicktime of both DVD 1 and DVD 2 to download to your computer’s hard drive to watch as you work in Photoshop. That all adds up to a lot of in formation packed into on e DVD tutorial.


onOne FocalPoint 2.0 – A Virtual Lens

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FocalPoint plugin for Photoshop gives photographers a way to create realistic depth of field control, plane of focus control and selective focus to any image after it is photographed allowing for more control and precision. The focus bug control in FocalPoint has a tangible, hardware feel much like using a lens. It makes it fast for a photographer to define the “sweet spot” either in a round shape or a plane and then control how much and of what kind of blur they would like to add. This has a huge benefit over hardware tools like auxiliary lenses and filters because it allows the photographer to control the focus after the image is taken, giving them more control and requiring fewer shots in camera. FocalPoint 2.0 now works in Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1 in addition to Photoshop CS2, CS3, and CS4.

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Color Efex Pro 3.0 Versace Edition

The Color Efex Pro 3.0 Versace Edition contains three fully functional filters from the collection of 52 award-winning filters found in Color Efex Pro 3.0. These filters are widely used by many of today’s top professional photographers, offering numerous possibilities to enhance and transform images quickly and easily. Every filter provides selective control using control points powered by U Point technology, allowing the filters to be selectively added or removed without the use of complex masks or selections. The Versace Edition consists of the following filters:

Contrast Only – Increases the contrast of an image without affecting the color characteristics of the image.

Skylight – Combines the effects of both a conventional skylight filter and a conventional warming filter, enabling the removal of offending blue casts while applying an intelligent warming effect to colors.

Tonal Contrast – Provides the highest level of control of contrast in highlight, midtone, and shadow tonal ranges individually, emphasizing fine details without the creation of halos or artifacts.

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Lesson 1: Revisiting Shibumi: Following the Path of Perfect Practice

Two New DVDs From Vincent Versace and Get a Free Copy of onOne Software’s FocalPoint 2.0 With Every Purchase!!

Welcome to Oz 2.0

In these all new DVD releases, Vincent Versace invites us to join him on his journey of mastery, the art of perfect practice, in which he unites the precepts of Zen philosophy with the art and craft of photographic image making. Embodying what he teaches, these lessons reflect innovations in technology in Photoshop and workflow; you will see his evolution o technique, workflow and how he approaches tools and his visual sensibility. The DVDs are filled with tools and approaches that will expand your creative tool chest and your perfect practice. Be inspired to revitalize your mind as you learn to expose the hidden potential within your images. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced Photoshop user, you will find the lessons will accelerate your knowledge to match the quality of your vision. If you have release 1.0, you will find that the new content has expanded each lesson from one to two DVDs. These lessons have taken Vincent years to discover by practicing perfect practice. They are shared here for you to learn, integrate the knowledge and stimulate your creative process and perfect practice.


Lesson 1: Revisiting Shibumi: Following the Path of Perfect Practice

Lesson 1: Revisiting Shibumi: Following the Path of Perfect Practice

This lesson teaches how to light an image to replicate the reality of light and depth of field. New techniques and approaches in Version 2.0 include creating depth of field with a new three pronged approach, lighting an image, smart filters and a non-destructive workflow, color adjustments, a series of creative retouching techniques and creating shadows. Learn these tools and use them in endless variation in your own images. Gain an understanding of an approach so you will be able to recognize situations where you could apply the technique. Your view of depth of field and lens blur will never be the same!

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Order Signed Copy of Welcome to Oz 2.0 with 11 x 14 Chapter 4 Print

You can order a signed copy of Welcome to Oz 2.0, with a signed and numbered 11×14 print of the new image featured in Chapter 4 for $275.00

I will only produce these sizes of images for this book

Signed prints will begin shipping in early December, books to follow the day they arrive at my studio from the publisher.

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