Lesson 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.
FREE FULL VERSION OF FOCALPOINT 2.0
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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
- a $300 value
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
This is a fully registered and upgradeable copy not a demo
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.
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.