Lee Varis’ “Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with CS 3” Volume 2

Lee Varis’ “Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with CS3”
Volume2
$69.95

Lee Varis is an award winning photographer and digital imaging artist who has been working in Hollywood for over 30 years with 20 years of experience in digital imaging. Lee is currently the director of digital services at the Icon, a large commercial photo lab in Los Angeles servicing the advertising and entertainment industries. He is on the board of directors of DIMA (the Digital Image Marketing Association) and is also the president of the LADIG (Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group) a non profit educational group devoted to advancing the art of digital imaging and supporting the local digital arts community. Lee’s work has been featured on movie posters, print ads, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. His creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic, Newsweek and Fortune magazines as well as trade journals like PDN, New Media, Micro Publishing News, PC Photo, Studio Photography, Rangefinder, Digital Photo Pro and Photo Electronic Imaging.. Lee continues to work in photography as well as expanding into consulting, teaching and writing. He did two series of imaging seminars for Apple Computers that took him around the country to most of the major metropolitan areas and is currently active in seminar programs with PMA, DIMA, Maine Photographic Workshops and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.Additional information at: http://varis.com/

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Bundle Both DVD’s – Volumes 1 and 2 together

Lee Varis’ “Beyond Skin: Going Deeper with CS3”

Beyond Skin takes you on a journey to the next level with Photoshop CS3. You will learn techniques for tone & contrast, color correction, retouching and B+W pertaining to digital photography of people. The author reveals a new approach to image enhancement that builds on material from his best selling book “Skin : The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies” and contains new material that has not been revealed until now using the latest version of Photoshop.

  • CS3 User Interface
  • Curves
  • Hue-saturation
  • B+W Conversions
  • Retouching
  • Sharpening
  • Background Bokeh
  • Portrait Glow
  • Luminosity Blending

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Bundle Both DVD’s – Volumes 1 and 2 together
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Lighting On A Laptop II: How to Light Like a Sunbeam

Lighting On A Laptop II: How to Light Like a Sunbeam

This three DVD series provides inspirational and user-friendly lessons to use Photoshop CS3 to emulate, bend and refract natural light. Step-by-step lessons guide you through the process of believably replicating the most fleeting and beautiful light of all – a late afternoon beam of sunlight streaming through a window. Starting with initial image capture and lighting considerations, this series of progressive Photoshop lighting techniques gives you the essential skills to emulate brilliant, realistic lighting.
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Retouching On A Laptop: How to Retouch a Portrait in 15 minutes (Retouching Essentials)

Believing is Seeing: The Anatomy of A Digital Still Photograph


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Building upon skills learned from Vincent Versace’s Welcome to Oz: Following the RBG Road, Believing is Seeing refines your artistic prowess by providing the perfect balance of practical instruction and creative inspiration. Believing is Seeing is designed to further develop your proficiency, help you express your creativity, and let any idea imaginable flow fluidly through Photoshop.

Each lesson provides you with the skills and knowledge to turn your ideas into reality, teaching you to make informed decisions at every step in the process – from the time you shoot an image all the way through digital processing and output. Each image is dissected and rebuilt, step-by-step, so you understand how and why each decision is being made. Full-resolution 16-bit source files and original 100ppi Photoshop files are included with every lesson. immersing you in both the workflow and the creative process.


Retouching On A Laptop:
How to Retouch a Portrait in 15 minutes (Retouching Essentials)

This three DVD set teaches you the skills and techniques essential for using Photoshop CS3 to master the art of digital portrait retouching. Accentuate and perfect each shot by learning how to brighten and enhance features, how to create flawless but believable skin texture, and how to improve overall tone, color and detail to make Hollywood-quality portraits.
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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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What’s included:

  • 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.

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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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FOCALPOINT 2.0

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

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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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