Welcome To Oz 2.0

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 of 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

This lesson teaches how to light an image to replicate the reality of light and depth of field. New techniques and approaches inLesson 1: Revisiting Shibumi: Following the Path of Perfect PracticeVersion 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 whereyou could apply the technique. Your view of depth of field and lens blur will never be the same!




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

$69.95 per title


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 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 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.



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

$69.95 per title


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.

nOne 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 Edit ion 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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onOne Software is providing free a copy of the Perfect Effects 9.5 Premium suite with the purchase of this DVD.