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From Vision to Reality - English Tutorial

This tutorial series consists of five individual tutorials, all covering different aspects of post processing in Photoshop. Some of the videos make use of the TKActions Panel V4 from Tony Kuyper. The tutorials are covering more advanced methods of post-processing and good knowledge of working with channels, masks, selections and adjustment layers in Photoshop is highly recommended.

  • 3 hours of in-depth instructional video tutorials
  • 5 videos covering intermediate to advanced topics
  • Inlcudes free Print and Sharpening Panel for Photoshop CC2014/CC2015
  • High-res 1080p videos
  • All images for processing included as full-res DNG files. All other files as full-res JPEG!

Perfect Sharpening (31 min)

The first tutorial covers the important topic of sharpening and compares different sharpening methods. We are having a close look at the unsharp mask, smart sharpen, NIK pre-sharpen and my own sharpening action. We will learn when and how to apply sharpening to the image in the best possible way.

Creating Mood (35 min)

We will develop a photo together from the original RAW file to a finished image. Several adjustment layers and creative processing techniques are used here to achieve a more dreamy and moody effect. Simple techniques that have a huge impact on the look and feel of your photos. After the we have processed the image, we will look at two more images, where I will reveal all my layer adjustments to you. From the RAW file to the finished image to show exactly what I did and explain why I did it that way. 

Exposure Blending and Creative Processing (50 min)

This tutorial is the centerpiece of the entire series where we will learn how to blend five different exposures into one image to increase the dynamic range and overcome the limitations of today’s cameras. The second part of the tutorial begins with the blended image from the first part and we will learn how to apply creative processing techniques to make our vision come alive. Orten lights effect, creative use of dodge and burn, luminosity painting, color adjustments, etc. are all part of this extensive tutorial.

Focus Stacking (40 min)

Focus stacking has been very popular and I will teach you how to focus stack images from wide-angle lenses as well as from zoom or longer focal length lenses. Besides the focus stack of just two images, we will also look at how to focus stack and blend images at the same time for ultimate depth of field and increased dynamic range.

Preparing for Print (25 min)

Printing an image is its very own art and I will show you different ways on how to prepare your images for print and explain the most common pitfalls. Mistakes in the file preparation can be expensive and we will learn on how to avoid these by applying a workflow to the print preparation of the file. This tutorial also covers output sharpening, softproof and brightness adjustments if your prints tend to turn out too dark.

Choosing the right size

Prints

The size shown on the product page always represents the longest edge of the image. The other side will be in relation to the longest side.

Example: 60cm (24") in standard 2:3 image format will have final dimensions of 60cm x 40cm (24x16"). A photo in size 90cm (36") in a standard 2:3 format will have final dimensions of 90x60cm (36x24"). As not all images are in standard format in order to best show the artists intention, there would be simply too many sizes to list. If you have questions about the final size of your image please feel free to contact me.

Premium Framing

The size with the mounting option Premium Framing always represents the print size and not the frame size! The frame will of course the larger than the image.

All frames have a width of about 3cm (1 1/4") and a depth of 2,6cm (1"). All frames come with gallery mounting system, so you can hang them directly on your wall.

The passepartout (or mat) is museum grade-quality and is 6cm wide on all sides of the images. The image itself has another 1,5cm border to show the fine detailed structure of the paper. All in all, you can add about 18cm (7") in width to the chosen image size.

Acrylic Face Mount

The chosen size of Acrylic Face Mount prints are exactly the same as the print sizes. Since Acrylic Face Mounts require a certain size to show, I only offer these types of mountings options starting at 75cm (30") on the longest edge. Acrylic Face Mounts represent my most popular products among customers.

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