Fine Art Digital Workflow with John Paul Caponigro and Mac Holbert.
When it come to fine art printing R. Mac Holbert along with Graham Nash started it all.If it was not for them fine art inkjet printing would not be what is today. Simply put Nash Editions is THE name in fine art printing and R. Mac Holbert is the talent behind that name.
And John Paul Caponigro? John Paul’s name is synonymous with fine art photography and the finest fine art prints possible.
Put these two talents together in one room sharing the combined wealth of there knowledge is a level of unimaginable creative amperage. The only thing better to being there is is to watch that meeting of minds recorded on a DVD.
Make sure you get the best quality from your files, every time with an optimal workflow.
A Fine Art Workflow is different than a high productivity workflow. You should be able to choose either one.
A Fine Art Workflow is precise. Process your files for optimum results.
A Fine Art Workflow is fast. Standardization can lead to higher quality.
A Fine Art Workflow is flexible. Know why and when to make exceptions.
A Fine Art Workflow is modifiable / non-destructive. When your vision evolves your files should be able to evolve with you - easily.
Learn all the ins and outs of a Fine Art Workflow in this content packed DVD.
Topics covered include...
The PrintWhat's Workflow
A logical sequence of steps in production process
So Different, So Much in Common
Global Color Adjustment
Who we are
The big picture
Why The Print Is Still So Important
Regional and Local Adjustment
It's what we make and use
A Sense of Destination
Creative Sharpening & Blurring
Look before you leap
Customizing contour and texture
What a great file looks like
Making files smaller or bigger
Check your tools
Compensating for dot gain
Frame A Destination
Softproofing & Proofing
Identify possibilites and make choices
Proof before you print
Would you cut film with a pair of scissors ?
Minor Clean Up
Out spot! Out!
Why what you make prints with matters so much
A great base makes future greatness possible
And much more!
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Fine Art Digital Printing
Make your digital prints the very best quality possible. Achieve this by learning all the components and aspects of a printing system: substrate, ink, printer, driver/RIP, profile, ink limit, print speed, viewing light, environment, and presentation. Learn what each component contributes to print quality and how they all work together to ensure your prints are as good as they can get.
Learn how to think about printing and the print itself. Understanding how digital printing has evolved will help you navigate the field as digital printing continues to evolve. All the aspects that we identify contribute to print quality and if you monitor the developments within the field, you will be able to understand how to achieve the very best print quality, when to upgrade and what to look for in the fine digital print. Use this information to make better informed choices with the tools you use and how you use them to advance your vision and get the very finest prints.
Always the detail you want in the shadows and highlights. Extend the dynamic range in all of your images. Unlike yesterday, with today’s technology, you only need to make sacrifices if you want to. Many people think that HDR and merging images are synonymous when in fact it is one technique amid a range of possible options. It’s not only what we do at capture but what we do after. This array of choices for extending the dynamic range spans the gamut from simple to complex. By learning a variety of techniques and understanding how they work, it will make it easier for you to choose the technique that is most appropriate.
The results can be dramatic. When using these techniques, you will be challenged to see in new ways. Difficult shooting conditions will become easier for you. Many more image-making opportunities will become available to you.
Learn simple image adjustment strategies that can extend the dynamic range of single exposures.
Learn new HDR exposure and software techniques that can handle even the most challenging scenes.
Choose from many HDR styles – classic or contemporary.
Simulate HDR effects on low dynamic range images.
Once you understand the possibilities, you will find yourself thinking about light, making exposures and enhancing images in new ways. Master these techniques and you will find new versatility in service of your vision; use them to give us a window into the world that you see and the way that you relate to it.
Black & White Mastery will unlock the amazing power of digital color for you and your images.
You'll discover what's unique about black and white images, identifying a number of unique black and white palettes that will give you a wide range of options for crafting a black and white style that's best for you and your images.
You'll learn how to convert color to black and white with ultimate precision and flexibility. You'll know which methods give you the best result and when to choose a simple or a complex solution. You'll find out how to adjust the resulting tonal relationships with unprecedented precision. You'll understand how to adjust your images selectively to further enhance your images. You be able to add color back into your black and white images (subtly or dramatically, uniformly or selectively) to add unique expressive dimensions.
In addition to processing Raw digital files, you'll also learn how to scan analog originals (film and print). Finally, you'll learn easy ways to make prints of your black and white digital files either with the latest inkjet technologies or by making digital contact negatives for printing with historic processes.
Most importantly, you'll learn to see and think about black and white images in new ways which will open up a vast world of visual possibilities for you. Put this new perspective to work for you and your images today.
Photoshop Color Strategies will help you take your color skills to the next level. True mastery of color requires not only knowing how to use the various color tools available to you, but also knowing how to choose between them, when to apply them, and why to apply them to achieve specific color effects. You'll learn to isolate the three essential components of color (luminosity, hue, and saturation) and control them with unprecedented precision. You'll learn about important optical effects that affect the way you and your viewers see color and learn to put them to work for you. You'll learn new ways of thinking about color that will help you see and produce a wide variety of color effects. You'll discover strategies for identifying and creating successful color palettes. You can combine all of this new knowledge to craft your own unique artistic signature style. Put the unprecedented power and precision of digital color to work for you and your images now.
Learn how to use the color adjustment tools in Adobe Photoshop CS4 to achieve unprecedented control of your images.
Find out which tools are the go to tools (the ones you¹ll use everyday), which are exotic (the ones for exceptional images), and which are redundant and/or too limited (the ones you can forget about).
Make every adjustment tool more precisely target specific components of color (hue, saturation, and luminosity) using blend modes and easy to use selections / masks that allow you to target specific hues or luminosity values.
If Color Management takes you 90% of the way to improving your prints, then Proofing will give you that extra 10%. It’s the last 10% that separates the good prints from the great prints. With the advent of the digital darkroom, some think proofing is a lost art. In this DVD, we explore how Proofing is in fact an evolving art, based on the differences between looking at images on monitors and on substrates such as paper, metal, wood, bark, etc. Learn the cumulative process in which subtle corrections are made while reviewing a print on a specific substrate, so you can create a significantly improved final master print. Learn what to look for and what actions to take including how to create test files, how to evaluate different substrates, bracket proofing, full scale proofing, proofing for changes in scale, customizing ink limit, and adjusting for over inking. As a result, you will learn not only how to work with greater precision, but also how to save time, materials, and money. As a bonus, you will be able to download free resources such as test files and the Proof Template.
If you are beginning, intermediate or advanced, there will be surely an “aha!” by the end of this DVD as the entire color management process unfolds and as your understanding builds. In this innovative presentation of color management, expand your understanding of color at the point of capture, as it is transformed in Photoshop and then printed. As photographers and artists, our cameras, monitors, Photoshop, printers, papers, and environment, all are parts of a complex process. That process has been distilled and streamlined into simple steps that will help you control color and get the very best results possible. Learn a practical six step workflow; a cumulative progression so that your color is consistent and precise. Learn to see your images from a new color perspective and learn the practical strategies necessary to control the desired result. The content and visual aides culminate in a jam packed conclusion that will take your learning to another level.
Weather can dramatically alter the mood of any image. Photographers learn to make the most of the weather. Now you can also make the weather with Adobe Photoshop. You no longer have to wait for the perfect moment, you can create it. Learning to do this will greatly expand your creative possibilities. Learn how on this DVD - Atmospheric FX.
Drawing with Light: 21st Century Dodging & Burning
Today you can enhance select areas of any image with extraordinary power and precision. Simple brushing techniques applied precisely can take your image to a whole new level, giving you vastly expanded possibilities for creative expression.
These essential go-to techniques will help you master selections and masks; simple masks, gradient masks, luminance masks, contour masks and more. Plus, learn to control the position and quality of every transition and edge.
In addition, you'll discover r/evolutionary new ways of capturing and enhancing light.
Drawing With Light; 21st Century Dodging and Burning will teach you these invaluable techniques.
Simple selections and masks
With added bonus material that will help you make masks even more efficiently and precisely.