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Perfect Inspiration: Creating a Matte Look with Liz LePage

Posted on October 10, 2014

Join Liz LePage as she ventures through Perfect Photo Suite 9 and talks about a recent hike in Portland, OR. Liz is a Portrait and Urban photographer and also a professional retoucher. She rarely shoots landscapes but for this Perfect Inspiration, Liz walks through a series of photos and shows how she uses presets in Perfect Effects to achieve a matte look for her photos. Liz also shows you how to quickly achieve a “matte” look for you photos by using the Tone Curve.

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

Perfect Inspiration: Crafting Seascapes with Scott Davenport

Posted on June 27, 2014

Nature Sculpts The ShoreWatch Scott Davenport as he shows you how to use the Perfect Photo Suite to blend together multiple layers from his beach photo shoot.  Scott opens 5 images taken on a tripod and shows you how to paint in from each layer to create a great seascape.  Scott also shows you a trick on how to line up you layers in case you accidentally bump your tripod as well.

 

To see a previous Perfect Inspiration from Scott Davenport click here.

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

PerfectInspiration_logo-new-finalProduct Used: Perfect Photo Suite 8

Modules Used: Layers

Perfect Inspiration: Retouching Nature Photos with Hudson Henry

Posted on June 20, 2014

Sit back and enjoy Hudson Henry’s journey through Mt. Rainer National Park and Hood River in the Columbia Gorge.  Hudson documents his weekend of kite surfing and hiking up Mt. Rainier, capturing the landscape and wildlife along the way. Hudson walks through the photos he captured and shows how he uses Lightroom and Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 to edit his images. Using Perfect Effects, Hudson enhances his photo of a marmot family with Dynamic Contrast and an adjustment brush to give it the finishing touches.

To see a previous Perfect Inspiration from Hudson click here.

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

PerfectInspiration_logo-new-finalProduct Used: Perfect Photo Suite 8

Modules Used: Effects

Perfect Inspiration: How to Create Light and Drama

Posted on May 30, 2014

by Hudson Henry www.hudsonhenry.com, Facebook

Imagine. You are hired to capture that special landscape location product shot for a discerning client. The time constraints are tight and the weather refuses to provide any nice light to work with. That’s exactly the problem I faced this spring on South Padre Island, Texas. Did I panic? Well, maybe a little… but then I put onOne’s Perfect Effects filters to work creating the light and drama my client needed. The result? Despite shooting the images in nearly flat light, the client was extremely happy.

Hudson Henry French Wine in Texas Edited

Perfect Inspiration: Hudson Henry in The Enchantments

Posted on May 16, 2014

Hudson-BFAFHudson Henry is an avid traveler, hiker, and photographer who never leaves his camera behind. Watch Hudson take a memorable camping trip photo from The Enchantments in the North Cascades and bring to life the details lost in the shadows.  Hudson shows you how to use Perfect Photo Suite 8 as a plugin to Lightroom to edit his photo by reducing noise, using layers to mask, and painting in contrast.  To see a previous Perfect Inspiration from Hudson click here.

 To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

PerfectInspiration_logo-new-finalProduct Used: Perfect Photo Suite 8

Modules Used: Effects,

Perfect Inspiration: Creating A Memory with Scott Davenport

Posted on May 2, 2014

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We are excited to introduce you to Scott Davenport, a San Diego-based landscape photographer, in his first episode of Perfect Inspiration. Scott is also an avid traveler, having visited over 30 countries across 5 continents and counting. Join Scott in this episode of Perfect Inspiration as he uses Perfect Layers and Perfect Effects on a photo from his recent trip to Italy.  Scott will walk you through how to use multiple layers, brushing, and masking techniques to make his photo really capture the memorable experience from Venice.

 

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

PerfectInspiration_logo-new-finalProduct Used: Perfect Photo Suite 8

Modules Used: Effects, Layers

 

 

Perfect Inspiration: Replicating Faded Film Looks with Liz LePage

Posted on April 25, 2014

Film is an addiction – just like anything else – and I am an addict. While the masses have already tossed out their 35mms and you can find once $800 cameras for mere pennies at your local yard sale, I’ve never lost faith: Film is still alive and well, and it rocks my socks off.

While digital cameras are expensive, they’re a one time purchase. You get your camera body, a lens or two, some memory cards and bam! You’re a walking, talking, shooting photography powerhouse. Sure, the bells and whistles are fun, but all you need is the ability to get the image you love and the technology will fade away into the distance.

Film has never, and will never, be that simple. After you get the equipment, you have to buy the physical film, and even then you’re going to run up massive amounts of debt; 35mm rolls only come with 26-36 exposures, 120mm rolls come with less than 15, and 4×5 sheet film comes 10 in a box. Compare that to your typical 8GB memory card that can pack on over 400 photos and the math is practically mind-boggling. Plus, following your embarrassing crying fit in the checkout line at your local camera store, you have to process it. Did I mention that costs money too? You get the idea.

Nowadays I shoot film when I’m truly inspired, but most of the time I cart around my trusty digital camera. However the lingering smell of fresh fiber paper and stale fixer haunts me, reminding me of all that I’m missing. It’s rare that I produce an image that looks like I shot it on film, so I’ve spent a large portion of the last year trying to recreate my favorite styling techniques. Through lots of experimentation and strange combinations, my digital photography is starting to feel a bit more… old school.

The technique in this video is based off of my favorite color enlarging paper, and while it doesn’t exist anymore, I’ve come to love recreating it on my digital images. With hazy charcoal shadows, warm, buttery highlights and a soft glow, this preset it one I use constantly on all different types photos. Hopefully you can love it too!

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

Perfect Inspiration: Creating a Fine Art Black & White Flower Photo with Dan Harlacher

Posted on April 18, 2014

DSCF2278It rains a lot here in the Pacific Northwest. There are several months in the winter that can dampen the spirit of a photographer. My solution to this is to photograph flowers. It keeps your eye in tune and allows you to experiment with light in new and fun ways. One of my favorite challenges is to avoid using any fancy studio lights and use unexpected light sources like flashlights and table lamps instead. You can get away with “lighting murder” if you will in modern digital photography. You can use long exposures for low-light and remove any unwanted color cast in a click. The only special equipment you need is a tripod, which is essential. Since flowers are small you don’t need big backgrounds or light modifiers. I just use the walls in my house or sheets of paper from the craft store.

In this video I’ll demonstrate how to process this image from an out-of-the-camera to a finished fine-art black and white. The only light source in this image is a 60-watt light bulb in a desk lamp.

Perfect Inspiration: Creating a Timeless Look with Michael Corsentino

Posted on April 11, 2014

Michael CorsentinoMichael Corsentino has been a professional photographer for the past 12 years and has also presented a previous episode Perfect Inspiration here on the onOne blog.  To see his previous Perfect Inspiration presentation covering his photo editing workflow, click here.  Michael’s signature blend of photojournalism, fashion, and editorial styles have made him an in-demand lifestyle photographer.  Michael travels all over the world and is the go to photographer for so many photographers in the industry.

Follow along with Michael as he demonstrates his knowledge of Adobe® Photoshop® and Perfect Photo Suite 8 on one of his vacation photos of Venice, Italy.  Michael walks through how to create layers in Photoshop, stack photographic filters in Perfect Effects and apply a black and white conversion inside Perfect B&W.  From start to finish, Michael takes an average photo and turns it into a timeless image that captures the Venice experience.

To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

PerfectInspiration_logo-new-finalProduct Used: Perfect Photo Suite 8

Modules Used: Effects, B&W

 

 

Perfect Inspiration: Creating a Cross-Processed Film Look and Adding a Tilt-Shift Effect

Posted on April 4, 2014

Screen-Shot-2013-06-18-at-2.54.04-PMFREE PRESET for Perfect Effects 8 available below – Join Jonny Davenport as he takes a photo he shot over 10 years ago and adds a cross-processed film look and changes the depth of field to replicate as if photographed with a tilt shift lens. Jonny has been a darkroom specialist and photographer for over 30 years.  He is a local Portland photographer who specializes in film and portrait photography and is also part of the onOne Software staff.

Download the onOne free preset, Somachrome, created specifically for this episode of Perfect Inspiration!

 

 To watch the video in high resolution, open the video, click on the gear and select 720p.

PerfectInspiration_logo-new-finalProduct Used: Perfect Effects 8