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The Secrets to Properly Convert Your Images to Black & White with Viktor Fejes

There are a lot of ways to convert a color photo to B&W, but have you ever considered what goes into doing it with the highest level of control by harnessing some of Photoshop’s most powerful tools? If not, then join Viktor Fejes for a deep dive into how to properly convert your photos to B&W. No matter what method you use to convert to B&W you are always concerned with removing color, controlling contrast and tonality, and enhancing detail.

In this class Viktor steps you through his B&W workflow and demonstrates techniques for using adjustment layers, creating a LUT for re-use, dodging and burning, manipulating tonal values locally, bringing out detail, adding grain, and so much more to achieve that B&W mood you had in your minds eye from the start. You’ll come away with a new set of techniques and a greater understanding for the fundamentals of B&W conversions.

In Case You Missed It – Advanced Photoshop: The Psychology and Science Behind Color Grading

Join Viktor Fejes for an advanced look at essential elements of color theory. From understanding color models and the science of RGB, to how to apply this knowledge when performing practical tasks such as color correcting and color grading. Viktor starts with the fundamentals and works up to advanced techniques used in cinema. If you want to manipulate color at will, understand the reasons why, and make your images look fantastic while doing it, then this class is for you.

Hands On With The Canon 90D: Everything You Need To Know To Get Great Shots with Larry Becker

Get a hands on look at the Canon 90D with Larry Becker! The 90D is an amazingly powerful performance camera that’s packed with helpful modes and information for beginners and high end shooters alike. In this class Larry gets you started quickly with a few need to know items before digging into his recommended camera settings, the auto shooting modes, auto focus capabilities, how to get the most out of the creative shooting modes, a look at the video capabilities, and rounds it out with an explanation of the features and settings every 90D owner needs to know.

In Case You Missed It: Hands On With The Canon EOS R

Join Larry Becker to learn the ins and outs of the amazing Canon EOS R! Whether you just picked one up or are thinking about adding one to your kit, you’ll want to learn all the hidden features and pro tips that set this camera apart. From features such as programmable controls to flexible priority mode to shooting video, Larry teaches you how to set them up (and more!) and get the most out of them. Larry wraps up the class with three interviews with professional photographers, Joel Grimes, Roberto Valenzuela, and Rick Sammon who have a lot of insights to share from their early hands on experience with the EOS R.

Artistic Macro Floral Photography Techniques with Jackie Kramer

Boost your creativity and have fun shooting artistic macro floral photographs with Jackie Kramer! Join Jackie in the Florida Botanical Gardens to learn how you can create stunning floral images of your own. In this class you will learn how to bring out character in a flower, what gear you’ll need, optimal camera settings, how to overcome challenges you’ll face in the field, how to capture textures and color washes you can use in post production, how to shoot in-camera multiple exposures, and so much more! Jackie wraps up the class with a series of lessons on her post production techniques to edit the photos and bring her vision to life.



In Case You Missed It: Creating Breathtaking Floral Images with Melanie Kern-Favilla

Join Melanie Kern-Favilla as she shares her secrets for creating stunning and dramatic still life photographs using natural light. In this class, you’ll learn how to recognize qualities of light, what gear is needed, how to create your own props and light modifiers, and how to choose the right flowers for your subjects. While Melanie works with flowers, she’ll teach you how to apply all of these techniques to any still life subject you choose. As an added bonus, make sure to check out the bonus lesson on macro snowflake photography! This class is perfect for anyone interested in macro photography.

Focus and Focal Length Blending for Landscapes with Ramtin Kazemi

Join Ramtin Kazemi for advanced techniques for editing landscape photographs. In this class you’ll learn the importance of focus stacking landscape images, how to blend images taken at different focal lengths together to bring the background closer, how to replace the sky with one that is more interesting, how to enhance the colors in the photo, why you should dodge and burn to enhance the lighting in the scene, and some final touches that help to unify the end result. Understanding these techniques will help you shoot differently to capture all of the necessary elements and give you the skills to blend them all together for eye popping results.



In Case You Missed It: Advanced Landscape Post Processing Techniques

Learn advanced techniques for processing your landscape photos with Ramtin Kazemi! In this class you’ll discover Ramtin’s workflow, from start to finish, for taking a raw photo from scratch through to being ready to print or share online. Ramtin takes you step-by-step through his techniques for creating vertical panoramas, color adjustments, luminosity masks, selective contrast adjustments, adding atmosphere, and so much more!

Create 3D Effects with 2D Filters AND Dramatic Lighting Effects Using Depth Maps with Corey Barker

Join Corey Barker and take your 3D skills to new depths with depth maps! In this class Corey takes you through a project that starts with multiple 2D images and simple Photoshop filters and uses them to create a cool futuristic 3D scene. In this class you’ll learn how to create 3D objects, bring them into Adobe Dimension, adjust the lighting and positioning, and add finishing touches that take it to the next level. Be sure to check out the second class in this bundle too!

In this second depth map class, Corey takes you through a project that starts with a single 2D photo and transforms it into a dramatically lit 3D scene. Download the starter image and follow along as you learn how to create the depth map, apply it to the photo, adjust the lighting for dramatic effect, add realistic touches, and even add text. Be sure to check out the second class in this bundle too!

In Case You Missed It: Hollywood Effects Bundle

Take your Photoshop creativity to new levels by exploring Hollywood style compositing tricks with Corey Barker! In this class Corey teaches you how to create amazing effects using layers, brushes, masks, selections, and other Photoshop tools while building a movie poster. This project will expose you to a variety of techniques and give you a lot of ideas that you can use in other projects. Corey steps through the project from the base image to the background, and all of the cool atmospheric effects and textures that bind the final image into a masterpiece!

And don’t miss this fun project from Corey that creates a 3D scene from a flat 2D piece of art while exploring a certain part of movie history. Corey provides the original 2D art so you can follow along as he explains and demonstrates each step in the process. By the end of the class you’ll have your own version of the 3D scene and a new set of Photoshop 3D techniques that you can use in your own creative projects.

Post-Processing Milky Way Landscape Photography with Erik Kuna

Join Erik Kuna for the post processing companion to his previous class, Demystifying Milky Way Landscape Photography! In this class Erik shares his Lightroom Classic and Photoshop techniques, tips, and tricks for bringing your Milky Way photos to life. Erik demonstrates each step in the process with examples taken during the first class. You’ll learn how to nail white balance, correct distortion, adjust tonal values, add presence and color, make localized adjustments, reduce noise, composite multiple exposures together, and so much more. Erik reinforces the techniques with a start to finish workflow to bring it all home.



In Case You Missed It: Demystifying Photo Pills

Learn how to get the most out of PhotoPills when planning your next outdoor photography adventure! Join Erik Kuna as he explains exactly what this app can do, why photographers should care about using an app like PhotoPills, and how best utilize all of the features and functions within the app.

In this class you’ll learn the basic terminology needed to use the planner, how to use the app to plan a photo shoot based around the position of the sun, the moon, or the milky way, how to discover when the next eclipse will occur at a given location, how to perform useful calculations, and so much more! Erik even breaks down all the steps he used in planning for a variety of different photographic scenarios. By the end of the class you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the ability to plan around celestial events using PhotoPills.

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