Category: Blake Rudis

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Thanks for having me!

Thank you for making my experience as an ON1 Guest Coach a memorable one.  This wasn’t my first rodeo here and definitely won’t be my last!  To say this community is inspiring is an understatement.  Through your thought provoking feedback and desire to continue learning, I have been reinvigorated as an educator and mentor.

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Conclusion to the ON1 Photo RAW and Photoshop Workflow Series

This is the sixth installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series.  In case you missed the first five lessons here they are:

  1. Introduction to the Workflow Series
  2. HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw
  3. Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW
  4. Advanced Selections with Photoshop and Photo RAW
  5. Under the Hood of Photo RAW

In this final lesson of the Photo RAW and Photoshop workflow, we are going to do a nice healthy review of all the information that was covered.  Can you believe that was nearly 2 hours of information, the month seemed to go by so quickly!

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Under the Hood of Photo RAW

This is the fifth installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series.  In case you missed the first four lessons here they are:

  1. Introduction to the Workflow Series
  2. HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw
  3. Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW
  4. Advanced Selections with Photoshop and Photo RAW

In this lesson, we will go  “under the hood” of Photo RAW.  I have shown protection measures, apply to, and blend modes quite a bit in the past, but I want to give you a unique look at these settings and compare them to one of my favorite Photoshop features.

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ON1 Plus Live Q&A with Blake Rudis

It was a pleasure hanging out with everyone today in the ON1 Plus “Online Lounge.”  There were several great questions before the event that we covered in great detail like Black and White conversions with the new Photo RAW and Dodging and Burning.

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Advanced Selections with Photoshop and Photo RAW

This is the fourth installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series.  In case you missed the first three lessons here they are:

  1. Introduction to the Workflow Series
  2. HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw
  3. Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW

In this lesson, I will show you how to use Advanced Selections in Photoshop to refine the dynamic range in a photograph.  We will use Photo RAW to expand the dynamic range in the example photo and then head into Photoshop to refine the image with custom tone and color selections.  We will also cover a really quick method for making striking Black and White images using Custom Selections.

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Pano Workflow with Photoshop and Photo RAW

This is the third installment in the Photo RAW Workflow Video Series.  In case you missed the first two lessons:

  1. Introduction to the Workflow Series
  2. HDR Workflow with Adobe Camera Raw and Photo Raw

In this lesson, I will show you how I create a vertical Panorama using Photoshop and Photo RAW.  The pre-processing work will be done in Photoshop to stitch the images together, and the post-processing work will be completed in Photo RAW.  Most of the heavy lifting, or beautifying of the image, will be finalized in Photo RAW.

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Introduction to Photo RAW and Photoshop Workflow

In the first Lesson of my Photo RAW and Photoshop Workflow I just want to give you a mild introduction.  This course is an extension of the first course I did back in April of 2016, Photo Workflow Mastery.  The Mastery Course covers the topics of Tone, Color, and Artistic Effects in great detail.  It may be a good idea to refer to it for a refresher as those topics will not be covered in as much depth.

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Welcome Back Blake Rudis!

Hello!

I just wanted to take the time to say hello and give you a brief introduction before I guest coach for the month. So here it goes!
I am Blake Rudis of f.64 Academy, and I am passionate about high-quality photography education. I wasn’t always a photo educator, though.

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It has been a blast!

Passion Thrives Here!
At the beginning of the year, very shortly after the ball dropped, Matt asked me if I would be interested in being a guest coach for a project he was working on with ON1.  I was shocked, floored, honored, and a bit scared all at the same time.  The shocked, honored, and floored are easy to explain, and anyone would probably feel those emotions from such a request, but scared, why scared?

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Photo Workflow Mastery – Putting it all Together by Blake Rudis

It all comes down to this!  The final frontier.

We have discussed workflow in depth from the importance of building an efficient workflow to the last stages of the Artistic  Effects.  Now it is time to take everything you have learned so far and put it into practice.  For this session, I will be using ON1 Effects 10, but you can use just about any combination of programs or plugins that allow you to modify Tone, Color, and Artistic Effects.  ON1 Effects 10, like Photoshop, is a one-stop shop resource for workflow which makes it a suitable candidate for finishing up our workflow discussion.

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Photo Workflow Mastery – Artistic Expression

We have reached the point in our workflow where the most excitement is generated, Artistic Effects!  While it is much more fun to apply creative effects than to get our images technically perfect, it is important that we do not “jump the gun”.  The initial movements we make with Tone and Color in our workflow set the stage for the Artistic Effects.

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Photo Workflow Mastery – The Importance of Color

It is practically impossible to go any further in our Photo Workflow Mastery course without taking a strong look at Color.  There are a lot of tools that you can use to edit the colors in your images, but I have to ask you one question.  Do you know what those color adjustments are doing to the color relationships in your image?

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