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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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ON1 Short Clip – Give a Dull & Flat Photo Some Pop

Just a few minutes in ON1 Photo RAW 2017 can transform a photo from dull & flat to detailed & vibrant. I use Develop to remove some distractions and then some basic adjustments to enhance the colors in the photo. I’ll then jump to Effects to darken the bottom of the photo with a gradient mask and “apply to”. Once I’m done I’ll boost the detail with Dynamic Contrast and finish off the photo by adding a spotlight vignette.

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ON1 Photo RAW 2017.0.1 Update

We would like to thank all of our users who have helped us shape ON1 Photo RAW. Thank you for your feedback and patience. We are happy to say we have some updates (one today and one coming soon). Both of these free updates will vastly improve your experience and are just the beginning of the improvements and free updates coming in 2017. The first update, ON1 Photo RAW 2017.0.1 is available today. This is the first maintenance release for ON1 Photo RAW 2017 and you can download the update here.

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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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Photo Critiques — January 2017

Critiques are posted below. Plus watch Hudson & Blake’s critique recap video.

For those who are new to Plus, each month all Plus members have the opportunity to submit a photo for critique. Every single photo submitted gets critiqued by one of the coaches. It’s just another perk of being a Plus member. Photo critiques are a great learning exercise and way to improve your photography. The coaches give their professional constructive critique in a positive manner.

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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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Still Life Photo Challenge (Cash Prizes)

Challenge Winners Video Included

To get ON1 Plus 2017 off to a fun start, Blake and I decided to set this challenge for you guys. Each Plus community member was invited to prepare one new still life image to submit. We went through them and selected a winner, runner up and honorable mentions. First place won  $350. Second place received $150.

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Your Photo Our Look: Call for Submissions

Send us your RAW files!

By popular demand we are kicking this series back off with a call for submissions from the Plus community. The other coaches and I will select from your RAW images and edit them our way using Photo RAW to produce Your Photo Our Look videos throughout the year. It’s easy to submit. Simply send us a link to your RAW file on your cloud storage service of choice like Dropbox, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, or any other. We’ll be collecting them from  the Plus community all year long for this video series.

The address to send those links is:

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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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Happy 2017

I want to thank everyone in the Plus community for such a fun and productive past year. It’s been my privilege to coach such a passionate and engaged group of photographers all working together to improve your art. You guys are incredible!

As amazing as 2016 has been, 2017 is going to be even more exciting. We’ve got four brand new courses coming, new coaches, and of course all the critiques, challenges, and interactive content that the Plus community has come to expect.

Blake Rudis is kicking things off with us as a guest coach for all of January. The emphasis will be on workflow and editing. Buckle up, it’s going be fun!

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