English | .MP4 | h264, yuv420p, 1280x800, 29.97 fps(r) | aac, 44100 Hz, stereo | 2.7 GB
This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Peachpit Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of HDR Efex Pro, the premiere high dynamic range image-created software from Google's Nik Collection.
Including 1.5 hours of tutorials, this Learn by Video features instructor and professional photographer Sean Arbabi. In this video, Sean first presents a great introduction to HDR imagery-how it works, why it is so powerful, and how you can harness that power to create great images. This video includes a complete workflow, from importing images to final output. Sean discusses the best features of the program and dives in to share his own personal workflow for creating HDR images. This video covers importing images, setting up preferences, how to begin the HDR process with the Preset Library, and how to fine-tune that work to create your own custom conversion. Sean will cover the powerful Tone Compression, Method Strength, HDR Method, and Tonality features, as well as how to use HDR Efex Pro's Grad ND sliders, Control Points, and Vignettes to put the finishing touches on your image.
The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch & Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in HDR Efex Pro as you view the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you've learned. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes.