Learning Exposure

Exposure 7 Introduction

See what Exposure 7, our award winning creative photo effects software, is all about. If you already own Exposure, you can skip this one.Images © Callaway Gable, Sue Bryce, Susan Stripling, Felix Kunze, Peter Nguyen

Exposure: Photoshop Workflow

Demonstrates how to use Exposure with Adobe Photoshop.

Image © Susan Stripling

Exposure: Lightroom Workflow

Demonstrates how to use Exposure with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Image © Susan Stripling

Exposure: Getting Started–Part 1

The Getting Started video series demonstrates the basics when using Exposure. Part 1 talks about presets and navigation within the software.

Image © Jimmy Beech

Exposure: Getting Started–Part 2

Learn the basics of how to use the effect controls to customize the look.

Image © Joe Payne

Exposure: Getting Started–Part 3

Jimmy takes you through a basic editing workflow using the software and gives plenty of helpful, time-saving tips along the way.

Image © Sue Bryce

Exposure: Bokeh Basics

Demonstrates how to control the blur edges for subtle creative focus effects. There are plenty of other helpful techie-tidbits for improving your workflow, too. This video demonstrates a good use of the heart creative aperture shape--when combined with adjustments to the creamy value and boosted highlights it looks great.

Image © Joe Payne

Exposure: Beyond Bokeh’s Basics

Demonstrates how to make precise Bokeh regions. When you want absolute control over the blurring effect, custom regions are the best solution. The vid is chock-full of helpful tidbits about the how they behave, when to use them, and more.

Image © Joe Payne

Exposure: Custom Textures

Exposure 6 includes a gang of new lighting effects such as realistic sun flares, and authentic vintage borders from world-renowned photographer Parker J Pfister. This video demonstrates importing your own custom texture overlays and includes specific details about appropriate file types and blend modes.Image © Tony Sweet

Exposure In-depth

Exposure: CreativeLIVE Gear Day with Sue Bryce

This is a highlight reel of Sue Bryce demonstrating her go-to presets in Exposure 7 during CreativeLIVE's Gear Day. She shows how she likes to leverage the different tools available to batch process her retouched images and get her quintessential Master's fine art look, fast.

Image © Sue Bryce.

Exposure: What’s New

This video gives you a taste of what features are new to version 7.

Image © Felix Kunze

Exposure: Balancing Color with B&Ws

Tyson Robichaud demonstrates how to use Exposure's eclectic selection of accurate B&W film presets to balance tones in a color photo in a Photoshop workflow.

Image © Tyson Robichaud

Exposure: Custom Overlays

Demonstrates importing your own overlay images, explains the differences between overlay types (Border, Light Leak, Textures) and teaches about how the blend modes work.

Exposure: Gritty look with Andrew Foord

Demonstrates how to a edit RAW files from start to finish with Exposure 7.

Image © Andrew Foord

Selections in Photoshop for Bokeh


Learn how to make and manage selections in Photoshop. Everything you need to know about using the Quick Selection Tool is in this tutorial.

Exposure: Workflow highlights with Sue Bryce

Sue Bryce demonstrates her favorite uses of Exposure during CreativeLive's Photo Week. This video contains the highlights from her portrait retouching workflow.

Image © Sue Bryce.

David Mecey’s Rule of Sparkle


This is the third episode in our friendly shoot-off video series between Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. David gives a detailed break down of a lighting setup for a portrait shoot. When properly performed, the final shots will have an aura about them. A phenomena named: the sparkle. Check out the video and hear David's rules to make your own..

Images © David Mecey

Outtake Reel


Wanted to pay one last tribute to our head-to-head video series with David Mecey and Hernan Rodriguez. The content packed into the series took a lot of collaborative effort from everyone on the team, so recording was a bit intense. Pressure like that made a fantastic environment for funny, embarrassing footage.

Exposure: B&W Conversions with Parker J Pfister

Parker demos his workflow for B&W conversions. He shares what he’s thinking before he makes adjustments, to give you an idea ‘why’ rather than just ‘what.’

Image © Parker J Pfister.

Exposure: Workflow with Andrew Foord

Photoshop whiz Andrew Foord demonstrates a typical use of Exposure during his retouching workflow.

Image © Andrew Foord

Exposure: Webinar with Jeff Ascough

Jeff Ascough outlines his editing workflow from beginning to end. He covers a lot of ground inside of the software paying special attention to the Tone Curve panel, where he leverages custom time-saving presets.

Image © Jeff Ascough

Superkids Part I


This project begins by preparing images in Lightroom with an end goal of enhancing the final composite with Exposure. Learn how to efficiently locate candidate images from a shoot, and make adjustments with basic tools in Lightroom.

Image © Jimmy Beech

Superkids Part II


Learn how to take the selected images from Part 1 and perform intermediate compositing techniques in Adobe Photoshop. This is not a beginner's tutorial. If you plan to follow along with your own project, you may want to keep your cursor near the pause button.

Image © Jimmy Beech

Superkids Part III


Learn how to make the last few steps of compositing in Photoshop as well as how to create multiple variations of the final image with Bokeh and Exposure.Image © Jimmy Beech

Exposure Workflow with Parker J Pfister

Parker J Pfister outlines his editing workflow from beginning to end. Many of Exposure’s features are combined and used together to spice up the shot. Parker’s innate understanding of his gear and what he wants his images to say flows directly into his technique in post.

Image © Parker J Pfister


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