Light, Shadow, and Mood with Hernan Rodriguez

Hernan shares plenty of great tidbits about available vs. manufactured light. He also covers the use of lighting modifiers to contour contrast. Being a portrait photographer, Hernan emphasizes the model’s face, so he has a few tricks to make magic happen on his camera sensor–not in post.

Images © Hernan Rodriguez

Model Rapport with David Mecey

This is the third episode in our friendly shoot-off video series between Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. In this video, David Mecey gives a quick lesson on building model rapport.

Images © David Mecey

Tips for Better Portraits with Hernan Rodriguez

This is the second episode in our friendly shoot-off video series between Hernan Rodriguez and David Mecey. In this video, Hernan gives an informative lesson on shooting portraits. He shares lots of great advice on how to find the best angle to shoot anyone.

Images © Hernan Rodriguez

Head-to-head with Hernan Rodriguez & David Mecey Introduction

Join Jimmy Beech, David Mecey, and Hernan Rodriguez for the first episode of a friendly shoot-off video series between two of the industries best. Each photographer shoot portraits of the same model, on the same shoot, using their own creativity.

Images © David Mecey & Hernan Rodriguez

Exposure: Intro Sizzle Reel

This will give you an idea of what Exposure is all about. If you already own Exposure, you can skip this one.

Images © Jonas Peterson, Parker J PfisterCallaway Gable, Dylan & Sara, Sue Bryce, Jeff Ascough, Susan Stripling, Fer Juaristi

Exposure: What’s New

This video gives you a taste of what features are new to version 7. Take a look at some of the new features in action such as RAW support, the Crop & Rotate tool, and a bunch of other handy workflow enhancements.

Images © Felix Kunze

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.

Images © Jimmy Beech

Exposure: Getting Started–Part 2

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

Images © 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.

Images © Sue Bryce

Exposure: Parker J Pfister Workflow–Part 1

Parker uses one of the great-looking light effect overlays to give his photo a bit of a pop. Then he kicks it up a notch and applies the same look along with some fancy Photoshopping to realistically create dynamic lighting effects in the scene.

Image © Parker J Pfister

Exposure: Parker J Pfister Workflow–Part 2

Parker selects one of the Color Film presets to get started transforming his shot. Then, he makes minor adjustments to the curves to warm things up. To complete the look, he uses the vignette tool to give it an analogue feel.

Image © Parker J Pfister

Exposure: Parker J Pfister Workflow–Part 3

Parker J Pfister puts Exposure through its paces and shows us how to isolate the subject using a combination of the awesome B&W presets, a subtle touch of Bokeh blur and just a hint of the Vignette tool. It’s a pretty powerful combination.

Image © Parker J Pfister

Exposure: Photoshop Workflow

Demonstrates how to a use Exposure with Adobe Photoshop.

Images © Susan Stripling

Exposure: Lightroom Workflow

This is the second half of the integration video. This portion demonstrates how to a use Exposure with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Images © Susan Stripling

Exposure: Gritty look with Andrew Foord

Andrew Foord demonstrates a RAW workflow with Exposure 7 from start to finish. In the end, he creates a great looking, gritty look in just a short time.

Image © Andrew Foord

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: 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.

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–combined with adjustments to the creamy value and boosted highlights.

Image © Joe Payne

Exposure: B&W Conversions with Parker J Pfister

Parker J recorded this tutorial demonstrating his workflow for creating great-looking B&W conversions. He takes full advantage of many of the software’s features to make his images pop and shares what he’s thinking before he makes adjustments, so you get a better understanding ‘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: 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: 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. Jeff usually doesn’t spend a lot of time in Exposure on each image–it’s rarely more than just a minute or two. Webinar begins at 00:04:12.

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

Eye Candy: Furry Text

Learn to use the Animal Fur effect on text, selections, & objects in Photoshop.

Topics Covered: Animal Fur

Eye Candy: Reflections

Here’s a quick tutorial about using the Shadow effect to create mirror-like reflections.

Topics Covered: Shadow

Eye Candy: Winter Holiday

Learn how to make icy winter graphics with a combination of the Snow and Icicles effects.

Topics Covered: Icicles, Snow

Eye Candy: Gold

This video shows numerous ways to achieve gold looks with different effects in Eye Candy 7.

Topics Covered: Chrome, Diamond Plate, Brushed Metal, Rust

Eye Candy: Chrome

This video explains how to get great-looking Chrome in Eye Candy, every time.

Topics Covered: Chrome

Eye Candy: Lightning

Control applying settings to images of various sizes with the Scaling Modes.

Topics Covered: Scaling Modes

Eye Candy: Scaling Modes

Control applying settings to images of various sizes with the Scaling Modes.

Topics Covered: Scaling Modes

Eye Candy: Textures

Use the texture effects to fill an object or an entire layer and see how to manipulate their behavior.

Topics Covered: Brick Wall, Reptile Skin, Animal Fur

Eye Candy: Shapes

Learn how to dress up objects, text, & selections using the shape effects.

Topics Covered: Extrude, Shadow, Fire

Eye Candy: Getting Started

After Eye Candy 7 is installed, watch this video to start learning how to use it.

Topics Covered: Basic Workflow, Navigation, Presets, In-Preview Controls

Eye Candy: Introduction

Here is a quick introduction to Eye Candy 7. This shows some examples of the program’s capabilities.

Blow Up: More about Modes

Here is a further explanation about the three different modes in Blow Up 3.

Blow Up: Getting Started

Learn to use Blow Up 3 like a pro with this tutorial. This is the best place to start.

Blow Up: Introduction

This is a brief introduction to Blow Up 3. You’ll hear and see what the program does and what it’s capable of doing. To learn more about Blow Up 3, watch the Getting Started video.

Snap Art: Lighting for Textures

Learn how Snap Art’s Lighting controls can be used to emphasize the texture created by the build-up of paint.

Image © Dylan and Sara Howell.

Snap Art: Effects Tour

A tour of Snap Art’s range of effects and a quick look at controls for perfecting your image.

Image © Tyson Robichaud.

Snap Art: Detail Masking

This video shows you how to apply selective adjustments to specific areas of your image to enhance details, draw attention to your subject, etc.

Image © Dustin Abbott.

Snap Art: Aperture

This video shows how to launch Snap Art from Apple Aperture. It also shows you how to batch process images with Snap Art.

Images © Dylan and Sara Howell.

Snap Art: Lightroom

This video shows how to launch Snap Art from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It also shows you how to batch process images with Snap Art.

Images © Joe Payne.

Snap Art: Standalone Application

Snap Art now works as a standalone application. This video shows you how to launch it and process images in batches.

Images © Tony Sweet.

Snap Art: Introduction

This is the story of Snap Art. If you already own Snap Art, you can skip this one.

Images provided by Tony Sweet, Dustin Abbott, Jeff Butterworth, and Jimmy Beech.

Snap Art: Getting Started

Demonstrates the basics of using Snap Art, including how to launch it from Photoshop and Lightroom.

Image © Jeff Butterworth.

Selections in Photoshop

Learn how to quickly make and manage your selection in Adobe Photoshop using the quick selection tool.

Settings Management

Learn techniques for managing your own custom settings. This video will quickly teach you how to save, share and archive your own settings for Alien Skin products.

Photoshop Layer Mask Basics

This video will cover the use of layer masks in Photoshop. Masking layers is a valuable technique for non-destructive editing.

Image © David Mecey.

Photoshop Text Replacement

Learn how to replace label text on a series of bottles using simple tools in Adobe Photoshop. There aren’t any plug-ins involved.

Image © Jimmy Beech.