Fundamentals of Image Editing – Using Layer Masks for Compositing in Photoshop Co-sponsored by Wacom
Jun 2014 03

Watch Datacolor Experts, David Saffir and David Tobie as they discuss image editing using one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop: Layer Masks. Layer masks can be used simply to enhance single images, apply special effects, selectively edit color, saturation, sharpness, highlight/shadow detail and more. Additionally, layer masks make it possible to combine or “stack” multiple images to create one with continuous depth of field, or to manage any variety of aspects of the image. During the process, we’ll make extensive use of a Wacom tablet to create composite images.

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David Cardinal: Sigma Global Vision Lenses Paired with SpyderLENSCAL Offer the Ultimate in Lens Tuning
May 2014 28

It is no longer a secret that focus tuning is an important tool for every photographer who wants to get the most out of their equipment. The addition of microfocus adjustment to many modern DSLR camera bodies have also made it possible for photographers to do this tuning themselves, without the added time and expense of sending their camera and lens into a service department. Recently Sigma has added this capability to its Global Vision lines of lenses when they are used with its proprietary USB dock.

Until Datacolor introduced the SpyderLENSCAL the process of tweaking focus was not just painful, but error prone. Now it is something I do periodically for my own gear, and that we do with participants on our safaris.

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Calibration for the Capture Stage of the Digital Workflow – Co-sponsored by Hunt’s Photo & Video
May 2014 22

Watch, as Datacolor Color Management Experts David Tobie and David Saffir discuss the different concerns photographers face with calibration before they even start a shoot or sit down to edit their images. They’ll take you through Datacolor’s calibration solutions for capture or post-production workflow and give real life examples for practical usage and improved results.

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Seán Duggan: Gradient Adjustments (Part 2)
May 2014 21

In the first part of this article, we explored how gradient adjustments can be made in-camera, by using a graduated neutral density filter. In Part 2, we’ll take a look at applying gradient adjustments in the post-processing part of the workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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Nela König: Shooting for “Germany´s Next Top Model 2014 – by Heidi Klum”
May 2014 14

Heidi Klum, Thomas Hayo and the new celebrity juror and designer Wolfgang Joop are currently looking for “Germany’s Next Top Model” 2014! The 9th season of the series presented by Heidi Klum carries the motto “Show Yourself” and began on 6 February. The original pool of more than 15,000 contestants was narrowed down to 25 girls who would fight for the title; at the end of every episode, they find out whether Heidi has a photo for them and whether they are still candidates for the model throne 2014.

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