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This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Peachpit Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Silver Efex Pro, the premiere black and white post-processing 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 black and white photography, including a discussion of what kinds of scenes work best for conversion to black and white; how a wide tonal range and contrast contribute to the effect of the image; and how the storied Zone System can be put to use in your Silver Efex Pro work. Sean covers everything: importing images; viewing and comparing images; setting preferences that work best for you; the power of presets in Silver Efex Pro; both global and local adjustments (with very powerful Control Point technology); how Silver Efex Pro’s color filters can be used to enhance the image; how Film Types can add to the mood and feeling of an image; and the final toning and burning to the image, as well as how to add characteristic borders to your image to polish your photo’s final look.
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 Silver 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.
Duration: 1.5 HR
User Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Closed-Captioning in English
Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher
2 GHz processor or higher
4 GB RAM or higher
1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files)
• This DVD-ROM can be viewed only on your computer. It will not play in a DVD-Video player software or a DVD set-top player.