Picture Postcard Workflow Part 1 By Dan Margulis

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This course will feature Dan Margulis, new workflow for creating a conservative color image in Photoshop.

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A new workflow for creating a conservative color image in Photoshop.
Traditional color correction using curves.
Learning the proper order of the steps.
Quickly determine areas that need correction.
Color Correcting Images
Making certain colors more intense.
Examining Color from the forest to the beach.
Using Curves To Increase Contrast
Evaluating photos to see if the curves need to be adjusted.
Examining flesh tones and hair colors.
Color Correcting The Lost City
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Dan Margulis


Dan Margulis is internationally regarded as the leading authority on color correction. He is the author of Professional Photoshop, which, since its first edition in 1994, has become the unofficial bible of the prepress and printing industries. His column, "Makeready," which focuses on practical production issues, appears in both Photoshop...

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    There is some very interesting material here, and I’m excited to gain insight into techniques that will enhance my color correction workflow. However, I’m not a fan of the way it’s conveyed. Pedagogically, I would prefer it be explained more clearly. It feels as though the speaker has gone out of his way to over-complicate the topic at hand, and in other instances, refuses to adapt his techniques to his audience. One minor example of this is the way he sets up curves adjustment to the opposite configuration of what I, and I would guess the great majority Photoshop users are accustomed to, in reversing the white and black points. In my opinion, that introduces an unnecessary bit of confusion when trying to follow along his quick adjustments. He also has organized the tutorials so that you must watch all 3 series to see the final adjustments, which makes you wade through a morass of steps and videos. Even though the editing concepts he expounds upon may be more complicated than those in other tutorials (perhaps far more so), I believe he could have organized and taught them in a much more user friendly way. I will do my best to follow along, but this is a slog already. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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