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X-Rite has announced its schedule of March 2012 webinars. The first online seminar, starting Wednesday, 28th March, 11:00 AM EDT and 1:00 PM EDT and hosted by Joe Brady, is entitled “Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 4.” In this webinar, Joe will explore both basic and advanced image editing techniques and focus on the new editing capabilities offered in Lightroom 4. The other webinar, entitled “Creating the Mood with Texture, Color, and Sharpness,” will feature educator, photographer and author Katrin Eismann, who will share a number of colour management, editing, and enhancement techniques that photographers can use in their digital workflow. The second webinar will take place from midday (EDT), 29th March. Click through for the webinar registration links.
X-rite Press Release
X-Rite Announces Two Free March Webinars
Online educational tutorials provide photographers with basic information, insights, and tips to achieve color control, consistency and creativity in their digital imaging workflow
North White Plains, NY – March 16, 2012 – X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of March 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.
Three free Webinar topics this month are sure to help photographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.
“The month of March brings photographers some exciting and creative new X-Rite Photo webinars,” said Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “From exploring both basic and advanced image editing techniques to participating in a rare opportunity to learn how to improve their digital workflow from photographer and gifted educator Katrin Eismann, there is something for everyone in X-Rite’s monthly webinar series.”
March Webinar Schedule
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT and 1:00 PM EDT
Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 4
Adobe’s new Lightroom 4 offers new options for editing and output that make this a must-have upgrade for Lightroom users. In this free webinar sponsored by X-Rite, Joe Brady will explore both basic and advanced image editing techniques. During this session, he’ll focus on the new editing capabilities offered in this upgrade - in future sessions, Joe will explore the new modules and Lightroom file organization.
One of the new additions to Lightroom 4 is its ability to soft-proof. Now users can choose their printer profile and see what effects it will have on the printed image. This makes monitor profiling and accurate printer profiles an important part of Lightroom 4’s workflow.
There’s a lot to cover in an hour and limited space, so webinar attendees are encouraged to register now.
Here are some topics photographer Joe Brady will cover:
Why monitor color is important for Lightroom 4
Image edits and batch processing including:
- Global image edits
- Local color and light adjustments with Lightroom 4’s new options
- Retouching both skin and landscape blemishes
- Image sharpening, noise reduction and lens profiles
- Preparing files for lab printing
To register for this webinar at 11:00 AM, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/619384858
To register for this webinar at 1:00 PM, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/862303274
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT and 2:00 PM EDT
Creating the Mood with Texture, Color, and Sharpness by Katrin Eismann
Educator, photographer, and author Katrin Eismann will be the special guest for this webinar featuring color management, editing, and enhancement techniques that photographers can use in their digital workflow immediately. Katrin is Chair of MPS Digital Photography Department at School of the Visual Arts in NYC. She is a prolific author of many books and articles including The Creative Digital Darkroom, Real World Digital Photography, and Photoshop Masking & Compositing. Her website www.photoshopdiva.com/ includes links to Katrin’s websites, books, and projects.
In this free webinar sponsored by X-Rite and Nik Software, Katrin will talk about the importance of color management to a photographer’s color workflow and explore working with Photoshop CS5 in collaboration with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and HDR Efex Pro to explore and express personal vision.
Working with a wide variety of image files, Katrin will show how to expand Photoshop’s capabilities with HDR Efex Pro on single and multishot files to enhance texture, color, mood, and sharpness. She will also address how she works with Silver Efex Pro 2 to enhance her landscape photography and to create a cohesive body of work.
• Working with single exposure images to create compelling HDR Effects
• Combining Photoshop’s HDR Pro with NIK HDR Efex Pro to achieve optimal results
• Working globally and selectively with Silver Efex Pro 2
• Harnessing the power of Smart Objects
• Discovering the finesse of Smart Filters
• Never saying never!
Who Should Attend
• Retouchers and artists working with Photoshop CS5
• Photographers doing their own finishing and retouching
• Those new to HDR photography
• Anyone interested in B&W reproduction
• Photographers who want to enhance their images
To register for this webinar at 12:00 PM, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/670528058
To register for this webinar at 2:00 PM, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/199060338
For more information an all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.
X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ:XRIT) is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone LLC, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com .
For more information regarding this webinar program, visit www.XritePhoto.com. For X-Rite corporate information visit www.xrite.com.
The X-Rite Color Checker Passport, i1Solutions, ColorMunki Display and ColorMunki Photo are distributed by Elmsford, NY-based MAC Group www.MACgroupUS.com.