Weekly Giveaway – Software-Cinema DVD’s! Redux with a twist

Wow! There was a great response to last weeks giveaway, and the good folks at Software-Cinema have been gracious enough to supply us with some more great products for you.

But we’ll change up the titles a bit. And throw in a surprise at the end of this article.

First up:
Outdoor & Travel Photography
with Rick Sammon
Quick techniques to give your photographs extra drama and impact! Adjust color using Brightness/Contrast, Levels, Curves and Hue/Saturation. Try Dodging and burning, Motion Blurs and Converting images to Infrared and B&W. Enhance wildlife photos and create the “Magical Mirror Effect”.


How to Wow – Photoshop Elements Fundamentals

with Mike McHugh/Wayne Rankin
Learn the fundamentals of Photoshop Elements including the Organizer, Edit Workspace, Elements Workspace and Camera Raw, as well as color management techniques. Explore image size and resolution, making selections, using layers, cropping, straightening, correcting perspective, tonal and color corrections and noise reduction. See how to retouch and restore photos and how to remove or replace objects.

Please note:
This program is recorded in Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Windows. The menus and tools are similar, but not exactly the same in the Macintosh 4.0 version. The major difference is the Windows version uses the built-in ‘Organizer’ to sort and rate files and the Macintosh version uses Adobe Bridge for that purpose.

Advanced Masking Techniques
with Katrin Eismann
Learn how to think like Photoshop to create photorealistic composites that maintain detail, hair and translucency. Take advantage of hidden Masks using features like Alpha Channels, Black and White, contrast and differences. Make multiple Masks, separate fine details, Replace Backdrops and enhance the sky. Learn to combine images based on tone using “Blend If”.

And I did say there would be a little surprise at the end:

We have a DVD of a very cool film made of Edward Weston in the 40’s. Watch him at work, hanging with his buddies, check out his rustic house (where I’m told his grandson lives now.) PLUS there is a 4×5 fiber paper print from the original neg included.

How can I get one of these great items you say?

Well, we have a lot of new readers (thank you) and here’s how it goes:
Sign up for the NEWSLETTER at the top right of this page. That’s the first step.
Then on Wednesday at 9:00AM PST check your in box for an email from us.
The details will be in there. But it’s simple. It is a little like “The 10th caller wins the tickets ” on the radio. Except here its an email. And cool photography stuff. Which is what you’d like.Which is why you’re here. Right?

So there you have it.

By the way …has anyone seen the Ameriprise ad campaign with Dennis Hopper as spokesman ? Basically it talks about making sure your dreams come true when you’re done working for the man. This one features a man who just travels and makes photographs as his passion gets to be his daily life.

May we all wake every day and have our lives be our passions.

Damon Webster


Upcoming Events

  • Photoshopworld
  • August 10-13, 2015
  • Mandalay Bay Hotel
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • N1-800-201-7323

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Current Exhibitions

  • Annenberg Space For Photography
  • “Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change”
  • Through May 3rd, 2015
  • 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10
  • Century City, CA. 90067
  • Tel: 213.403.3000
  • Clampart
  • Luke Smalley | Retrospective
  • Opening April 4th, 2015
  • 531 W 25th St
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Getty Center
  • Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography
  • April 14th – September 6th, 2015
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Alison Rossiter – Paper Wait
  • Feb 26th – May 2nd, 2015
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • William Klein: Tokyo 1961
  • Through May 2nd 2015
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • Deborah Turbeville
  • Jan 23th – April 18th, 2015
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949
  • Dec. 13th, 2014 – April 19th, 2015
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • NYC,NY
  • 10019-5497
  • (212) 708-9400
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
  • Through May 4th, 2015
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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