Category Archives: Digital Imaging

Digital Group Meeting 25th September

The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 25th September at 7.30.

This is the first meeting of the new season and there will be a short discussion asking  those attending  to suggest subjects of particular interest for the year. Phil Shaw and Sheila Tester will then go through the procedures for image resizing in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Phil has an action for use when resizing in Photoshop which members can copy if they bring a Memory Stick with them.

After the break Sheila will demonstrate how to get the best from images where lighting conditions are difficult by using layers and masks.

All welcome.  Members £3.00 and non-members £4.00

A webinar from Glyn Dewis

Notice of a webinar from Glyn Dewis which could well be of interest

Hey David

This literally is just a quickie to let you know (if you’re interested) that I’ve been asked by BenQ to run a Photoshop webinar on Tuesday of next week.

It’s online and LIVE on the 26th June at 6pm UK time and I’ll be going through some of the new content that I showed recently at Photoshop World in Florida in a class I did called Photoshop Power Hour. One of the things I’ll be showing is a technique I came up with for making your pictures take on the same colouring as any film, TV show or even other picture that you like; I only came up with it a couple of days before going to Photoshop World and it works a treat!

Oh and you’ll need to register to get the link for the webinar and you can do that here [LINK]

Right, I’ll leave you to it,
Catch you later,

ps> Not sure if the webinar will be available to watch afterwards…sorry

pps> Friday’s ‘HE SHOOTS, HE DRAWS‘ podcast episode this week is with our ‘other’ Brother from another Mother, Aaron Blaise (used to work at Disney and animated on Lion King, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast etc..)

DxO release Update to NIK Collection

DxO took over the NIK Collection from Google in October 2017 and have now released their first update called NIK Collection 2018. Sadly, it is no longer free [cost £39.99 if purchased before 1 July 2018].  However, DxO say that they have now made the software work with the latest Adobe CC Photoshop and Lightroom releases “The app is now completely compatible with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements CC 2017/2018!” it is “now fully functional with the latest 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X“.  Apparently lots of bugs have been squashed and the “Selective Brush tool is now fully operational, and you can modify filters and dynamic objects freely“. Please note that if you already use the Google version of NIK Collection and  have created presets and/or recipes then you should export these BEFORE installing the new version.  See further information on how to do this here or here.  I haven’t tried these yet so please do your own due diligence.  You can find DxO NIK Collection support pages here.

Digital Group 22nd May 2018

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers”

On Tuesday 22nd May a small but select number of gentlemen of the club enjoyed an instructive  evening lead by Ken Worrall. Ken gave an outline of the possibilities of ACDSee Ultimate 2018 as an image manipulation programme. From what we saw it appeared to have more to offer than Photoshop Elements and perhaps should be considered by those who object the paying a monthly fee.

Ken then demonstrated how he constructed one of his images which recently scored 10 and which was made up of elements from 5 different images. Thank you Ken

Digital Group Tuesday 22nd May 2018

The final meeting of the Digital Group will take place at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30.

In the first half of the evening we will be breaking from perceived tradition by inviting a Club Class member to give a tutorial. The member in question being Ken Worrall.

Ken joined the club in the autumn of 2017  and this year has just won the Brieley Cup as winner of the Club Class Print league for 2017/2018. Ken scored 86 marks out of a possible 90 and only one of his images did not receive a Certificate of Merit.

A number of the images submitted by Ken were composites and on the 22nd he will demonstrate how he constructed one of them from 5 or 6 elements taken from other images of his. Moreover, he will show how he did this without the assistance of Messers Adobe!

After the break we will review the past year and hopefully you will submit ideas for the future. Members £3.00, visitors £4.00.

Digital Group, Tuesday 24th April

Lightroom, Lightroom, Lightroom.

Calling ALL Lightroom users.

As you will know there has been a considerable upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC and on Tuesday 24th April, Phil Shaw, ace photographer and educator will be going through all the changes and what it means to the way you work. The tutorial will go at whatever pace you want and all your questions will be answered.

Even if you don’t use Classic CC you should come along so that you can appreciate what you are missing. So everyone is welcome. It will be a great evening. Tangmere Village Centre, Small Hall at 7.30. Members £3.00, Visitors £4.00.


Digital Group, Tuesday 27th March

The Digital Group met on Tuesday 27th March and had an excellent evening of tutorials. Ray Acland showed the almost infinite opportunities offed by the Topaz Labs and Topaz Studio plug-ins. In addition he showed a range of recent prints in which he had used Topaz presets and he discussed the various papers he used to compliment the subject matter.

After the break Phil Shaw gave a master class on the Photoshop tools he uses in the production one of his stunning wildlife images. For me it was not just his mastery of the individual tools but his attention to detail which was a lesson in itself.

Digital group 27th March 2018

The Digital Group will meet at 7.30 on Tuesday on 27th March in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre.

For the first half of the evening Ray Ackland will give a tutorial on the use of Topaz Studio and show a number of recent successful prints where he has made use of this plug-in.

After coffee Phil Shaw will look at some of the more frequently used and misused tools of Photoshop. With tips on how to get the best out of them. Members £3.00, visitors £4.00


Digital Group

On Tuesday 27th February the Digital Group were treated to a superb tutorial by Phil Shaw on post processing and printing an image. The extraordinary detail used by Phil in his preparation for printing  and which he demonstrated last evening goes some way in explaining the quality of his images.

It is hoped we may be able to repeat this tutorial in the autumn when traveling conditions should be more favourable.

Digital Group Meeting on Tuesday 27th February

The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 27th February at 7.30.  The whole evening will be given over to a tutorial on printing. Each year we are asked to feature this subject and it is a couple of years since our last evening on printing. The tutorial will be lead by Phil Shaw and he is bringing his printer so that the results of his guidance will be there for all to see..

Those who know Phil’s work also know the meticulous detail he goes into at every stage of the production of his images. It will be an evening not to be missed. Members £3.00, Visitors £4.00.