We are short of volunteers to give the vote of thanks to our judges and speakers on the following dates. Dec 6th, Jan 10th & 24th, Feb 7th & 21st, Mar 7th, 21st & 28th, Apr 11th, 18th & 25th, May 9th & 23rd. This is important for the club so please be kind enough to let either Mike Hancock, Mike Harris or Glyn Edmunds know by email if you are willing to give a VOT. Obviously we need someone for this coming meeting on the 6th.
Now for the fun and games. On Dec 13th we have our Christmas special, Ho Ho Ho, which is a fun evening where we can enjoy ourselves by dressing in our favourite Christmas attire, enjoy some Christmas fare and drink while competing as teams in a Christmas quiz so I do hope as many of you as possible can attend. We need prizes donated for the raffle which can be brought to our next meeting on the 6th or on the night of the Christmas special on the 13th. For those who plan to attend could you also bring some finger food and drinks on the night for us all to enjoy.
There will be a meeting of the Digital Group on Tuesday 27th November in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30.
For the first part of the evening David Abbott will talk about using the Adjustment Brush and the Gradiant tools in Lightroom. After the break Mike Davison will show how he achieves his wonderful high key images. Members £3.00 Non-Members £4.00
The videos of the tutorial given by Phil Shaw on Printing with Photoshop are now available by clicking on the links. In the first video there is a period at the beginning where there is no movement on the screen whilst Phil talks about papers, mounts and sizes.
In the same way, there is a period in the second video where there was a problem with the printer and some repeated attempts to get it to work, which it eventually did. For best quality and to enable repeated use it is suggested the videos are downloaded using the facility in the top right hand corner of the relevant page.
Please note the due to a situation beyond our control the Meeting which should have been held on Tuesday 23rd October will now be held on Wednesday 31st October. Same time, same venue and the tutorial on printing in Photoshop will be given by Phil Shaw. An evening not to be missed.
The videos made of the tutorials given by Sheila Tester and Phil Shaw on PDI resizing together with Sheila’s tutorial on layers and masks are now available. There are still some issues on sound quality but in the main they are very good and this is a big step forward in the value of the information available from the Digital group tutorials. Many thanks are due to Jeff Owen for making this possible
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.
Notice of a webinar from Glyn Dewis which could well be of interest
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 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.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.