Compelling Artistic Portraits with Blake Rudis (46:24)

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Have we lost touch with the emotive nature of the Portrait? Think back to the greats like Rembrandt, DaVinci, and Michaelangelo…they painstakingly applied a brush to canvas to capture not only the physical subject but the essence of them as well. While they were documenting the subject they were also coordinating colors with their mood and aura to make portraits that compelled the viewer to engage with them. In this webinar our guest, Blake Rudis, will show you how to make one of a kind portraits that both document the subject and compel the viewer to engage!

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

From the Start to the Art, presented by Blake Rudis (42:08)

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The only portion of the photo process that the viewer sees in your work is the finished product. However, we know it takes quite a bit of work and time to get from point A to point B. Join us with our guest Blake Rudis as he shows us many ways to maximize our workflow efficiency in the photo editing process with Topaz Plugins.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

Building Your Workflow Workbench with Texture Effects, presented by Blake Rudis (42:04)

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Just like the workbench in your garage, all of your tools have a proper place and a proper function. You wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hit a nail, nor a hammer to adjust a screw. Photography workflow is no different. Every plugin has a proper place and function to be used effectively and efficiently! Join us with our guest, Blake Rudis, as he gives you the guidance you need to integrate Topaz Texture Effects into your photo post processing workflow workbench!

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

Guiding Your Inner Artist, presented by Blake Rudis (42:01)

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Some people think artists are naturally artistic. While that may be true to an extent, there are ways to guide your artistic self along. Those who consider themselves “just photographers” fail to realize that they are artists practicing in the form of Photography. You can be taught to think like an artist or you can dredge it up from the inside. Join us with Blake Rudis as he guides us through his inner artistic thought pattern using the Topaz Plugins.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

Topaz and the Zone System Workflow, with Blake Rudis

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Workflow is a key part of the image editing process. A poor workflow can stunt creative growth, impair your motivation, and frustrate the artistic process. However, an effective workflow will help you create impacting images, increase the “Wow Factor” in your photos and have you making masterpieces in minutes. Join us with Blake Rudis as he shares his highly efficient Topaz and Zone Systems Workflow!

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

Long Exposure Photography: Tips and Tricks from Blake Rudis (40:42)

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Long Exposure Photography can create some awe inspiring results in your images. However, just capturing the long exposure alone is never quite enough. The bulk of the “Wow Factor” comes from the steps you take in post-processing to take that long exposure image to the next level. Join Blake Rudis as he shows us his complete Topaz and Long Exposure Photography workflow.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

How to Prepare for Battle with a Photograph (46:01)

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When it comes to photographic post processing, strategy is an absolute must. No one goes to battle without a plan, likewise, no photo should be edited without a strategy in mind. Our featured guest, Blake Rudis, will arm you with the essential strategies to prepare your plan of attack on artistic photo post processing.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong fine art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture, he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

How to Prepare for Battle with a Photograph, presented by Blake Rudis (46:01)

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When it comes to photographic post processing, strategy is an absolute must. No one goes to battle without a plan, likewise, no photo should be edited without a strategy in mind. Our featured guest, Blake Rudis, will arm you with the essential strategies to prepare your plan of attack on artistic photo post processing.

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

The Curve, The Histogram, and Topaz: The Technical Approach, presented by Blake Rudis (41:07)

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There are all kinds of ways to edit photographs. Often times we randomly edit them based on what looks good to us. However, there is a technical approach to making great images. It all starts with knowledge of the Histogram, The Curve, and Luminance values. Join Topaz Labs and Blake Rudis as they show you how to take the guesswork out of photo editing and have you well on your way to becoming a technical expert!

Blake is a Photoshop enthusiast with a strong Fine Art background. From painting in front of the TV with Bob Ross as a child to printmaking and sculpture he has always had a passion for anything creative. He currently has a thing for HDR Photography and you can see more of his images and Photoshop Tutorials at EverydayHDR.com.

Integrating Topaz Glow into Your Workflow, presented by Blake Rudis (48:55)

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Looking to add soft light or subtle glow to your photos? The new Topaz Glow is very powerful when used with masks, allowing you to selectively enhance certain areas of your image and add beautiful light exactly where you need it. Join Blake Rudis as he demonstrates how he is using a touch of Glow in his creative workflow, featuring Christmas, landscape and nature imagery. 

Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com. He has recentlydeveloped Zone-Edit.com. This site is devoted to his Photoshop post processing technique that utilizes the limitless potential of the Zone System and the power of Photoshop to capitalize on the contrast in any image.