Forging Your Photographs

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Just like a Blacksmith on his anvil, your photographs need to be forged in fire. A seemingly destructive process that creates a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Often times we need to think like the Blacksmith and destroy our images to refine them into a work of master craftsmanship. Join us with Blake Rudis as he shows us how he forges his images with the Topaz Product Line.

Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com.  He has recently developed 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.

Finding Your Photographic Style

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For every photographer it is important to have a style, a specific style, a style genuine to you. This really is not something you can learn, it happens on its own, this style essentially finds you and ultimately defines you. Join us with Blake Rudis as he shows how you can polish and refine your artistic style with Topaz Products.

Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com.  He has recently developed 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.

Determining Your Topaz Workflow

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So you own the Topaz product line or at least several pieces. You have had ample time to experiment with them and you enjoy the results you receive, but where and when do you use the products in the actual Photographic Workflow? Join us with Blake Rudis as he shares his experience with Topaz Labs products and analyzes where they fit best in his Workflow.

Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com.  He has recently developed 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.

The Power of Contrast Control and Your Topaz Workflow

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It can be difficult to know where to begin your workflow when post processing a photograph. But, did you know there is an infallible technique that you can employ right now to check your post processing work from beginning to end? Using this technique and the Topaz product line, Blake Rudis the host of EverydayHDR, will show you how to make images that captivate the viewer. The best part? This strategy can be utilized on EVERY photograph!

Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com.  He has recently developed 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.

The Color Theory of Topaz Products, presented by Blake Rudis

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Color Theory is extremely important in any form of art, from the painter to the photographer.  However, we rarely hear of photographers referring to Color Theory concepts when talking about their post processing techniques.  While you may realize it or not, the Topaz product line employs many options for photo manipulation within the concepts of Color Theory.  Join Blake Rudis as he discusses the many ways to control the concepts of Color Theory with Topaz Products.

Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com.  He has recently developed 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.

Developing a Workflow with Topaz (39:07)

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Join Blake Rudis, creator and host of everydayhdr.com, as he takes you through several workflows that incorporate DeNoise, Detail, Adjust, BW Effects and more. Blake will offer tips on how to simplify the guessing process during a workflow while demonstrating various techniques to add creativity, mood and atmosphere with Topaz software.

Blake is a 3 time self-published author and the founder of EverydayHDR.com & HDRInsider.com. He has recently developed 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.

4-Step HDR Workflow Revealed (50:44)

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Download Blake’s presentation and sample bracket images here: http://www.everydayhdr.com/the-4-step-creative-hdr-process/

Join Blake Rudis, creator and host of everydayhdr.com, as he demonstrates his 4 step creative process for making stunning HDR images. Blake will cover tips on getting good bracket images, how to tone map images, and his post processing of the image using DeNoise, Clarity, Adjust and ReStyle.

Since 2010 Blake has been publishing written and video tutorials on Everyday HDR, and was awarded “The Best HDR Blog of 2012” by the readers of HDR One Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 2006 and has since channeled his passion for the arts into his love of HDR photography! In addition to his successful HDR blog, Blake recently self-published Exploring HDR: Photoshop, Photomatix & Topaz Adjust

Adding Artistic Expression While Avoiding Technical Flaws (49:06)

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Join Blake Rudis, creator and host of everydayhdr.com, as he walks through how to add artistic expression to images without adding technical flaws or artifacts. Blake will demonstrate how Topaz programs such as DeNoise, Detail, Adjust, BW Effects and Clarity can both add artistic effects and solve/avoid many technical issues that users run into such as contrast, high ISO noise, HDR noise, over saturation and more.

Since 2010 Blake has been publishing written and video tutorials on Everyday HDR, and was recently awarded “The Best HDR Blog of 2012” by the readers of HDR One Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 2006 and has since channeled his passion for the arts into his love of HDR photography! In addition to his successful HDR blog, Blake recently self-published Exploring HDR: Photoshop, Photomatix & Topaz Adjust.

Compositing Made Easy with Topaz Plug-ins (49:38)

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Join us as Blake Rudis, host of everydayhdr and HDRInsider.com, discusses the “Right Tool For the Job” as he composites a portrait into an HDR background using Topaz Plug-ins. While compositing may seem intimidating, Blake will show you all the tips and tricks necessary to make awesome composites utilizing the power of Topaz.

Since 2010 Blake has been publishing written and video tutorials on Everyday HDR, and was awarded “The Best HDR Blog of 2012” by the readers of HDR One Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 2006 and has since channeled his passion for the arts into his love of HDR photography! In addition to his successful HDR blog, Blake recently self-published Exploring HDR: Photoshop, Photomatix & Topaz Adjust.