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Inside the New Perfect Photo Suite 9 with onOne


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Let's get started. First off I'm peter, I'm a director over it on one on today, we're really excited to talk to you about some new technology that we're working on, and the right thing is everything we do, everything we designed, everything we create, we do it for the photographer eso it on one we make desktop aps we make software to allow the photographer safe time in the work flow and to do things or achieve looks they either can't do and photo shop for leg room or things that take a long time to d'oh. So today we have dan haar liquor he's, a senior product manager, over it on one and he's going to be showing off some new technology and walking through the new perfect photo suite nine. Now this is still in beta eso you're going to be taking a look at product is currently still being developed, so there may be some some glitches here and there, but the overall technology and the work flow is going to be the same, so we're really excited. Tio show this off on one software is just a sma...

ll software company based on in portland, oregon got about thirty five of us down there, and our heart and soul is to make absence offer for the photographer. S o with that dan take away all right, thanks, peter I'm down the senior product manager that on one and today we're going to talk about our flagship product the perfect photo suite, which is actually a brand new version nine we're actually gonna look at a pre release version today, so give me a little slack of things happen to be a little slower crash or some of the artwork but don't look quite as pretty as they normally would know a lot of people asked what is the perfect photo sweet the way I like to describe it is imagine if photo shop and light room got together and had a baby and the baby got all the good genes that would be the perfect photo sweet it allows you to browse, enhance and edit your image is all in a single place all in one powerful act and get us designed by photographers for photographers so it really has just the stuff that photographers care about there's nothing in there for video editing or for three d artists it's really just for us now it's a complete photo editor that means it can do everything from soup to nuts it's not just a collection of plug ins like google or topaz but it and function like a plug and it can work inside of the applications that you care about so you use photo shop or light rumor aperture it'll plug into those as well so it's really the best of both worlds a standalone application with the power of a plug in now at on when we believe in modular design philosophy that means that we take the tools that important to you for the task at hand and we put them in individual modules the great thing about that is when it comes in to learn just like jim was mentioning is you only have to learn one module out of time for the thing that's important to you rather than being bombarded with all these tools like you would if you were to start with photo shop now today we're going to talk about all seven of the modules that make up the perfect photo speak the first we're gonna talk about is actually pretty new one for us this is called perfect brows brown's allows you to find and manager images really fast that's our goal we're not a clunky catalog it's all about being fast when you come back from a shoot you've got cards with thousands of images you want to see your images in a hurry browse gives you the ability to look at those images very quickly and those images could live on a car that could live on your computer they could live on an external drive they could live in the network or they could even live in the clouds browse gives you the ability to see zoom in and look at those images very quickly so I'm gonna jump into browse here let's give you a quick idea of how to use it to start up here in the upper left hand corner where it says sources this is where you can keep track of all of your images, any hard drive you have attached to your computer will show up, and then all of the cloud services from dropbox, your photo street microsoft, one driver google drive appear and you can browse that content as well. You could also create a favorite so that you can drill down to the area to care about very quickly. I'm gonna do that. I'm going to go to my photos drive to drive on my computer, I keep all of my images and I have a full recall my personal images inside of that their sub folders right? Divide up all of my images, I'm going to make it a favorite just by dragging it down to the favorites pain and you see now on a click on that on the right hand side, I see all of the categories of images the way that I organize my photos that's the great thing about using a really fast browsers you're not stuck having to store your images in someone else says way of organizing them, you can keep track of your images and logical drop a logical folders on your computer and find and manage things very quickly. Let's go! I'm going to show you a folder of images. I'm just going to go look at a shoot here. All right? So this holder has about if you look in the top about two hundred eighty raw images, these air from a cannon five d mark to sew these like twenty megapixel images. You notice how quickly those came up there's no database. So this is all being read in real time. Aiken scroll. I have thumbnails from those images instantly, so I don't have to await that several minutes. I'd have to wait for other tools that are catalogued based to generate something else before I can start to work with them. So right away, I convey you large versions of my images, like an arrow key through those to compare. I want to take a closer look. I could zoom in one to one and compare images side by side so I could look for which image has the best expression or which one is the most in focus. And then it's easy for me to go through and tag and rate and rank my images you notice at the top, I can use stars, color labels or, ah, thumbs up, thumbs down like or disliked system. To go through and pick my favorite images how these ratings and labels that you're creating are stored in an adobe compatible sidecar file so that when I'm done going through my images we show you could just flip through these images and I'm just going to use the five star t on my keyboard to rank some of these ones that are my favorites here you see how fast it is to go through and mark your favorites you could then select the images that you want right click and right here inside of brows it automatically to text photoshopped photo shop elements light room aperture if you have them installed and I can send those straightaway toe light room so I've done my import process I've taken those images I've looked at them very quickly I've picked up my favorites and it gets send them right the light room I've done all that kind of that pre flighting that triage work right up front you could also send in any other application you want you notice I've created a shortcut here for male awaken email images very quickly as well on the right you see information about your image you could add meta data including exit and full I ptc information to your images singley orrin batch so really gives you everything indeed to find to keep track of your images so that is perfect browse let's go ahead and take a look at the next module of the perfect photo? Sweet, not them before we do that, if I'm a lighter muser, what benefit do I get using? Browse before like room? What a great question, you know, we talk to our customers want things that they always tell us is that letterman slow, they don't like the wait for that cataloging process you come back from like a wedding or vacation, you've got two or three thousand images you have toe download and put them in the light room, and it takes light from a couple of minutes to catalog and before you could actually see the method good enough size to be able to go through and rate those and pick out your favorites browses lightning fast, it doesn't have to do that cataloging process all the information it just extracts out of the images so I could take that same folder of a couple thousand images, and I could start to work with it right away. So if you're using light room rapture, another tool that's, the benefit of use that as a stand alone you can use it to organize your images actually don't really use life for many more issues brows all right, let's get to work on our next module here next won't talk about is perfect enhance enhance is kind of the starting point for optimizing your images to get theme is way it looked out of the camera. This is about correcting brightness and contrast, removing annoying objects, reducing, always heading scharping in vignettes, let's show you how it works, I'm just going to go back to browse, I'm going to find some images for us to work with. I don't grab this emissions happens to actually be a dmg files, and it was from a cannon twenty so a fairly old camera I'm just going to click up here in the module, selected the top. This is where you select which module you want to work in, and when you open a file, you can choose whether you want to work on a copy of the image, work on the original, or you can add it as a layer. So if I already have an image open and layers, you can stack multiple images together, this case, I'm going to say, I want to work copy, and I can pick what file, format, color, space, and bit depth I want to work in. I tended like photoshopped files. The great thing about photo files is they could be multilayered, and I can have layer mask inside of them, and they're compatible with all the most popular emerging aps, including photo shop, obviously so I'm just going to use that we'll hit ok it's going to take that d n g which is the wrong file is going to turn it into a photoshopped file copy of it it's going to open appearance out of perfect layers layers is really kind like photo shop without photoshopped it gives you all the tools you need for a layered workflow I'm going to use it as my home base today when I go to each model and starting perfect layers that way my results come back on their own individual layer and I can go in to make further adjustments if I want to once I'm here I'm going to click on enhance and that's what we want to look at now for those of you who are new to image processing enhance gives you a very basic place to get started to enhance your image right here in the quick fixes pain gives you all you need to get your image looking great I'm the star by clicking on the auto levels button this will automatically just the brightness and contrast of my image this was a very dark image to start me turned the preview off so you could see before there it is before there is after that automatic brightness and contrast adjustment I could detect removal color caste automatically and then down below have controls to manually tune the brightness and contrast and a lot of those controls that have I want to make my ears look great I'm just going to turn the vibrance up that makes the colors pop maybe add a little bit of detail and I'll just click on the minus side of than yet to add a little bit of a vignette so you could see without having to use a single slider or use any of the advanced tools that I would have to use another applications. I've got my image looking pretty good, but if you're someone who's familiar with all those additional tools, they're here as well. All these little buttons is helped drive them for you automatically, so if I roll down the color and tone adjustments, you'll see the controls that you're familiar with in a more powerful image editor things like shadows and highlights blacks and whites and all of your color temperature controls as well so you can manually adjust those or the role this guy back up there's also controls for the vignette where I could control happened large it is where it's located on the same thing with sharpening, sharpening is preset based or again, I have more advanced controls for my sharpening and new inversion nine is noise reduction before you jump into the noise reduction here I'm actually going to use our retouch brush and I'm going to get rid of some of these annoying distractions in my skin bitch here there's a couple different tools over here on the two well there's a crop tool for cropping your image there's also the perfect eraser and the retouch brush both these tools are designed for removing distractions in your scene. The perfect eraser is a content of where tool and when you're removing, larger things were going across boundaries. It's the tool that I prefer to use so for example, if I want to start to get rid of some of these telephone poles, I just brush over them and it will automatically fill that area with the proper matching color and detail, so I don't have to select a source or a destination I just paint right over it and it automatically figures it out. Grab one more big one over here, here we go just like now let's talk a little bit about noise and noise reduction I'm going to zoom in even closer this is two there were one hundred percent honestly this was shot at a pretty high I s o I think eight hundred I so not an old camera newness there's a lot of noise in the symbols. That noise is helpful in some images but it's pretty harmful in this one they're going to use the new noise reduction control that's added. In perfect hands you can also find it in perfect effects and improving black and white I'm going to start off by bringing the color reduction slider up that will reduce the color noise kind of those red angry christmas tree lights, and then I'll just bring up the fluminense and the details slider the limited's controls how much noise section you add in the details later controls how much of the fine details are remained so typically does bring that luminous up until I see the noise go away and then adjust the details slider back to maintain it. Now the amount of noise reduction is a personal taste I tend to like a leave a little bit of a behind so it doesn't turned into looking like a painting. Here we go, let's, go back to fifty screen here, take a second for the preview to update again. This is a early pre release version, so the previous a little slow to update compared to usual there's our original image out of camera and our adjustments using perfect enhance just like that. Let's jump ad it here we'll take a look at our next module. Next we're gonna look at he's actually perfect layers the place where we started here skeptical slides there and missed it's a perfectly gives you the power of a layered workflow without the need for photo shop, but lets you combine the best parts of multiple images together gives you the tools to remove distractions like despots, and we've combined in the powerful masking tools from perfect mask directly the perfect layers now, so we're having to go to two different places you could do it all right inside of perfect layers, so again, you could take multiple images, combined them together to create one finish composite image, you can blend multiple exposures together, so here's a light on a dark image merged together. You could also use it to change backgrounds or place guys it's a very powerful tool in again, I kind of think of it as the hub of my work flow in this week, let's go back to browse and we'll find some images to work on. I'm gonna build an image from scratch, I'm going to take three separate images and we'll put them together to create one new image. I've got an image of some waves, these were all taken at the same time, same location, but the different components of the images happen to live in angles they weren't in one shot together, so it's kind of half cheating, so I've got this image of the waves I have an image of iraq but I want to put into it and then I have a sky get these aerial shot same location the same time I'm just going to select all three of these images and then I clicked on layers and I'll select the ad as a layer option. This is going to take those three these happen to be cannon raw files it's going to stack them up into one new layered photoshopped file there we go. If we look over here in our layer stack on the top is the rock I'm gonna turn that layer off the second layer is our sky and the bottom layer is kind of our base image of the waves in the foreground. Now you notice there's all sorts of despots in here I think I must have sneezed on my camera when I shot this I'm just going to grab the retouch brush retouch brush is great for zapping these little spots I'm just gonna get rid of a few of these little dusty's here real fast. I'm not going to worry about the dust in the sky because we're going to use a completely different sky wait, I was feel like I should home when I'm doing this part it's kind of boring watching me despot here we go all right so he cleaned up the foreground now we want to replace that sky so the key when you replace this guy you have one that's first need to be plausible, but this one is because of a shot at the same time of day, it just happens to be about thirty degrees to the left and then the second step is you want to make sure horizon lines line up with each other I'm gonna grab the move, tool the move to a less me move and change the size of a layer, rotate a lair, we're going to bring the opacity down a little bit so I can see both of them is going to bring the horizons to be closer together like that, stretch it out a little bit. There we go so now our skies in the right place, then we have to blend the sky in the foreground together and to do that, we'll use the masking bug inside the perfect layers and actually side of lots of the molecules of the sweet there's a whole suite of great tools from asking there's a simple mask brush there's the quick mass tool which I'll show you in a little bit there's also the masking bug. The masking bug is a grady up mask tool, but which allows me to create a mask because they're familiar with the concept of a mascot mask is really just a black and white layer that lets you control which part of the layers hidden verges which part you see you see as I just this masking bug it changes the mask the little antenna changes the rotation and the little angles of the little lines control how quickly it transitions let's show you what that looks like actually on the image I just position the center line at the middle I turn it to be straight and then I use the feather lines to control that transition how quickly it shifts from one to another there we go that way we can blend those two together the cool thing about a mask is there's actually no pixels destroying the process already he's just hiding stuff that's not interesting at the moment there we go and now let's go up to our top layer the rock we want to put that into the image let's start off with the trim tool truth so let's just cut out parts of the layer that aren't interesting here we go and now we have to get rid of the sky and the water to build a put it into our new scene. Now you could use a regular masking tool and you could pay it all the way around but I would be a long, painful process instead we use the quick mass tool I watch all day with the quick mass tools I just kind of make kind of a lazy brushstroke across what I don't want and it will automatically find the edge masking clean it up just like that in a single stroke to do the same thing with the water in the foreground. Right here. Wait, here we go. Now that looks pretty good, but because this have the sun behind it, there's just a tiny little light edge around it. I'm going to clean that up using the chisel tool. The chisel tool is one of three tools for refining masks. There's the chisel which works like a chancellor just shaves ical off the edge there's a blur. It'll have softened my masks and there's the refined brush which will show you in a little bit or just an automatic tool. So there we go now we've got our rock cleanly mask now we just need to position it where it belongs. I'm just gonna make it smaller. We'll drag it down, put it into the water just a little bit rotated ever so much. Here we go. So we've created a new image from scratch, using three different images and because these are all independent layers, I could go in and adjust them all independently. Or I can create a new composite layer and we use the new stamped layer option. This will actually create a new layer bubblies what takes the results from all three and smashes them together so I can have kind of best of all worlds like maintain my layers but work on all of it at the same time now maybe we'll go to enhance we'll clean this up a little bit I'm gonna go to the color and tone pain just gonna bring my whites up a little bit if you hold down the jakey on your keyboard you can actually see the clipping going back that off to make sure I have all my whites we'll bring those blacks up just a little bit toe increase the contrast and then to fix the color I'll just use the great dropper tool clicked on the water and there we go we've automatically what balanced our image so we took three images that were shot at the same time not properly exposed color way off merge them together into one new composite image using multiple layers and masking tools in the middle of great using perfect enhance all right so that's the power of perfect layers now one of the questions we get a lot is this destructive to your original file no well kind of byzantine work actually most of what I did there was all nondestructive we took three separate images to combine them together those three layers are still there we actually created a new file that contain the spirit I guess you could say the guts of those three images all the masking I did was not us strict if I can pay that back in the only it was destructive is on when I use the trim tool around the rock I got rid of the stuff around the rock I don't care about that that I threw away but I don't really need toe keep that I could have masked that out as well the trim tool is just pretty quick way to do it all right? So we talked a little bit about masking masking is actually a really important tool that's a foundation of a lot of the things you do with the sweet and for those of you guys are our current customers you're familiar with the module east have called perfect mask you're probably saying where is masking the module selector? That was my favorite thing I used it a lot what we've really done is we've taken the power of perfect mask and we've emerged into the suite in general we've exposed those tools in perfect layers and inside a perfect effects so you can now create great masks where you actually need to use it without having to go somewhere else. So let me just show you one of the new masking tools we put in but I'm really proud of let's just grab this image and opening up that image of the rock was pretty easy was just a solid background, but an image like this is much more difficult a little bigger here there we go got a more complex background I've got a horizon line I've got clouds to go from white to blue this would be a much more difficult thing to mass normally would take some time but watch this new quick mass tool in action I could just brush over the background to remove it or there's even easier way there's a box mode right a straw box over what I want to keep that is drawn over her hit the return key and it figures that everything else out for me just like that dropped out the whole background where there's a clean edge I have a nice clean results and then where it's a little more difficult in the hair that's where I'll use the refined brush the refined brush has been brought over wholesale from perfect mask and it is the perfect one two punch to use the quick master will first then the refined brush after that you know you didn't just brush over it looks at the colors in the background the colors in the foreground and automatically figures out which ones to keep and which ones to get rid off just like that I paint over it and it does all the hard work we go take a look at the mask there we go there's the grayscale match you see the quality the results that I got just using those two simple tools that is the power of perfect layers here we got questions before I move on uh not as of right now, we've kind of been asking the questions as we go so nondestructive technology on dh then also the perfect companion to leg room are the two things we're seeing a lot yeah, yeah exactly it's nice to have one tool where you can do all that work all right now let's talk about perfect portrait actually, we'll come back to that one let's talk next about perfect expert effects is probably my favorite module the sweets when I used the most it gives you hundreds of built in presets plus over twenty different filters that are completely adjustable and all the tools to mask in effect where you want them. This is the one that I use day in and day out. It gives you the power to take your image from the ordinary to the extraordinary concludes tools for popular hdr retro vintage looks. It also gives you all sorts of textures and backgrounds and borders and frames that you can add to your images as well. I'm going to show you a couple different examples of what we could do with perfect effects first thing is to do a fairly simple vintage retro look we'll take this image here straight out of the camera let's open that up in layers and then we have sent it to perfect of x now one of my favorite features and effects that is kind of hidden to some users is a feature called a quick few browser it allows you to view all of the presets within a certain category full screen on your image that makes it much easier to go shopping and find the look that you're interested in looking at the new on one favorite looks category this is noon in suite nine, where we've built a curated collection of the looks that we like the most the ones that we are the most popular in media today so you can just pick one of these I'm going to go with the whole let's do the color fade look it will load that you notice over here in the filter stacked away perfect effects works is by stacking filters together there's kind of a foundational set of filters things like color enhancers and tone enhancers and blurs that you can stack up together to create your own unique look in this particular priest that happens to be built with these four different filters I could go in and fine tune and adjust each of these as I step back to the stack I'm stepping back through time and I could see how that preset was created and aiken tune it to my image if I change my mindset now that's not the one I want I can just go back to the quick few browser and I can pick a different preset maybe you want more of a mad black and white look instead I still like that it will swap out everything of my stack and create a low contrast matte black wine, which is really popular right now as well. Then I confined to nose and add my own stuff to it. Maybe we'll add a texture click on the ad button at the bottom of the stack let's go shopping for textures I come over to the filter pain the filters are those basic building blocks you can see there's twenty four of them now I'm just going to go to the texture riser and click on the quick view browser button. I can also open this up and see thumbnails with the different textures on my image, but I find that the quickly browser is a better way to go shopping for those click on the texture riser and I'm just going to scroll down until I see a texture that I want I could make these bigger smaller so if I want to take a little closer look we can let's just girl down till we find one that looks good with this you could see the variety of textures that are included plus each month our customers get a loyalty pack which includes additional presets or backgrounds or textures that's that kind of a rusty look now, to keep in the theme of that black and white, I don't really want the color left in here, so I'm just going to take my saturation slider and bring it down. There we go, maybe all back the texture off just a little bit, and then I'll use in the built in masking tools to paint that texture off of her skin. There we go, just like that let's look at the before and the after there's before original image, and after just by stacking a couple of those filters up on top of each other, this is a pretty simple example. Let's go in and take a look at another option, it's going to close out of here, and we'll go grab a different image to look at. As I mentioned in the beginning, those masking tools that we took from perfect mask are not just in perfect layers. They also live inside of perfect effects as well, and it makes it really fast to add, in effect, to just a certain portion of an image, even if I'm just looking for something subtle groups one second here, even if I wanted something simple, like just darken this background that will be difficult to do in most tools because of the very complex shape. That the family in the foreground creates I'd have to go in and mask them out very pain staking it would take a long time. Let me show you a quicker way to do it inside a perfect effects. Now I'm just gonna close this drawer on the left hand side to give us a little bit more room to look at and I'm going to add something simple. I'm just going to use a tone enhancer and I'm just going toe darken the image this is darkening the entire scene but what I really want to do is just dark in the background so I can then grab the quick mass tool and I'm just gonna pate loosely over where I want the effect not effect so I'm just gonna paint right over the foreground paying over dad a pain of a bomb will paint over the daughters when I let go it will automatically find out their shapes and mask them out in a single step just like that. So now you see, is I just that brightness slider up or down it's only affecting the background and it's leaving them out? Let's say I want to take the effect off the logs to all they do is that it's kind of paint a little squiggly breastroke across the logs and the effect disappears from there as well, so very simple ways to make a big impact here in that you could keep shift an entire image just by using a single filter and a quick master I think one more I want to show you guys and perfect effects there's a new filter that we've just put in for creating lens flares should be a couple of pork it's so far let's do a landscape image this time way go great shot from our friend the call young and I'm going to send us off to effects I mean he's one of those favorites have created new for sweet nine there's a cool vintage sunset look, I'm just going to open up that preset panel on the left again and will go into our favorites and there's one that I really like called the vintage son there we go so this just stacks a couple of filters on top of each other if we go back to the original image, we just enhance the color a little bit, added a split tone filter and then event. Yet the cool thing is when I add these process I could go and fine tune and adjust that maybe that split tone is a little too strong on the clouds I could just back it off with its overall strength or if you're an advanced user there's blending options where I can limit it toe on ly work on certain parts of the image in this case I want to say protect the highlights and this will remove that affect on lee from the highlights of the image just like that here we go, it's turned over and get back on and no let's add that new lens flare filter I was going to come down here to define filter options pick lens flare and I'm going to switch from the sun spots style to the lens flare style. Click on my light source and it adds that lens flare I can then control how big and how strong that lens flare appears just like that let's, take a little closer look so there's before it is after jessica, if you create a stack is side of perfect effects or any of our tools that you like it's easy to go in and save it as a preset so I could take this stack just go to the pre set menu save preset on I could save it as a preset where I can use it over and over again. I could even batch process with it if I want that is perfect effects on one of the questions we're getting dan is where can you use these modules are the only plug ins, and if so, what modules do they interact with and just kind of talk about that for a second? We tried out for kind of the best of both worlds you can use it all is a standalone application like I'm doing today where I could open the images directly. You could just dragon image to the doc if you're on a mac er to the whatever they call the doc on windows, I can't think what they call a taskbar as they call it are in dragging into the application, but if you use light room, you can access them is plug ins there through the play and extras menu, refusing to photo shop you can use them as a plug in there. He's in there aperture you knew this was a plug in there or photoshopped elements, of course, and you can actually set it up as an external editor from just about any apus. Well, so it's very flexible in how do you want to use it? All right? Next we're looking at is perfect like and white perfect black white is for converting your color images to black and white. It lets you kind of create that instant classic black and white look and there's hundreds of awesome, very authentically created presets of here to give you a great start, let's just should an example, I'm gonna take this image let's, open it up here into layers, and then I'll send it to perfect black and white this is a very typical tunnel view shot of yosemite but he's ever been there kind of gets this same shot but if you really want to create that classic look that you've seen so many of the black or white masters create you can use some of the building process I'm going to go directly to the twentieth century classic look category now I also have categories for the nineteenth century processes these air mohr antique processes like albumin and ambro type that's a little older than I want to go to the twenty century silver process and I'll just grab a preset like this one right here ansel in the valley this will automatically convert my initial a very powerful black and white we didn't give you tools to selectively change the brightness the contrast and the detail on the image I'm gonna use the tool called the targeted brightness told us let's make click on an area of the image and then I can drag to the left too dark and of the right to brighten it I want a dark in that sky a little bit maybe will darken these green trees in the bottom as well there we go you could control the tone ality of the image just by clicking on the tone and ragging to the left of the right there's the original color image and there's the results using perfect black and white let me show you one other let's do a portrait this time I love those old portrait ce of elderly guys where their skin and the hair really pops out on their face I want to take this image very typical color image and let's go create that highly detailed, ultra sharp, grizzled black and white look I know the priest said, I'm looking for it's called spotlight I could use a search field define ones that I like that I use a lot there we go spotlight uses a very strong and yet so it narrows the brightness down and then I'll use the detail brush just tow add in more detail just where I want it so watch I could just paint that detail right in it's like that you don't look at the before and the after there is before and after just like that pretty cool right think I've got one more I want to show you guys today let's take a look at perfect portrait for your portrait retouching porter retouching is hard and when we talk to our customers it's kind of number one reason that they would still go to photo shop so what we said to ourselves is gosh, but there's gotta be a way to make a fortune retouching easier so we built a perfect portrait it works by automatically finding all the faces in your scene about that crowd that image again it'll find all the faces and your scene and then for each face that it finds it goes through and automatically finds the eyes and the mouth it's not just the overall as it finds the iris and the whites of the eyes this claire and it finds the lips and the teeth all for you and that allows us then automatically retest those areas for you. This image only has one person in, but if I have multiple people, there'll be a box on each face. All I do is I click on the face that I want to work on it's going to zoom in, zoom in a little bit more here, and you see how there's control points that automatically a line up with the eyes of the mountain. Now we do our best job to get these in the right place to start, but it's not going to be perfect every time, so you just click on the control points and adjust those tow, line them up where you want for good, then hit the high controls button and I'm just going to turn the preview on and off. So that's, what off and on this is the default settings don't even actually done any work it I can now control the amount of blemish and smoothing that's added to the blemish lighter have turned them off blemishes attacks the medium size thing, so these are going to be large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, small acting and well smooth those out automatically but maintains the texture and the skin, which is important and in this moving slider is kind like powder. It'll add just a little bit of smoothing over the top of the image, and I've got to turn it pretty high here at what used that high. Normally I tend to like a more natural looking retouch, probably something in that range I've been have options to automatically color correctly image based on a skin color. It looks it up in libraries of hundreds of thousands of color corrected portrait images and correctly image based on the skin color, and then I have automatic options for adjusting the eye and mouth areas. I'm just going to turn this off so you could see before then after the whitening slider will white in the eyes that detail slider brings up detail in the eyes and then whitening long white in the teeth. You see, if I turn this all the way off, you can see she's got pretty yellow teeth. I can bring that up to brighten the teeth, and if I wanted to, I could even enhance the lip color and believe that went off, and then we get all sorts of tools to retouch the skin, even mohr there's, that same retouch brush that we've used a couple of times I like to use it here in portrait at about a fifty percent capacity to go in and tackle some of the bigger, harder things, like maybe these eye bags weaken, soften those up just a little bit and maybe some of the heavy acne on her forehead will just give it a couple strokes like this, and it'll soften it out just like that. Another one there, let's. Take a look at the four. And after there's before that after just like that. And if I have multiple faces in mice, I mean, I could have different retouching settings for each face if I had a bride and groom the retention. Doing a groom is very different in the retouching. No doing a bride. This lets me do both of them at the same time way talked about park it already. How you gonna custom retesting for each face? Also talk about perfect resize not going to demonstrate perfectly size, but those of you who are familiar genuine fractals. That is what powers perfect resize that's. Really? The image the industry standard comes to re sizing your image, let you take an image, blow it up much normal, larger than normally wouldn't maintains all the sharpness of detail that she would normally lose when you enlarge something with other tools, like photoshopped. It's kind of the last step in the process before you print it helps you crop and re size in a single step and will automatically add gallery rap wings to your image is putting on campus but really the heart of it is the genuine fractals algorithm for re sizing it but you could see the image on the left was re size four hundred percent using photos show the one on the right was re signed a four hundred percent using perfect recessing maintains the sharp edges and the natural texture in the frog's skin almost on a couple of things we talk about one is a brainy technology that's new in sweet not called smart photos smart photos allows you to store everything about your editing session and then be able to replay it back or change it so if you change your mind you wantto change your masking their teacher portrait retouching it gives you the ability to go and do that let me show you how it works here I'm just going to start in brows let's grab an image I want to work on we use this portrait I opened it up and when I opened it I just need to make sure that I'm going to edit a copy and I'm going to make sure the smart photo option is enabled and what this does is it turns it into a special type of photo shop file or store all of the instructions of what I worked on sorry here one second again this is a free release version of the software. So there's a couple little hiccups here and there so I do this smart photo file format can I still use it another applications? Sure you can see it inside of light room you can track it's meta data changes meta data you could still bash process whether exported out, you could still open them aside composite into photo shop in order to go back and go back and change your settings don't you do that through this week? So I've opened the image this is already a smart photo now and I'm just gonna let's send it the portrait first and for me I find this a very common situation it's very easy tio over retouch an image so I mentioned that we do our best to get those control points in the right spot but it's not perfect every time. So that's why we start off if you adjusting loves and I'm going to use a strong preset was going to open up the preset drawer and I'm going to have something strong like this heavy retouch this uses a lot of blemishes and a lot of smoothing and then from here I'm gonna go teo perfect effects and maybe you want to darken the background a little bit let's just say I wanna dark in the background. I'm going tio just use that tone enhancer. I'm gonna bring the brightness slider down so that darkens the background a little bit and then I only want apply to the background so we use that handy little quick mask tool. They've used a couple of times to strike a box over your subject and then return and there we go. You can see how it has darkened just the background, but left her the original brightness. We go, we say that looks good. I'm going to apply. I'm going to save this and give it back to my client. The client looks at it, they say, well, I like it, but you kind of overdid the retouching. I look kind of plastic that normally you'd have physiology is not gonna go back and reworked the whole inject start from scratch. Well, you don't have to do that anymore. You notice that here in the layer stack or is that a browse? You have a history of the modules that you've used. All they do is double click on the module that I want to read it. So in this case, I want to go back to perfect portrait, I want to use a more subtle retouch. So I just double click on that it's going too low the original image back into perfect portrait it's going to reconstitute it to the exact same place I was before I hit the buy button it's going to put the retouching points back in the same place that's gonna have all the sliders in the same spot. Now I can pick a different setting maybe I want to use a more subtle retouch instead there we go. So that makes it a bit more subtle. Turns off the color correction I hit apply this is going to then after it applies, porter is going to go to perfect effect that's going to reload the mask that I created, it stores all the masks and all the brush strokes and ads that darkening effect right back on top of it just like that so your image is completely re editable. All right. So aside from smart photos, there's also built in batch processing engine, which allows you to confirm your files from one type to another even allows you to end models and presets in between so I could open ah whole folder of images I could go in and re signs them using perfect resize down to a science from my web site, I could add a watermark and then save them is j pegs and named him over. I wanted it gives you all the tools to get your revenge is in and out very quickly there's also a brand new print module and sweet night which allows you to print from any module all right, so the burden for a sweet nine is coming in beta form in october the final version ships at the end of october we offer free training and webinar there's monthly customer loyalty rewards for all of our customers those air books or presets or texture packs that you can add on us to get free updates for the life of the products for sweet nine I guarantee there's going to be a sweet nine point five sometime in the end of the year we're going to get great new features you're not have to pay for that update we also offer free us and uk based technical support their product experts they speak english eso they're great guys to call if you have questions we also offer a thirty day money back guarantee on all of her product so if you get it you don't find it is useful as we do we'll give your money back now again you can get the sweet storm one hundred forty nine dollars we have a pre order right now for the introductory price of only one twenty nine or fear and current owner you can upgrade for only eighty nine dollars with that you'll also get a pack of fifty additional presets and you'll get a book by nicole young that's coming out on how to use perfectly sweet night. All right, we have some questions out there. We can answer you bet you bet we do. And you just, you know, new accretive live folks are able tio vote on questions, and the upgrade was people like, how much is going? T let us know. So thank you for answering that. Okay? Ah, a couple technical questions. Kind of covering the whole the whole shop. Right? So from mds what's the difference between choosing, edit, copy or edit original. So it's a big question. It really depends on what you want, what you want to work on, so editing the original is going to open that original file is going to do you work. I'm just gonna replace it exactly as it wass. So if you have a photo shop file that you've already created just wanted to re edit that file. You pick the original option or if it's a j peg and you're a strictly j peg workflow and you don't care about layers and all that fancy stuff you could just and at the original j pig if you wanted to know if you shoot raw. You can't actually added a rod directly so instead you know that that was disabled with a raw file you always have to work on a copy and you can pick with that coffee is whether it's a photo file or tip for a j peg great great answer um can you use just perfect effects without having the whole perfect photo suite so the sweet actually includes all the models of everything that's great but each of those is actually available is an individual product if you're not interested in all and then as you access these tools through a host like photoshopped or through light room you just pick the one you want to use you have to go through the whole sweet so if I'm in photo shop and I know I just want to go at a texture with perfect effects I would just go toe the file automaton union photoshopping paper facts and go straight to that bypass all that other stuff I was kind of showing it if you're using it as a standalone applications weren't you get those other workflow tools exactly cool chi fontes wants to know can you add your own texture to perfect effects can't I'm sure you're a fast great so all you do is go up to the manage extras menu item you know this from anywhere and you can import your own backgrounds your own borders, your own textures or and if you've created process on another computer, you can import them from here, or if you get border background, texture, path from us, you're going to follow through here. So this gives you a place to important, manage all that extra contents, actually call extras. Okay, um, here's, a question for me. What is your desert island module? Well, if I was on there, if you only get one like so for me and probably perfect effects, you know, that's, the most versatile, one minutes, twenty four different filters, and for me, I could do anything if I have that, but the one that is actually problem was dear to my heart is perfect, black and white. I grew up as a black, white darkroom guy, all those presets and their handcrafted by me, and they are authentic. They look just like if you did that in a dark room, so I'm great product out, so that's gotta toss it.

Class Description

Join Dan Harlacher, Senior Product Manager, as he walks through the newest version of the Perfect Photo Suite. The new Perfect Photo Suite 9 will provide you a fast browsing experience for your photos, easy masking tools, and a large catalogue of effects for endless creativity.

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom 5


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