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Preparing Photos for the Web and Print - Canon DPP 4

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Batch Process, Save, Export, and Print Once you’ve followed the processing techniques in lessons 1 - 10  you’ll want to share your favorite shots with family, friends and clients. In this lesson we’ll look at ways to get your shots looking their best whichever media you choose to share them in. You can set up Digital Photo Professional 4 to display a narrower range of colors if you’re processing for print, or a wider range if you’re planning to share electronically. Mini Guide Follow along and take notes  That's the end of the 11 tutorials for DPP. You should now know enough to be dangerous and create great photos for your clients & customers, yourself, and your family & friends. The End Enjoyed this lesson, comment below or tweet along with me  Tweet to @DesignsOwens Additional Resources There are additional video tutorials for Canon's tools that may interest you: Canon Picture Style Editor Tutorials Nine in-depth videos to help you fine tune creative in

Selective Color Adjustments - Canon DPP 4

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Adjust Image Colors Panel Discover how the Adjust Image Colors palette enables you to target and tweak the Saturation and Lightness of individual colors in Canon's Digital Photo Professional 4. This enables you to selectively boost colors without over-saturating skin tones for example. You can darken the luminance of skies to add more drama. Save the adjustments as a Recipe to apply to other images in a click. Mini Guide Follow along and take notes  Lesson Files Download the course file(s) so that you can practice with the same file(s) the instructor is working on; download the course file(s) here . Enjoyed this lesson; comment below or tweet along with me  Tweet to @DesignsOwens Lesson 10: Preparing Photos for Print & the Web Want to see all of the 11 DPP Lessons, click the DPP keyword below.

Exciting News: Adding Inspirational and Entertaining Videos

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I am excited to announce that two video series will be moving from T-Logic Productions over to Tanya Owens Designs. These two series will complement the channel well. Renee Reads Yes you guessed it, I'm reading in this series. I'll be reading poetry, comics, excerpts and short stories. Moment of Zen This is a meditation, mindfulness, get to a place of calm series. Everyone can relate to the stressfulness and uncertainty of the pandemic. This series will provide you with a short moment to stop, pause, center, reset, and reflect. The four videos on T-Logic Productions are live Tanya Owens Designs along with all new content. 

Create Better Black & White Photos - Canon DPP 4

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Black & White Photos Create effective monochrome conversions with Digital Photo Professional 4. An effective black and white conversion should feature contrasting tones that help various objects, textures and patterns stand out more effectively. You'll learn how to use the histogram and clipping warnings and the selective tone tweaking sliders to create a stronger contrast with some black shadow and white highlights in the mono conversion. Mini Guide Follow along and take notes  Lesson Files Download the course file(s) so that you can practice with the same file(s) the instructor is working on; download the course file(s) here . Enjoyed this lesson, comment below or tweet along with me  Tweet to @DesignsOwens Lesson 10: Selective Color Adjustments Want to see all of the 11 DPP Lessons, click the DPP keyword below.

Cloning and Healing - Canon DPP 4

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Remove Unwanted Objects Using Digital Photo Professional 4’s Dust Delete/Copy Stamp Tool Palette to remove sensor spots and unwanted objects.  You can clone parts of images to remove unwanted parts such as removing a person in the ocean. You can use this tool on Canon RAW images as well as TIFFs and JPGs. Mini Guide Follow along and take notes  Lesson Files Download the course file(s) so that you can practice with the same file(s) the instructor is working on; download the course file(s) here . Enjoyed this lesson, comment below or tweet along with me  Tweet to @DesignsOwens Lesson 9: Better Blacks & Whites Want to see all of the 11 DPP Lessons, click the DPP keyword below.

Digital Painting Creating an Oil Painting in Photoshop

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Today I played around with the Pixel Blender set of filters in Photoshop. It was released with CS5 and then scaled back to just the Oil Paint filter in the latest versions. If you want to see some of the art I created check out my Behind the Lens blog. Here is a quick technique tutorial on how to create an oil painting from a photo using the Oil Paint and Liquify filters. This video was made with CS5, put you can still do them in the current version of Photoshop. The Oil Paint filter is located on the main Filter drop-down menu. Creating an Digital Oil Painting  

Lens Correction - Canon DPP 4

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Fix Chromatic Aberration & Vignettes Learn how lens data can be used to fix lens-related problems in a click. Digital Photo Professional 4’s Lens Correction panel can reduce the presence of color fringes, counteract barrel or pincushion distortion and remove vignette edges to create a more even exposure. Mini Guide Follow along and take notes  Lesson Files Download the course file(s) so that you can practice with the same file(s) the instructor is working on; download the course file(s) here . Enjoyed this lesson, comment below or tweet along with me  Tweet to @DesignsOwens Lesson 8: Cloning & Healing Want to see all of the 11 DPP Lessons, click the DPP keyword below.