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February X-Rite Webinars | Education for Color Management and More


by Brenda K. Hipsher – February 1st, 2012

February is a short month but packed with educational opportunities from X-Rite Photo. This month we have four great educational webinars.  These programs are free. All you have to do is register and attend go get great information and learn how color management can simplify your digital life. Have a look below and register today!

This month we welcome nature photographer and bird specialist Maxis Gamez for a great new webinar co-sponsored by Nik Software. Wildlife and nature photographers will enjoy this webinar. There’s only one session scheduled for this one so be sure to register today.

For the Birds! Nature Photography with Maxis Gamez

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:00pm EST/ 10:00am PDT CLICK HERE to Register

X-Rite Webinar with Maxis Gamez

Who should attend:

  • Amateur and enthusiast photographers
  • Nature and wildlife photographers
  • Bird and raptor specialists
  • Birders interested in photography


Join Maxis as he shares his secrets for capturing amazing images of birds relying on X-Rite color management solutions and Nik Software to enhance and finish his images. In this webinar you’ll learn how i1Display Pro and Nik Software’s Viveza 2 can give you the edge. Using live software demonstration Maxis will share with you some of his techniques for creating amazing bird photographs. He will demonstrate how to pull amazing details from his digital captures using Nik’s Control Points, allowing you to visualize the “before and after” results.

We also have three more great webinars with a total of five additional sessions available for you this month by our own Joe Brady.

Editing Portraits in Photoshop & Getting Prints Back that Match Your Display!

Thursday, February 9, 2012 choose from two sessions

11:00am EST/ 8:00am PST    CLICK HERE to register

1:00pm EST/ 11:00am PST   CLICK HERE to register

Before starting any serious editing, it’s critical that your monitor is calibrated and profiled. Joe will start with a short profiling demonstration and then dive into Photoshop edits. If you’re after improving your portrait print results, this will be an hour well spent.

Here are some topics Joe will cover:

  • X-Rite WebinarsThe why and how of monitor calibration
  • Portrait edits from minor to major including:
  • Correcting color casts
  • Exposure issues
  • Blemish removal
  • Body Re-shaping
  • Skin softening and “glows”
  • Layer masking for local control
  • Light shaping
  • Adding “pop” to flat images
  • Image sharpening
  • Preparing files for lab printing


Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 3®

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 choose from two sessions

11:00am EST/ 8:00am PST    CLICK HERE to register

1:00pm EST/ 10:00am PST    CLICK HERE to register

Before we start editing though, there are two things that need to be taken care of. The first is understanding Lightroom’s Library Module and deciding how and where to organize your images, and the second part is making sure your monitor is calibrated to show you the most accurate color so that your prints will match what you see on screen as closely as possible.

Once these important steps are completed, Joe will share his favorite editing tips including retouching, creating masks for local adjustments, using the gradient tool, cropping for composition and other fine details to best prepare a file for printing.

Here are some topics Joe will cover:

  • Why monitor color is important for Lightroom 3
    (and what might we expect in LR 4?)
  • Image edits and batch processing including:
  • Global image edits
  • Local color and light adjustments
  • Retouching both skin and landscape “blemishes”
  • Composition
  • Image sharpening options
  • Preparing files for lab printing


Edit & Enhance Landscape Images in Photoshop®

Thursday, February 16, 2012 choose from two sessions

11:00am EST/ 8:00am PST    CLICK HERE to register

1:00pm EST/ 10:00am PST    CLICK HERE to register

Following a short discussion about workstation color and calibration, Joe will show you step-by-step Photoshop edits that you can put to work right away. If you want to bring life and drama back into your landscape images, join us for this hour or education and inspiration.

Here are some topics Joe will cover:

  • Monitor color for consistent results
  • Image edits from minor to major including:
  • Using Adobe Camera Raw – even with JPEGs!
  • Exposure, contrast and Light shaping
  • Global and local color adjustments
  • Compositing new skies
  • Composition
  • Removing unwanted elements from an image
  • Image sharpening options
  • Preparing files for lab printing

And remember we always have plent of On Demand Webinars archived and ready for you. Just click the Webinars tab at the top of this page for a complete listing of what’s coming soon and a listing of the On Demand titles that you can enjoy 24/7 learning at your own pace.

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