Free Videos and Magazine Articles from George Jardine
The Adobe Camera Raw 8 Sample Video: Smart Objects
This is the free video for my new Adobe Camera Raw 8 video series. It’s video #23 in the series, and it’s all about working with Smart Objects.
Smart Objects have been a powerful tool for print designers, but I feel that photographers have not made the most of them because of the way they work with raw files. In this video I try to outline the benefits and drawbacks, so that you can start using Smart Objects with confidence.
The Lightroom 5 Develop Sample Video: The Crop Tool
This is the free video for my Lightroom 5 Develop video series. It’s video #2 in the series, and it’s on the Crop Tool.
The first Lightroom crop tool turned everything on its head, but eventually it found enough respect that the Photoshop team adopted the design too. It’s easy to use, but it does have it’s quirks. This video gives you the complete tour, including a peek at new aspect ratio overlays.
A Few Thoughts on Exposure & Tone Mapping
I created this video to help demystify the relationship between exposure values captured by your camera, and the brightness values they are mapped to during raw processing. Please note that this video is an update of video #3 from the Image Correction Master Class.
This video is free. Simply enter your e-mail address below, and the monkey behind the curtain will send you the link.. – TRT: 22:50
My popular Lightroom + PS Integration video series is now 100% free
I first built this Lightroom + Photoshop Integration series for LR 3, but the entire set of videos is still relevant, and nothing in the menu commands or functionality has changed with LR 4, 5, or 6/CC. So if you’re confused by Lightroom’s Edit in Photoshop command, this video series is for you.
The Lightroom Catalog Management & Location Workflow Series free video: Changing Folder Locations
My Lightroom video tutorial series expands on the Library series, giving you the tools you need to master your digital photo library, both on location and once you’re back home. Online access to this entire series is only $24.95, and the details can be found here. Mobile devices are supported, and download links are available.
I created this video to help try and demystify the relationship between Adobe’s 2012 Process Version Tone Controls: the Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks. The results are based on research I did creating an EV-based raw gradient, and wrote about in this blog posting. This video is free. Simply enter your e-mail address below, and the monkey behind the curtain will send you the link.. – TRT: 20:14
In this video, I start by taking you on a brief exploration of some of the various conversion techniques that we all used back before we had better controls for creating good black & white conversions from raw data. And I did this because I think reviewing those tried-and-true Photoshop techniques, helps set the stage for a better understanding of black & white conversion in general.
This entire video tutorial is free, just for the asking. – TRT: 36:38 Simply enter your e-mail address below, and the monkey behind the curtain will send you the link to the free online tutorial.
This is not a tutorial, but rather just a bit of fun. I shot, edited and produced this entire video for Greg’s fantastic Mendocino Workshop. It’s mostly PG-rated, but there is some nudity.
Call this one an ‘homage to Errol Morris’. Morris has enlightened us in so many ways, but mostly I was struck by his directness and simplicity. Just put people up on a white background and ask them to say a few works about one subject.
At PPE in 2008 we were lucky enough to have a large group of industry greats ready to say a few words about Greg’s workshop, including Eric Meola, Jay Maisel, Stephen Wilkes, Seth Resnick, Walter Iooss, JP Caponigro, and many others.
For this video we headed to London to document a Martin Evening photo shoot. This shoot was for the cover of Martin’s second much anticipated Lightroom book, and in the video he takes us through the entire process, choosing models, coordinating makeup, as well as his thinking behind the concept for the book.
Links to Online Magazine Articles
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, September/October 2014 – RAW Processing Fundamentals
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, May/June 2014 – Inside RAW Files
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, March/April 2014 – Maintain Flexibility With Smart Objects & ACR
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014 – A Double-Edged Sword – Lightroom & ACR Defaults
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, November 2013 – The Much Misunderstood Tone Curve
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, May/June 2013 – Heresy In Library Organization
Outdoor Photographer Magazine, March 2013 – Solutions: The Lightroom Clarity Control
Outdoor Photographer Magazine, March 2013 – Solutions: The Lightroom Vibrance Control
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013 – Take More Control Over Highlights & Shadows
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, Sept 2012 – Proper Exposure Matters!
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, May 2012 – The RGB File Shuffle
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, Sept 2011 – The RAW File Shuffle
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, June 2011 – Learning to See in Black & White
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, Sept 2010 – Master Your Image Library: To Merge, or Not to Merge
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, March 2010 – Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part 2
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, Dec 2009 – Managing Your Photographic Legacy: Part 1