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Photographer Vincent Versace Shares Workflow Secrets

(April 2003) posted on Mon Apr 28, 2003

As part of Digital Innovator DVD series distributed by Wacom


According to Wacom Technology, more than 2 million photographers and designers worldwide use its pen tablets to retouch photos and create art digitally.

One user is Hollywood photographer Vincent Versace, who candidly shares some of what he knows about digital workflows on a 73-minute DVD that is being billed as Volume 1 of a series entitled Digital Innovators.

On the 73-minute DVD, Versace provides a detailed look at the steps involved in retouching a Hollywood portrait including planning the retouch, using the healing brush, enlarging the eyes, lighting the face, and sharpening. He also talks about lighting in Photoshop, pop-up menus, adjustment layers, soft masks, color correcting, and butterfly lighting. He also show the steps involved in a enhancing a floral photo, including color correcting for blue, adjusting tonal range, selective muting, sharpening and contract, black and white conversion, sepia toning and adding blue and noise.

In addition to talking about Adobe Photoshop, he discusses why he has chosen specific products from manufacturers such as Nikon, Wacom, Epson, nik multimedia, and GretagMacbeth. The DVD is priced at $29.99 and can be ordered by calling Wacom at 800-922-6613.

The Digital Innovator series will showcase accomplished creative professionals who are using digital technology to improve their work. The videos are designed to give an inside look at their tools, philosophies, and practices in an entertaining and instructive manner. (Versace Photography: www.versacephotography.com; Wacom Technology Corp.: www.wacom.com)


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