Two experts in workflow management for photographers and designers will be demonstrating their strategies for minimizing problems between photographers, graphic designers and print houses.
Jim Tierney, from
Digital Anarchy, is a long time developer of visual tools for design and compositing. He'll be talking about how to integrate plugins into a workflow that makes sense for photographers and designers, especially if photographers are handing off layered files to designers, agencies or clients. Some of his plugins include Beauty Box, which does automatic skin retouching, and Primatte Chromakey, which easily creates masks for green screen photography to remove backgrounds. After working for almost a decade with companies like MetaTools, Total Training/Atomic Power and Cycore, Jim thought it was time to create his own software. Digital Anarchy was born in 2001 to bring Jim's ideas for Photoshop and After Effects plugins to market.
Vincent Isola from
Genesis Photography will talk us through an ideal workflow. The following topics will be covered in detail. -Explain color management thought process and workflow and importance of screen to print matching. -Convert raw files. -Open images to be worked on in CS5 and prep for print. -Explain printer drivers and cover color management options. -Discuss different paper types and their characteristics. Vincent's work and articles have been featured in many publications, including; Architecture Digest, Designer's Illustrated, The Professional Photographer, Studio Photography, Pennisula Magazine, Shutterbug and Loan Collections Books. His corporate clients include Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, National Semiconductor, Oracle, Pottery Barn, Sun Microsystems, Stanford University, and Xerox. Vincent is a member of Canon's "Printmaster's Program", along with a handful of other photographers in North America. According to Canon, "Printmasters are among some of the top photographers in the world working in diverse photographic disciplines such as journalism, nature, fashion, fine-art, portrait and commercial photography." Arrive on time at 6:30 for pizza, drinks, and mingling, and then stick around after the presentation for cool raffle prizes. See you then! Marie Macaspac Manager, Photoshop Till You Drop PSUG co-founder,
Switchblade Creative Studios