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Developing a RAW image means taking your photos to the next level. Developing it with Affinity Photo means access to all the powerful tools Serif have given us. But why exactly does a RAW file offer so much more than a jpeg? Why can you do certain things with it but not others? Why does it look so... bad at first? Aimed at newcomers to RAW processing, this course, with over 3.5 hours of content, gives you the knowledge you need to take your photos to the next level. Theory, explanation of all the major tools, and 10 extra develop videos (with the RAW files supplied to you for practice) that take you though different workflows. By the end you will know what a RAW file is, what you can, should and shouldn't do with it, and whats more; you'll be able to tackle RAW files with confidence.
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|Section 1: First Steps|
A Course Overview
A Basic Workflow
A Histogram Problem and Workaround in the 1.5 Update...
Develop 01: The Baltic
|Section 2: So; What Are These Raw Files All About?|
5 Things to Know About Raw Files
Develop 02: Little Furry Cute Critters
What Exactly IS a Raw File?
Develop 03: Mining Pit Head
Develop 04: Clown Fish
|Section 3: The Developing Basics|
Rotate and Crop
Exposure and Contrast
The Dark and Light Finer Controls
Develop 05: Country Hall
The Clipping Buttons
Develop 06: LP Cover
Clarity and SharpeningPreview
Develop 07: Aquarium
Setting the White Balance in the Image
Chromatic Aberration and Defringing
The History Panel and Creating Snapshots
|Section 4: Adding Polish to Raw Files|
Creating Black and White ImagesPreview
Develop 08: Crocuses
Correcting Image Distortion
Develop 09: Fancy Dress
Adding and Taking Away Vignetting
Develop 10: Stone StairpostPreview
The Red Eye and Heal Tools
Gradient and Brush Overlays
|Section 5: The 1.5 Upgrade is Here!|
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 1
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 2
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 3 - The Brush and Gradient Tools
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 4 - Dealing with Ghosting
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 5 - Working with Single Images
Simon Foster holds a degree in Educational Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, has been a designer for 25+ years, has run a successful design business for over 20, and was a teacher for 2 years. He has produced design work for clients from all over the world, including all the graphics for Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, various other games and apps, illustrating science books and providing design and illustration for clients ranging from doctors to top level business people, world class geneticists right through to local start up businesses.