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This raised me to a new level,
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I can only thank Vincent for sharing his approach, knowledge, and philosophy. This is not a breeze through, how to book, but rather an approach that will make you think. I have now gone back to tons of photos that I thought were well thought through, applied Vincent's approach, and was so happy with the results. And that just getting through the first 1/3 of the book. This does assume you are very comfortable with PS and already have generally good photos to work with. Just a few thoughts if Vincent is reading through these ...
a) I'm practicing using the techniques but using a Wacom instead. This seems like a great way to go but there's no mention of this in the book.
b) There is heavy use of the render lighting effects. It would be helpful to get into more discussion regarding how to control better this effect.
c) I have tried using multiple lights with multiple subjects (people) in a an image and it's just not intuitive in PS how the lighting behaves. Some discussion about this would be great.
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Initial post: May 1, 2008 6:14:15 PM PDT
When I read the part about using a Wacom all I could think was... how much could be said about this other than if you can afford one get it?
Many people use one nowadays, so it's possible the author didn't see this as necessary or didn't wish to discourage those without one. What they do is make work a lot easier, but are not integral to photography or Photoshop workflow. I'm using both a blind tablet and the Hummingbird today, but this wasn't always an option. :^D Last two I'm very much following with you on as much of these areas often are ignored in lesson books, HDR in particular. Liked your review though, and am going to buy this book.
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