New! Intermediate PS Workflow Video and digital downloads

Six months is a reasonably long time: enough that if you’ve had a chance to view and master the Introduction to Photoshop Workflow DVD, then chances are you’ve probably encountered a few situations in which you’ve wanted a little bit more processing horsepower.

What do I mean by that? Specifically,

  • Application and use of masks;
  • Use of layers;
  • Retouching with the healing brush, clone stamp and regular brush tools – in effect, re-rendering of simple surfaces;
  • How to composite images – both for HDR and integrating multiple elements from different frames into one final image (in conjunction with masking);
  • Use of the Liquefy tool;
  • Stitching;
  • How to create actions and automate batches.

The video uses a number of real-life commercial image examples as vehicles to demonstrate intermediate post processing techniques that go beyond the basic Photoshop workflow for converting raw files. It’s impossible to demonstrate these techniques solo, as they’re often paired together in real applications to achieve a particular outcome or effect. It’s perfect for photographers who already have a basic workflow and looking to add polish to their images, or for those who are looking to extend their post processing skills after my Intro to Photoshop Workflow video. It covers effectively 99% of all the postprocessing situations a working pro is likely to encounter. Runtime is 2h20min.

The video is available immediately for US$63 from the Teaching Store or the iPad app – if you don’t see it in the list of videos, swipe down to refresh.

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Now is also a good time to announce a change in delivery method for this and all other videos: by popular demand, no more physical post! All videos now come with (near) instant gratification: they will be available exclusively via digital download; the compression will be identical to the DVD with slightly more efficient codec, which means slightly smaller file sizes. Please note that prices remain the same as instead of covering postage and materials, I’m now covering for server rental and bandwidth…

Thanks! MT


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  1. Ming.
    Would you consider doing further photoshop instruction on how to take the image that has undergone post-processing steps you have outlined, to the next step of entering the proper settings in adobe photoshop for either making a print or displaying on the web ie how big or small a print can be, # of lines, pixels etc?
    Thanks again for all you do.

    • Certainly possible, but again it’s a matter of demand – that’s not really content enough for a full video, and so far you’re the only person who’s asked for it 😛

  2. Jarek Berndt says:

    Ming, I purchased the Photoshop video through your iPad app but I would like to be able to watch it on my desktop as well. Is there any way for me to transfer it to my desktop computer from my iPad?

  3. Just to say thanks for the download and to say how easy and enjoyable you’ve made it to understand and perform some quite complex actions in photoshop.
    I was wondering what you think of “filterstorm pro” and to ask what I’m missing out on by using it rather than using photoshop to perform the same actions ?

    • No problem. I don’t use filters because of the the lack of control – you’re not missing out in anything at all. With practice, it’s possible to replicate every filter manually in PS with more refined results and tuned to your specific image.

      • No,my fault for not explaining well,…..filterstorm pro is an app that is used on the iPad as you would use photoshop cs6 on your pc.
        I was after your opinion on it as I’ve found it easy to use as it creates a nice portable system with a small digital camera.

        • My comment still holds: save your image editing for when you have a proper system. If not, then PhotoForge is about as close as you’re going to get to Photoshop on a mobile device (ironically, much more powerful than Photoshop Express).

  4. Am wondering if raw settings used for each image are specified or shown?

    • Yes, I show the entire process including conversion – however, I don’t go into as much detail on the ACR process and adjustments as that isn’t the focus of this video.

  5. Hi Ming,
    Do both the video downloads now include the example raw files so that we can use them to follow your instructions in practice?

    • No, because to make the examples as realistic as possible, I used samples from my own commercial work. These images are under license and I can’t distribute the raw files. If I went out and shot a bunch of images specifically for the video, it wouldn’t be as instructive. I’m working on a ‘workbook’ which has specific exercises and examples – and of course files.

  6. So excited about the new digital download method! Any thoughts about making the ‘Introduction to Photoshop Workflow’ and this new ‘Intermediate PS Workflow’ as a bundle package? To save cost (read:discount) maybe? 😉 Great move btw. Thanks!

  7. That’s it. Digital delivery was what sealed the deal for me now. First video is ordered, and I’ll buy the second one as well after I’ve had some practice with the first one! 🙂

  8. Are you planning on also offering the Intro dvd as a digital download?

  9. Excellent news on the new digitial delivery. Very Cool!

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