Critique Slot Screencast #1 / 36 comments + post
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If you would like to comment on this screencast please do so here. Alternatively, if you have an image that you would like us to feature in a future Critique Slot Screencast, please email me for further details.

(djn1 [at] chromasia [dot] com

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comment by ilona at 08:34 PM on 30 June, 2010

Does it need to download the entire MOV to run? I'm on a pc and it's taking a very long time to start. Tried 2x, several minutes so far not starting, still says transferring data from (in browser status bar).

comment by Jim Miller at 08:51 PM on 30 June, 2010

That was fantastic! Listening to your thought process as the image was adjusted and modified was extremely helpful. I look forward to more of these. well done!

comment by Libby Nightingale at 08:55 PM on 30 June, 2010

Ilona: we've just changed the coding for the page so the movie should now start playing as soon as sufficient data has been buffered to play it.

Due to the email notification a lot of people are trying to view the movie at the moment, so everything's running a bit slower than we would like. We have a managed server, so if it doesn't speed up overnight we'll be contacting Rackspace in the morning to see if they can sort it out.

comment by djn1 at 08:59 PM on 30 June, 2010

Jim: I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to producing more of them.

comment by Stephen Brewell at 09:18 PM on 30 June, 2010

I enjoyed it a lot - thanks again for using my image - I gained a lot and I hope others will too. Pls see my email for a fuller response.

Now ... which one for my wall?

comment by Hanske at 09:30 PM on 30 June, 2010

I like it very much! And I want to learn more and more! ;-)

comment by Simon Jenkins at 09:35 PM on 30 June, 2010

Great Idea this will help me a lot, I like the decision making thought process on video.

comment by Adrian Hudson at 11:12 PM on 30 June, 2010

This is a brilliant feature, I like it very much. I did have to leave it an hour on pause while it downloaded the whole thing otherwise it kept stuttering. Quicktime does tend to mean large files and not everyone has ooooodles of bandwidth so it may put people off which would be a shame.

comment by Michael Leonard at 12:02 AM on 1 July, 2010

Fantastic! I learned a LOT about Photoshop just from that I can't wait to start adjusting my images more than just using a RAW converter. Maybe some images of mine that I am ready to delete might have some life after all. Thanks David!

comment by Denis at 12:11 AM on 1 July, 2010

Great tute and comparison. I believe that this is a better learning tool that just the notes only, as it not only captures the steps/process but the flow & mood and finer points that are a little harder to pick up in just reading straight text. Its like having a one to one training session with an expert. congrats...

comment by Chris at 06:19 AM on 1 July, 2010

These monthly video tutorials are going to be extremely beneficial; I can’t wait for the upcoming ones. It was great being able to watch the original image being transformed. The written tutorials are fantastic but there is still something to be said about visual learning. I enjoyed being able to see and hear the decision making that occurs, the likes and dislikes of the image, the inspection, and how you constantly return to previous layers to make adjustments. I felt like I had polished up some of the technical details from what I had learned by reading your written tutorials. Excellent work!

comment by Stijn at 07:52 AM on 1 July, 2010

Loved the first screencast a lot! I'm looking forward to the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth, ... ;-)

comment by MQPhoto at 08:39 AM on 1 July, 2010

Love this movie, and there is a lot of mmhh =). Great David, more of these. This is a great tutorials.

comment by Jim Whitham at 12:36 PM on 1 July, 2010

This was a great tutorial, full of detail and essential information, presented in a relaxed and accessible manner that sets a real benchmark for any teaching professional. Thanks very much, I really enjoyed this experience.

comment by Martin at 01:09 PM on 1 July, 2010

This is wonderful. From an instructional standpoint, the video offers much more for visual learners like myself than the regular lessons. Thank you! I look forward to more.

comment by Alexis at 02:20 PM on 1 July, 2010

Haven't even seen the video yet, but had to comment that this is a really great idea!

comment by Matteo at 03:03 PM on 1 July, 2010


comment by djn1 at 06:51 PM on 1 July, 2010

Thanks everyone, it's great to hear that you're enjoying this new feature :)

comment by Jean Eichenlaub at 08:20 PM on 1 July, 2010

A wonderful educational experience. I think it will be beneficial to watch several times. Especially appreciated was hearing your decision making process. Looking forward to next month.

comment by Ignacio Sarrais at 09:35 PM on 1 July, 2010

Very hepful!
Thanks to share your thought process.And beautiful coloring class!
I´ll be waiting next!

comment by Nicki at 08:02 AM on 2 July, 2010

This is so stunning, I learned more about the vignette and luminosity working with tone-curves. This kind of tutorial is the best way to get inspiration - seing your way of process and understand what you do. Btw: The quality of the screencast is perfect, large size, clear voice (good comments by Dave) and the duration of a short-movie ;). Please more, this is awesome Chromasia feeling. Thanks a lot for sharing so much stuff: I think Chromasia grows more and more ... good quality, great support and fantastic source of inspiration!

comment by Alistair McN at 08:42 AM on 2 July, 2010

Brillliant. I was going to let my subscription lapse but I will now have to renew it. Learnt more about photoshop than all my previous reading. Well presented.

comment by Tero at 10:49 AM on 2 July, 2010

Fantastic! I already got lots of new ideas and techniques. Stunning work! Really cool, can't wait till next month!

comment by Alexis at 01:08 PM on 2 July, 2010

Had a chance to watch the actual video now. Absolutely fantastic. The commentary / thought process that goes on behind the various adjustments is invaluable. Thanks!

comment by David Burrows at 07:40 PM on 2 July, 2010

Hi David

Thought the tutorial video u did was outstanding brings your notes to life from the previous tutorials that you did. Please keep them coming was so constructive to have a video I could stop and start.


comment by Leonard Leyba, Chicago USA at 12:56 AM on 3 July, 2010

David, excellent! Wonderful addition to your already outstanding tutorials. I anxiously await next months screencast! Again, thank you for sharing your technical knowledge and your artistic thoughts with the rest of us.

comment by paul Ottavio at 08:49 AM on 3 July, 2010

Trying to watch the video this morning the link seems to be broken ;-(

comment by djn1 at 11:36 AM on 3 July, 2010

Thanks again everyone.

Paul: I've checked things at our end, and everything seems to be fine (i.e. no broken links). I've sent you an email asking for some further details so we can track down why you're having problems viewing it.

comment by Rick Underwood at 08:34 PM on 5 July, 2010

This was a great addition to Chromasia. The information was delivered in a thorough and intelligent manner. I am very happy that I have the lifetime membership and I look forward to many more tutorials like this one. Thank you!

comment by Jim B at 11:52 PM on 7 July, 2010

Very nice addition to the site -- looking forward to seeing more of these tutorials.

comment by Edwadr Horsford at 07:26 PM on 10 July, 2010

Was a really nice and informative watch. I consider myself a seasoned photoshop user, but what this provides is the 'reasoning' behind various choices, something often missing from written tutorials. Hope you keep them up!

comment by Leandro at 08:29 PM on 17 July, 2010

I learn a lot better this way. I’m a visual person I guess. The written tutorials are nice to use as reference, but this video is the type of insight I was looking for since I signed up. I wish every image from the written tutorials could have a video like this. Thanks for doing this. Please keep them coming.

comment by simonGman at 01:38 AM on 21 July, 2010

Great video Dave a fine addition to your first class tutorials.

comment by muzz at 03:06 PM on 28 July, 2010

This approach is exactly what I needed - sound technique coupled with artistic intuitiveness presented clearly and in an understandable manner, yet acknowledging the flexibility of choices we all have. I definitely look forward to more of these.

comment by Jim Caryl at 11:03 PM on 27 September, 2010

Really enjoyed this David. Very clear presentation and an excellent insight into your thought processes and work flow.

comment by tom at 05:30 PM on 8 January, 2011

Wow, great tutorial. I like video format since it makes it easy to follow seeing the effects and also your though process.