Critique Slot Screencast #2 / 14 comments + post
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comment by Simon Jenkins at 04:12 PM on 2 August, 2010

Another informative video David I hope you continue making them, I think both you and Brooks brought out some great detail form a very flat image.

comment by Alexis at 04:53 PM on 2 August, 2010

Excellent again. The thought process (i.e. the exploration) is more important than the end result, so it doesn't really matter if your version ends up being much different from the contributed one or not. Thanks

comment by Paul Beames at 08:21 PM on 2 August, 2010

Fantastic tutorial. I learnt so much. Looking forward to many more.

comment by CSJ at 07:38 AM on 3 August, 2010

Dave is there any chance of making these talk throughs iPhone friendly, host a copy on vimeo password protected for example? Would be handy. I enjoy them when I'm at my mac, but more and more I find I get my fix through a mobile browser. Hope you are well mate, CJ

comment by Brooks at 05:27 PM on 3 August, 2010

Really well done Dave. It definitely gave me some food for thought concerning how I process from henceforth. Thanks again for choosing my image :)

comment by djn1 at 06:22 PM on 3 August, 2010

Thanks everyone.

CSJ: we're currently thinking through a variety of ways to make these screencasts (and our forthcoming video tutorials) more accessible so will definitely be producing something for the iPhone. And yes, thanks, I'm good :)

Brooks: you're welcome, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

comment by pauloc at 05:28 AM on 4 August, 2010

I love these. I learn the techniques from your tutorials, but these videos put everything together for me. Learning why you made the processing decisions that you make is incredibly helpful. Thank you for making these screencasts, I look forward to the next one.

@CSJ - I watched both of these on my iphone. Clicking play opened up the youtube app.

comment by Mat at 07:50 AM on 4 August, 2010

Great screencast David - I learnt lots of very helpful photoshop shortcuts and it was great to be walked through the various changes you and Brooks made. Looking forward to next months already.

comment by Terry Olsen at 04:11 PM on 8 August, 2010

Very interesting and eduational. Please keep them coming.

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

Excellent, thank you. As someone mentioned above, its as much the thought processes as the technique that is interesting. This one streamed much better than the first on my damp string ADSL. Did you change anything?

comment by djn1 at 06:12 AM on 15 August, 2010

Thanks everyone.

Adrian: Thanks. As for the streaming: no, we haven't changed anything, but a couple of people did email us to let us know that the first screencast wasn't streaming especially quickly. We're monitoring this, and will take action if it happens again, but so far there haven't been any subsequent problems.

comment by Nino Frewat at 10:47 AM on 28 August, 2010

Thanx Dave for this screencast. I was wondering though, if towards the end, instead of using a global hue saturation, you could have clipped it to a particular color, so that the sky is not affected by it? I felt that the sky went again towards magenta because of the global adjustment.
Thanx again.

comment by djn1 at 10:53 AM on 28 August, 2010

Nino: yes, that would be a good way to limit the scope of that adjustment.

comment by Jeree at 11:31 PM on 27 September, 2010

Thank you so much! I loved this opportunity for further glimpses into your creative thought process and really appreciate how much more helpful these screencasts are for me. I never really understood how you chose the specific points to adjust on a curve until I watched this screencast! My own adjustments to photos have always been overdone though I could never quite make out how to do what I wanted without a lot of tedious, non-precise adjusting... until today! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to do these screencasts, they are so very helpful!!