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Abba Shapiro introduces Perfect Photo Suite, eight powerful modules that allow you to enhance photos, add effects, swap backgrounds, retouch portraits, and convert color photos to evocative black-and-white images. Perfect Photo Suite can be used as both a standalone application and integrated with Aperture, Lightroom, and Photoshop. Abba covers both workflows, and delivers three different adjustment challenges, which help you test your skills.
This is an introductory course produced by RHED Pixel to help both beginner and seasoned photographers quickly realize the benefits of Perfect Photo Suite 8. We are honored to host this training in our library.
Now through this entire course, we've been working with Perfect Photo Suite, as a self contained entity. But a lot of times you may be working with it in conjunction with another application. Let's take a look at how you would get into Perfect Photo Suite, from within Lightroom. So I can simply choose the picture that I want to work with. Now I may have done some pre-processing within light room, to work with the picture, and I want to take it into one of the Perfect Photo Suite modules. Once I've done any work I've wanted to to that picture or just even use the original picture, I can go up under Photo Edit in, and I have several modules that I can choose from.
I could take it directly into the black and white module, or the effects module or, or the portrait module. Make any changes I want, and then when I hit save, it will save that new image, put a reference to it in my Lightroom library. So for instance, if I wanted to say, modify this image with say, Perfect Enhance, you see I can open up a copy. With my light room adjustments, I hit, Edit. It loads the image into Perfect Enhance.
I'm going to quickly choose one of my presets. And I think what I want to do is backlight, and then as soon as I'm done with my modifications, I can simply go ahead, and I'm think I'm going to add a little bit more contrast, and I can hit apply. It will apply the effects, and when I return back to Lightroom, I have a new version of this image, that I can work with, with all my modifications. Now let's go ahead and jump back to the grid view, and I want to show you again the power of Perfect Photo Suite from within Lightroom.
Instead of selecting one image, I'm going to actually select multiple images, I'm going to hold down my Command key, and choose my sunset, I'm going to choose this clock from Boston. And let me go ahead and choose one other image that really needs a little more pizzazz. And I think this image is a little bit flat and I want to work with that. So now I have three images. I'm going to go ahead and go back to Photo, Edit In, and I could send all of these to an individual module. And, on one is continually modifying and improving Perfect Photo Suite so you might even have additional modules available to you as they are released.
But what I want to point out is I'm going to use Perfect Batch, and we learned how to use Perfect Batch in a previous lesson, and I'm going to leverage what we created to apply to these three images. Now the advantage of using Perfect Batch is I could resize all my images or watermark all my images, or even apply a correction watermark them and I'm going to go ahead and choose that default that we created earlier, the Autofix. And I have it already loaded here, and simply hit OK. And as you see, when we've now returned to our Lightroom catalog, I have my original image, as well as my newly processed images.
There is the sunset, with my auto-color correct, as well as the Boston clock, and finally, the Boston Harbor. Now, if I open these up and you can compare these two, here is the original image that we were working with, of the sunset, and here is my modified image. With my crop, my resize, as well as my watermark. As you see, being able to access Perfect Photo Suite from within Lightroom, allows you not only to create unique and special images, but it can save you a lot of time, when you can do the batch processing, to a bunch of images inside of your library.
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