Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Who this course is ideal for, part of Macphun Software: Tips and Techniques.
- In order to get the most out of this class, you're going to need an Apple computer. Macphun makes software for Mac computers. Now, that might change in the future, who knows, but for now you're going to need to use a modern Macintosh computer. Now, ideally you're gonna keep your Macintosh up-to-date. As new operating system requirements come up, Macphun is always on the cutting edge of using the latest operating systems to add support and performance, but their software does typically run a few versions back. You'll be able to find system requirements in the Mac App Store if you're downloading that way, or if you go to make a purchase through their website, you'll find it as well.
Macphun has close relationships with Apple and it seems that they keep their software up-to-date and embrace the latest features as they roll out. If you're a PC user and you're just curious or you wanna see some post-processing ideas, you're welcome to watch this class, but again, this software is available for Macintosh computers. Now, you don't need to own the software in order to enjoy this class. You'll find that if you go to their website, you can download trial versions of the software and follow along. This might be a good way for you to audition the tools to decide if you wanna add them to your workflow.
They also offer a lot of upgrades, so if you own an individual app, you could put together your own bundle. You don't need to have every single tool that we're gonna cover today in order to enjoy this course. I've arranged the course so we explore each tool, in-depth, in its own section. Now, if you need to jump from one section to another, based on which tools you need, feel free. Watch this course in any order that you want, but I do recommend within an individual tool go ahead and watch that in a linear order from the first movie to the last if you'd like to get the most out of it.
All right, fire open your computer and let's get started.
Learn how to bring out detail and color with Intensify, convert photos to black and white with Tonality, remove distractions and heal blemishes with Snapheal, use the best filters in Focus, and remove noise and grain—before or after processing—with Noiseless. Rich also shows how to use the Macphun app developed by leading HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR, to create gorgeous high dynamic range photos.
- Downloading and installing Macphun
- Working with Intensify presets to improve contrast, color, and detail
- Converting to black and white with Tonality
- Adding textures and frames
- Cloning and removing objects with Snapheal
- Simulating blur and custom lens effects with Focus
- Using masks and adjustments with FX Photo Studio
- Cleaning up images with Noiseless
- Creating high dynamic range images with Aurora HDR