Alternative Processes: Creative Use of Plug-ins, Stitched Pans, iPhone, In-Camera Effects


With the right software knowledge, you can do anything. So begins Tony Sweet’s two-hour seminar on digital processing using a variety of software solutions from Nik Software, Topaz Labs and more. As Sweet points out, composition is critical to start with, but after that all bets are off. Using three hundred of his slides, he graphically illustrates the potentiality of the digital processing workflow.

Aside from exploring the major plug-ins, the tutorial covers the creation of single and multi-tiered stitched panoramic vistas, the use of creative camera movements and multiple exposures, and creating texture blends. Photos from the iPhone camera and its associated apps display again why this combination is a powerful image-capturing solution.