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Getting Up to Speed with Boris FX Optics 2022
with Erik Kuna
Get your visual effects on! Join Erik Kuna as he gets you up to speed with Boris FX Optics 2022, a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic as well as a standalone program. Boris FX has been a leader in visual effects for video and now for stills. In this class you’ll learn how to perform color grading, lighting effects, light leaks, particle generations, and more using Boris FX Optics. Starting from Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, Erik takes you step-by-step through different example workflows, from basic to more and more advanced, to help you create photographs that more closely match what you saw in your mind’s eye or even your imagination when the photo was created.
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
The instructor introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Who Can Benefit from Boris FX Optics
Everyone can benefit from using Boris FX Optics and you can keep it as simple or as complex as your skills can handle.
lesson 3: Interface Orientation
Get oriented to the Boris FX interface.
lesson 4: Downloading and Installing
Get started with the nuts and bolts of installing Boris FX Optics.
lesson 5: Getting Photos into Optics
Learn how to get your photos into Boris FX Optics.
lesson 6: Workspace Essentials
Learn how to make use of the workspace.
lesson 7: Basic Effects
Working through examples, Erik shows the steps to start creating basic effects in Optics.
lesson 8: Next Level Effects
Building on the previous lesson Erik demonstrates how to create a new range of effects.
lesson 9: Photoshop Smart Object Workflow
Erik demonstrates a landscape photo workflow that goes through Photoshop to get to Optics.
lesson 10: Lighting and Light Leak Effects
Using a new landscape photo, Erik demonstrates how to apply different light leak effects.
lesson 11: Creative Additional Elements
Learn how to add creative elements to a photo.
lesson 12: Adding Fog and Particle Effects
Learn how to accentuate existing elements as well as add in completely new elements.
lesson 13: Milky Way Edit
Building on what we’ve learned so far, Erik demonstrates a workflow he used to enhance a Milky Way photo.
lesson 14: Working with Masks
Erik demonstrates how to create a mask in Photoshop, send it to Optics, and use the mask to layer in effects.
lesson 15: Recap
Erik wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you move forward on your own.
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meet  Erik Kuna
Erik is the Vice President of Operations for KelbyOne, and a passionate rocket launch photographer. His goal is to create images that help educate people about the space industry, and inspire them to learn more about the beauty of space exploration. His passion was ignited in 2015 by seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster land successfully. He felt like from that moment, he had to be part of documenting and capturing the beauty and inspiration of spaceflight and has never looked back. He has recently pushed his work farther by working with Plotaverse to heighten his images with motion.
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