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Quite Frankly on plugins

We all love photography right?
And one part of photography is editing, and well… this can be fun but sometimes it’s also a matter of repeating the same thing over and over. This is where plug-ins come in very handy.

 

Now there is literally a jungle on plug-ins available, so how do you select the right ones?
It will always be very personal, what works for you might not work for me, so in the end you have to make sure you choose what you use/need and not what someone tells you rocks.That being said, I love the plug-ins from MacPhun. I met them a few years ago during Photoshopworld and their intensify plugin/app blew me away, I’ve been using it ever since and found myself more and more switching to all their apps/plug-ins.

 

The plug-in we are gonna look at today is Intensify, and I believe it’s in 95% of my shots, sometimes very subtle, sometimes a bit more over the top. In my opinion by the way, mixing the effect is a vital importance, you don’t want your images to look like HDR (Highly Destructive Retouching).

 

In this episode of Quite Frankly (wow 57 already) I talk about plug-ins and demonstrate the Intensify plug-in by MacPhun.
We also made a special deal with them for you guys, surf to www.frankdoorhof.com/macphun for a great discount on their creative suite.

Tonality from MacPhun video

One of the things I always love it playing with new software, being it plugins or apps, it’s always nice to see if a piece of software can give you a boost in workflow or simply give you a new/better/faster way to make your images stand out.

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Now there are some great BW converters out there, I love Alien Skin Exposure, SilverFx and DxO filmpack so when the guys from MacPhun asked me to testrun their newest app called Tonality (in base a BW convertor) I was very curious what they could add to the market with their app, but after some weeks of test-driving Tonality I can tell you that it ROCKS, the interface is very easy to understand but most of all the options you have to really custom make the look you want for your image is awesome. I’m 100% sure you’re gonna love it.


As with all MacPhun software it’s for Mac only, it will work as a plugin in for Lr, Photoshop but also as a standalone.


You can order it here :
https://secure.avangate.com/order/checkout.php?PRODS=4626017&QTY=1&AFFILIATE=59677&CART=1


Congratulations to our buddies at MacPhun for releasing another awesome app.

 

And here is my video on Tonality Pro.
As you can see I don’t use the layers option, this is something I do use in Photoshop, but if you want it in the software it’s there.

Macphun presets

This week I released my presets for the Macphun software Intensify Pro.
The last few weeks I’ve been using Intensify pro on 99% of my images, sometimes very subtle and painting the effect in in select areas of the shots, but also sometimes on full power for my street photography.

 

In the past I got into the hyperreal look with a software plugin called Lucis art, but they really dropped the ball by leaving out Mac 64bits support. After this the best alternative was NIK Tonal Contrast but it somehow was just a bit too rough for me, when I got Topaz Clarity I finally found something that at least could give me some of that hyper sharpness back without halo’s around the images and I still love Topaz clarity and highly recommend it.

 

However when you’re on the Mac make sure to check out Macphun’s Intensify (pro) it’s awesome, it gives you a lot to play with and the results are awesome.
I dedicated a Quite Frankly episode to the plugin version which you can find here

After this episode I got a lot of questions about my presets for Intensify so I decided to create a special preset package for you guys to use. These are the presets I use on a daily basis and are fine tuned for the work I do, so they are aimed at street/travel photography and model photography. I’ve included several BW conversions with loads of contrast and details and a very subtle (but very cool) skin pop preset that will really pop your beauty portraits, and I even included a Lastolite background pop preset and a Semi Lucis version.

 

You can download the presets from our online store they are priced at EU 7.50 and the package contains 23 presets.
Here are some samples.

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Webinar DxO

Today I share the webinar I did for our friends at DxO in December.
Now normally webinars are sharing a desktop and sharing some tips and tricks for lightroom and Photoshop, however in this webinar we decided to do things a bit differently and we used cameras in the studio to show what I’m doing during a live photoshoot, but you will also see the whole process of selecting, retouching etc.

 

I’m joined in this webinar by our good friend Hector from DxO who also shares some of his secrets.
So check it out