"The 10 Channel Workflow"
by Lee Varis-MA
Monday, January 4, 7:30 PM

This presentation ‘The 10 Channel Workflow’ is a radical new image enhancement workflow that takes advantage of the unique grayscale channels that any given image can exist in the three main color workspaces – RGB, CMYK and LAB. Our speaker uses the luminosity information from different grayscale editing tools in Photoshop. He will show various examples and examine image enhancements strategies for different problems. Along the way, you will learn about B-W conversions, and color editing in LAB. This is not your father’s Photoshop, but a completely new approach to image editing.

Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years. He started working with computer imaging over 20 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising.

His work has been featured on movie posters, video box covers, CD covers, numerous brochures and catalogs. His creative imaging has been featured in National Geographic, Newsweek and Fortune magazines as well as trade journals like Photo Electronic imaging. Most of Lee’s work starts off as photography that is manipulated in the computer using a wide variety of imaging software. Images are often re-combined with digital painting and effects or with additional photo elements to create digital images that transcend the original source materials.

The author of three books, his first book was ‘Digital Photography for Creative Professionals’. His best known book is the best seller ‘Skin – The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing and Retouching faces and Bodies has become a must have reference for every portrait and fashion photographer. His latest book is ‘Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers’ a detailed examination of calibrating and shooting for ideal quality in digital captures.

Lee's 40 plus years of experience in photography spans the transition from film to digital giving him an invaluable vantage point for teaching and inspiring future generations of artists.
You can see more of Lee’s work, his blog future projects and products such as a 3 day workshop video for sale at his website www.varis.com and varis.me/Nobunl