Free Color Management Webinars at X-Rite in March

X-Rite Photo Marketing just announced its schedule of March 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.

Color management webinarsThree free Webinar topics this month are designed to help photographers gain new confidence and to learn quick, easy and powerful ways to enhance their color workflow. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the live trainers.

Here’s the schedule of X-Rite’s free March webinars…

Wednesday, March 28, 11 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET, Image Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom 4: Adobe’s new Lightroom 4 offers new options for editing and output. Joe Brady will explore both basic and advanced image editing techniques. During this session, he’ll focus on the new editing capabilities offered in this upgrade. In future sessions, Joe will explore the new modules and Lightroom file organization.

One of the new additions to Lightroom 4 is its ability to soft-proof. Now users can choose their printer profile and see what effects it will have on the printed image. This makes monitor profiling and accurate printer profiles an important part of Lightroom 4’s workflow. There’s a lot to cover in an hour and limited space, so webinar attendees are encouraged to register now.
Here are some topics photographer Joe Brady will cover:

  • Why monitor color is important for Lightroom 4
  • Image edits and batch processing including:  Global image edits, local color and light adjustments with Lightroom 4’s new options, retouching both skin and landscape blemishes, composition, image sharpening, noise reduction and lens profiles, and preparing files for lab printing

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m., visit:

To register for this webinar at 1 p.m., visit:

Thursday, March 29, 2012, noon ET and 2 p.m. ET, Creating the Mood with Texture, Color, and Sharpness by Katrin Eismann: Educator, photographer, and author Katrin Eismann will be the special guest for this webinar featuring color management, editing, and enhancement techniques that photographers can use in their digital workflow immediately. Katrin is Chair of MPS Digital Photography Department at School of the Visual Arts in NYC. She is a prolific author of many books and articles including The Creative Digital Darkroom, Real World Digital Photography, and Photoshop Masking & Compositing. Her website includes links to Katrin’s websites, books, and projects.

In this free webinar sponsored by X-Rite and Nik Software, Katrin will talk about the importance of color management to a photographer’s color workflow and explore working with Photoshop CS5 in collaboration with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and HDR Efex Pro to explore and express personal vision.

Working with a wide variety of image files, Katrin will show how to expand Photoshop’s capabilities with HDR Efex Pro on single and multishot files to enhance texture, color, mood, and sharpness. She will also address how she works with Silver Efex Pro 2 to enhance her landscape photography and to create a cohesive body of work. Here are the topics Katrin will cover…

  • Working with single exposure images to create compelling HDR Effects
  • Combining Photoshop’s HDR Pro with NIK HDR Efex Pro to achieve optimal results
  • Working globally and selectively with Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Harnessing the power of Smart Objects
  • Discovering the finesse of Smart Filters
  • Never saying never!

The webinar is ideally suited for retouchers and artists working with Photoshop CS5, photographers doing their own finishing and retouching, those new to HDR photography, anyone interested in B&W reproduction, and photographers who want to enhance their images

To register for this webinar at noon, visit:

To register for this webinar at 2 p.m., visit:

For more information an all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.