Warren Keller presents Image Processing for Astrophotography

Soup to Nuts Preprocessing Tutorial DVD

For the first time, Warren walks you through Preprocessing, and catches you up to the workspace of Photoshop CS4 and 5, filling in the gap between the latest versions and where the prior series left off in CS2. Also covered are the brand new Astroart 5.0 and MaxIm DL 5.

Soup to Nuts Part-1 (affectionately known as 'Soup') includes-

SN-1 Introduction - What's New at IP4AP and series goals for S2N, Camtasia Flash player.

SN-2 CS5 Part-1  a CS4-5 Primer, 32/64-bit installation and Plugins, Workspace presets, Panels.   

SN-3 CS5 Part-2  Adjustment Layers and the Adjustments Panel- major features covered: Auto-Hide, Clipping Layers, Masks Panel, 'Show Clipping', On-Screen Control.

SN-4 CS5 Part-3  Smart Filters, Image tabs, Keyboard shortcut changes, File/Automate (Lens Correction and Merge to HDR Pro), Tool improvements.

SN-5 Preprocessing Part 1 Calibration/Reduction theory and practical application- understanding Bias, Dark, Defect Map, Flat, and Light frames; available software .

SN-6 Preprocessing Part 2 Calibration/Reduction theory and practical application- understanding Bias, Dark, Defect Map, Flat, and Light frames; available software .   

SN-7 Astroart-1  Intro to Astroart, and Tools/Preprocessing- Files/Options/Extra, Bad column repair.

SN-8 Astroart-2  Preprocessing's Options tab- new 'Reject Bad Images', aligning and combining settings.

SN-9 Astroart-3  CCD Color Synthesis (Debayering) settings, DSLR RAW.

SN-10 Astroart-4  Debayering DSLR RAW in Adobe Photoshop CS5, One-Shot-Color Flats explained.

SN-11 Astroart-5  One-Shot-Color Preprocessing, Defect Mapping.

SN-12 Astroart-6  Monochromatic Preprocessing, Color Menu- Trichromy, LRGB Synthesis.

SN-13 Astroart-7  Pseudo Luminance, Maximum Entropy and Richardson-Lucy Deconvolution.

SN-14 Astroart-8  For the first time, Astroart 5's new 'Remove gradient' and 'Cosmetic' filters are detailed.  Adaptive vignetting and gradient repair, satellite trail removal, star bloat and star elongation fixes.

SN-15 Astroart-9  DDP (Digital Development Process), Log stretch, Curves,  Levels, the Color Menu.

SN-16 Astroart-10  Low-Pass and High-Pass filters, Unsharp Mask, the Arithmetic menu, Edit/Pixels, FITS orientation and other editing tools.

SN-17 MaxIm DL-1  Intro to MaxIm, Process/Stack and the Calibration Wizard.

SN-18 MaxIm DL-2  Remove Bad Pixels, Debayering CCD and DSLR RAW, One-Shot-Color Flats, Deblooming NABG data.

SN-19 MaxIm DL-3  Stack's Select/Quality/Align tab settings.

SN-20 MaxIm DL-4  Stack's Color/Combine tab settings, Lucy-Richardson Deconvolution.

SN-21 MaxIm DL-5  UFI (Uneven Field Illumination) repair with Auto Remove, Auto Flatten Background, and Flatten Background, MaxIm's Preview window features.

SN-22 MaxIm DL-6  DDP, RGB Trichromy, Log stretch, Curves, Linear 16-bit Saves.

SN-23 MaxIm DL-7  The Color Menu- Color Balance, Color Adjust, Realign Planes, Adjust Saturation, Pixel Range Restriction, Information Window, Color Smoothing.

SN-24 MaxImDL-8  The Filter Menu- FFT, Kernel, and Wavelet filters- High and Low-Pass, Unsharp Mask, and Gaussian Blur; Part-1 wrap-up.

Note: Make sure you also check out All-Star Telescope's Astrophotography videos online!


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