The well attended workshop evening on Tuesday 13 December was held in two parts.
Before the break, Michael Robertson-Smith gave us some insights into the various ways to process images without using Photoshop. He started off with the free program Gimp, showing how it could do most of the usual things one would expect from Photoshop, but for free.
He moved on to demonstrate Corel PaintShop Pro X8. The latest version is Corel PaintShop Pro X9 which currently costs £59.99
Finally he demonstrated the use of ON1 Photo 10 to produce creative images. The process is explained in this tutorial.
ON1 Photo Raw 2017 is available from www.on1.com at a price of $99.99
After the break Derek Wood gave us an introduction to Audio Visual techniques with his demonstration of the use of PicturesToExe software to produce a short AV about Lacock.
He described the various ways that images can be dissolved into one another and the critical timing techniques involved. He also introduced us to the complex art of laying down sound tracks and fading in and out in time with the images.
Questions were asked about copyright issues, particularly the use of pre-recorded music to provide sound tracks.
It appears that this can be a complicated area and further information can be found from:
David P Howard