May 12, 2005


UPDATED for Photoshop CS2, Bridge, Camera Raw 3.0

The D-65 workflow is accomplished by using the power of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the new application, Adobe Bridge, along with a greatly improved Adobe Camera Raw 3. This PDF is a 55 page tutorial explaining everything from capture through processing. The D-65 workflow can be modified to a specific photographer’s methodology and can be easily changed on a per job basis to meet the specs of any client. It’s All About The Workflow With CS2 v1.0 – ($24.95)

Digital Workflow, Not Workslow…with CS2

© 2005 Seth Resnick / Jamie Spritzer, D-65 llc ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

As photographers switch from shooting film to digital capture, they quickly find that they are spending more time at the computer. In order to maximize the amount of time spent shooting, photographers must implement a digital workflow that will improve the quality of the files they capture and minimize time spent in processing. Photographers today are increasingly spending time in front of the computer instead of behind the camera.

When photographers used to shoot film, it was developed by a lab, then the photographer edited the results and forwarded the selects to the client. Photographers had done their work, and were onto the next job. In the realm of digital capture, the photographer takes on the responsibility of being both the photographer and the lab. You may need to process and refine hundreds of images in a day. Then you have to upload the images via FTP to a web site, create a PDF or burn a CD to deliver to the client. Most photographers are surprised by the amount of work they have taken on without knowing it. This was not part of their plan for moving to digital capture. But your success as a corporate, editorial or advertising photographer is directly related to your ability to process hundreds of superior quality images a day in a timely and efficient manner.

To gain control over your creative output as a digital photographer you must develop an effective way to work. An efficient reproducible workflow allows every photographer to dramatically improve their image and delivery quality while reducing the amount of time spent processing digital files. This tutorial will present a well-tested workflow that photographers can implement exactly as taught here, or this workflow can be easily modified to a specific photographer’s operating environment. But the best part about this workflow methodology is that it can be easily changed on a per job basis to meet the delivery, size or color requirements of a client. No need to reinvent the wheel.

The key parts of the D-65 workflow are:
-Capturing the highest quality digital files
-Automating the processing of digital files
-Delivery of digital files
-Archiving your digital files

D-65’s workflow is accomplished by using the power of Adobe’s Photoshop CS2, along with the new application, “Adobe Bridge” and a greatly improved “Adobe Camera Raw”. Bridge replaces the File Browser of Photoshop CS. While there are a few new features in Photoshop CS2, the real focus of the new version was to redesign and enhance the features used to process digital image files. As a result, Bridge gives you a greatly improved method for sorting, selecting, editing and tagging images while Camera RAW continues to provide the most advanced set of tools for photographers to process their RAW image files. As well, Bridge works seamlessly with Photoshop and all other Adobe applications. We combine Bridge and Camera Raw with the power of Photoshop Actions to really get your workflow moving.


About Seth Resnick

Seth Resnick is one of North America’s most prolific corporate, editorial and stock photographers, as well as business champion. He is also an entrepreneur of internet technologies and past President of the Editorial Photographers Group (EP). Seth is greatly in demand for his beautiful graphic images in both natural and created light.

Seth has been published in the world’s most prestigious magazines. His credits include over 2500 publications worldwide and his clients constitute a virtual list of Corporate America. He is one of 65 photographers worldwide named as a Canon Explorer of Light. Seth has given hundreds of lectures to industry organizations such as American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Advertising Photographers of America (APA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Advertising Photographers of New York (APNY), and colleges and universities nationwide.

The next D-65 Workshop starts Friday, May 13th in Minneapolis followed by San Francisco starting June 10th.

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