Hello world! I’m excited to share with you all a video I made demonstrating lightroom and Photoshop editing. If you are interested in the actual process of screen capture, read this next paragraph. If not, skip this next paragraph.
So I thought it would be fun to try a screen capture video tutorial running through all the steps I take in order to edit a photograph. I’ve tried to use several products in the past to complete this task to no avail. The biggest problem I have run into when using any screen capture is the time limit on recording. Some programs are gracious enough to let you know when that limit has been reached and automatically halts the recording (jing is an example of such a program). Conversely, programs such as Camstudio have file size limits with no such warning before, during or after recordings. Once you have exceeded the file size limits these programs say and do nothing. Upon completion of your recording, the program attempts to save the AVI file (no idea why they use this gigantic format) and promptly fails with a lovely message telling you all your hard work is for nothing. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for!” Camstudio is open source and is completely free.
There is another option if you’re willing to pay a little cash up front by the name of Camstasia. It doesn’t seem to have the same time limitations as Camstudio, however I haven’t tried it out just yet. It also comes with a pretty sweet editing suite. It lets you add annotations, zoom in on the video capture, and helps you upload to your service of choice such as Youtube or Vimeo straight from the editing program. I have only used it to edit and post and can’t comment on the screen capture attributes and capabilities. Camtasia will run you $299!!
Enough with the software, lets get on to the Tutorial.
This is an 8 piece tutorial(because I had to deal with 2gig file size limitations on the videos), and really is only 7 pieces because the last is just a look at before and after previews of the image. Thanks to Maya Kaspi for letting me use your beautiful face in this edit! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave comments or concerns. These techniques are all pieces that I’ve learned from other photographers and retouchers online and if you have better ways at doing any particular step in this tutorial please chime in!! We’re all here to learn!