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Education

These video tutorials are direct and to the point.  How to install, the best practices for use, and examples of how to use them.  On top of that, you will learn how to create your very own profiles.

 

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Profiles

40 Handcrafted Profiles that are ready for you to use in your workflow.  They have been meticulously created from my portfolio.  These are profiles made by a photographer for photographers.
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Empowerment

You know what they say, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.  The knowledge you need to make your own Profiles is contained in this course.

Profiles vs Presets
What’s the Difference Anyway?

There is a pretty big difference between a profile and a preset:

Presets are created from settings and stored in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom.  When they are selected during your workflow, they will modify the sliders and adjustments that they were programmed to change.

Profiles are predefined settings that act as a modification to your Raw file.  If we are thinking in terms of layers here, a profile is the layer slice between the Raw File and the Basic Settings.  The profile will modify your image without moving any sliders, giving you unprecedented leverage over your raw editing process.

Great Beginnings
What to Expect
If you are looking for a push button solution to solve your editing woes, this product is Not for you.  This Profile pack is for anyone who is serious about making great images.  It is for the individual who understands that a phenomenal photo takes time and attention.  It is for the photographer that wants to make portfolio-worthy pieces from a solid foundation, a great beginning.

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Portfolio-Worthy Images

A portfolio piece starts with a solid foundation.  Build it with the Great Beginnings Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Profile Pack.
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Meticulously Tested

The Great Beginnings Profiles have been tested on over 100 images with countless variables measured.

ACR & Lightroom Profiles

Pages of Documentation

Genre Specific Categories

Educational Videos

Great Beginnings
Landscape
The Landscape Profiles are the perfect starting point to open the contrast in the image to reveal the available dynamic range.
A great Landscape needs a great beginning
Your finished results are impeccable when you have a good base to start from.
Great Beginnings
The Landscape Profiles are the perfect starting point to open the contrast in the image to reveal the available dynamic range.
7 categories of Profiles
Every photo needs a different treatment in the beginning.  What works for a Portrait may not work for a Landscape and vice versa.  During the production of the Great Beginnings Profiles over 100 images were used to create fine-tuned Profiles for every genre of photography.  With even a seemingly small amount of Profiles, you will have access to countless possibilities!
  • Creative Starts 25% 25%
  • Foliage 10% 10%
  • Interior 10% 10%
  • Landscape 20% 20%
  • Night SKies 10% 10%
  • Portraits 15% 15%
  • Sunset / Sunrise 10% 10%
  • Possibilities 100% 100%
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Portraits
The Portrait Profiles were delicately crafted to ensure they will bring out the best in your subject without overdoing it.
A handsome Portrait deserves a fresh start
Your portraits deserve a fresh start with some subtle pop!
Portrait
Your portraits deserve a fresh start with some subtle pop!

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Seeing is Believing
The Great Beginnings Profiles were carefully designed to create a great starting point for your images.  Just like a house, a photograph needs a strong foundation to sit on.  Consider the profile the foundation of your photo.  It is a critical element for the structural integrity of the house but often goes unseen after the house is built.  Portfolio-worthy images are crafted on solid foundations.
Before and After
Before the Profile
This is an example of an original Raw file before any settings or the application of a profile.
After Sunset 01 Profile
After setting the Sunset 01 Profile from the Great Beginnings Profile Pack, the resulting image looks like a gorgeous starting point for further edits.  After some refinement in the basic settings and local adjustments, this one could be ready for print or well on its way to greatness with further processing in Photoshop.
Before the Profile
This is an example of an original Raw file before any settings or the application of a profile.
After Sunset 01 Profile
After setting the Landscape 05 Profile from the Great Beginnings Profile Pack, the photo was brought to life and made the restof my editing decisions a breeze.  Remember, these Profiles are the foundation, you still need to build upon them.
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Practical Applications
There are two ND Filter Offset Profiles included in this pack that will assist in offsetting the color cast brought on by ND Filters.  In my experience, there is no perfect ND Filter they often leave you with a heavy blue color cast.
Remove the ND Color Cast
You can build a solid foundation for your long exposure images with a simple click of the ND Offset Profiles contained in the Great Beginnings Profile Pack.
ND Filter Offset
You can build a solid foundation for your long exposure images with a simple click of the ND Offset Profiles contained in the Great Beginnings Profile Pack.
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Impeccable Black & White Images
Every genre in the Great Beginnings Profile pack has a unique Black and White Profile.  The results of their application are stunning!
Print-Ready Monochromatic Images
The latest update to ACR and Lightroom made unparalleled modifications to monochromatic handling at the Raw level.  These profiles are sure to turn heads.
Print-Ready Monochromatic Images
The latest update to ACR and Lightroom made unparalleled modifications to monochromatic handling at the Raw level.  These profiles are sure to turn heads.

Launch Bonus

Photoshop Foundations: Adobe Camera Raw
This Adobe Camera Raw course is the perfect accompaniment to the Great Beginnings Profiles!  Profiles are excellent and all, but if you don’t know how to use Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom they are challenging to implement in your workflow.  This course will teach you all the in’s and outs of Adobe Camera Raw so you can begin developing your creative style.

Minutes of Education

Follow Along Images

High Quality Videos

Frequently Asked Questions
Are these like presets?

No, Presets and Profiles are very different with the most recent update to Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.  Presets make adjustments to sliders and Profiles act as a starting point for your images with no slider adjustments.

While they are very different in practice, they can be used together for some pretty awesome effects!  This pack does not include any presets, only profiles.

Yes!  With the latest update to Photoshop CC, you can now use profiles in both ACR and Lightroom and they are pulled from the same location.

The Installation video contained in the Profile Pack will give you more information.

Unfortunately, no.  These Profiles will only work in CC versions of Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw

This could be for a couple of reasons:

  1.  These new profiles are only for Photoshop and Lightroom CC.  If you are using any of the CS versions, they will not be there in the basic settings. They will be in the calibration tab.  Unfortunately, they will not work the same way in past versions.
  2. If you are a CC user and you are not seeing them, go into the Creative Cloud App and update any CC programs that are out of date.  That should get you all fixed up!

Great question!  The Zone System Express and Palette Effects are my panels for Photoshop that I use extensively in my workflow.  That has not changed.  These Profiles are meant to set up the foundation for the image to being worked.

With that being said, we now have the opportunity to make a killer photo in ACR to pull into Photoshop and complete the editing process with the ZSE and Palette Effects.  Essentially, these profiles make the building of the foundation a tad bit easier!

No, these Profiles and the education that goes with them are not included in your f.64 Elite membership.  They are a premium based product and not part of the course material on the website.

However, f.64 Elite members receive 15% off the purchase of the Great Beginnings Bundle.

Using a Profile is a Simple Task
1
Install

Install the Profiles into the appropriate folder

2
Apply

Open ACR or Lightroom and select your profile in the basic settings

3
Refine

Fine tune your basic and local adjustments