Getting Up to Speed with Boris FX Optics 2022 with Erik Kuna

Get your visual effects on! Join Erik Kuna as he gets you up to speed with Boris FX Optics 2022, a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic as well as a standalone program. Boris FX has been a leader in visual effects for video and now for stills. In this class you’ll learn how to perform color grading, lighting effects, light leaks, particle generations, and more using Boris FX Optics. Starting from Lightroom Classic and Photoshop, Erik takes you step-by-step through different example workflows, from basic to more and more advanced, to help you create photographs that more closely match what you saw in your mind’s eye or even your imagination when the photo was created.

What can you expect to get out of this class? Find out below!

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Who Can Benefit from Boris FX Optics
  3. Interface Orientation
  4. Downloading and Installing
  5. Getting Photos into Optics
  6. Workspace Essentials
  7. Basic Effects
  8. Next Level Effects
  9. Photoshop Smart Object Workflow
  10. Lighting and Light Leak Effects
  11. Creative Additional Elements
  12. Adding Fog and Particle Effects
  13. Milky Way Edit
  14. Working with Masks
  15. Recap

Watch Erik Kuna’s latest class and get up to speed on using Optics 2022!

Erik Kuna

Erik is the Vice President of Operations for KelbyOne, and a passionate rocket launch photographer. His goal is to create images that help educate people about the space industry and inspire them to learn more about the beauty of space exploration. His passion was ignited in 2015 by seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster land successfully. He felt like from that moment, he had to be part of documenting and capturing the beauty and inspiration of spaceflight and has never looked back. He has recently pushed his work farther by working with Plotaverse to heighten his images with motion.