When working with the confines of a mouse and keyboard, Aleks had to apply discrete curves and selective color layers in Photoshop to make his adjustments. He spent a lot of time using shortcuts on the keyboard and physically navigating around with the mouse. Now, with the spin of the P1 and P8 knobs, he can make the same curve and selective color tweaks with greater precision. Being able to manage everything from one motherboard allowed him to not only speed up his process, but helped Aleks to find a new editing style. A year into working with the Loupedeck+, he has created numerous custom settings that have helped him achieve finer control over his images and as a result propelled the development of his style to what it is today.
To allow for development of the artistic process, it’s essential to free up time and simplify the editing process. Like it did for Aleks, this leaves more room for a photographer to hone in on the creative aspects of image processing. There have been a number of ways in which Loupedeck+ enhanced Aleks’ workflow, especially when editing massive galleries of 2000+ images. The feature that has been perhaps the greatest time saver is rating selects with a quick turn of the wheel. With weddings for example, after swiftly rating and sorting selects, Aleks will apply some of his personal presets, skin tone adjustments and crops the already sorted images.