If you are familiar with using Hue for the E-comm module of Creative Force, then using Hue for your Editorial projects will feel familiar.
Internal Post Kanban
Deliverables with assets that have made it to the Internal Post Step of the Editorial workflow will be available to be assigned to a retoucher in the To-Do column of the Internal Post Kanban in Gamma. Additionally, available, assigned and completed tasks will be visible in the Hue app.
You also have the option of applying a filter to show only tasks associated with a particular client:
Once a task has been opened in Photoshop you will see the Hue panel open from the right-side toolbar. A few of the helpful resources available to retouchers in the Hue panel are the creative brief, mood board, and any mock-ups that have been created for the project. This can help communicate to retouchers details about the vision for the final images, provide a visual aid if composite images are required, and help ensure retouchers are up to speed on the Art Direction for the shoot. Furthermore, retouchers are able to view any comments and instructions left by the team in the mock-ups.
Collation is the step of the process where one composite image is created using elements of two or more separate images. For example, your team may have been photographing inside a dark location, but the day of the shoot was bright and sunny. Setting the proper exposure for the inside of the set would result in lost detail of the view outside of the windows. In this situation, the photographer would likely deliver two final images: one where they exposed for the inside of the location and one where they properly exposed for the view outside of the windows. Now, in Post Production it will be the retoucher's job to combine these two images into one final image where all elements of the images are perfectly exposed and details maintained.
At what step collation takes place is set at the workflow level. Simply click the three-dot menu next to any post-production step and select “Enable Collation”.
Upon opening the file in Hue, you will have the option to select the main file that will act as the base, leaving the remaining images available to pull the necessary elements from.
Creative Force allows you to toggle between your main image and your secondary input file and will restrict you from making edits to additional input files, helping to avoid possible confusion during the composite process.