You’re probably not a tech-savvy hipster. All you want to know is how to get your images looking like they belong in Cosmo, or Elle, or even – let’s get crazy with this hypothetical – Vogue. Yes, that’s right. You’re good enough.
Basic Beauty Retouching is the first part to getting you there. Divided into 7 sections, you’ll get 22 lectures to learning the essentials (and all the automatic short-cuts) to achieving high quality retouching.
You’ll get 90+ minutes to learning how to prepare your image (help layers, anyone?), how to do basic skin retouching, paint with light, create virtual make-up, and finalize your touch-ups. And after watching them all, you’ll have a strong, no non-sense workflow that’ll completely change your photography.
You’ll be making magazine-cover quality images, again and again.
Included in your Pro Tutorial – 90 Minutes Step by Step guide
- Section 1 – Photography & Light Setup
- Section 2 – Raw Preparations
- Section 3 – Basic Retouching
- Section 4 – Skin Retouching
- Section 5 – Dodge & Burn
- Section 6 – Virtual Make-Up
- Section 7 – Final Touches
Included working files
- Raw File
- PSD File
- Action & Mesh
Photography & Light Setup
In our first section, we’re going to discuss all thoughts behind this project. We will also go through a complete light diagram and talk briefly about all light modifiers.
In this section, we will start out with the basic raw conversion. Taking our image from raw to a smart object in Photoshop. We will then apply a help / reference layer for later use.
In our second section we will concentrate on facial expression & Basic skin retouching. We’re starting out by using the liquefying tool for most body corrections. Then clean up the skin with the healing & cloning tools to achieve a soft skin.
In our advanced skin retouching section, our aim is to add a complete new skin to our basic skin pallet. Once we have managed to do that, we will be working with some creative filters & mask to apply the new skin.
Dodge & Burn
Section five, also known as the painting with light process. In this section we will apply a grey layer to our PSD file and paint / brush out all uneven skin tones. We’re also going to use this technique to darken and lighten skin tones.
For our second last section, we’re adding another sparkle. We will brighten up the eyes and apply some make-up and putting some final touches for skin color & tones.
In our last section, we will be working with some creative plugins & filters, in order to achieve two different looks. One will be a more glamorous look with a very soft skin. The other will be a high key look, with a very white and bright skin. (This is not a must, it can all be adjusted to your taste)
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