Advanced Photoshop For Photographers

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01. Why we require retouching

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For this Advanced Photoshop for Photographers course, Karl is joined by professional retoucher Viktor Fejes. Viktor, who started using Adobe Photoshop at the age of eight years old, joins Karl to present this series of Photoshop classes, where he demonstrates advanced Photoshop techniques to retouch a series of practical examples, from beauty images to product images. In this first class …

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02. Retouch beauty Part 1

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In this Photoshop class, where Karl is joined by professional retoucher Viktor Fejes, we look at the initial RAW processing of an image file before commencing further work in Photoshop. Here, Viktor explains the techniques required for skin retouching and the reasoning behind his retouching process. The pair also explore concepts such as color profiles, visual aid layers and how …

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03. Retouch beauty Part 2

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This Photoshop class continues from the previous chapter, where professional retoucher Viktor Fejes teaches you how to retouch a beauty image. In this class Viktor clearly explains the concepts of Opacity and Flow, demonstrating their differences and revealing which offers greater precision for retouching, before continuing with his beauty retouching process. Using Burning and Dodging, Viktor demonstrates how it’s possible …

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04. Retouch beauty Part 3

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In this Photoshop class professional retoucher Viktor Fejes shows how minor adjustments can have a big impact as he continues with the beauty retouch from the previous classes, revealing a number of exciting new insights into professional retouching. In this class he shows you a number of different techniques for retouching skin, focussing on achieving beautiful, even skin tones by …

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05. Retouch beauty Part 4

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In this Photoshop class you’ll see as professional retoucher Viktor Fejes completes his beauty retouch demonstration, adding the final finishing touches to the skin, hair, eyes, lips and background. He shows you how to make adjustments for local contrast control, hair retouching, skin retouching, eye retouching as well as provides further demonstrations of how he uses his visual aid layers …

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06. Preparing “Visual Aid” layers

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After working through the previous classes you’ll have seen just how useful visual aid layers can be in the retouching process. In this Photoshop class Karl and Viktor sit down to show you, step by step, how to create the visual aid layers that Viktor uses throughout this course. Working through each layer individually, Viktor also provides a thorough explanation …

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07. Home interior retouch

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What are the key things to consider when retouching interior images? How do you balance tone and color to help guide the viewers eye? How do you correct image distortion or remove unwanted objects to minimize distractions? In this Photoshop class Viktor and Karl walk you through the process, detailing each step and drawing your attention to the key details …

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08. Product retouch Part 1

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Product retouching is often an essential requirement and a useful skill for any photographer. In this Photoshop class Viktor and Karl retouch a product image, shot by Karl. Simulating a typical photographer-retoucher relationship, Viktor works through the set list of requirements provided by Karl, methodically working through each step and explaining his process. This initial stage of the retouching process …

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09. Product retouch Part 2

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In Part 2 of this product image retouch, Karl and Viktor apply the finishing touches to the Hasselblad Stellar image. Viktor demonstrates how to accentuate color and contrast throughout the image, using adjustment layers such as Levels, Curves and Hue and Saturation. Once satisfied with the overall tone of the image, Viktor experiments by replacing the image background. Working with …

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10. Hair advert retouch

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Hair, by its very nature, is a challenging subject for retouchers as each strand is a detailed configuration of pixels that must not be compromised. Whilst a time consuming process, the right techniques will reveal a final image worthy of high-end and large scale print advertising. In this Photoshop class Viktor provides a number of valuable retouching tips and demonstrates …

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11. Wedding couple retouch Part 1

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Producing several ‘hero’ images from a couples wedding will bring you much higher earning capability as those special images are often purchased for larger size print reproduction by the couple, family and friends. In this photography class Viktor and Karl start the process on how to dramatically enhance that ‘hero’ wedding image quickly and efficiently. In Part 1 of this …

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12. Wedding couple retouch Part 2

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This Photoshop class continues from the previous chapter, where Viktor started demonstrating how to retouch a wedding photo quickly and efficiently. With the initial stages of the retouch complete, he now works on creating smooth skin tones and color transitions throughout the image. With the help of his Visual Aid Layers, he quickly works towards a spectacular final image, explaining …

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13. Proper black & white conversions

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Converting an image to black and white may sound simple, especially when you see the myriad of ways to convert to black and white, but those quick and easy ways may not necessarily be the best way. So what is the best way to convert an image to black and white? In this Photoshop class Viktor explains that there’s more …

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Stellar Camera Product shoot

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In this photography class, a bonus product photography shoot, Karl photographs a Hasselblad Stellar Special Edition Camera. Karl talks you through the process of how to photograph a product image — from deciding your angle of view to how to use colored lighting gels for creative effect. He also explains the common challenges you might face when photographing a product …