Frequency separation made easy

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01. Introduction and ‘before & after’ examples

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In this photography class Karl provides an outline for this course, which focuses on the technique of frequency separation and when and how to use it. He talks about his retouching workflow, explaining how he retouches an image and some of the specific techniques that he uses when retouching. He also shows you the level of retouching by running through a …

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02. Beauty triangle, pixels, sharpening & bit depth

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In this photography class Karl focusses on concepts such as the beauty triangle, sharpening, pixels and bit depth. He shows clear examples of the beauty triangle and explains why it’s important to highlight as an area of prominence if you want to create an effective image. He then focusses on pixels — what they are and how they make up …

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03. Workflow considerations

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What should you consider to be important or not important when retouching an image and what should you be looking for before embarking on a retouch? In this photography class Karl stresses the importance of having a goal and demonstrates the workflow you should adopt to achieve that goal. He also outlines the key elements of a good picture and …

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04. Alternative Burn & Dodge techniques

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Burn and Dodge techniques are the foundation of professional retouching and actually originate from the days of the photographic darkroom and darkroom printing. The same techniques in digital form are what allow us to sculpt the light and actually retouch many of the blemishes we wish to remove from images. But which burn or dodge technique or tool is best? …

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05. Frequency Separation, noise & USM local contrast

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In this final chapter Karl delves further into Frequency separation, noise and local contrast control. He demonstrates how these can be used in your skin and beauty retouching workflow as he goes over the final steps of his retouch, as well as a special tip to speed up your frequency separation workflow.