In this introductory chapter Karl looks into what you’ll learn in this course as well as giving you a tour of the Photoshop interface and the key Photoshop tools that you need to get the job done.
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In this chapter Karl goes over light shaping and explains to you exactly how you can achieve lighter and darker tones in Photoshop using burn and dodge tools.
Here, Karl shows you how he plans what he is going to retouch in the image by analyzing the unretouched version. He then goes ahead and shows you how you can easily retouch blemishes to begin to perfect the beauty image.
Karl explains in this chapter how you can easily remove stray hairs in your image with a few different techniques and tools – a key bit of knowledge for anyone shooting portraits.
In this chapter Karl looks into what retouching work he can do on the lips, eyes and eyebrows to clean them up and shows you exactly how he does it. From enhancing the lip shape and removing the appearance of blood vessels and contact lenses in the eye to removing stray hairs from the models eyebrows
Here Karl looks at getting rid of some of the fine hairs using the dust and scratches filter in order to smooth the skin and perfect the image.
In this chapter Karl explains how he softens out the fine lines under the eyes in this image before looking in depth at how you can do “light sculpting” with a simple overlay layer to act much like a burn and doge tool.
Some corrections require the liquefy tool, in this chapter learn how to can edit certain aspects such as the jaw line or shape of the face whilst not effecting main areas of the image such as the eyes, node and mouth, keeping it natural looking.
In this chapter Karl walks you through another example of a beauty retouch with a few added extra tips such as how to change the background color of the image without effecting the look of the model themselves
Here Karl goes over not only the basic cleaning up of blemishes etc but also looks into editing the eye makeup on the model with some simple tips and tricks.
Here Karl looks at light shaping to further improve the lighting on the model in the image.
In the final chapter of retouching on this image Karl takes you through the final touches that he does on the image as he checks that he has done everything that he set out to do.
In this image shot in Paris Karl aims to do a few little edits to polish it ip and give it that real wow-factor, he aims to both remove the lamppost from the image and some people in the shot as well as a few edits on the dress and model to make it really pop. In this chapter Karl …
In this chapter Karl looks into fixing discolored hair roots to create a natural and professional look.
Take a look at what has been done so far in this image as well as look at how Karl does a bit of shape shifting with liquify on the image to subtly adjust the shape of the model in the image.
Here Karl looks at the saturation of the image and how you could recolor the dress or change the saturation of just the dress in the image if you so wanted to.
In this chapter Karl looks at curves, as well as the burn and dodge tools and how these can be used to enhance certain parts of your image and draw your attention to the focus.
In this course Karl takes an intentionally bad image of a wine bottle and shows you how even if you have a not so great image you can make it that bit better using simple photoshop techniques – although it will never be as good as if you shot the bottle of wine in a high quality in the first …
In this chapter Karl dresses the labels on the bottle, making sure that the label looks perfectly even and level it out as well as ensuring to remove all the small blemishes and imperfections.
Here Karl attempts to sharpen the label on the image to make the writing that bit more clear whilst not ruining the rest of the image. Want to know how to do this? Find out in this chapter.
In this final segment of the retouch Karl sorts out the reflections in the bottle itself and does his final touches on the image.