Photoshop retouching with CS4/CS5

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03. Before & after skin blemishes

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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.

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05. Lips, eyes & eyebrows

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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

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07. Light sculpting

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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.

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08. Liquify shape shifting

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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.

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09. Beauty retouch process

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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

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10. Eye makeup

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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.

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12. Finishing up

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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.

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13. Fashion shot objects removal

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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 …

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16. Using masks

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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.

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17. Curves, Burn & Dodge

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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.

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18. Bottle shot retouch

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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 …

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19. Label fixes

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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.

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20. Sharpening

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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.

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21. Final touches

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In this final segment of the retouch Karl sorts out the reflections in the bottle itself and does his final touches on the image.