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Digital Retouching for Fashion Beauty & Portrait Photography

£19.00

This is the essential retouching book for photographers and anyone offering a photo retouching service to clients. Digital Retouching for Fashion, Beauty & Portrait Photography in Photoshop is a massive 310 page interactive tutorial collection. The step-by-step retouching tutorials are intermediate to advanced and cover a variety of retouching jobs typical within editorial and commercial photography. It's a retouching skills and solutions ebook rather than an Adobe Photoshop manual. The book shows all the retouching techniques and tools from the bottom up so that intermediate Photoshop users who may have gaps in their skills can follow, while more advanced users can fast-track through the bold text and headings to get to the best bits!

Length:
310 page
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced

About this ebook

This Gry Garness ebook, Digital Retouching for Fashion Beauty & Portrait Photography, is an involving experience on retouching in Photoshop with rollover before/afters. It’s similar to turning on/off Layers in Photoshop and you can really see the progress from step to step. You’ll also find a whole bunch of video clips that play offline, inside the PDF book, some are extracts from the DVD and many are recorded exclusively for the ebook.

The main retouch tutorials are step-by-step ‘recipes’ using high-quality images. Gry promotes good technique and skills, keeping the retouching totally editable and thinking smart and working easy. Particularly when it comes to making selections for masking, using Channels and many types of blending and writing/editing your own Actions.

It’s split into 5 logical parts: The Essentials (especially Masking) and Color Enhancement, Skin Retouching, The Features, Hair-Figure-Fashion, The Full Picture & Finishing Touches. There are over 310 pages crammed with retouching concepts and step-by-step instruction.

There will not be a CS6 or CC specific version of this title because what you will learn is more about skill and technique rather than the Photoshop novelties. Owing to this the techniques can be very easily adapted to any version before or after CS5. This ebook is currently in its 3rd edition.

The digital interactive PDF also comes with some extra resources: 30 training images, Adobe Photoshop Actions by Gry, and her own Photoshop Tool Presets to download from the ebook’s online resource page.

What you’ll learn

  • Effective Retouching
  • – Three Degrees of Retouching ­
  • – Working Smart
  • – Menus, Keys and Shortcuts
  • – Tips for Self Study & Color Star
  • – Input Essentials
  • – Assessing Images for Retouching
  • – File Formats
  • – The Photo Downloader
  • – Adobe Bridge
  • – Customizing the Bridge Workspace
  • – Previewing Images in Bridge
  • – The Import Workflow
  • – Setting up the Raw Converter
  • – The Adobe Camera Raw Interface
  • – New in Camera Raw 6
  • – The Camera Raw Processing Workflow
  • – Processing Several Files at Once
  • – Flexible Synchronizing
  • – Planning the Retouching
  • – Keeping it Editable
  • – The Layer Stack
  • – Layer Essentials
  • – Thinking Smart
  • – The Local Tools for Retouching
  • – Brushes for the Retouching Tools
  • – Brush Work
  • – Simple Selections Using Tools
  • – The Lasso Tools
  • – Smooth Selections without Tools
  • – Load a Luminance Mask
  • – Modifying Selections in Quickmask
  • – Selection Tweaks Using Refine Edge
  • – Refine Edge for Hair Cutouts
  • – The Essence of a Mask
  • – Two Ways of Making and Using Selections
  • – Using the Masks Panel
  • – Pen Tool Paths
  • – The Photoshop CS5 Interface
  • – Customizing the User Interface
  • – Screen Modes
  • – Navigation
  • – Propelling the Workflow With Actions
  • – Info on other Gry Garness Training Products
  • Color Enhancement
  • – Simple Color Management
  • – Color is the Essence
  • – Using Adjustment Layers
  • – The Colors of Skin
  • – Manipulating Skin Colors in RGB
  • – Working with the Adjustments Panel
  • – Balanced Levels
  • – Beautiful Curves
  • – Basic Use of Curves
  • – Curves Shapes and their Outcomes
  • – Advanced Use of Curves
  • – Selective Use of Curves
  • – Another Selective Adjustment
  • – Use Gradient with Masks
  • – Gradient Use with Other Masking
  • – Targeting a Color Range
  • – Soft Light Blending for Contrast
  • – Soft Light with Monochrome
  • – Shading with a Soft Light Layer
  • – Solutions for Hot Faces
  • – Driving a Color Towards Another
  • – Replacement of Color
  • – Reduce Contrast with Gradient Map
  • – Contrast and Split Toning
  • – Skin Detail With Apply Image
  • – Black & White Appearance in RGB
  • – The Black & White Command
  • – Simulating a Lith Effect
  • – Sepia Toning
  • Skin Retouching
  • – Retaining the Real Beauty
  • – Cloning and Healing Blemishes
  • – Cloning Options
  • – Cloning Brush Size
  • – Cloning Technique
  • – Dodging and Burning Concepts
  • – Dodging and Burning Methods
  • – Tricky Little Skin Problems
  • – Reducing Blemishes with Patch Tool
  • – Reduction of Pores
  • – Quick Way of Reducing Pores
  • – Reducing Shadows & Bags under Eyes
  • – Dealing with Unwanted Shine
  • – Reducing Pink Red Blotches in Large Areas
  • – Color Adjustment for Smoother Skin
  • – Seamless Skin Patterns
  • – Skin Sculpting
  • – Faking a Golden Tan
  • – Reducing Arm and Leg Hairs
  • – 10 Tips for Skin Retouching
  • – Simple Skin Smoothing
  • – Negative Clarity for Skin Diffusion
  • – Light Reflecting Digital Powder
  • – Digital Airbrushing
  • – Bringing out Skin Highlights
  • The Features
  • – Balancing Symmetry
  • – Reshaping Features
  • – Shortcuts to Speed up the Workflow
  • – Organizing the Eyes Retouching
  • – Enlarging Eyes
  • – Brightening Eyes
  • – Removing Red-eye
  • – Focusing an Eye
  • – Shaping Eyebrows
  • – Maximizing Lashes
  • – Painting in Lashes
  • – New Lashes With Stroked Paths
  • – Making Several Lashes from One
  • – Working with Clients
  • – Transforming a Smile
  • – Refining and Defining Lips
  • – Improving Lip Makeup
  • – Refining Hands
  • – Refining Ears
  • Hair, Figure and Fashion
  • – Cleaning and Improving a Cut
  • – Grafting: The Art of Borrowing
  • – Fixing Strays and Crosshairs
  • – Removing Stray Flyaway Hairs
  • – Dramatic Change of Hair Color
  • – Bring out the Shine in Darker Hair
  • – Lightning Roots and Creating Highlights
  • – Cutouts and Compositing
  • – Channel Cutouts
  • – Hair Cutout Using Adjustment Layers
  • – Changing Rooms: A Complex Comp
  • – Changing the Color of Clothes
  • – Shaping the Iconic Figure
  • – Transforming an Arm
  • – Remodeling the Figure
  • – Reducing Moire Patterns
  • – Removing Crumples in Clothes
  • – Creating Movement in Clothes
  • The Full Picture and Finishing
  • – Retouching Backgrounds and Locations
  • – Content-Aware Scale
  • – Limitations of Content-Aware Scaling
  • – Straightening Background Verticals
  • – Tips for Retouching Children
  • – Tips for Retouching Men
  • – Sourcing Images
  • – Case Study: High Fidelity Retouching
  • – Case Study: Retouching a Female Portrait
  • – Case Study: Retouching Mature Portrait
  • – Case Study: A Free Interpretation
  • – Case Study: A Quick and Dirty Workflow
  • – Resizing Images
  • – Using the Crop Tool To Resize a Group of Images
  • – General Sharpening
  • – Hands on Unsharp Mask
  • – Double Pass Stealth Sharpening
  • – Options for Limited Sharpening
  • – Smart Sharpening the Midtones
  • – Skin Sharpening in RGB
  • – Make Some Noise
  • – Minimum Dot for Printing
  • – Printing with Inkjets in CS5
  • – Delivering Files to Clients
  • – Taking It Further