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CS4 Digital Retouching for Fashion Beauty & Portrait Photography

£15.00

There is a newer version of this ebook, which is even more comprehensive and also has interactivity.

The Photoshop CS4 version of this retouching ebook spans 260 pages and is crammed with techniques, ideas, solutions and guidance on retouching. It has the feel of a good cookbook, with tutorials presented as step-by-step recipes accompanied by high-quality images. Although it’s by no means a beginners’ book, there’s enough detail for inexperienced Photoshop users, while the more advanced users can fast-track skim the bold text and headings.

Length:
260 page
Level:
Intermediate - Advanced

About this ebook

This ebook (without interactivity) is the second edition of the Digital Retouching for Fashion Beauty & Portrait Photography. The CS3 version is no longer available.

This ebook addresses all the changes from CS3 to CS4, integrating new ways of working with Adjustments in Panels. We strongly recommend that you look at the later equivalent, as it is much more comprehensive. There are plenty of tricks here, but the emphasis is on developing good technique and skills, keeping the retouching totally editable and aiming for high quality and high end retouching.

Gry Garness is a working retoucher with extensive experience of communicating retouching skills through writing and teaching. The tutorials are tried and tested in a professional workflow. The e-book was originally conceived as a working tool for professional photographers and has proved to be a good source of new ideas and methods for digital operators, retouchers and graphic designers.

This book also comes with some exclusive resources: 30 training images, Photoshop Actions, and Tool Presets to download from the ebook’s online resource page. See it in Google books.

What you’ll learn

  • Effective Retouching
  • – Three Degrees of Retouching
  • – Working Smart
  • – Menus, Keys and Shortcuts
  • – A Few Tips for Self Study
  • – Input Essentials
  • – File Formats
  • – The Photo Downloader
  • – Adobe Bridge 3
  • – The Bridge Workspace
  • – Previewing Images in Bridge
  • – The Import Workflow
  • – The Raw Converter
  • – Adobe Camera Raw Interface
  • – New in Camera Raw 5
  • – The Camera Raw Workflow
  • – Processing Multiple Files
  • – Synchronized Processing
  • – Planning the Retouching
  • – Keeping it Editable
  • – The Layer Stack
  • – Layer Essentials
  • – Thinking Smart
  • – The Main Retouching Tools
  • – Brushes for the Retouching
  • – Brush Work
  • – Simple Selections Using Tools
  • – The Lasso Tools
  • – Selections Without Tools
  • – Load a Luminance Mask
  • – Selections in Quickmask
  • – Selection Tweaks Using Refine Edge
  • – The Essence of a Mask
  • – Making and Using Selections
  • – The Masks Panel in CS4
  • – Pen Tool Paths
  • – The Photoshop CS4 Interface
  • – Customizing the User Interface
  • – Navigation in CS4
  • – Workflow With Actions
  • Color Enhancement
  • – 5 Steps for Consistent Color
  • – Color is the Essence
  • – Using Adjustment Layers
  • – The Colors of Skin
  • – Manipulating Skin Colors
  • – 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
  • – Gradient With Masks
  • – Targeting a Color Range
  • – Contrast with Soft Light Mode
  • – Soft Light With Monochrome
  • – Shading with a Soft Light Layer
  • – Solutions for Hot Faces
  • – Replacement of Color
  • – Black & White in RGB
  • – The Black & White Command
  • – Sepia Toning
  • Skin Retouching
  • – Retaining the Real Beauty
  • – Manual, Practical and Visual Tips
  • – Cloning and Healing Blemishes
  • – Cloning Developments in CS4
  • – Dodging and Burning
  • – ReducingFacial Lines
  • – Reduction of Pores
  • – Reducing Under Eyes Shadows
  • – Reducing Red Blotches
  • – Color for Smoother Skin
  • – Seamless Skin Patterns
  • – Skin Sculpting
  • – Faking a Golden Tan
  • – Reducing Arm & Leg Hairs
  • – 10 Tips for Skin Retouching
  • – Skin Smoothing – the Simple Way
  • – Negative Clarity for Skin Diffusion
  • – Light-reflecting Powder
  • – Digital Airbrushing
  • – Bringing out Skin Highlights
  • The Features
  • – Balancing Symmetry
  • – Reshaping Features
  • – A Dedicated Layer for Eyes
  • – Enlarging Eyes
  • – Brightening Eyes
  • – Removing Red-eye
  • – Focusing an Eye
  • – Shaping Eyebrows
  • – Maximizing Lashes
  • – Painting in Lashes
  • – Lashes With Stroked Paths
  • – Several Lashes From One
  • – Transforming a Smile
  • – Defining Lips
  • – Extreme Change of Lip Makeup
  • – Refining Hands
  • Hair, Figure & Fashion
  • – Changing the Hair Color
  • – Lightening the Roots
  • – Grafting – The Art of Borrowing
  • – Dealing with Flyaway Hair
  • – Eliminating Interior Cross Hairs
  • – Comp’ing Figure and Hair
  • – Changing the Color of Clothes
  • – Shaping the Iconic Figure
  • – Transforming an Arm
  • – Reducing Moire Patterns
  • – Removing Crumples in Clothes
  • – Creating Movement in Clothes
  • The Full Picture
  • – Retouching Interior Backgrounds
  • – Content Aware Scaling
  • – Limitations of CA Scaling
  • – Straightening Verticals
  • – Tips for Retouching Children
  • – Tips for Retouching Men
  • – Case Study: Hi Fidelity Retouching
  • – Case Study: Female Portrait
  • – Case Study: Mature Portrait
  • – Case Study: Creative Interpretation
  • – Case Study: A Quick Workflow
  • The Finishing Touches
  • – Resizing Images
  • – General Sharpening
  • – Options for Limited Sharpening
  • – Sharpening Mainly the Midtones
  • – Stealth Sharpening
  • – Skin Sharpening in RGB
  • – Make Some Noise
  • – Minimum Dot
  • – Printing With Inkjets in CS4
  • – Delivering of Files to Client
  • – Famous Last Words
  • – Credits