PhotoshopCAFE - Portrait Retouching for Everyone in Photoshop [DVDRip (MP4) + project files and software (PSD, JPG, EXE)]
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How to make portraits look amazing... Master Portrait Artist Jane Conner-ziser shares her abundant knowledge and experience in pro portrait retouching with you in this full, all-inclusive learning experience, Portrait Retouching For Everyone. Far beyond Tips and Tricks (but including many), you will learn how to recompose images, cut out hair, work on clothing and backgrounds .
in addition to SKIN, SKIN, SKIN techniques on everything from blemishes to braces, PLUS eye enhancements, color work, swapping heads, removing glass glare - everything you will experience when photographing people of all ages in a variety of popular styles. Jane's personal techniques, self developed in the early years of digital to replicate fine art retouching of traditional media are emulated by thousands of professional photographers and digital retouching artists worldwide through her seminars, lectures and educational products. This fast loading video contains 13 hours of brand new sharp video. The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the lessons with complete control over the playback including Full Screen. All the lesson files are included, so you can follow along at your own pace! "I'll have to say that your teaching method is one of the best that I have seen. Easy to follow and understand and can see all your settings on screen. Your humor and knowledge is a big plus too." Larry Simpson Lessons Include: Retouching Theory, Practice and Application Workspace Set Up Wacom Tips and Techniques Retouching Tools and Options Corrective Skin Smoothing Filter Fine Skin Finishing Filter Dodge and Burn Tools Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Painting With Light Color Enhancement Eye Enhancement How to Retouch Basic Skin How to Retouch Wrinkles How to Retouch Acne How to Retouch Oily skin How to swap backgrounds How to use Layers and Smart Filters How to use the Pen Tool How to refine masks How to "cut out" hair How to combine two images +Much more
An introduction from the host, Jane Conner-Ziser, offers a brief overview slideshow of what is to come throughout the 13-hour-long tutorial on retouching.
Tips and Tools
Focusing on using a Wacom tablet for the editing process, this introductory segment gives some useful hints on how to setup and configure your tablet and pen for retouching.
In specific regard to facial retouching, this lesson shows you how to setup and control every tool and process available in Photoshop for retouching skin. It offers suggestions on which tools are best for specific processes, such as how to filter out excessive texture while keeping the pores intact, and also how to combine techniques for greater efficiency.
With an emphasis on maintaining a realistic looks, this section covers how to successfully retouch adult women and where to begin in order to gain successful results. Specific tops covered include how to make clothing corrections, posture work, eye brightening, and enhancement techniques to bring out more from a mature face.
This time focusing on an adult male, this lesson covers how to adjust posture and lighten facial components, while also touching on working with background distractions. More specifically, this section delves into working on enhancing eye colors and reducing color casts in beards.
Moving on to group photos, this section begins with how to extend a background as well as how to naturally slim grandma and grandma for truly flattering results. Additional techniques include removing light shine from a bald head, enhancing facial components, retouching wrinkles, and repairing eyes that have poorly positioned catchlights.
This lesson is solely dedicated to removing braces from teeth in a fast and efficient manner.
Teeth and Rosacea
This segment focuses on retouching the skin and teeth of models with rosacea by neutralizing skin tones and minimizing and unwanted discolorations. Additionally, this section also covers working with crooked and receded teeth, and how to re-contour their shapes and lighten them for a more flattering appearance.
Offering instruction on retouching especially difficult skin types, this segment covers working with acne and other discolorations, and how to combine a variety of retouching techniques to faithfully clear the skin without losing highlight detail. Additional topics include removing shine, re-contouring the lighting, and creating healthy looking skin.
Hair and Eyes
Moving to other areas of the head, this lesson provides an overview on how to remove stray hairs, fill in hair, and open and close eyes that are off balance in a portrait. Additionally, this segment ties in with some of the previous skin retouching and light shaping tutorials.
This segment introduces three different techniques for swapping heads, along with reasoning behind when and how each technique can be effectively be used. Complementing the techniques are lessons on how to auto align layers, work with layer masks, and simple cutting and pasting of heads to minimize retouching time.
Removing the Glare From Glasses
Again offering three unique techniques, this lesson focuses on how to remove glare from glasses. Designed for different overall applications, these techniques include how to replace the eyes from another image, how to make skin patches, and how to fill in the glare from scratch using a variety of tools and techniques.
Body, Background, and Eyes
Using a photograph from a wedding, this lesson demonstrates how to adjust the overall color of a photograph, re-posture subjects, re-shape hair, retouch faces, and correct the eyes that may look a little off balance. Once mastered, additional speed techniques are taught to help when editing a bulk of images.
Pen Tool and Masks
Showcasing how to take people out of one image and place them in another, this segment covers using the pen tool to make precise selections and refine masks for varying edge detail and degrees of feathering. Additionally, specific attention is paid to de-fringing edge colors for more natural composite results.
Focusing on replacing the sky within an image rather than the main subject, this tutorial offers a quick way for changing a bland sky in order to develop greater detail and colors to accentuate your subjects. Layers, layer masks, and blending options are applied as well as working with unlinked layer masks for more personalized compositions that are void of any auto-select errors.
Using the Content Aware Move, Content Aware Fill, and Puppet Warp tools, this segment utilizes a fashion photograph to help you learn how to re-compose an image. Additionally, tips are given on cloning background defects and edge details, as well as how to paint in hair, enhance color, and add motion to static subjects.
Using NIK and Graphic Authority applications to complement the Photoshop workflow, this session teaches you how to paint with light and add mood to your imagery. Additional information is given on making your own filter recipes and applying them using layer masks and blending modes; how to work with templates; and how to convert imagery to black and white, among other creative effects.
How to Fix Mistakes
Wrapping up the extensive series of retouching tutorials, the last lesson covers how to fix any mistakes you may have made along the way-without having to start all over from the beginning.
A dedicated interface enables intuitive playback that is aided by descriptive texts, info panels for accessing content, and the ability to immediately jump to PhotoShop Cafe forums. This playback design permits full-screen viewing on compatible Mac and Windows operating systems. Additionally, the video files can also be imported into iTunes for direct playback on an iPad, iPhone 4 or later, or via an Apple TV.
Publisher PhotoShop Cafe
Run Time 13 hours
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