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Color Grade Video Course

Color grading is the process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture, video or, in our case, a digital image. Although every step of your retouching workflow is important, color grading has the potential to be the most impactful one and can easily make or break your final result. With skillful color grading you can make your images to pop off the page even with the simplest subject matter.

Our goal when creating this course was to help you masterfully color grade your personal and client work through providing you with a solid system and a set of versatile and intuitive color grading tools. Not only do we want you to understand what specific tools to use, but more importantly when and why to use them.

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Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3h 38m
Practice Files: 
Layered .PSD files are provided for your analysis and practice
Additional Materials:
Digital Guide + Michael’s Custom Actions
Format:
Digital Instant Download

$89.00 $56.00 BUY NOW

Hair Retouching Video Course

In every beauty, portrait and fashion image, the face usually takes up the majority of our retouching time and although the hair is often secondary, it can never be ignored. While we use some of the same tools for retouching hair as we do for skin, the techniques and challenges vary quite greatly.

Having an experienced hairstylist on set will help you create a finished look, but once the model begins to move and pose for the camera, it is next to impossible to keep the hair as perfect as we would like. Since getting a strong pose, facial expression and perfect makeup is often more important than keeping strands in check, the job of making the hair look good often falls on the retoucher.

Despite the retouching challenges, a skilled hair retouch makes a tremendous difference in the final image, helping achieve a clean editorial or commercial result. With this video course, our goal is to teach you how to fix common hair issues in beauty, portrait and fashion photography using simple retouching tools and techniques, while offering a variety of methods to take the struggle out of the process.

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Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3h 38m
Practice Files: 4 layered PSD files photographed by Julia Kuzmenko Michael Woloszynowicz, are provided for your analysis and practice
Additional Materials: Digital Guide + Custom Actions + Custom Brushes
Format: Digital Instant Download

$74.00 $47.00 BUY NOW

Master Dodge & Burn Video Course

One of the biggest challenges in beauty, portrait and fashion photography is skin retouching. Dodge & Burn is the key retouching technique that all professional retouchers use to make the surface of the skin look healthy and even, while maintaining its true texture and detail in their images. If your goal is to become proficient at retouching, you should absolutely undoubtably focus on mastering this important technique.

In our 4-part intensive course, we take a deep dive into the Dodge & Burn technique with the author, Fashion, Beauty & Portrait Photographer and Retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz. Michael is one of the leading Retouching Academy instructors and Fstoppers writers, globally known for not only his top-quality work, but also his super accessible style of teaching.

So, if you have been struggling with Dodging & Burning, this course will be a quick ride to your D&B breakthrough.

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Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3:35 hours
Practice Files: Layered .PSD files are provided for your analysis and practice
Additional Materials: Digital Guide + Michael’s Custom Actions
Format: Digital Instant Download

$169.00 $126.00 BUY NOW

Professional Beauty Retouching

The world of professional beauty retouching is very exciting, collaborative and diverse, however, the percentage of skilled professionals who are qualified to work for commercial clients in the beauty, health and wellness industry is very small. While a myriad of freelancers compete at the bottom of the retouching market, skilled retouching professionals are in high demand because of the sheer number of businesses that create an enormous amount of visual content today. They all need qualified post-production help: processing, retouching, color-matching.

Working pro retouchers are well-versed in common practices when retouching and handling their clients’ files. They know what is expected of them and know when and what to ask. Proper skills and reliability are all that matters. When budgets are measured in tens of thousands of dollars, no one has the time to deal with an incompetent or disorganized freelancer in the fast-paced business world.

While we can’t help you become more reliable or resilient, we can definitely help improve your skills and lay a foundation for professional retouching methods and habits so you are ready when the opportunity presents itself.

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This course is created by commercial beauty photographer and retoucher Julia Kuzmenko McKim (Los Angeles, CA) and professional retoucher and educator Sarah Tucker (London, UK).

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 5 hours
Videos: 24 video lessons, including 2 full retouches from start to finish
Practice Files: 3 Raw files photographed by Julia Kuzmenko & Anita Sadowska
Digital Guide: 14 pages
Additional Materials:
Custom Brushes + Job Application Checklist + Pro Retouching Vocabulary
Format: Digital Instant Download

$149.00 BUY NOW