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.
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
Unlike our previous courses that focused on specific retouching tools and techniques – albeit very important ones – this time we take a much more holistic approach and turn our attention to the area that beauty, portrait and fashion retouchers have to excel at the most – skin retouching.
While it may seem like a narrow focus, the challenges faced by retouchers dealing with skin are broad and diverse, making this subject one of the most difficult to master.
Our ultimate purpose with this in-depth course is that you come away with a great deal of confidence in tackling a variety of retouching skin problems and, after an adequate amount of practice, end up producing results that are both more polished and more natural.
Even after your rental ends, you will keep all of the downloaded materials (practice files, custom actions, and brushes).
Skill Level: (3) Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: Over 7 hours
Videos: 39 video lessons
Access: 2-week rental or 1-month rental
Practice Files: 7 Raw & PSD files photographed by Michael Woloszynowicz & Julia Kuzmenko McKim
Additional Materials: 2 Custom Action Sets