CREATIVELIVE PHOTOSHOP WEEK 2015

BASIC PORTRAIT & COMMERCIAL BEAUTY RETOUCHING

with Julia Kuzmenko McKim


BASIC PORTRAIT RETOUCHING

Feb

27

    FRI, February 27th
    10:45 AM Pacific Time
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    COMMERCIAL BEAUTY RETOUCHING

    Feb

    28

      SAT, February 28th
      10:45 AM Pacific Time
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      DURING THESE FREE LIVE
      EVENTS 
      YOU WILL LEARN:

      • Comfortable and efficient working environment & how I use the basic retouching tools in Photoshop
      • Maintaining image quality, working non-destructively
      • How much retouching is enough? What conditions affect the amount of time and effort required per image?
      • Frequency Separation: a beauty or a beast? Using FS intelligently in Portrait Retouching
      • Dodge & Burn for Portrait Retouching and Commercial Beauty Retouching
      • Fixing important details: hair, makeup & outfits
      • and more!

      Julia Kuzmenko McKim

      Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a Los Angeles based internationally published Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate.

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      ADDITIONAL SOURCES & LINKS

      These are additional materials that I reference in my presentations

      RETOUCHING GUIDELINES & CONSIDERATIONS FOR VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHY TYPES

      How do we determine how much retouching should be applied to an image?­­­ Each type of photography possesses its own assembly of considerations around what “retouching” is when editing the image in question. In other words, the decisions and actions one undertakes when editing in the area of “Portrait” will be different from those undertaken when editing a “Commercial Beauty” image.

      Read more in Brock McFadzean's article on guidelines for retouching in Portrait, Fashion, Editorial and other types of photography on Retouching Academy.

      Read Full Articleon Retouching Academy

      PERFORMANCE PREFERENCES & MEMORY USAGE

      Check out this article on ways to enhance Photoshop performance through optimizing your current hardware, customizing Performance Preferences, and tailoring your Photoshop work habits.

      Read more on Photoshop & Retouching fundamentals in the Retouching Academy Open Education section.

      Read Full Articleon Retouching Academy

      This interactive eBook is for you if you are beginning your journey into the world of professional Beauty & Portrait retouching world. It covers all the necessary Photoshop tools and panels; it will help you optimize your software for peak performance and prepare you for the advanced Beauty retouching techniques.

      Check out this ebook comparison to find the right educational source for your skill level.

      Learn Beauty Retouching EssentialsDigital book with videos

      Read my three-part article on the Dodge & Burn technique on Fstoppers:

      D&B: Part 1: The Fundamentals
      D&B: Part 2: Setting Up For a Good Start
      D&B: Part 3: Curves Setup & More

      Read Full Articleon Fstoppers

      The ever-changing photography industry offers an abundance of educational sources on photography and retouching, yet there are a few books that every 2-D artist must read in order to establish the fundamental knowledge base.

      Color, light and shadow rendering, biology of seeing, human anatomy – these are the main areas every retoucher must be educated in before diving into actual retouching tools and techniques. Start here and success will follow.

      THE LIST OF RECOMMENDED BOOKSon Retouching Academy

      because everyone needs photoshop

      For six days, the world’s most inspiring photographers and retouchers will show you how they work their magic in Photoshop and Lightroom. You’ll learn exciting new ways to transform your work and create images that stand out from the masses.

      Click here to join the LIVE studio audience in Seattle!

      Check Out The Photoshop Week 2015 Schedule

      WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY?

      JOIN MY UPCOMING FSTOPPERS WORKSHOPS  AT THE BAHAMAS

      2-day hands-on Beauty Photography & Retouching Workshops, May 2015

      WHEN: MAY 13-14 & 16-17, 2015
      WHERE: ATLANTIS RESORT, BAHAMAS

      This workshop is a two-day immersion into Photography and Retouching designed specifically for photographers who are interested in learning lighting and executing Beauty Studio photo shoots for both commercial assignments or personal projects. From concept, pre-production, coordinating and managing your creative team to flawless execution and intelligent post-production.

      Learn more about this Workshop here

      • Establishing a good starting point - your camera and light settings
      • Setting up the lights: a smart way of controlling each light in the setup
      • Classic portrait setup against dark background
      • Clean beauty setup against white background
      • Shooting with color gels
      • Working with the model and creative team
      • and more!

      www.juliakuzmenko.com

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