Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bunch of retouching videos and tutorials here!!

1.) For those serious retoucher / Photoshop user this is a highly recommended site. This site got plenty of useful tutorials in Photoshop, from initial retouching consideration, color corrections and tone, structural enhancement (contouring), removing wrinkles, eyes/hair/face enhancement to skin softening all rolled into this one fantastic site.
And one great things about this are that all tutorials are in easy to follow video format....isn't that lovely? But the downside is, it requires you to have an active subscription to lynda.com. to gain access some major tutorials
nyahahaha!. Well you can watch the videos from introduction to color correction and tone for free but following topic after that you will need the subscription, not bad, errr...anyway here's the link for the tutorials. The main site is www.lynda.com and they offer online training not just  Photoshop but other programming stuff like Ajax, HTML, CAD, MS Office etc.

 2.) I know some of you specially those people who are into skin retouching may have heard of "Pixel level dodging and burning" well this is one of the common technique being used by some expert skin Retoucher and also the most tedious one because you will need to zoom in up to 500% (where you can see the pixel boxes of the image) to execute this which makes it time consuming, but it's a very effective skin retouching technique and the result is awesome. I personally use this DnB technique discuss here but in a bit different approach.

well here's some good tutorials for this non-destructive Pixel level DnB
~ from everythingsmagic
~ from Ronald Tan

This for now perhaps I will add some more rocking tutorial link here soon. Hope you, guys find this useful in your everyday Photoshop'ing. Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some retouching tutorials

I have been watching this Digital Retouching video tutorial for quite sometime now and I want to share this with everybody (well for those who doesn't know this one yet) It came from one that I looked up in photo retouching Ms. Carrie Beene, I find it so simple and easy to follow compare to other retouching tutorial from youtube so I decided to share it here.

Some background: Carrie Beene has been retouching professionally since 2000. She has worked in or freelanced for many of the major retouching houses in NYC.  In 2005 she formed Otto Imaging, LLC. And now retouches through OTTO and CarrieNYC. Carrie has retouched for M.A.C., Revlon, Maybelline, Elizabeth Arden, L'oreal, Chantecaille, DEVA, Shape Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, W, OK Magazine, Paper, V magazine, Vanity Fair, ID, Allure, Arena and many top NYC Beauty and Fashion Photographers. 
 She regularly do LIVE retouching tutorial for RetouchPRO.com together with Cris Tarantino, Amy Dresser and some other guys.

It's a simple clean retouch but it's very useful and informative since she discuss some PS shortcuts and color correction and her style of dodge and burn.
The video consist of 3 parts; Details, glamour retouching and color correction. Here's the link to the tutorials.

You check out here works here.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Retouching error?

Just got this from Model Mayhem "Emma Watson Now a One-Legged Wonder", the article is about Emma Watson, the young lady star of the movie Harry Potter who somehow lost her right limb on one particular photo for Burberry SS2010 ad. There are some discussion on Model Mayhem whether  if it's a big retouching error some or just about the angle or bad posing direction. I saw Mario Testino Portfolio online (he's the photographer of this picture) and his works are magnificent so I assumed he commissioned somebody to retouch this image. What do you think?

Here's the article