Professional Photographic Retouching Tutorial (40Mins, Start-To-Finish)


This is the second tutorial in a series on photographic retouching. The first part was all about evening skin tonal values and removing blemishes. In this part I will take you through everything else. So, as a result it's a long video (40 Mins).

Originally written for .In this tutorial I will complete a professional photographic retouching from start to finish. Before watching please note that there is a lot of information in this video to absorb, so watch and re-watch areas that you find more advanced. This is a 40 minute video, I'd recommend pausing it at regular intervals before continuing so that you fully understand all the processes. Some of the areas covered in this video are:

If you do not have time right now to watch the 40 minute tutorial, I'd suggest you watch this video, it goes through what we will be doing in a summarised version as I am aware the lenght of the video is quite long.

– Colour Correction – Reshaping Features (Figure, Eyes, Lips, Cheeks, etc) – Adjusting tonal values – Grading the image – Simulating a Realistic Depth of Field Simulation – Selective Enhancement of areas There are a lot of sub-techniques and sub-processes that go into each of the above, so if you've got a question leave a comment and I'll do my best to answer.

Ok, I have included two versions here, both are the same video except the second one is higher res, suitable for fullscreen.

Standard Res.

Images of the final piece

Full Body Before / After

Face Before / After

Hip Before

Hip After

Full Body After

Application Used: Photoshop CS3 Thanks for watching guys, I hope it was helpful and insightful. As always if you've got any questions ask, I'll do my bet to answer. Just one other thing, if you enjoyed this could you check out my new Blog, you can access it by clicking that link or the banner under the "About the author" text below. It's a new blog so we're just starting but I am serious about it and I'd like you guys to be there with from from the start. Youssef Sarhan, Share the knowledge. (Originally posted on WHITENK Blog)

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