Behind The Retouching | John Ross – Lucy

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Behind The Retouching | John Ross

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Running Time: 26 minutes

For Photoshop Creative Magazine #125, they wanted me to show what Portrait Retouching is all about. There are many different styles for portraits. Depending on what you’re working on—Studio, Beauty, or Fashion pieces—you can apply darker shades, be more gritty, use bright and soft edges, or go to town with more creative approaches. Basically, your style depends on the effect that you want your final image to have. In this photo, we’re going for a Beauty Portrait tutorial, which means that I have to make the image model look flawless, but realistic.

 
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Behind The Retouching | John Ross – APM #132

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Behind The Retouching | John Ross

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Running Time: 28 minutes

I’m here to walk you through what goes on in an actual beauty retouching session. For those who want to see my thought process as I go through my images, you’ve come to the right place. This short but highly informative session will give you valuable insights and professional tips and tricks that you won’t learn by simply watch a how-to video. This is less about the how, and much more about the why.

In this image for Advanced Photoshop Magazine #132, I will be taking you through an in-depth look at how I work and why I do what I do. Because summarizing my techniques into a few pointers for an article just won’t do, I’m going to break down every detail of my workflow so that you can see how I came up with my final photo.

 
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Professional Masking | Photoshop Intermediate Tutorial

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Professional Masking | Photoshop Intermediate Tutorial

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Running Time: 8 minutes

For Advanced Photoshop Magazine #130, I was asked to show how I create my selections. In this extended video, I’m going to show you the ins and outs of Professional Masking.

Properly masking an image with Adobe Photoshop is often done using one of the simple selection tools like Magic Wand or Lasso. This is simply the wrong approach. You should actually be using Color Range and QuickMask. If you’re itching to know how I work around these tools, you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to let you in on the tips and tricks that I use behind the scenes in order to come up with a clean and accurate final image. Let’s get started.

 
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Behind The Retouching | John Ross – Allison

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Behind The Retouching | John Ross

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Running Time: 38 minutes

Welcome to Behind the Retouching, an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what goes happens with photo retouching. This session is all about an image I retouched for an article that I wrote for FStoppers.com, about Smart Objects and Smart Filters. High Pass Sharpening, Dodge and Burn, and Adjustment Layers are only some of the topics we’ll go through during this in-depth process. Below, you can find several recommended adjustments in order to create a better image.

 
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Behind The Retouching | Noureddine M

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Behind The Retouching | Noureddine M

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Running Time: 55 minutes

For this session, I will critique the work of photographer and retoucher Noureddine M. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to better understand the rationale behind what I do and which tools I use. Here are the recommended adjustments in order to create a better image:

 
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Smart Objects and Smart Filters | Photoshop Intermediate Tutorial

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Smart Objects and Smart Filters | Photoshop Basic Tutorial

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Running Time: 9 minutes

Whether you’re retouching portraits or composites, the Smart Object is, and always will be, the right way to go. In this short session, I will tell you all about the magic of Smart Objects and Smart Filters. For any retoucher, it’s important to develop a non-destructive workflow. Smart Objects and Smart Filters will give you the ability to go back and forth between your actions without permanently damaging your photo.

 
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Behind The Retouching | John Ross Architecture

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Behind The Retouching | John Ross Architecture

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Running Time: 33 minutes

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Welcome, readers! In this Behind the Retouching, I was commissioned for Advanced Photoshop Magazine for issue #128 to create this Architectural image. If you’ve always wondered what goes on behind the scenes during an actual photo retouching session, you’ve come to the right place.

As with my previous feature in Advanced Photoshop Magazine #126, I worked to satisfy the requirements of the client with this image. I chose this photo for the two-page spread knowing that I would need a lot of dead space for the graphic designers to work with, and there was an opportunity to play around with lens flare and various other visual techniques. To show you exactly how I arrived at the final image, let’s get down to business.

 
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10 More Things Still Missing in Photoshop CC for Retouchers

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Adobe has released another update to Photoshop CC. They even released a pretty interesting video showing the future of the entire suite of products. While this was a video to showcare their new partnership with Microsoft, there is plenty to look forward to.

Unfortunately, I am not a graphic designer, illustrator, or video editor. I have only seen one thing out of Adobe since the initial release of CC over a year ago that I even cared about, much less used (Linked Smart Objects). Sadly, I even needed to be an advanced composite user to even care about that.

My Previous Top 10 List was passed along to Adobe's Enginners by Julieanne Kost (thanks). While I don't know if anything I wrote about the first time will ever make it into Photoshop for Photographers and Retouchers, I feel it's important to keep them on their toes. Therefore, I bring to your attention 10 more things still missing in Photoshop for  
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Behind The Retouching | Felipe Buccianti

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Welcome to Behind the Retouching, an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in an actual photo retouching session. In this professional avenue, I will be breaking down my students’ submissions, suggesting areas for improvement, and recommending adjustments that I would have done differently in order to create a better image.

For this session, I will be critiquing the work of photographer and retoucher Felipe Buccianti. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to better understand the rationale behind what I do and which tools I use, so if you’re looking to evaluate your own work, you can check out my pointers below and see how they apply to your own images.

 
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