Behind The Retouching | John Ross – Allison

Behind The Retouching featuring John Ross

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

Behind The Retouching featuring student Noureddine M

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

Smart Objects and Smart Filters | Photoshop Basic Tutorial

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

Behind The Retouching | John Ross Architecture

Behind The Retouching | John Ross Architecture

This video is available Free for Everyone.
Running Time: 33 minutes

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

10 More Things Still Missing in Photoshop CC for Retouchers

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 retouchers.

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Behind The Retouching | Felipe Buccianti

Behind The Retouching featuring student Felipe Buccianti

Behind The Retouching | Felipe Buccianti

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Running Time: 47 minutes

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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Rulers and Guides | Photoshop Beginner’s Tutorial

Photoshop Basic Tutorial - Rulers and Guides

Photoshop Tutorial – Rulers and Guides

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Running Time: 2 minutes

When working in Photoshop, while most of it is creative, sometimes you will want to be as accurate as you possibly can. Rulers and guides come in handy because they help you create specific points in your image that you may want to refer to at a later point in time.

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Magic Wand and Quick Selection | Photoshop Beginner’s Tutorial

Photoshop Basic Tutorial - Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tools

Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tools

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Running Time: 6 minutes

Aside from the Lasso-based tools, we can also use the Magic Wand when it comes to making selections in Photoshop. You can press and hold the Quick Selection Tool to choose the Magic Wand Tool. When you click on a section in your image, it selects an area based on the range of colors that your provide, limited by the value of your Tolerance in the Options bar. Photoshop’s default Tolerance is 32, but you can increase or decrease that value to grab more areas at once or less areas at once respectively.

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Behind The Retouching | John Ross – Celestial

Behind The Retouching | John Ross Celestial

Behind The Retouching | John Ross – Celestial

This video is available Free for Everyone.
Running Time: 23 minutes

Welcome and thank you for visiting. In this Behind the Retouching session, I sit down and take you through what goes on when I work an image. As commissioned by Advanced Photoshop Magazine for issue #126, I will show you some basic retouching combined with advanced compositing techniques in order to give everyone a wonderful opportunity to better understand the rationale behind what I do and which tools I use.

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Behind The Retouching | Ramel Adjibi

Behind The Retouching | Ramel Adjibi

Behind The Retouching | Ramel Adjibi

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Running Time: 40 minutes

Welcome to Behind the Retouching, a professional avenue where I can mentor and critique the work of my students, as well as discuss individual techniques in detail. For each session, 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’ll analyze the work of Ramel Adjibi. 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 a passionate and elite retoucher who wants to master the Art of Retouching, check out my pointers below regarding the image, and I’m sure you will be able to relate.

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