Being the start of the summer, I don't have much going on, in the way of professional work. So, that just means I need to generate my own products and interest. Have a look at the end of this email, and you will see all the new and current classes I have coming up. You may be interested in one of them.
I made a random comment about looking for a Realtor to do High End Retouching with. Would you know, the person I mentioned it to (who I knew for years) was also a Realtor involved with multi-million dollar mansions?
I would like to welcome my first Mentee from the RA Mentor Program on Facebook, Craig Beckta. We will all watch him go from good to great.
We all make our our own destiny. Open yourself to possibilities, and you may be surprised what you find.
How to Create Realistic Eye Makeup in Photoshop
Do you have a need to add your own makeup to the model? This video will also show one way to add eyelashes using a custom brush.
Camera Raw Presets and Shapshots
This will explain how to get JPGs into Camera Raw, create a snapshot, and use it as a preset for future images. I found the video surprisingly easy to follow, so i would recommend if you would like to learn a bit more about Camera Raw, and even Bridge.
Interview: Natalia Taffarel
Here is an interview with retoucher Natalia Taffarel on her position about Photoshop being used to make celebrities prettier, how she uses Photoshop, and her Photoshop wish list.
Dodge and Burn Techniques in Photoshop
In this video from RetutPro (rebranded ManniPhoto), you can find how he does his Dodge and Burn technique. It's similar to the way that I do it, so you will have good results from it. While the tutorial is free, you will need to sign up for an account. His stuff is totally worth it.
Ultimate Guide to Dodge and Burn
Not to be outdone, Julia McKim has written a 3 part article on how she approaches the Dodge and Burn technique. I hope you have some time, as this will take a while to read through.
4 Surreal Elements
This is one of those ideas where I ask why I didn't think of it. Nice work.
16 Photo Manipulation Artworks
Nice composites. Really creative.
Photoshop Basic 1 Course Starts Next Wednesday
If you have some Photoshop knowledge, then this would be a good class for you to join. I will not be going back to the beginning, nor will I jump too far ahead. You will learn proper sequencing, develop your skills and and learn tool control. Become empowered, and inspired.
Basic 1 Photoshop 20 Hour Course (Starting June 25th):
Photoshop Emergency Retouching Basics
This Free Photoshop Class will give you the most simple basic workflow that I could think of. No strings, just sign up and you can get some easy to follow instruction on making Tonal and Color changes to your images. Starts 9am EST.
Super Basic Photoshop 2.5 Hour Class (June 28th):
Lightroom Basics Class
I was asked three times last month to host a Basic Lightroom Class, and how it can be included with a Reliable Workflow. This request makes sense, as Lightroom is included with the Photographer's Photoshop Plan from Adobe. So, I will be hosting a very focused, best practices class on organizing and retouching images using Lightroom. It will be as simple and direct as I can make it. Starts 11:30am EST, following the Retouching Basics Class (Above).
Lightroom 2.5 Hour Class (June 28th):
Photoshop Intermediate Course Starts Next month
Think you know Photoshop and retouching pretty good? Are you ready to take your skills to a whole new level? This course will fill the gaps between what you know, and what you want to know. Even if you are not sure what questions you should be asking, I will still provide the answers that will bring your images where you want them to be.
Intermediate Photoshop 20 Hour Course (July 12th):