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Creative Retouching Essentials In A Day

Creative Retouching Essentials In A Day

$74.28 USD

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This interactive eBook is for you if you are beginning your journey into the professional Beauty & Portrait photography retouching world. You don't need to waste your time learning all the tools and panels Photoshop has to offer, if you only want to master or improve your photo retouching skills.

Our eBook will help you to get a clear understanding as to what tools you need to be familiar with, and what to do with them to turn your photographs into works of art. In just three lessons you will know all the necessary panels, tools, functions and essential photography and retouching information to prepare you to dive into the advanced Beauty, Fashion & Portrait retouching techniques.

Moreover, you will learn how to fine-tune your Photoshop for peak performance, how to read and understand colors, what you need to know about color management, how to use custom brushes for Beauty and Portrait photography, what essential keyboard shortcuts you need to know, and a lot more. A few video tutorials will demonstrate the difference between Photoshop retouching tools, the trickiest Blending Modes and Adjustment Layers concepts, explain what's so great about Layers and Layer Masks and more.

In the Bonus Goodie Bag you will find our Beauty Essential Actions ( + User Manual = $69 Value), a collection of Gradients and the Beauty Custom Brushes descriptions (URL for free download included). We also added a lot of useful information & materials in the "Getting Better Every Day" and "Photography & Photoshop" (Glossary included) PDF booklets.


Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography

Digital Photo Retouching:
Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography


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We've put together a beautiful book for you to get inspired and learn some professional tricks and techniques from a successful internationally published photographer, retoucher and educator Julia Kuzmenko McKim. The cover photo won second place in the global Wacom & AfterCapture Digital Imaging Contest 2012 in the Portrait category, and you can follow its retouching process with Julia in a 5-page illustrated text and 40-minute narrated video workshop.

It's an inspirational book with lots of beautiful images, retouching tips, articles and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who edit their work in Adobe Photoshop. This book is created with intermediate and advanced Photoshop users in mind, so if you are a beginner, please start with our "Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day" interactive ebook to ensure the things that are used and demonstrated in the video workshop and tutorials in this book make sense to you..


  • Pages 24-28 Cover Image Illustrated Text Workshop
  • Pages 36-37 Retouching Face + Video (13 min)
  • Page 44 Cover Image Video Retouching Workshop (42min)
  • Pages 50-51 Photographing & Retouching Hair + Video (10 min)
  • Pages 58-59 Working with custom Brushes & Actions + Video (30 min) (only in digital book)
  • Tons of Images & Real World Photography & Retouching Tips
  • Articles on Shooting on Location, in Studio, Working with Models
  • Custom Beauty Brushes & Actions (see 30-min video tutorials on pages 58-59) (only in digital book)
  • and a lot more!

  • There's a 25% discount code for the print version of the book that you will receive upon the purchase of the digital book, so if you'd like to have both custom Actions & Brushes along with the video tutorials and the print version of the book - start with the ebook and get your print copy with a 25% discount.


    From Amateur to Pro In a Week

    From Amateur to Pro In a Week


    If you are an amateur or professional Beauty, Fashion or Portrait photographer interested in learning or improving your retouching skills, you've come to the right place! Commit to going over one lesson each day, and you will know how to perform digital miracles on your images in a week. From basic workflow, Raw conversion and color processing to High End Beauty, Fashion and Portrait retouching.

    There are dozens of educational DVDs on retouching out there, and most of them come from professional retouchers - people, who get paid for each hour they spend retouching a single image. I am a professional retoucher, but first and foremost I am a working pro photographer, and there's a major difference in how each professional approaches retouching. We photographers want to be able to enhance our images, make them look stunning, but we definitely can't afford spending hours and hours on each image. Unfortunately, very often we can't afford outsourcing professional retouching services either. In my eBook I teach the techniques that won't require hours of your time when you get down to retouching your images. I value my time, and more so yours. I will give you the information and knowledge that is essential yet efficient for turning your images into works of art.

    If you are a complete beginner we recommend that you start with our Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day eBook before you dive into the advanced Beauty, Fashion and Portrait retouching.


    A Complete Guide To Boudoir Lighting

    A Complete Guide To Boudoir Lighting

    Digital product
    $149 USD

    Before I decided to write eBooks on retouching I wanted to first create eBooks on photography and lighting. Since one of my most favorite photography types, as well as one of the most profitable, was Boudoir photography, my first choice was an eBook on Boudoir Lighting and Posing.

    After some research I found that such eBooks have already been created by a professional photographer from Toronto, Katherine Honeybourne. With over 200 images, lighting diagrams and pull-back shots demonstrating everything from lighting basics to advanced techniques in an easy to follow format, this is the complete guide to boudoir lighting. Over sixty pages packed full of information, this manual is all you will ever need for shooting boudoir photography and creating beautiful images.

    From soft wrap-around lighting to the most dramatic of looks, you'll learn the principles and lighting set-ups and be able to apply them to any environment from a studio backdrop, to a lavish bedroom or hotel setting. Covering everything from natural to studio lighting, camera exposure settings, common mistakes and how to correct them, posing and shooting tips and tricks and much more.


    Boudoir Posing Guides

    Boudoir Posing Guides I & II

    Digital product
    $95 USD

    These brilliant downloadable Posing Guides for Boudoir photography created by Katherine Honeybourne contain over 300 pages of examples of common mistakes and how to avoid them or turn them into flattering poses, tricks on how to compensate for problem areas and to enhance your clients best features. Hands, legs, props, detail shots, camera angles and variations of many poses are all covered indepth. Also included are countless tips on how to make your client look as natural and relaxed as possible and how to get those sexy looks.

    Your time during a boudoir shoot is quite often very limited. The following posing guidelines are designed to be the most flattering and fitting to all women, regardless of body type or comfort level.

    The poses are tried, tested and true and will get you started, keep your shoots flowing efficiently and enable you to capture enough poses and looks to fill an album and more.

    The sequential nature of these standards allow you to flow from one pose to the next in a timely, efficient manner capturing a great number of flattering, sellable images.

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    Beauty & Fashion Photography: Go Pro!

    Beauty & Fashion Photography:
    Go Pro!

    Estimated release date - end of 2013

    This eBook will cover everything a photographer needs to know to become a Beauty & Fashion Photography Pro. The authors are internationally published commercial photographers with a long list of big clients in Russia, Australia and the USA, with extensive teaching experience both in photography & retouching.

    Aleksey's clients include BMW, Rolls-Royce, Renault, British American Tobacco, Vogue, Dunhill, Vittorio Marchesi, Lakme, Benetton, ECCO, Russian Post, Schwarzkopf & Henkel, Cristian Laboutin, Sawatzki, Agent Provocateur and many more.

    Julia’s work has appeared on countless music albums in Australia, in print and web promotional materials of such companies as Advanced Natural Skin Care (Australia), Rydges Hotels (Australia), Pravana (hair care products, USA), March Networks (global), Garbo’s (hair salon chain, USA) and published in such magazines as Style SourceSalon InternationalHair’s How,American Salon and others.

    Aleksey has learned his craft from the best and most advanced photographers of Russia and endless hours of experimenting in his studio. Julia is an International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate. And now they offer you all their tested knowledge, techniques & secrets in their Beauty & Fashion Photography: Go Pro! eBook.