There are a few reasons why I do all my own retouching, including 99.9% of all my commercial work. First, when I am building a portfolio I am able to finish a shoot and immediately start processing my files and creating a finished image. No waiting and paying out the nose for a retoucher. Second, I am building a brand that is recognizable in the marketplace. My brand is everything, and having a consistent look to all my images is very important. And lastly, I am an Artist. I love seeing the process all the way through.GET STARTED
7 hours and 59 minutes
Joel goes though his workflow from the taking the images from the camera to his backup and storage system.
Learn step one in creating a non-destructive workflow starting in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw.
This is a must for those who want to create a non-destructive workflow. Take the confusion out of working Smart, and learn the different between Smart Objects from Raw to Smart Objects in Photoshop.
If you want to increase your tones, hues and achieve unbelievable smooth gradients in your images you have to understand how bit depth works.
We have come a long way since the first retouching techniques hit the marketplace. Joel talks about the philosophy behind skin retouching and how far to go on the editing side of things.
Before we get to Frequency Separation Joel shows how he prepares his images.
Dive in and learn a very simple way to use Frequency Separation to achieve amazing skin.
Continue to follow Joel as he works with Frequency Separation.
Fixing problems with hair on a subject is one of those things that present a whole set of issues. Joel shows some of his techniques on how he overcomes fixing hair.
Joel shows his final retouch on the image of Allie and also goes through the steps to add a texture to the background.
Joel talks about the philosophical side of how we can make a composite successful. This session helps build a foundation as we move forward in learning the compositing techniques.
Placing your subject in the right background can make or break the success of a composting. Follow Joel as he reveals his philosophy behind creating backgrounds.
Understand how masks work in paramount in creating a composite. Joel starts at the basis construction of working with masks.
Joel breaks down the concept of what a Luminosity Mask is and then shows a very simple way to create a Luminosity Mask using Select Image in Photoshop.
Learn how to create super high contrast images using Luminosity Masks without loosing all your mid-tones.
Joel takes you through through two more retouching the scenarios one of Rapper Foz and creates an amazing high contrast look that rocks and one of Jessica in Iceland on the beach.
Now Joel takes you through creating a mask specifically for a compositing scenario.
Joel takes you to the next level of working with masks with most difficult extract of them all; Hair.
Joel takes you through one of his iconic composited image and shows exactly how he created the image from start to finish.
This is part two of the image of Vincent, one of Joel’s iconic composited images.
Finishing off he image of Vincent using Luminar to achieve the overall final look.
Learn the future of where photography is going using the concept of working with multiple plates to create one final image.
Joel continues on showing how he works in Photoshop to construct a final image in Photoshop using the concept of Platography.
In part three, Joel wraps up the retouching of his final image of the Hot Shot Firefighters.
Luminar by Skylum Softwares is a photo editing software that has multiple pre-made presets to use, and the ability to save your own preset. When using the presets, you have free range to alter them...