Beauty & Portrait Retouching With Pratik Naik

Beauty & Portrait Retouching With Pratik Naik

8 Seasons

Properly retouching skin, beauty and portrait images has always posed challenges for retouchers and photographers. Pratik Naik will share his analytical approach and advanced Photoshop knowledge to give you an effective workflow for retouching skin, beauty and portrait images.

Beauty & Portrait Retouching With Pratik Naik
  • Industry Expectations

    Episode 1

    In this section, listen as retoucher Patrik Naik, discusses the balance of creating a natural portrait in a retouching workflow. Finding the balance point between eliminating blemishes but retaining facial characteristics. Presenting the subjects in their best light, while not eliminating the ele...

  • Analyzing the Image

    Episode 2

    Using Capture One, learn to examine an image before the retouching process begins. Develop a system that can be repeated across multiple portraits, to maximize your time and effectiveness as a retoucher. Focus on removing under eyes, eliminating blotchy skin tone, and common facial blemishes and ...

  • RAW Processing

    Episode 3

    Using Capture One, follow retoucher, Patrik Naik, in processing a RAW image portrait to create a natural and neutral image base for retouching. Examine highlight and shadow detail, to develop a neutral exposure for the greatest latitude and quality for finishing.

  • Initial Cleanup

    Episode 4

    With a neutral raw base, begin the retouching process of a natural portrait image in Photoshop. Examine format and bit depth best practices, along with working color spaces, before diving into the retouching workflow. Using a balance of the healing brush and clone stamp tool, begin the initial cl...

  • Dodge and Burn

    Episode 5

    With skin cleanup complete, continue forward with the dodge and burn stage of the retouching workflow. Learn how to create balance across micro-transitions, enhancing dimension while protecting natural, smooth skin tone. Using a multi-layered approach, leverage the power of Photoshop's curves and...

  • Color Toning

    Episode 6

    With the corrective and repairing portion of the workflow complete, advance to the color toning stage of the retouching process. Follow retoucher, Patrik Naik, as he demonstrates the power of color manipulation and enhancement using Photoshop's color toning tool set. Create vibrance and mood with...