Beauty & Portrait Retouching With Pratik Naik

Beauty & Portrait Retouching With Pratik Naik

7 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.

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Beauty & Portrait Retouching With Pratik Naik
  • Industry Expectations

    Episode 1

    In this section of the tutorial, focus on the process of retouching for commercial headshots. Take a more refined approach, emphasizing a clean, professional appearance. Examine the lighting and styling in a commercial environment, compared to a creative portrait approach. Identify the kinds of e...

  • Analyzing the Image

    Episode 2

    With a clear understanding of a commercial portrait industry expectations, develop a plan for your retouching process using markup in Photoshop. Follow retoucher, Patrik Naik, as he examines areas across skin, hair and wardrobe that will require detailed attention during the retouching process. L...

  • RAW Processing

    Episode 3

    After creating a game plan with markup in Photoshop, begin your RAW processing for a corporate, commercial headshot. Using Capture One, balance color, exposure, dynamic range across shadows and highlights to position the RAW image at the highest quality possible for retouching in Photoshop. Adjus...

  • Initial Clean Up

    Episode 4

    With the RAW processing complete, begin the retouching process for your commercial portrait headshot. Using your game plan, cleanup fly aways, under eyes, and a variety of other distractions across the subject. Use the markup layer as reference as you retouching using a fast and efficient workflo...

  • Dodge and Burn

    Episode 5

    After completing the skin cleanup pass, transition to creating a polished, even and dimensional skin tone. In this section, leverage the power of Photoshop Actions to expedite your workflow, while maintaining quality and control over the appearance and file integrity of your images. Use Patrik Na...

  • Liquifying

    Episode 6

    Move towards the final stages of retouching your commercial headshot portrait image. In this stage, learn to apply and use Photoshop's Liquify filter tool. Adjust pressure, size, and density settings to adjust and manipulate the subject. Focus on natural and believable wardrobe adjustments for mo...

  • Masculine Approach

    Episode 7

    With the example subject of a woman in a corporate headshot complete, focus on a comparative example with a man as the subject. Utilize similar techniques for cleanup with different emphasis on pore size and facial hair. Examine the skin, hair, and wardrobe, taking a high level view at retouching...