Advanced Texture Cleanup: Frequency Separation 2.0

Advanced Texture Cleanup: Frequency Separation 2.0

You have been retouching the wrong way this whole time. While this is a bold statement, Earth Oliver backs it up by showing you a revolutionary process to retouch any surface. Earth is a cutting edge retoucher who has spent his career fixing every type of image imaginable. By developing Frequency Separation 2.0, Earth has found an unbreakable method to fix every pixel-based problem while saving time and increasing profitability. This will forever change the way you work.

Advanced Texture Cleanup: Frequency Separation 2.0

18 Videos

  • Introduction

    Welcome to Advanced Texture Cleanup with high end retoucher, Earth Oliver. In this training series, the goal will be to remove any and all negative association around Frequency Separation. This is Frequency Separation 2.0. Learn to retouch skin, cloth, hard surface objects - virtually any element...

  • Gaussian Based Separation

    Follow high end retoucher, Earth Oliver, as he defines and dissects the traditional methods and workflow for Frequency Separation. Understand the pitfalls and image degradation that can occur when using the traditional method and why it is happening. Begin to develop an alternate process for appr...

  • Median Based Separation

    Leverage the power of Photoshop's Median filter with a combination of smart objects and filters, to eliminate unwanted edge blurring and haloes. Learn to create a toolkit that responds well to Photoshop's tool set. Learn to evaluate a median based workflow, applying the right amount of filtering ...

  • Gaussian vs Median

    Using a portrait image with skin as the primary target, compare the Gaussian vs. Median based methods of Frequency Separation. Examine gradients across skin, edges, hair fly-aways, and eyelashes. Examine through practical steps the degradation and digital artifacts that result from Gaussian Filte...

  • Skin: High Median Workflow

    Listen as high end retoucher, Earth Oliver, continues to retouch a skin texture, comparing gaussian vs. median based separation. Evaluate cloning vs. healing on the high frequency layer. Learn to retouch an image without leaving tracks and begin to develop a skill set for industry leading results...

  • Skin Retouching-The Mixer Brush

    With a firm process established using median based separation, incorporate Photoshop's dynamic and fluid native tool - the mixer brush. Examine the updated smoothing engine, brush settings, sizes and find the perfect balance of flow, mix, load, and wetness when painting for skin. Paint various st...

  • Skin: Low Median Workflow

    Push further into a median based workflow by tackling troublesome and distracting lighting and shadows in skin texture. With a mixer brush workflow, learn to paint and reshape light on the low median layer frequency separation. Manipulate color, change tone, create even skin texture, and have fun...

  • Fabric: High Median Workflow

    Transition from skin to fabric work. Apply a median based workflow to any subject's apparel, gaining complete control over fabric blemishes and wrinkles. Walk through an image markup with high end retoucher, Earth Oliver, to establish the primary problem areas within the athletic apparel. With a ...

  • Fabric: Low Median Workflow

    Watch as high end retoucher, Earth Oliver, quickly and efficiently paints away major apparel distractions, leveraging the power of a median based workflow. Where typical Photoshop processes dodge and burn and clone stamp, could not correct wrinkles and blemish in fabric, see the power of Frequenc...

  • Recreating Surfaces-Tablet

    Take the firm foundation and workflow of Frequency Separation 2.0 and apply it in an entirely different context. Learn the power and flexibility of a median based workflow, tackling a hard surface, highly reflective tablet. Paint away dust, smudging, and distracting reflections on the tablet devi...

  • Coffee Maker: High Median Workflow

    See the dynamic strength and flexibility of Frequency Separation 2.0, as you tackle a new image - an espresso maker. Using one technique, tackle multiple problems across multiple surfaces with minimal struggle in the retouching process. Follow high end retoucher, Earth Oliver, as he uses the powe...

  • Coffee Maker: Low Median Workflow

    Using the power of Photoshop's native tool, the mixer brush, apply a low median based workflow to the espresso maker image. Move across various targets in the image to reshape light, shadow, and color, with no artifacts or degradation in quality. Learn how to dial brush, flow, and overall paintin...

  • Reshaping Light-Smoothie

    In this exercise, the smoothie cup, learn to reshape light and reflection on a surface that contains a lot of obstacles. Learn to literally separate reflections from plastic, condensation, and smoothie texture, without destroying the integrity of the image. Wipe away modifier reflections to see t...

  • Smoothie: High-Low Separation

    Apply the median based workflow to the smoothie cup example image. Use the power of Photoshop's mixer brush to paint away reflections, extracting details with intention. Control light, color, tone, all while maintaining the quality and integrity of the image data.

  • Car Retouching: High Median Workflow

    Having worked with skin, fabric, technology, and product - apply the median based workflow to a powerful image of car by photographer, Easton Chang. Follow high end retoucher, Earth Oliver as he explores and exploits the power of Frequency Separation 2.0, to tackle the reflective surfaces of a hi...

  • Car Retouching: Low Median Workflow

    Using an incredible car image example from photographer, Easton Chang - apply a median based workflow to clean and control texture. Using the flexibility of Frequency Separation 2.0, control color, light, contour, and reflection, painting with ease and intention using Photoshop's mixer brush. Lea...

  • Architectural Retouching: Interior Surface Cleanup

    For the final example, retouch an architectural interior example, using your skill and experience gained across multiple and diverse example images. Apply the median based, Frequency Separation 2.0 workflow to address complex reflections and a variety of distractions across multiple surfaces with...

  • Architectural Retouching: Advanced Reflection Removal

    Congratulations! You've completed the course on Advanced Texture Cleanup with high end retoucher, Earth Oliver. In this final section, complete the architectural interior using a median based workflow and use your skills to create a highly polished, stand out image. With examples across skin, fab...

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