Retouching With Viktor Fejes
In this retouching demonstration, recorded LIVE, professional retoucher Viktor Fejes is given free rein to get as creative as he likes as he works on an image submitted by one of our Visual Education subscribers.
The techniques covered in this class will be familiar to those already comfortable working with Photoshop. It includes an overview of skin retouching, burning and dodging and healing, as well as a more detailed demonstration of colour correction and how to guide the eye using colour and contrast.
You’ll discover how a professional retoucher works and gain valuable insight into the tools, techniques and thought processes he uses to reach the final image.
As Viktor works through the image, he fields questions from members, addressing issues such as how to start learning Photoshop, pricing your work and how to submit images for retouching. He also touches on more technical elements such as the best monitors for retouching, calibrating your monitor and the importance of color theory.
In this class:
- How to retouch like a professional
- Professional photo editing workflow
- Guiding the eye using color and contrast
- The importance of color theory
- Skin retouching in Photoshop
- Burning and dodging and alternative techniques
- Color grading in Photoshop
If you missed Viktor’s live talk show, you can watch it on replay here.
Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.
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Thank you Karl and Viktor!
Are Viktor’s actions available to download?
Hi, yes they are in the downloads section or with the PS course section.
What is your experience with Apple monitors compared with the one that you use? You mentioned (alongside with Viktor) that it is much glossier etc, but what would you recommend to pay attention to, editing on an apple screen, as currently I can’t afford an Eizo one for instance? I guess it’s not like the images are gonna end up rubbish edited on an apple, but I’m afraid that what looks exactly how I want on mine, it is going to be different on my clients side.
Keep up the great work!
Hi Tamas, you can certainly edit but just be aware that the image you’re looking at is likely going to be a bit brighter and bit more contrasty and colourful than it would on an Eizo or in print. The Apple retina screens on Imacs and Macbooks give you great detail though.
Thank you for the fast and detailed response! For some reason I thought you meant apple products in general, however as I work on a retina MacBook Pro, I’ll worry less about it 🙂 thanks again 👍🏻
What do you think of programs like PortraitPro?
Hi Rami, I don’t use them.
I’m sorry but was there an answer on how Karl made the stream come out of the ears? I heard what was said but I didn’t hear how the steam was actually made. The steps to it.
Hi Gina, I shot the steam from a kettle on a solid black background. Then I took that shot and put it into the man shot and set the blend mode to ‘lighten’ on the layer and then did a bit of contrast and burn and dodge work.
Thanks Victor, for sharing his knowledge. Enjoyed very much and learned so many new stuff!
are the Viktor actions available to download?
Yes Alfonso, in the Downloads section
Hi in response to the question about books for colour theory,the one i found was “Colour and Light” by James Gurney,it is essentially for painters but it really explains everything about colour and how colours interact with others and how light effects colours,hope this helps. Regards Rob