Sixties Fashion | Post-Production

Follow Karl through each step of his Photoshop workflow.

If you’ve watched Sixties Fashion Shoot, it’s time to dig in to Karl’s post-production follow-up. As he converts the raw files he captured in the shoot into the polished final image, you’ll see him demonstrate a range of useful tools and techniques.

Karl begins by explaining highlight recovery and why it does not work adequately across all elements of the shot. As he removes lighting gear, smooths out the background, and enhances different aspects of the image, you’ll see him demonstrate  the Clone Stamp tool, the Healing Brush, hue saturation adjustment layers, the Magic Wand, the Liquify filter, Gaussian blur, and more.

As the session continues, Karl uses the Distort tool and does extensive burning and dodging on the model’s outfit, handbag, shoes and so on.

His primary challenge turns out to be achieving smoothness of texture and tone on the model’s skin, which he does using a variety of techniques in combination.

The result is a striking and vivid retro image, well worth the careful post-production work.

In this class:

  • Post-production techniques for fashion and beauty photography
  • Highlight recovery
  • How to use layer masks in Photoshop
  • Hue saturation layers in Photoshop
  • How to use the Healing Brush in Photoshop
  • How to use the Clone Stamp tool in Photoshop
  • Burning and dodging in Photoshop
  • Using the Liquify filter in Photoshop
  • Adding noise and Gaussian blur in Photoshop
  • Retouching skin tones and textures in Photoshop
  • Working with low and high frequencies in Photoshop

If you enjoy this class, be sure to check out Projection Spotlight Beauty | Post-Production and Legs Up Fashion | Post-Production.

Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.

© Karl Taylor

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