Photography workshop: retouching your photographs

Course Dates: 16/03/20 - 06/04/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Ed Gregory

This is a specialist course in retouching for beauty photography using Photoshop. General Photoshop skills are taught in other courses.


What is the course about?

This course is ideal for people that have either finished beauty, fashion or portrait photography courses or already have good skills and knowledge of portrait, fashion or beauty photography but needs to increase their understanding of retouching. It might also be of benefit to graphic designers that wish to learn more about retouching.
You will create your own Photoshop Actions and will be supplied with a set of pre recorded Actions to take away.
You will be supplied with hi resolution, professionally shot images for the course.

What will we cover?

Over the course of three sessions you will learn
- Advance masking
- Macro dodge and burn
- Global dodge and burn
- Frequency separation
- Actions for automation of repetetive tasks.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Edit skin tone for tone and texture
- Use advanced masking techniques to achieve seperation of different elements within an image
- Use Photoshop tools to produce industry level beauty retouching
- Understand the difference between and use as appropriate, global and macro dodge and burn.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You will need a moderate understanding of photoshop.
Good retouching takes time to achieve, it’s not a quick fix so you will need patience.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will be delivered via demonstrations in a workshop environment, so that you have the opportunity to try the methods above in a easy to understand format. The course will be supported with hand outs and weekly homework tasks that have been designed to strengthen you knowledge and guide you to fantastic retouching results.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to bring a memory stick and may wish to bring some images (Raw files or hi res tiff) to work on later in the course, but this is not essential. Please note the Photography studio uses Mac computers.PC formatted hard drives can be read from but not written to.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Course Code: VY412

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Mon, eve, 16 Mar - 06 Apr '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00
Concession: £103.00

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