Conrad Digital - The Art of Retouching Skin - Study 1

Discussion in 'Photo Tutorials' started by vrdude, 2 Mar 2018.

  1. vrdude

    vrdude Moderator

    Staff Member Gold Member No Limit
    Joined:
    4 Jul 2017
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    3,767
    Trophy Points:
    283
    https://conraddigital.com/skin-study-1/

    In my two decades in this business, I can honestly say that retouching skin has by far been the one topic of frustration for many a retoucher. With the new paradigm shift in the imaging world, a great many more young photographers have to do their own retouching and with that comes a new breed of frustrated artists. In this Case Study and in Skin Case Studies to follow, we'll be diving head first into the realm of skin.

    In this in depth series of videos I take an industry standard beauty image and retouch it from start to finish. From initial color and density settings we move on to taking inventory of what's needed to be done. We then start by adjusting all the problem areas of the image before moving on to the beauty retouching. Then comes the meat and potatoes of this series- beauty/skin retouching. In this series we use a subject with skin texture that I'll call an "average" skin type for the sake of argument. This means nothing terribly harsh, but the kind of skin you'll find in most professional beauty photography. We'll call this type of skin: Skin Level One.
    I start with the basics of spotting the image and move deep into trouble areas and finish her with my own version of dodging and burning. No tricks here! Just down and dirty, old school retouching. This style of retouching is near transparent and most sought after.

    Hidden Content:
    **Hidden Content: You must click 'Like' before you can see the hidden data contained here.**
     
    Gonx, yanne_01, ftabai and 108 others like this.
  2. vlcina

    vlcina Silver IV

    No Limit
    Joined:
    20 Feb 2018
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    1,264
    Trophy Points:
    40
    wow, thanks for this !
     
    Rustyphoto and alex111 like this.
  3. Mistwalker

    Mistwalker New Member

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    3
    This is SOOOOO needed! Have not done so many images with retouching skin for real, but with the ones I have - it took ages! I hope this will help me speed up my process and give me better results! Thanks! :D
     
    Rustyphoto and alex111 like this.
  4. Mistwalker

    Mistwalker New Member

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Hm, I'm just getting into my root folder in Mega when clicking link? :(
     
    Rustyphoto and alex111 like this.
  5. Mistwalker

    Mistwalker New Member

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Yeah, my bad. Copy and paste links works perfect! :D
     
    Rustyphoto and alex111 like this.
  6. Don Johnson

    Don Johnson New Member

    Joined:
    8 Feb 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    3
    AWESOME! Pure gold if you start in skin retouching and very fast learning curve.
     
    Rustyphoto and alex111 like this.
  7. vrdude

    vrdude Moderator

    Staff Member Gold Member No Limit
    Joined:
    4 Jul 2017
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    3,767
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Link is stil good.

    1) copy the URL
    2) pate URL into new browser window
    3) remove the http://anonym.to/? from the begining
    4) hit enter
     
    Rustyphoto and alex111 like this.
  8. InvisibleTouch

    InvisibleTouch Silver IV

    No Limit
    Joined:
    28 Apr 2018
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    1,199
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Dude uploaded these to YouTube for those who don’t want to download :)
     
  9. vrdude

    vrdude Moderator

    Staff Member Gold Member No Limit
    Joined:
    4 Jul 2017
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    3,767
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Bad advise. One risk loosing youtube account for uploading such contents. Plus you may be exposing your real identity. BTW why don't you do it?
     
  10. InvisibleTouch

    InvisibleTouch Silver IV

    No Limit
    Joined:
    28 Apr 2018
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    1,199
    Trophy Points:
    23
    I meant the creator uploaded these to YouTube
     
  11. j7u9A

    j7u9A New Member

    Joined:
    15 Jun 2021
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    3
    thanks
     
Top