Take your portrait or wedding photography to the next level and give your clients what they are hoping to get when they are photographed while maintaining a “natural” look.
This 2 hour webinar, geared towards intermediate to advanced photographers, will demonstrate the techniques used to achieve a professional quality Beauty Retouch using the tools in Photoshop. Topics will start with basic blemish removal and skin softening then move to the eyes, hair and basic shaping. The session will start at the very beginning from a RAW file through the entire workflow.
The purpose of this course is to get a very “natural” or “realistic” version of the file and not to bend it so far that it does not represent the subject.
After completion of this webinar student will be capable of doing at least basic retouching including blemish removal, skin softening and working with the eyes and hair.
Sample files are supplied so all you need to do is show up. We will have a Question & Answer period towards the end of the webinar.
We will be using Citrix - Go To Meeting and we will send you the link a few days before the webinar. Participants will be able to download the webinar afterwards for reference.
Participants should have a good working knowledge of Photoshop tools like the healing brush, clone stamp tool, masking, blend modes and shaping with liquefy.
Instructor: Chris Alvanas
Chris Alvanas is a digital artist and an accomplished post-production retoucher for high-end beauty and fashion. As a photographer, he is known for his quirky kids images, while his fine art delves into the worlds of jazz music and dance by illustrating the musician’s relationship with the instrument and the motion of the dancer. As a new filmmaker (Affirmation, Taps), Chris uses a multi-genre approach: the photographer’s eye and the musician’s ear.
Chris is a popular speaker on post-production beauty retouching, HDR and fine art printing. His work has been featured in Shutterbug, After Capture, Nikon World and Popular Photography. He has lectured at Photo Plus Expo, PMA, Foto Fusion and more. Chris is the former Director of Photography at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington DC. View his work on his website at Light Year Imaging.
Chris teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:
- Black and White Conversion Methods Webinar
- Glamour and Beauty Retouching Webinar
- One-On-One Critiques
The following DVDs by Chris are available for sale at Capital Photography Center;