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Photographer

WKC Todays Photography

Posts: 9

Nampa, Idaho, US

Looking for the best photoshop tutorial on DVD for retouch/glamour etc..

Apr 27 12 09:57 am Link

Photographer

FotoMark

Posts: 2978

Oxnard, California, US

Apr 27 12 10:03 am Link

Photographer

WKC Todays Photography

Posts: 9

Nampa, Idaho, US

Thank you.

Apr 27 12 10:11 am Link

Photographer

FotoMark

Posts: 2978

Oxnard, California, US

Look up Natalia Taffarel, she has some great retouching dvd's

Apr 27 12 10:11 am Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 22606

Salem, Oregon, US

kelbytraining.com (calvin hollywood) and lynda.com are some online options in addition to the DVDs from mayhem members (plus gry garness).

partly i think it depends on what you're doing. if you need something quick&dirty that can be done in a few minutes maybe just run portraiture and do a little spot healing. portrait professional can be interesting for headshots (used that on a realtor last week) and onone now has something similar although i haven't tried it. if i have to spend several hours on something i may be better off outsourcing that to a pro.

Apr 27 12 10:12 am Link

Photographer

WKC Todays Photography

Posts: 9

Nampa, Idaho, US

That's who I was thinking of Gry, Ill check out the others too. Thank you! :-)

Apr 27 12 10:58 am Link

Photographer

ontherocks

Posts: 22606

Salem, Oregon, US

and then there's this guy who generates a lot of controversy over his methods:
http://masteringretouching.com/

i have the compositing one and have found that helpful.

Apr 27 12 11:01 am Link

Photographer

Derek Cooper

Posts: 106

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WKC Todays Photography wrote:
That's who I was thinking of Gry, Ill check out the others too. Thank you! :-)

Yup, Gry. Watch the retouching video on my avatar shot retouched by Gry - linked from my portfolio page.

Apr 27 12 11:07 am Link

Photographer

Darren Brade

Posts: 2829

London, England, United Kingdom

hartcons wrote:
and then there's this guy who generates a lot of controversy over his methods:
http://masteringretouching.com/

i have the compositing one and have found that helpful.

Controversy? Really? in what way? This is the first course I brought (and currently watching)  after failing to find anything decent on you tube.

So far Im getting good results. but still early days.

Apr 27 12 04:37 pm Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

Darren Brade wrote:

Controversy? Really? in what way? This is the first course I brought (and currently watching)  after failing to find anything decent on you tube.

So far Im getting good results. but still early days.

Nope...you may think you are getting good results but not really cause even in the video he doesnt big_smile

Apr 27 12 06:05 pm Link

Photographer

Darren Brade

Posts: 2829

London, England, United Kingdom

Koray wrote:

Nope...you may think you are getting good results but not really cause even in the video he doesnt big_smile

Believe me, much better results than I was getting beforehand. :-)

However, since I'm still a newbie at retouching, I realize I have a lot to learn before I know what is good or bad out there.

So really interested in knowing which courses I should be following. Gry Garness Beauty Retouching techniques DVDs?

Apr 29 12 04:04 pm Link

Photographer

JAE

Posts: 2142

West Chester, Pennsylvania, US

I've decided to delve deeper into retouching recently, so my advice might be helpful or it might really suck, haha.  I have found kelbytraining.com to be very helpful starting out.  A lot of their videos are very basic but there's also a lot of good stuff mixed in.  I just did a month subscription and watched all the videos I wanted then canceled.  Jot down some notes!

Right now I'm doing Lynda.com.  It's like Kelby but has a few more technical tutorials.  Plus they have tutorials for all kinds of other stuff.  I'm doing an SQL one for my day job!  I've also found Gry Garness Book and DVD to be awesome.  It's a bit of a dry read, but very informative.  Slowly getting through it smile

I found Mastering Retouching by Nick Saglimbeni to be a waste of time.  Glad I borrowed the disc. 

Natalia Taffarel on these forums gets a lot of praise for her DVDs.  They are on my "someday soon" list when I work through what I have and have some spare cash smile

Apr 29 12 07:01 pm Link

Photographer

WKC Todays Photography

Posts: 9

Nampa, Idaho, US

You all are awesome thank you for the help!

Apr 29 12 09:16 pm Link

Photographer

Camerosity

Posts: 5316

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I've watched a few sets, and I'd recommend this one - especially if you shoot in RAW format:

http://www.digitalphotoshopretouching.c … ials-dvd-2

It's 11.5 hours long.

Apr 29 12 09:30 pm Link

Photographer

R Cubero

Posts: 41

Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

I have videos of Amy Dresser, Gry Garness, Chris Tarantino and certainly the better is the DVD of Natalia Taffarel.

Apr 30 12 01:15 pm Link

Retoucher

nobody frm nowhere

Posts: 25

Nottingham, Maryland, US

R Cubero wrote:
I have videos of Amy Dresser, Gry Garness, Chris Tarantino and certainly the better is the DVD of Natalia Taffarel.

Where can I buy them?

Apr 18 13 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

GCobb Photography

Posts: 15894

Southaven, Mississippi, US

WKC Todays Photography wrote:
Looking for the best photoshop tutorial on DVD for retouch/glamour etc..

Youtube, Phototuts, etc.

Apr 18 13 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

David Nelson Photograph

Posts: 348

San Antonio, Texas, US

WKC Todays Photography wrote:
Looking for the best photoshop tutorial on DVD for retouch/glamour etc..

Check out Kelby Training, on that site there are a number of photographers who specialize in glamour, high fashion, etc.  Calvin Hollywood comes to mind and there are many others.  You can browse the site for free, it costs about $149 a year, but, for me, its been invaluable.  Every subject on photography, photoshop, lightroom, and every subject one could photograph.  A couple of years ago, I was asked to shoot a concert, had never done one before and I was told by the venue that I had two songs to get all the shots I needed.  KT showed me how to do it, what to photograph first, a logical shot order and the results were great and I've been asked to shoot 3 other concerts since.

Apr 18 13 04:00 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Darren Brade wrote:
Controversy? Really? in what way?

He's sort of the Earl Scheib of retouching.

Apr 18 13 04:44 pm Link

Photographer

richy01

Posts: 153

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Kruno here on MM, Amy dresser, Natalia here on MM, Grey Garness..Andrei Oprinca at PSDbox

Apr 25 13 10:00 pm Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Best will be Krunoslavs upcoming 2nd DVD wink

Apr 26 13 04:31 am Link

Photographer

A-M-P

Posts: 18211

Orlando, Florida, US

I own Natalia's, Gry Garness and Erik Almas DVD  I like these and would recommend them.

Apr 26 13 04:38 am Link

Photographer

Indi L

Posts: 220

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Christiana1990 wrote:
Best will be Krunoslavs upcoming 2nd DVD wink

Waiting for it too :-)

(Gry Garness' DVD is excellent btw,and thumbs up for Kruno's 1st DVD too)

Apr 28 13 06:08 am Link

Photographer

KBStudio

Posts: 298

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

ontherocks wrote:
and then there's this guy who generates a lot of controversy over his methods:
http://masteringretouching.com/

i have the compositing one and have found that helpful.

This is a good DVD set.

Apr 29 13 07:33 pm Link