Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > My tutorial. Retouch + toning

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Sergretouch

Posts: 94

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

http://sergretouch.ru/blog/17_img/IMG_6922_orig_rt_web.jpg

Hi. It's more "process" than "tutorial". But in this video you can look all process how I made this image (raw conversion, retouch, color work). It's fast retouch video, but if you want to see more slowly, I give a link below to slow version (with Russian comments).

Video tutorial

slow video

Also you can look more tutorials from my blog and my youtube channel. New videos with dodge&burn will appear every week. So subscribe and do not miss the interesting stuff smile

Sep 19 12 06:05 pm Link

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Extrosy

Posts: 656

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Would be nice if you show the before/after in the thread.

Sep 19 12 06:17 pm Link

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Oscar Partida

Posts: 732

Palm Springs, California, US

nice and clean thanks

Sep 19 12 07:09 pm Link

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PhotoByWayne

Posts: 1220

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Can you show 100% of the face before and after?

Sep 19 12 07:52 pm Link

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theycallmeiron

Posts: 408

San Diego, California, US

Why do you use the sRGB color space? Do you print these photos?

Sep 20 12 12:33 am Link

Retoucher

Gary Alan

Posts: 407

Esperance, Western Australia, Australia

Nice display, could of kept the tunes going to the end but very well done.

Your using a 50% grey layer with the dodge tool set to midtones @ 7% with a light dest blue, could you explain your reasoning behind this method please.

edit: nevermind I figured it out... nice..

Sep 20 12 12:44 am Link

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FotoMark

Posts: 2978

Oxnard, California, US

Sergey Brezhnev wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/17/505a6249af779.jpg

Hi. It's more "process" than "tutorial". But in this video you can look all process how I made this image (raw conversion, retouch, color work). It's fast retouch video, but if you want to see more slowly, I give a link below to slow version (with Russian comments).

Video tutorial

slow video

Also you can look more tutorials from my blog and my youtube channel. New videos with dodge&burn will appear every week. So subscribe and do not miss the interesting stuff smile

Bookmarking smile

Sep 20 12 12:49 am Link

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JIOPIX

Posts: 1183

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sergey Brezhnev wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120919/17/505a6249af779.jpg

Hi. It's more "process" than "tutorial". But in this video you can look all process how I made this image (raw conversion, retouch, color work). It's fast retouch video, but if you want to see more slowly, I give a link below to slow version (with Russian comments).

Video tutorial

slow video

Also you can look more tutorials from my blog and my youtube channel. New videos with dodge&burn will appear every week. So subscribe and do not miss the interesting stuff smile

Is the image available to download to follow along with tutorial?

Sep 20 12 02:55 pm Link

Retoucher

Sergretouch

Posts: 94

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Extrosy wrote:
Would be nice if you show the before/after in the thread.

Fixed.

PhotoByWayne wrote:
Can you show 100% of the face before and after?

Yep:
http://sergretouch.ru/blog/17_img/dnb_before_after.gif

wsciron wrote:
Why do you use the sRGB color space? Do you print these photos?

I make this photo only for rubric "dodge and burn" on youtube channel and for my portfolio (not for print in magazine). So doesn't matter which color space. Maybe photographer print this image for itself, but I don't think so.

Gary Alan wrote:
Nice display, could of kept the tunes going to the end but very well done.

Your using a 50% grey layer with the dodge tool set to midtones @ 7% with a light dest blue, could you explain your reasoning behind this method please.

edit: nevermind I figured it out... nice..

There are several ways to do dodge&burn: 50% gray layer, 2 curves, 2 copy image on Multyply and Screen... 
I use 50% gray because it simpler and more familiar for me. It's the main reason smile

JIOPIX wrote:
Is the image available to download to follow along with tutorial?

Yep, in second link (slow version) there is a link on Raw in the description.

Sep 20 12 04:14 pm Link

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Mirko Grasso

Posts: 103

London, England, United Kingdom

thank you man!

Sep 20 12 04:40 pm Link

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isfotografia

Posts: 44

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Thanks great work

Sep 20 12 09:14 pm Link

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Nathanfx

Posts: 251

Santa Monica, California, US

wsciron wrote:
Why do you use the sRGB color space? Do you print these photos?

The RGB color space is way wider then the CMYK. though the translation does alter what you were going for in the in the original starting with RGB keeps a lot of the data that you can use for the web and computing device presentations.

Also Print is dead...good god save a tree man.

Sep 20 12 10:08 pm Link

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Nathanfx

Posts: 251

Santa Monica, California, US

Also shifting color temps ....really isnt that impressive

Sep 20 12 10:08 pm Link

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Robert Gordon Photo

Posts: 9

New York, New York, US

This video tutorial is great! For anyone that speaks russian...

Sep 21 12 07:25 am Link

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Sithumina photography

Posts: 55

Wattala, Gampaha, Sri Lanka

Nice work

THANK Q

Oct 05 12 04:53 am Link

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pixel dimension ilusion

Posts: 1355

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

nice tut can you suplly the psd i will like to know the setting of the toning

Oct 05 12 08:12 am Link

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Sergretouch

Posts: 94

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

reswelx123 wrote:
nice tut can you suplly the psd i will like to know the setting of the toning

You can see all settings in slow video. Watch in hd quality - where you can see all the numbers.

Oct 05 12 11:50 am Link

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pixel dimension ilusion

Posts: 1355

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Sergey Brezhnev wrote:

You can see all settings in slow video. Watch in hd quality - where you can see all the numbers.

thks i have it

Oct 05 12 12:51 pm Link

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nobody frm nowhere

Posts: 25

Nottingham, Maryland, US

wish they were in English

Apr 18 13 03:19 pm Link

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Camerosity

Posts: 5316

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I've seen this video before - probably when you first started this thread last year.

A lot of info can get lost in a speed retouching video. It's hard to see the settings and easy to miss a switch from one tool to another. Also, there's no "why". For example, why did you do so much of the D&B in a color photo on a desaturated image?

Step-by-step info would be useful in some places - especially where you added the gradated circle to the background behind the model near the end of the video. I could probably figure it out (or find it in another tutorial), but after watching the video I don't know exactly what the steps were.

Apr 18 13 07:41 pm Link

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Sergretouch

Posts: 94

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Camerosity wrote:
I've seen this video before - probably when you first started this thread last year.

A lot of info can get lost in a speed retouching video. It's hard to see the settings and easy to miss a switch from one tool to another. Also, there's no "why". For example, why did you do so much of the D&B in a color photo on a desaturated image?

Step-by-step info would be useful in some places - especially where you added the gradated circle to the background behind the model near the end of the video. I could probably figure it out (or find it in another tutorial), but after watching the video I don't know exactly what the steps were.

To understand all this things you must have a good basic knowledges of PS. And then you not have so much questions.
D&B its work with volume, and doesn't matter how much I have color on image.
With your questions, I realized that the knowledge you not very big.
This tutorial made for people who already have a good skill in PS.

Apr 26 13 03:42 pm Link

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Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Sergey Brezhnev wrote:
To understand all this things you must have a good basic knowledges of PS.

And Russian.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1705/confused2r.gif

Apr 26 13 04:29 pm Link

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Sergretouch

Posts: 94

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peano wrote:
And Russian.

Not really. You need know only PS. If you know him, language doesn't matter. For example: My English not really good, only on basic level, but I watch many English tutorial on English and don't have any problem to understand what happened in video. Also I watching tutorial on German (I do not know them), and French (don't know too). And all information about retouching I understand. There is no language problem, there is the problem of lack of knowledge of PS.

Apr 27 13 05:51 am Link

Photographer

R.EYE.R

Posts: 2835

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Спасибо, заценил!

Apr 27 13 06:53 am Link

Photographer

Brandon Nixon

Posts: 40

Los Angeles, California, US

Great tutorial, I followed it myself using the raw image and got perfect results! Thanks!

Apr 27 13 07:49 am Link

Retoucher

nobody frm nowhere

Posts: 25

Nottingham, Maryland, US

Apr 27 13 03:11 pm Link

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Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Sergey Brezhnev wrote:
There is no language problem, there is the problem of lack of knowledge of PS.

I guess that's my problem, then.

Apr 27 13 03:45 pm Link

Digital Artist

Joe Diamond

Posts: 303

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Peano wrote:

I guess that's my problem, then.

loled

Apr 27 13 11:26 pm Link

Digital Artist

Joe Diamond

Posts: 303

Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Peano wrote:

I guess that's my problem, then.

loled

Apr 27 13 11:26 pm Link

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LA StarShooter

Posts: 1868

Los Angeles, California, US

Peano wrote:

I guess that's my problem, then.

I watched one in German today and my German is almost non-existent and I actually got mad at the video because of the steps which I thought made the photo look bad. The German master was showing how to do make the sky more blue only he ruined the photo, it looked awful. What was interesting was to look at the tabs in Deutsche and it was as if Martians had written the thing. I would essentially agree that if it is clear enough visually you can follow it, except that tabs in cyrillic would make most English speakers have a rough time. I think also the idea that you're advanced in photoshop so you can just follow it restricts the tutorial to people who can recognize the steps. I recall that one guy who has used photoshop for over a decade never used the gradient maps and thanked Scott Kelby for pointing to them in a recent video. Photoshop is a big program and I am just starting to practice dodging and burning and as usual it takes me a while to figure things out. I'll look at this as it might open my eyes to a better way.

Apr 27 13 11:54 pm Link