Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Tutorial for Xmas - Redhead Girl With Freckles

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Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Hey, guys. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! smile

I have a gift for you. Just recorded a Girl With Freckles retouching workflow and how you might deal with skin retouching and problems like; discoloration of the skin, keeping the skin looking smooth and natural while preserving the Freckles. Also how to do color correction with curves and layer masks and various other tips & tricks. I will be using in this tutorial various techniques like Dodging and Burning, curves and other color correction tools, some intermediate to advance masking and more. I hope you enjoy the video. smile

Redhead Girl With Freckles Retouch - Photoshop CS6 Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT8ZBSoy_IY

BTW. Don't forget; you can use chapter makers in the description box to skip ahead to any part of the movie for easier reviewing. Just click on the time of the section you want to skip ahead, or simply  watch the video first and than very easily go back to the section of the video you want to see again.

Image courtesy of Rafeal

http://www.modelmayhem.com/374073
www.faze1.4ormat.com

Cheers!

Dec 22 12 11:45 pm Link

Retoucher

nebulaoperator

Posts: 340

London, England, United Kingdom

I thought they could also introduce like button on MM. smile
So first like and Merry Christmas!

Dec 23 12 12:28 am Link

Photographer

Oscar Partida

Posts: 732

Palm Springs, California, US

merry X mas !

Dec 23 12 02:41 am Link

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Sofia Zasheva

Posts: 154

Sofia, Sofija grad, Bulgaria

I'd rip the audio from this and send it to people just because of what you said. Thank you and happy holidays! (:

edit:
Btw, isn't the softening that you talked about around 13 min, caused by the software of the camera when the image was created (because of the Bayer pattern), not because of the transfer from the camera?

Dec 23 12 03:08 am Link

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Pascal Flor

Posts: 82

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Nice one Krunoslav!

Will watch it as soon as possible. But I have the feeling, that might have helped me with that pic. Was a pain in the ass!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30505311

Dec 23 12 03:15 am Link

Photographer

xbe photographer

Posts: 167

Kaišiadorys, Kauno, Lithuania

Thanks , and happy Christmas!!!

Dec 23 12 04:33 am Link

Photographer

MirrorImage Photography

Posts: 407

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US

i enjoyed, ty.... nicely done!!!

Dec 23 12 04:58 am Link

Photographer

The Signature Image

Posts: 12055

Gorham, Maine, US

I enjoy tutorials and view them quite often to try and improve my craft. However, I tried watching your tutorial and at 6 minutes in you are still talking, not instructing or teaching or demonstrating.

Slim it down some, guy.

Dec 23 12 05:51 am Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 717

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Once again Kruno!! Great video!!

Dec 23 12 05:52 am Link

Photographer

richy01

Posts: 153

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Merry Xmas, have a good one.....

Dec 23 12 06:40 am Link

Retoucher

Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

nebulaoperator wrote:
I thought they could also introduce like button on MM. smile
So first like and Merry Christmas!

"+1" for the "Like" button, hehehe.

Sofia Zasheva wrote:
I'd rip the audio from this and send it to people just because of what you said. Thank you and happy holidays! (:

edit:
Btw, isn't the softening that you talked about around 13 min, caused by the software of the camera when the image was created (because of the Bayer pattern), not because of the transfer from the camera?

Yes, you are quite right Sofia. I was thinking of needing sometimes to apply input sharpening for the softness but I explained it wrong. Nice catch and thank you for brining it to my attention. smile

Pascal Flor wrote:
Nice one Krunoslav!

Will watch it as soon as possible. But I have the feeling, that might have helped me with that pic. Was a pain in the ass!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30505311

Thanks!

I wish I knew sooner.  smile

The Signature Image wrote:
I enjoy tutorials and view them quite often to try and improve my craft. However, I tried watching your tutorial and at 6 minutes in you are still talking, not instructing or teaching or demonstrating.

Slim it down some, guy.

What can I say, it's not for everyone but for your convenience I have made chapter links in the description box.



P.S.
Thank you everyone for the comments, I hope you have nice holidays. smile

Dec 23 12 07:27 am Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1040

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kruno Claus, thanks for the present!

BTW, I get a feeling that you have a preference for redheads... smile

Dec 23 12 08:16 am Link

Retoucher

SterlingHein

Posts: 165

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

thanks, mate. Merry Christmas

Dec 23 12 08:25 am Link

Photographer

pbellamy

Posts: 689

New York, New York, US

I have to say I'm not a retoucher - I know my place... but I really appreciated being able to access and watch this.

So nice to be able to get something constructive out of  the Mayhem. (Not that I don't enjoy endless threads about Models Flaking!).

Thanks and have a Joyous Christmas!

Dec 23 12 08:37 am Link

Retoucher

Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Pictus wrote:
Kruno Claus, thanks for the present!

BTW, I get a feeling that you have a preference for redheads... smile

Shhh. Who said that!?

I do not discriminate but I do enjoy retouching readheads. I have to admit.

pbellamy wrote:
I have to say I'm not a retoucher - I know my place... but I really appreciated being able to access and watch this.

So nice to be able to get something constructive out of  the Mayhem. (Not that I don't enjoy endless threads about Models Flaking!).

Thanks and have a Joyous Christmas!

lol

U2. smile

Dec 23 12 09:07 am Link

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Lulie Lens

Posts: 157

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the tip on how to speed up the computer if the large amounts of layers are taking too long to process.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 23 12 10:24 am Link

Photographer

In Balance Photography

Posts: 3372

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Thanks so much for this - always so very helpful!

Dec 23 12 11:55 am Link

Photographer

Feverstockphoto

Posts: 595

London, England, United Kingdom

Thanks a lot for sharing, enjoyed watching it. Oh and the Sun is good for bringing freckles out smile.

Dec 23 12 01:00 pm Link

Retoucher

Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Feverstockphoto wrote:
Thanks a lot for sharing, enjoyed watching it. Oh and the Sun is good for bringing freckles out smile.

Didn't know that. Interesting. Thanks.

Dec 23 12 01:15 pm Link

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Mateusz Musielak

Posts: 37

Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland

The Santa from Croatia has beaten the one from Finland this year wink

merry xmas y'all smile

Dec 23 12 03:24 pm Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1040

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Krunoslav-Stifter wrote:

Shhh. Who said that!?

I do not discriminate but I do enjoy retouching readheads. I have to admit.

LOL
I saw all the video now and like very much, you made her HOT, what a transformation.

Dec 23 12 04:11 pm Link

Retoucher

George Thomson

Posts: 698

Concord, California, US

cool smile

Merry Christmas

Dec 23 12 08:08 pm Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6688

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

good stuff smile

Dec 24 12 09:27 am Link

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Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Thanks for sharing smile
Merry Christmas!

Dec 25 12 03:18 am Link

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Ken Fournelle

Posts: 99

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

No split frequency to deal with blemishes etc?

k

Dec 25 12 08:50 am Link

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Retouch007

Posts: 403

East Newark, New Jersey, US

Lots of really good retouchers I know don't even know about or use freq separation. I have it as an action and I rarely if ever have used it (but you never know). I tried one time for wrinkles on clothes it did a good job but it's nothing you can't do with the regular tools.

Dec 25 12 10:33 am Link

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Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Ken Fournelle wrote:
No split frequency to deal with blemishes etc?

k

It wouldn't help me in any way really.

I think SP is more popular her on this forum than anywhere else. I think you would be surprised how many people don't use it at all or don't know how. As Rigo (Rg Retouching) said... Not a bad thing to know and use but it's not something I need here, is all. smile

P.S.
Originally it was supposed be just 10 min video and I just kept doing this and that and this and before I knew it, I recorded 1:30 min. I did not intended to do anything that specific really so it turned quite spontaneous, real world kind of recording if you will. Hehehe.

Dec 25 12 11:19 am Link

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Ken Fournelle

Posts: 99

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US

I use FS routinely, but I can see where it may not be necessary or even helpful in many situations.  I like being able to heal on the LF layer, and the band stop option, plus painting on a clipped layer to the LF layer.  There are a lot of pixel roads to get where you are going I guess.

Also, many thanks, Kruno for sharing your expertise.  I learned some new things and reinforced what I am doing with D&B and my workflow.

K

Dec 26 12 04:09 pm Link

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Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Ken Fournelle wrote:
I use FS routinely, but I can see where it may not be necessary or even helpful in many situations.  I like being able to heal on the LF layer, and the band stop option, plus painting on a clipped layer to the LF layer.  There are a lot of pixel roads to get where you are going I guess.

Also, many thanks, Kruno for sharing your expertise.  I learned some new things and reinforced what I am doing with D&B and my workflow.

K

The beauty the curse of Ps is that it's so versatile, but at the end of the more than one road leads to Rome, sort of speak. smile

Dec 26 12 04:41 pm Link

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Ca-retouching

Posts: 18

Webster, Texas, US

Thank you so much for taking the time for showing the video(learnt alote) I get really frustrated when go look up retouching vidoes THEY ARE TIME-lapse!! I'm sorry, I would rather have them show no video then that time lapsed video
I'm not a cheapsake, maybe there a few things I'm looking for.I dont want to pay for a whole video.Yes, I have spent some money on videos

Dec 26 12 04:55 pm Link

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Anellia

Posts: 12

Sofia, Sofija grad, Bulgaria

Thank you for the tutorial! I like the advices in the introduction very much smile

Dec 27 12 12:39 am Link

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Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Ca-retouching wrote:
Thank you so much for taking the time for showing the video(learnt alote) I get really frustrated when go look up retouching vidoes THEY ARE TIME-lapse!! I'm sorry, I would rather have them show no video then that time lapsed video

I don't like them either I have to agree. Especially when the music is very distracting and totally unbefitting. Some are good though but most are not.

Here are couple of the ones that I like. smile

http://tinyurl.com/d6blobd
http://tinyurl.com/bvslh3k

Dec 27 12 02:14 am Link

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The Invisible Touch

Posts: 717

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Really enjoyed your video Kruno!! Great!!

Dec 27 12 02:35 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Good grief.

I learned more in the last 4 hours of following along with this tutorial than I have in the last 4 months.

Can't thank you enough for posting this.

Merry Christmas.

Dec 27 12 09:15 am Link

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Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

The Invisible Touch wrote:
Really enjoyed your video Kruno!! Great!!

Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Good grief.

I learned more in the last 4 hours of following along with this tutorial than I have in the last 4 months.

Can't thank you enough for posting this.

Merry Christmas.

smile

Dec 27 12 09:27 am Link

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Rolando Garcia

Posts: 143

Asia, Lima Provincias, Peru

it's just what the people wants !! Really the best tutorial....

Dec 27 12 10:50 am Link

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Gareth_Edwards

Posts: 97

Kettering, England, United Kingdom

Krunoslav-Stifter wrote:

It wouldn't help me in any way really.

I think SP is more popular her on this forum than anywhere else. I think you would be surprised how many people don't use it at all or don't know how. As Rigo (Rg Retouching) said... Not a bad thing to know and use but it's not something I need here, is all. smile

A year ago, I would have said that frequency splitting was the single most important technique I'd learned in PS for quite some time....... however as useful as it occasionally is, I hardly find myself using it anymore. I'm trying to keep things more simple these days I guess.

Great vid Kruno!

Dec 31 12 08:48 am Link

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Krunoslav Stifter

Posts: 3883

Santa Cruz, California, US

Gareth_Edwards wrote:

A year ago, I would have said that frequency splitting was the single most important technique I'd learned in PS for quite some time....... however as useful as it occasionally is, I hardly find myself using it anymore. I'm trying to keep things more simple these days I guess.

Great vid Kruno!

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci

Happy New Year! smile

Dec 31 12 09:12 am Link