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Think Like a Retoucher

Lesson 1 of 6

Class Introduction

 

Think Like a Retoucher

Lesson 1 of 6

Class Introduction

 

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Hello, everyone, Onda. Hello, everyone home. So today we're going talk about, like this topic think like a retouched, which is I know it's very odd, but you know, there are those people who start out retouching going through the web and just looking for websites. How to do that. How to this how to lie to now is how to do other things on. They go through all those things, like a stab by step guide. So I thought it very good to remind everyone that it's it's not about those step by steps. It's more like about how what mindset you have and how you approach a retouch Teoh. Be very efficient, and then you will not have to rely on any other help like step by steps. So I thought I would just reintroduce myself. As Jim said, I'm Budapest, Hungary. Victor. The last name is not important. It's very difficult to pronounce, but it's fish on. Duh. I do retouching for people on what I do. I fly under the radar, so very small percentage of people know me. Andi, I think what I'm considered is like a h...

igh and re toucher, and people are very very, very confused with the whole thing. Like what? High end ISS. So I'm going to talk about that today, Just definition of it. But first, our topic for today is this. Just try to think about the things which sounds ridiculous and evident, but I'm going to show you how it is not so, Yeah, that's my name anyway. So what I said is that high end retouching is not about technique. It's not really about knowing so many things in Photoshopped. It is simply about knowing how to approach something and do it with quality and do it for the highest paying clients and doing it day in and day out. I remember the time when I, you know, I started throw to shop at eight years old, I think Andi So why? By the time I I started doing retouching, I knew you know, the things there are in first shop. So I knew what hue and saturation waas I knew adjustment layers. I knew many things about Photoshopped. But when I when I sat down to do retouching, I had a photograph. I had no idea what to do with it. I was like, Well, this is a photograph. It looks okay. I can remove like pimples. I can remove like dust spots or anything. But what else can I do? What else is there to do? And that's where you know the thinking comes in Because unless you know what you have to do what you can do. You're not going to succeed with retouching, you know?

Class Description

Retouching is more than just taking away blemishes or fixing lens spots. To get the most of an image in post-processing, you really need to think like a retoucher. In this class Viktor Fejes will discuss: 

  • The theory and techniques behind retouching an image 
  • Storytelling through retouching
  • Why to hire a retoucher
  • The aspects of good retouching- what is “too much”
This class isn’t just about fixing the imperfections - you’ll learn why this process is important so that you can create your best images.

Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

Viktor Fejes is a very talented retoucher, and I loved his presentation, although I believe he is very new to presenting and teaching, I would have like to have seen more examples and visuals to have more understanding of what he was trying to explain. I am a little disappointed as a photographer, wanting to learn and use his techniques, for my portrait photography, I would have like to have seen more practical work in using his methods, and to go through from start to finish on a headshot of a women, as I primarily photograph women. I would have loved to have seen more work on the skin with using his methods. It would have been nice, if you purchased the whole set, to get Viktor Fejes actions as a bonus, but as I understand you will have to figure these out yourself.

Lily
 

I think it was a very helpful one for. I'd love to see more classes from him.

user-1c544c
 

Good thoughts on making the final changes to improve your photo presentations. He knows the small details that can make a difference.