Retouching – ON1

Restoring a Photo

Hi again everyone, I am having a ton of fun this month in ON1 Plus, thank you for watching my videos and leaving comments. What we’re going to cover today is a little different, restoring a scanned film negative photograph. It doesn’t matter if you’re editing scanned film or digital file but there are some considerations. Black and white conversion is a great way to enhance a photos story or mood. I hope you enjoy, as always leave comments and questions below.

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Skin Smoothing and Monochrome for Portraits – Free Sample Pack

Learn how to smooth skin and add monochrome looks to stylize your portrait and lifestyle photos with this free sample pack that includes this Video Training Chapter and Monochrome ON1 presets for Photo RAW 2018! The Life Captured – Monochrome ON1 Presets and full video course are part of the new ON1 Photo Kit – Senior Fashion: Lighting, Posing, Workflow, Stylizing by Whitney Stevens of Bliss Studio and Joshua Carter of Life Captured – now available!

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Conscious Retouching

Hi everybody! In this next video, I am going to show you my retouching methods and explain why I use frequency separation to edit portraits in Photoshop. If you’re not a Photoshop user, don’t worry! Jump ahead to 28:50 and I will show you the ON1 retouching workflow.

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Spring into High School Senior Season

I was honored to be a part of the Spring into Summer campaign and jumped on board with a fun video on High School Seniors.  As we head into summer, Senior season is in full swing for a lot of studios. At the beginning of the season I enjoy creating a few new presets, inspired by my first couple sessions. Styles and trends are always evolving as well as my mood can vary when I am editing the start of a new season of seniors.

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How Do You Retouch Portraits?

For photographers who photograph people, retouching faces can be a big part of their workflow. However, the amount or style of retouching and the tools and techniques used vary. Like any creative adjustment, the amount or style of retouching changes from artist to artist and can even change over time based on the trending look. Haven’t you noticed the style of retouching has shifted to be a more natural, subtle adjustment over the past five years or so? Just a few years ago everyone had porcelain smooth skin and snow-white teeth. This also reminds me of the parallels with HDR. A few years ago HDR was over-the-top with crazy contrast and color. Today it’s a more refined style.

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