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Mastering Black and White Retouching in Photoshop

Marcin Mikus, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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37 Videos (3h 47m)
    • Course Trailer

      2:11
    • Introduction to The Course

      5:13
    • Choosing Images for Black & White Processing

      2:59
    • Don't convert Images to Black & White during Raw Conversion

      3:16
    • Camera Raw Process

      4:29
    • Camera Raw vs Capture One

      4:08
    • Processing in Capture One

      4:29
    • BW Help Layer

      2:31
    • Cleaning up Image

      11:10
    • Dodge & Burn

      16:17
    • How to Work with Freckles

      3:27
    • Basic Contrasts

      4:50
    • Is BW Adjustement Layer Good?

      4:59
    • Luminosity Blending Mode

      4:55
    • Luminosity Masks

      4:36
    • Final DB corrections

      5:49
    • Camera Raw Final Work

      6:45
    • Freckles

      4:54
    • Contrasts

      6:03
    • Work by using Color - Define Details

      7:30
    • Final DB Corrections

      7:04
    • Basic Contrasts

      8:46
    • Colorful Highlights

      3:19
    • Blue Channel

      11:23
    • Working on The Background

      12:25
    • Final Dodge & Burn

      8:16
    • Final Touch Ups

      6:38
    • Fashion Images Raw Conversion - Camera Raw

      3:38
    • Fashion Images Raw Conversion - Capture One

      4:42
    • Cleaning up Fashion Images

      14:17
    • Contrasts on Fashion Images

      3:42
    • Contrasts - Second Example

      10:37
    • Detailed Contrasts

      3:10
    • Blue Channel Contrasts

      6:13
    • Final Touch Ups - Example 1

      3:23
    • Final Touch Ups Exmaple 2

      4:47
    • The Last Step

      4:15

About This Class

Are you trying to get the perfect black and white images but still something is missing?

You are in the best place to start. Get your skills to the next level and create outstanding black and white images in Photoshop.

In this course i will show you something that no one did. I will teach you how to make your images dynamic, clean and full of contrasts.

I am professional fashion and beauty retoucher as well as photoshop ducator with well over 5 years of experience. I work with magazines, tv, websites, fashion designers, hairdresser just to make sure their images look great.

One of my favourtitte and most outstanding images are those in black and white. But it’s not so easy to master it. But I know the right way.

We will start simple from raw conversion and I show you to what you need to pay attention from very beginning. I will also show you how to clean up you image.

After that we will jump to fun stuf! I will show you how to get the perfect contrasts - I will show you how to adjust the contrasts by simply working with masks. I will show you how to create and work with luminosity masks as well as how to use color range to work with lights and shadows, how to get the perfect selections and get amazing control over the light - which is criuical for bw images. You will be true PRO in working with masks. 

This is not everything. Because I will show you work to work even with most detailed things like lips, eyes, ahir or part of the warderobe. Except getting everything whats best from the masks and using power of channels, I will show you how to get even more contrasts by mastering Dodge & Burn Technique. You will see what areas can be dodge and burned to not ovedo or destroy your image! 

At the very end of each section I will be showing you my final steps of work with camera raw software, which is very poerful in adjusting the final contrasts or working with the grayscale.

And all of this working with this beautiful portrait and beauty images!

Which is not everything because in the final sections we will jump to the fashion images and i will show you how to get the strong look and perfect balance between the black and white!

Do you want to push your photography and retouching to the highest. This is the course for You!

Enjoy!

Marcin

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Marcin Mikus

Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

I'm open minded and creative Photoshop Instructor and Retoucher. The area I'm interested in is photo retouching and photomanipulation. I believe that massive layers of imagination allows me to create interesting, nontrivial ideas.

I've been teaching Photoshop for the last few years. I spend almost every day with photoshop and in time I was able to gain more and more knowledge about right ways of teaching Photoshop. After few Years I felt it's the right time to come out with Premium Cou...

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