Create and Retouch a Beautiful Poster – Premium

In this two-part tutorial, I’ll show you how you can take a regular model photograph, retouch that photograph to take it to a glamour-magazine level,

make a super cool poster with it, and set it up for, and send it off to, print!

No matter what level of Photoshop you know, these two videos are practically guaranteed to teach you something new, making you able to work in Photoshop more efficiently, save time and money on hiring a professional retoucher, and give you hassle-free interaction with your printers!

Tutorial Details
  • Applications Used: Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 3h +

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Final Product What You’ll Be Creating

Here are some highlights:

First I’ll show you how to reattach a shoulder that was cut off from the photograph! We’ll work with masks, matching skin tones, skin tons, liquify, and more, to create a seamless integration. So in the future when you see a great photo you’d love to use, but a little part is cut off at the sides, you’ll know what to do! Man, that info could have saved me time when I was younger!

Then we’ll go into retouching the overall skin, body and lighting of the model, cleaning up the skin and making it super smooth, but WITHOUT making it look dull and fake! I’ll show you specific techniques that professional retouchers use on their photos, to create that perfect skin without making your model look like a plastic doll! I’m sure you’ve seen those pictures too… yeah, we don’t want that. Ew.

After I’ll show you how to specifically retouch the lips, eyes and hair, something usually gravely overlooked!

I can virtually guarantee that no matter what, when you finish going through these two tutorials, you’ll have learned something new, no matter how advanced you are! And for the price, I think a personal training session with an established Photoshopper is pretty damn decent! So Let’s go to the Premium Account.

Video Preview

So let’s have a look at a more detailed list of the features:

Adding a cut-off missing shoulder from a different photo! (how cool is that?):

  • Masking
  • Matching skin tones and texture
  • Matching skin texture

Full-body retouching:

  • Cleaning up the skin
  • Skin smoothing while preserving detail
  • Creating more beautiful lights and shadows
  • Removing piercings

Retouching lips:

  • Adding shine
  • Adding fullness
  • Correction in Liquify

Retouching the eyes:

  • Making them stand out more
  • Aligning the eyes
  • Getting rid of camera artifacts in the eyes

Retouching hair:

  • Creating highlights
  • Improving visibility
  • Changing color
  • Creating shine

Overall image adjustments:

  • Color correction
  • Detailed masking of the body
  • Detailed masking of the hair

And additional small tips throughout the tutorial! Showing different ways to do the same thing, so you can choose the method that best fits you!

And that’s just the first part of this tutorial, a mere 50 minutes! Imagine what I put into the second one! In fact, stop imagining, and I’ll just give you a brief overview!

Here is a quick list of what you’ll learn in the second part of this tutorial series:

Part Two:

  • Mat painting
  • Placing front image realistically
  • Adding a realistic tattoo
  • Adding diamonds to her face
  • Working with typography
  • Overall image adjustments like texture and color grading
  • Getting it getting it ready for your printer
  • And of course additional tips throughout the tutorial!

  • …and that’s the end of the preview!

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