Beauty retouch - EP#009

Beauty retouch – EP#009

Karl Taylor Photo Studio Vlog 32 Comments

How far do you go with your retouching? I’m quickly retouching this image for a friend. Follow my workflow and reasons for the retouching process as I go.

I reveal some of my key tips for completing this kind of work (and physically getting through it as the editor) successfully.

What photography related tips and techniques do you want to learn this year? Scroll down and comment below.

VERY IMPORTANT… The team and I would appreciate as much sharing as you can as it really does help us out. The more of you watching and enjoying, the more content we can produce – thank you 🙂

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  1. Raymond Christian

    Karl & team,
    I have MANY of your tapes and really enjoy watching how you do a shoot. however…Beauty retouch – EP#009 was not an easy tutorial for me to watch. . You know what you are doing, but I don’t know what you are doing. You move too quickly without detail of what tools you are using. Too vague. You also mumble a bit and I’m not sure what you are always saying . Just because you can play the piano doesn’t mean you can teach the piano. Photographer YES! Software Teacher no.

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      Karl Taylor

      I agree, this particular retouch wasn’t on one of my pics but most beauty shots do require retouching. Stay tuned to Youtube next week when I post a product photoshoot that shows how you can do it with virtually no retouching and get a great result.

  2. Gary Edwards

    You always bring to light the finer points in photography and getting the final product refined. I learn something from every video you post. Keep up the great work and I look forward to more from you.

  3. Amit Mehta

    Mr. Karl and the team, its always a great pleasure to watch you videos. As you have thought us so much, we are very thankful to you Sir. We Indians call our teachers GURU, without GURU your life in all respect is incomplete. We have very very high respects for our GURU, and you are my GURU.
    With Regards thanking you
    Amit Mehta

  4. Charles Waller

    Hi Karl,
    I have seen many tutorials about dodging and burning. (There are a lot of variants in this subject) I like the method you use in this tutorial and will certainly be trying it out on some of my equestrian photographs.
    Quick question. I hardly see anyone using the dodge and burn tools on the photoshop tool bar. However I not seen or heard anyone explain why other methods are better. Can you shed some light on this?

  5. Bob Brown

    Thanks Karl, I really enjoyed your video. It is so generous of you to share your skills with everyone like this. I do my retouching in Lightroom so it was good to see how you approached the task. I look forward to when you release a video showing how you retouch those sensational landscape shots of yours of the glorious Guernsey coastline!

    Kindest regards
    Bob

  6. Greta Tapley

    Hi Karl,
    Great stuff…unfortunately I’m still in the process of saving money to get photoshop software . But I really enjoy your tutorial on YouTube .

    Thank you for Sharing

    Greta

  7. Trevor Leach

    Hi Karl i enjoyed watching your video i use a program called gimp but at the moment but struggling to use it to its full capacity but thanks again.

  8. Mike

    Excellent. I had not considered doing dodge and burn using curves and layer masks, but it is the perfect way to undo any edits you make. I learn something every time I watch one of your videos.

  9. You can still be productive even when procrastinating

    Hi Karl! I don’t know a lot about complex Photoshop techniques, but I know the basics. As I watched your tutorial, I realized that there are far more things to explore in the application. Your model is beautiful and what you did simply enhanced her beauty. For that, I think it is great that you didn’t totally change her face. I hope to learn more about color correction soon. Do keep up the good work and keep on sharing your talent.

  10. You can still be productive even when procrastinating

    Hi Karl! I don’t know a lot about complex Photoshop techniques, but I know the basics. As I watched your tutorial, I realized that there are far more things to explore in the application. Your model is beautiful and what you did simply enhanced her beauty. For that, I think it is great that you didn’t totally change her face. I hope to learn more about color correction soon. Do keep up the good work and keep on sharing your talent.

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