• GRY GARNESS

    DIGITAL RETOUCHING FOR FASHION, BEAUTY & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY E-BOOK

    The 310+ page interactive PDF Photoshop Retouching e-book is essential for photographers, image-makers and anyone tasked with a retouching job. The intermediate/advanced in-depth book covers a variety of re-touching tasks for editorial and commercial photography. It's about retouching skills and solutions, but it demonstrates retouching techniques from the bottom up, so that all intermediate Photoshop retouchers can follow, while the more advanced can fast-track skim through the bold text to get to the best bits! The buttons below will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site, where you can buy it, download a preview, see testimonials – or just get more info!

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  • Gry Garness

    TRUE COLORS E-BOOK

    'TRUE COLORS – Managing Color & Quality in Digital Photography Workflows' is #2 in the series COLOR IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING, this interactive e-book is named ‘True Colors’, because it describes what we aim for when we try to produce a Photoshop manipulated image without randomly changing its colours in print or on the internet. It's all about preparing images so that reproduction becomes as predictable and optimal as possible. Replacing 'Essential Color Management', it's a much more comprehensive eBook. It teaches you to up your game for quality and efficiency, and deliver the best work possible to your picture editor, printer or client, for the ultimate showcase – your published work! The button will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site, where you can buy it, download a preview, see testimonials – or just get more info!

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  • Gry Garness

    HIDDEN COLORS E-BOOK

    'THE HIDDEN COLORS – Practical Color Theory for Photography & Post-production' is #1 in the series COLOR IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL IMAGING. This interactive e-book makes the subject of color theory fun and easy to grasp. If you work within photography, retouching, TV & film grading or design, this is perhaps more important than any retouching technique! The key to success in colour photography and manipulation is knowing what makes colors affect each other. After-images and simultaneous contrast may cause havoc with your best-laid color themes, but if you learn how to harness the color interplay you can really rise above the snapshot aesthetic and create attractive schemes – from the subtle pop to the big wow! The button will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site, where you can buy it, download a preview, see testimonials – or just get more info!

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  • Gry Garness

    ESSENTIAL COLOR OPTIMIZATION

    This 110-page color in Photoshop ebook explains all the things you need to know about the core Photoshop color adjustments and the tools we use to define and measure color. It was written for the CS3 version of Photoshop, and will be updated later in 2014 with an interactive version. It's written by a professional retoucher who also teaches the subject, using the techniques every working day. The button will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site, where you can buy it, or just get more info!

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  • Gry Garness

    CS4 DIGITAL RETOUCHING

    The Photoshop CS4 version of this retouching ebook spans 260 pages and is crammed with techniques, ideas, solutions and guidance on retouching. It has the feel of a good cookbook, with tutorials presented as step-by-step recipes accompanied by high-quality images. Although it’s by no means a beginners’ book, there’s enough detail for inexperienced Photoshop retouchers, while the more advanced users can fast-track skim the bold text. You may want to look at the CS5 version, which is even more comprehensive and also has interactivity. The button will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site, where you can buy it, or just get more info!

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  • Gry Garness DVD

    BEAUTY RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOSHOP, DVD

    This DVD is geared towards professional photographers and intermediate-advanced retouchers working in editorial, advertising and social photography. It’s effectively 13 hours of 1-1 lessons with Gry Garness, an experienced trainer and retoucher. The video training shows all aspects of professional retouching, through a great variety of images, with models and non-models. Unlike the typical paint-by-numbers DVDs, it’s adaptable to all types of retouching, with solutions for a variety images. See more below. The button will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site, where you can buy it, see a preview, see testimonials – or just get more info!

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VIDEOS + DVD + E-BOOKS AVAILABLE AT EUREKA!

RETOUCHING VOD VIDEOS

The Photoshop and retouching videos are now online at Eureka, and will be added to every week. This is a streaming channel, and you can rent for 7 days for as little as £3 per tutorial. You’ll find more info and updates on the Eureka about the videos page and on the videos page itself. Some videos focus on tecnical aspects. Others on retouching skills and others more on visuals. They are updated and suitable for all Photoshop versions.

RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOSHOP DVD

Find more information available on the DVD on the publisher site, Eureka Imaging Publications. By clicking the above butten you’ll be taken to the secure site, to the videos + dvd + e books pages. I no longer sell anything from my own site. In the tabs below there’s s full contents list, but the Eureka site has more info and you can download some e-book freebies there too.

INTERACTIVE EBOOKS

See the tabs below for the full contents of the e-books*. The e-books are available from the publisher Eureka, and by clicking the butten you’ll be taken there. If you’d like a preview of any of the newer ebooks, you can get extracts from these ebooks there.

*The older Retouching ebook does not have a contents list in tabs but you’ll find it on Eureka!

 

DIGITAL RETOUCHING FOR FASHION, BEAUTY & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY £ 29 GBP (Pounds) approx 48 US Dollars / 36 € Euro

  • Effective Retouching
  • Three Degrees of Retouching ­
  • Working Smart
  • Menus, Keys and Shortcuts
  • Tips for Self Study & Color Star
  • Input Essentials
  • Assessing Images for Retouching
  • File Formats
  • The Photo Downloader
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Customizing the Bridge Workspace
  • Previewing Images in Bridge
  • The Import Workflow
  • Setting up the Raw Converter
  • The Adobe Camera Raw Interface
  • New in Camera Raw 6
  • The Camera Raw Processing Workflow
  • Processing Several Files at Once
  • Flexible Synchronizing
  • Planning the Retouching
  • Keeping it Editable
  • The Layer Stack
  • Layer Essentials
  • Thinking Smart
  • The Local Tools for Retouching
  • Brushes for the Retouching Tools
  • Brush Work
  • Simple Selections Using Tools
  • The Lasso Tools
  • Smooth Selections without Tools
  • Load a Luminance Mask
  • Modifying Selections in Quickmask
  • Selection Tweaks Using Refine Edge
  • Refine Edge for Hair Cutouts
  • The Essence of a Mask
  • Two Ways of Making and Using Selections
  • Using the Masks Panel
  • Pen Tool Paths
  • The Photoshop CS5 Interface
  • Customizing the User Interface
  • Screen Modes
  • Navigation
  • Propelling the Workflow With Actions
  • Info on other Gry Garness Training Products
  • COLOR ENHANCEMENT
  • Simple Color Management
  • Color is the Essence
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • The Colors of Skin
  • Manipulating Skin Colors in RGB
  • Working with the Adjustments Panel
  • Balanced Levels
  • Beautiful Curves
  • Basic Use of Curves
  • Curves Shapes and their Outcomes
  • Advanced Use of Curves
  • Selective Use of Curves
  • Another Selective Adjustment
  • Use Gradient with Masks
  • Gradient Use with Other Masking
  • Targeting a Color Range
  • Soft Light Blending for Contrast
  • Soft Light with Monochrome
  • Shading with a Soft Light Layer
  • Solutions for Hot Faces
  • Driving a Color Towards Another
  • Replacement of Color
  • Reduce Contrast with Gradient Map
  • Contrast and Split Toning
  • Skin Detail With Apply Image
  • Black & White Appearance in RGB
  • The Black & White Command
  • Simulating a Lith Effect
  • Sepia Toning
  • SKIN RETOUCHING
  • Retaining the Real Beauty
  • Cloning and Healing Blemishes
  • Cloning Options
  • Cloning Brush Size
  • Cloning Technique
  • Dodging and Burning Concepts
  • Dodging and Burning Methods
  • Tricky Little Skin Problems
  • Reducing Blemishes with Patch Tool
  • Reduction of Pores
  • Quick Way of Reducing Pores
  • Reducing Shadows & Bags under Eyes
  • Dealing with Unwanted Shine
  • Reducing Pink Red Blotches in Large Areas
  • Color Adjustment for Smoother Skin
  • Seamless Skin Patterns
  • Skin Sculpting
  • Faking a Golden Tan
  • Reducing Arm and Leg Hairs
  • 10 Tips for Skin Retouching
  • Simple Skin Smoothing
  • Negative Clarity for Skin Diffusion
  • Light Reflecting Digital Powder
  • Digital Airbrushing
  • Bringing out Skin Highlights
  • THE FEATURES
  • Balancing Symmetry
  • Reshaping Features
  • Shortcuts to Speed up the Workflow
  • Organizing the Eyes Retouching
  • Enlarging Eyes
  • Brightening Eyes
  • Removing Red-eye
  • Focusing an Eye
  • Shaping Eyebrows
  • Maximizing Lashes
  • Painting in Lashes
  • New Lashes With Stroked Paths
  • Making Several Lashes from One
  • Working with Clients
  • Transforming a Smile
  • Refining and Defining Lips
  • Improving Lip Makeup
  • Refining Hands
  • Refining Ears
  • HAIR, FIGURE, & FASHION
  • Cleaning and Improving a Cut
  • Grafting – The Art of Borrowing
  • Fixing Strays and Crosshairs
  • Removing Stray Flyaway Hairs
  • Dramatic Change of Hair Color
  • Bring out the Shine in Darker Hair
  • Lightning Roots and Creating Highlights
  • Cutouts and Compositing
  • Channel Cutouts
  • Hair Cutout Using Adjustment Layers
  • Changing Rooms – a Complex Comp
  • Changing the Color of Clothes
  • Shaping the Iconic Figure
  • Transforming an Arm
  • Remodeling the Figure
  • Reducing Moire Patterns
  • Removing Crumples in Clothes
  • Creating Movement in Clothes
  • THE FULL PICTURE & FINISHING
  • Retouching Backgrounds and Locations
  • Content-Aware Scale
  • Limitations of Content-Aware Scaling
  • Straightening Background Verticals
  • Tips for Retouching Children
  • Tips for Retouching Men
  • Sourcing Images
  • Case Study: High Fidelity Retouching
  • Case Study: Retouching a Female Portrait
  • Case Study: Retouching Mature Portrait
  • Case Study: A Free Interpretation
  • Case Study: A Quick and Dirty Workflow
  • Resizing Images
  • Using the Crop Tool To Resize a Group of Images
  • General Sharpening
  • Hands on Unsharp Mask
  • Double Pass Stealth Sharpening
  • Options for Limited Sharpening
  • Smart Sharpening the Midtones
  • Skin Sharpening in RGB
  • Make Some Noise
  • Minimum Dot for Printing
  • Printing with Inkjets in CS5
  • Delivering Files to Clients
  • Taking It Further

THE HIDDEN COLORS E-BOOK £ 12.50 GBP (Pounds) approx $ 21 US Dollars / 15 € Euro

  • This book will enable you to…
  • Use color symbolism effectively
  • Verbally communicate color with retouchers, designers, stylists and printers
  • Know how colors affect us psychologically
  • Understand how color blindness works, and what a color blind person sees
  • Estimate the effect of a background on a model’s appearance
  • Design your workspace for optimal viewing
  • Set up and use the Photoshop viewing modes
  • Be wise to a number of reproduction quirks of certain colors
  • Understand various optical quirks and factors that affect our perception
  • Understand and utilize the concepts of color harmony
  • Plan for skin colors, greenery, cityscapes, interiors and product photography
  • Digital/analog characteristics of colors Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Black
  • Combining the primaries above with other colors
  • Gain an insight into the secrets of great colorists
  • Introduction: Color as we see it
  • Color and Culture
  • Theories and Systems of Color
  • How the Eye Receives Color
  • Properties and Characteristics of Color
  • Primary Colors
  • Other Primaries
  • Cold Versus Warm
  • Two Different Color Processing Systems
  • Which Theory is Right?
  • Simultaneous Brightness Contrast
  • It’s Just an Illusion
  • The Digital Kitchen
  • The Three Photoshop Viewing Modes
  • Changing the Photoshop Modes
  • Other Factors That Affect Perception
  • Reproduction Quirks
  • The Quality of Whites
  • The Contrast and Detail of Blacks
  • Color Vision Deficiencies
  • Types and Degrees of Color Blindness
  • Testing for Color Blindness
  • Color Harmony Theories
  • Composing Color Photographs
  • Subjects: Skin
  • Subjects: Greenery and Nature
  • Subjects: Urban Exteriors and Interiors
  • Subjects: Fashion and Products
  • Post-Production
  • A Study of Individual Colors
  • Red
  • Red Combos
  • Green
  • Green Combos
  • Blue
  • Blue Combos
  • Yellow
  • Yellow Combos
  • White
  • Black
  • Gray
  • What Makes a Good Colorist?
  • The Colors of Great Colorists: Photographers
  • The Colors of Great Colorists: Painters
  • Famous Last Words
  • Taking it Further

 

TRUE COLORS E-BOOK £ 14.50 GBP (Pounds) approx. $ 25 US Dollars / 18 € Euro

  • CHAPTER 1: COMMUNICATING COLOR
  • Human colors vs computer color
  • How computers define color in Bits and Bytes
  • 8-bits and 16-bits
  • Bit depth and file sizes in photoshop
  • Other modes and bit depths
  • Defining a single color
  • Measuring a mosaic of pixels
  • RGB mode = red+green+blue
  • CMYK for print
  • The CIE Lab model
  • HSB = hue+saturation+brightness
  • CHAPTER 2: FROM INPUT TO OUTPUT
  • Scene versus picture
  • Capturing the color
  • Shoot-out comparison
  • Processing raw files
  • A brief look at camera profiling
  • Using the DNG profile editor
  • File formats and saving files
  • The trouble with boosting color
  • Planning for the output
  • The image consumer’s point-of-view
  • The five aspects of color control
  • CHAPTER 3: THE FIVE ASPECTS OF COLOR MANAGEMENT
  • A flawed color workflow
  • A realistic color workflow
  • THE FIRST ASPECT: CALIBRATION
  • Calibrating input from cameras
  • How the raw calibration works
  • Profiling input from scanners
  • Calibrating the working environment and your eyes
  • Viewing within applications
  • About calibrating screen displays
  • The screen calibration process
  • Inkjet printing
  • About printers and profiles
  • Printing & testing printer profiles
  • Calibration solutions
  • THE SECOND ASPECT: COLOR SETTINGS AND COLOR WORKING SPACES
  • The interaction of color spaces
  • The practicals of Photoshop color settings
  • THE THIRD ASPECT: WORKING WITH IMAGE PROFILES
  • Some common RGB ‘flavors’ for spaces & profiles
  • Some alternative RGB profiles
  • Assigning or converting to a profile
  • Photoshop’s ‘ask when opening’
  • Colour color couleur
  • What happens in a conversion?
  • The rendering intents
  • Inside the CMYK conversion
  • THE FOURTH ASPECT: RESPONSIBLE COLOR ADJUSTMENT
  • Two tools for checking color gamut
  • Proofing setups
  • What to do with out-of-gamut-color?
  • Color adjustment and proofing + VIDEO
  • THE FIFTH ASPECT: COMMUNICATION WITH CLIENTS
  • Strategies for client love
  • Aim prints, proofs & read-me
  • Where do the files go from here?
  • Those who finish the job + VIDEO
  • Color management dos & donts
  • CHAPTER 4: REPRODUCTION, PRINT & PROOFING
  • Reproduction for the internet
  • Internet browsers
  • Printing with inkjets
  • Inkjet cross-rendering
  • Raster image processors – rips
  • More types of printing for your ‘personal work’
  • Going to press
  • A few more details on printing
  • Proofing – just a little bit more!!
  • Paper qualities and base color
  • CHAPTER 5: ASSESSMENT & VIEWING
  • Your setup for screen viewing
  • Print viewing
  • Light qualities
  • Assessment
  • Famous last words

BEAUTY RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOSHOP £ 99 GBP approx $ 166 US Dollars / 120 € Euro

  • ESSENTIAL SKILLS
  • Assessing Input Quality
  • Setting up the Preferences
  • Customizing the UI
  • Raw Processing Essentials
  • Raw Processing in CS5
  • The Layers Workflow
  • Brushwork & Presets
  • Selections Using Tools
  • Selections Without Tools
  • Pen Tools Paths
  • Masking Concepts
  • Refine Edge for Cutouts
  • Refine Selections in Quickmask
  • COLOR RETOUCHING
  • Managing Color
  • The Colors of Skin
  • New & Legacy Color
  • Selective Color Adjustments
  • Gradient on Masks
  • Contrast with Gradient Map
  • RESOURCES
  • CS5 Tool Presets
  • CS4 Tool Presets
  • Set of Training Images
  • SKIN RETOUCHING
  • Cloning & Healing
  • Dodge & Burn Concepts
  • Minimizing Pores
  • Minimizing Lines & Wrinkles
  • Retouching Under-eye Bags
  • Arm Hairs Quick Conceal
  • Face Shading
  • Simple Skin Smoothing
  • Light-reflecting Digital Powder
  • Pop the Highlights
  • FACIAL FEATURES
  • Reshaping Features
  • Eye Retouching
  • Refining Eyebrows
  • Maximizing Lashes
  • Retouching the Lips
  • HAIR
  • Cleaning up the Hair
  • Making Hair Shine
  • Grafting
  • Hair Cutout Using Layers
  • Changing the Hair Color
  • FIGURE & FASHION
  • Remodeling the Figure
  • Changing Color of Clothing
  • Reducing Moiré
  • Eliminating Crumples
  • THE FULL PICTURE
  • Backgrounds Work
  • Content Aware Scaling
  • Straightening Background
  • Verticals
  • Resizing Images
  • General Sharpening
  • Sharpening Thresholds
  • Making Noise
  • Setting a Minimum Dot
  • Delivering Files to Client