• GRY GARNESS

    RETOUCHING TUTORIAL VIDEOS CHANNEL

    The Gry Garness Retouching Video Tutorials are live and kicking on Eureka! This 'channel' features the same retouching videos as on Gry's Retouching Techniques DVD, updated for all versions of Photoshop, inclucing CS6 and CC, revamped and (many) expanded, plus several brand new tutorials. You can rent single training tutorials or subscribe. The channel now has more material than the Gry Garness DVD, in tightly edited, content-rich training videos of super high streaming quality. This is suitable for intermediate-advanced Photoshop users. It's ideal for photographers, assistants and retouchers who want to hone their skills. This 'channel' works on the same principle as Lynda, but is focused on one single subject: professional retouching for photography.

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  • 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 book covers a variety of re-touching tasks for editorial and commercial photography. The retouching skills and retouching techniques are shown from the bottom up, so that all intermediate retouchers can follow, while the more advanced can fast-track skim through the bold text to get to the best bits! The buttons will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site.

    NEW PRICE £ 19.00 at Eureka! MORE INFO
  • Gry Garness

    TRUE COLORS INTERACTIVE 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 web. It's about preparing images for predictable and optimal reproduction. This is a much more comprehensive book than 'Essential Color Management'. It teaches you to achieve quality and efficiency, and deliver the best work possible to your picture editor, printer or client, for the ultimate showcase – your published work! The buttons will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site.

    NEW PRICE £ 9.50 AT EUREKA! MORE INFO
  • Gry Garness DVD

    BEAUTY RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOSHOP, DVD

    This retouching 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. 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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    HIDDEN COLORS INTERACTIVE 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 is knowing how colors affect each other. After-images and simultaneous contrast may cause havoc with your best-laid color schemes. Learn how to harness the color interplay and then you can really rise above the snapshot aesthetic, from the subtle pop to the big wow! The buttons will take you to the Eureka Imaging Publications site.

    NEW PRICE £ 9.50 AT EUREKA! MORE INFO

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GRY GARNESS RETOUCHING VIDEOS ARE LIVE AND KICKING ON EUREKA!

My updated and revamped Photoshop retouching videos are now found at Eureka, and lots of new new tutorials too. It’s a super HD streaming channel with amazing quality and reliable delivery. You can rent singles for 7 days for as little as £3, or subscribe to get full access to all videos, exclusives and unlimited viewing: subscribe monthly option £ 9.50 pm), or 3-month subscription £ 28.50 (prepaid, no automatic renewal). It’s very reasonably priced, compared to buying a DVD. See Eureka’s (about) Gry Garness Videos page or go direct to the GRY GARNESS RETOUCHING VIDEOS page itself. The video tutorials online will shortly replace the physical Gry Garness DVD, and you’ll find more than 15 hours of tutorials on the subscribers hub. To see exactly what you get, head over to Eureka and watch all the video previews you want! EXAMPLE The previews are exactly the same HD high quality as the full videos, and you can check that they stream well on your own system. The videos are now categorized, so you can browse by topic.

Gry Garness DVD on Streaming

GRY GARNESS DVD ‘RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOSHOP’

Find more info on the Gry Garness DVD on the publisher site, Eureka Imaging Publications. where you can also purchase it, as long as there is availability. I no longer sell anything from my own site. The DVD is now selling out, to be replaced by the Gry Garness Video Channel, where the tutorials (see above) cover more or less the same subjects. As of 20. September 2014 it’s down to the last 10 DVDs, so if you want the physical DVD, be quick!

INTERACTIVE EBOOKS ON RETOUCHING AND COLOUR

See the tabs below for the full contents of the Gry Garness e-books with interactive content in PDF. The e-books are available from Eureka Imaging Publications, and by clicking the butten you’ll be taken there, where you’ll get loads more info and visuals. It’s always nice to see what you get before you make a purchase. Therefore, if you’d like a preview of the ebooks, you can register for the ‘FREE DOWNLOADS LIBRARY’ on Eureka! and get extracts from these ebooks there.

 

DIGITAL RETOUCHING FOR FASHION, BEAUTY & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY £ 19 GBP (Pounds) approx 32 US Dollars / 23 € 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 £ 9.50 GBP (Pounds) approx $ 16 US Dollars / 11.60 € 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 £ 9.50 GBP (Pounds) approx $ 16 US Dollars / 11.60 € 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