Here is another video tutorial on photoshop and lightroom techniques. In this episode I will guide you through a process of retouching eyes, from basic clean up, through increasing the brightness of the irises, adding or enhancing catch lights, accentuating eyebrows and eyelashes, and even on how to use the liquify tool.
This is a second part to my other video on skin retouching, which can be found here.
I am revisiting some of my photos that I took in past years. This is a shot from a boudoir photo session with a model Jamosa in Tokyo that we organised last year. I was working on this photo while creating portraiture retouching video photoshop tutorials, and decided to play with the new updated plugin from google nik collection, called analog efex pro. I have recorded my editing, so it is possible that I will make it into another tutorial, showing one of creative ways of closing the photo by adding some twists and final touches.
Here is my next tutorials on photoshop tips and tricks, and in this episode I talk about my techniques for skin smoothing and how do I deal with skin tone transitions from dark to bright. I am discussing the frequency separation skin retouching, which is a non destructive way of working on a photo, meaning that you do not change the pixels on the actual photo, but the entire work is done on separate layers in photoshop. In this tutorials I work with various tools, which should give you a good starting idea on how to retouch your portraits, or boudoir photography, or any photos with people as your subject.
Many thanks to Jamosa Ladiva, who was modelling for me during that photo shoot, and kindly agreed for me to use her photo in the tutorial.
My other tutorials are available on my YouTube channel.
My new photo editing tutorial on how to transform the mood in your photo into a steampunk coolness. In this video I am working on a photo that I published in my article on Japan in Photography, which you can find here. Also, check out my other video tutorials.
New series of video tutorials on photo editing, HDR image post processing and photography tips & tricks
I have launched a new menu on my website, titled "photography tutorials", where I will be posting my youtube channel videos on photography techniques, and image post processing. I plan to cover many various subjects in my videos, though my main focus will stay with HDR image capturing and post processing, as well as the photo processing software, such as HDR efex pro 2, photomatix, photoshop, lightroom, topaz and nik software products, and so on. You will find there both short and long video tutorial for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. In the future I also might venture into photo manipulation, composite photography and digital art. You can find all my videos on youtube channel, this site here, or my google+ account. Suggestions, ideas, and requests are more than welcome!
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Technology is like water these days. We cannot go on without it. It has become so common that the border between what is natural and what is not is blurred. The aesthetics changed over the years dramatically, which had a huge impact on art. I do not belong to a generation that grew up on PC games, but the cyber reality of our lives definitely had a huge influence on what I find intriguing. Last year I started to combine my boudoir photography with heavy photoshop manipulations, which eventually led me to a type of art that you see on a below photo (Model: Jamosa). Now, I am thinking on incorporating my Chinese & Japanese calligraphy art into this project.
Announcement: Girls interested in a boudoir or calligraphy body art photo shoot - please contact me via FB or at email@example.com / 芸術的な写真に興味がある女子はご連絡ください（経験なしでもOK)
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