"Glamourcature"–Photoshop Retouching for Everyday People
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"Glamourcature"–Photoshop Retouching for Everyday People

Making plebeian photos into paragons of photographic excellence using Adobe Photoshop 2017
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Created by Eric Kunzendorf
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To elevate levate the quality of the portrait photographs they take without having to spend a lot on lighting
  • To apply the principle of GIGO: Garbage In Garbage Out as a starting point for their retouching efforts
  • To use Photoshop's Camera Raw functionality to their advantage
  • To work efficiently by making large, general edits first then work down to make specific changes to their photographs
  • Effective techniques for straightening noses and mouths
  • To use layers to darken gray hairs and remove beard stubble efficiently without having to paint them individually
  • Effective smoothing techniques for far less-than-perfect skin
  • To enlarge and/or shrink facial features effectively to create a photo caricature of the subject
  • Adding pore and hair detail back in to edited photographs to correct pixel stretching
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  • Beginner Level PC or Mac experience
  • Know how Photoshop's layer system works
  • Access to a hi-rez digital camera that allows student to focus through the lens.

Whether you are a beginning photographer who wants to know a way to get started taking people portraits or an experienced digital artist who wants some tricks to move beyond simple Photoshop filters to create caricatures, this course has something for you!

You'll use a photograph of the author (although you can use your own photo) taken with a lighting rig described in the first section, we'll discuss the pitfalls in using simple lights with a DSLR with an eye toward avoiding GIGO-or Garbage In Garbage Out. The author takes you step-by-step through the process of correcting the clear, but cleary underexposed image using the Camera Raw plug-in combined with the magic of 16-bit editing.

Working from the general, large scale edits (like exposure, silhouette masking, and contour adjusting)to specific retouching edits like hotspot minimzing, halo and hair darkening, feature adjustment, blemish removal and skin pore smoothing, we will take the common photo we started with and make it exceptional.

Then the fun begins when we create a caricature from the portrait we've edited. You will learn simple, but effective techniques for exaggerating features, masking eyeglasses and adding skin texture back into the image to give the image visual "gravitas."

The instructor covers not just "how to" do a particular task but also covers the "why to" information that will allow you to make informed edits to your own photos.

By the end of the course, you'll know how to remove photographic flaws from your photographs, and you'll understand how and why you might want to make those changes. I hope you'll do me the honor of taking my course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Photographers who want new ideas in for lo-tech photo lighting
  • Photographers who want to learn effective photo editing and retouching techniques
  • Photographers who want to learn to edit photographs of real people rather than models
  • Photographers who would like to learn effective photo caricaturing techniques
  • Any photographer who wants to have fun learning the above
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Photographing Your Subject
3 Lectures 18:35

What View And Lighting To Use
Large Scale Photo Edits
7 Lectures 46:41

The Silhouette Mask

Making A Gradient Background

Thinning and Smoothing the Contour of the Cheeks

Removing Distortion and Editing Neck Thickness

Thinning the Front of the Neck

Color Correcting the Head
Detail Photo Enhancement
7 Lectures 48:30
Introduction: Listing What You Want to Accomplish

Straightening the Nose and Mouth

Reducing Hotspots On The Face

Darkening Gray Hair

Removing Dark Blemishes, Hairs and Shadows with a Lighten Layer

Finishing Layer Editing

Softening Pores with a Blurred Layer and Mask
Caricature Techniques
9 Lectures 53:13
Planning the Caricature

Enlarging the Forehead

Scaling the Ear

Adding Bulging Cheeks

Widening the Mouth

Masking the Glasses

Adding More Eyebrows

Note the .zip file has the .NEF file described in the lecture video.

Finishing the Caricature

About the Instructor
Eric Kunzendorf
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Associate Professor of Animation at Jacksonville University

Eric Kunzendorf has been teaching computer graphics and animation at the college level for the last two decades at such varied institutions as Jacksonville University, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Atlanta College of Art and the School of Visual Arts’ Savannah campus. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Art history from Columbia University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia.

Most recently, Eric has completed courses for Pluralsight (formerly Digital Tutors), a company that has been delivering video courses in Animation and Digital Art on CD, DVD and online for over a decade. Eric has also contributed to several books including “Mastering Maya 8.5”, “Mastering Maya 7”, “Maya 5 Savvy” and  “Maya: Secrets of the Pros Vol. 1”. His animations, “Final Project Assignment” and “Mime In A Box”, have made appearances at the Siggraph Computer Animation Festival in 1999 and 2000 respectively. His 2004 animation "The Secret Life of Netsuke" won first place in SEDAF-the Southeastern Digital Arts Festival. His animation “Courage” appeared in the 2010 CitrusCel animation festival in Jacksonville, Florida. Most recently, his animation “Lathe of God” appeared in the 2013 CitrusCel animation festival in Jacksonville, Florida and the 2013 Blue Plum animation festival in Johnson City, Tennessee. He has also exhibited computer-generated prints on the regional and national level.