Rachel + Matt Korinek – Retouching Food Photography
This course provides you with fundamental Photoshop retouching skills to create picture-perfect food that looks natural yet well polished and will help you deliver higher quality work to your clients.
5 EASY RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES
Using these fundamental Photoshop retouching techniques, we’ll teach you the best tools to use to remove the ugly parts of an image, while keeping a natural look without losing texture or detail.
You’ll discover how easy it is to produce commercial quality images for your clients.
30 TOOL & TECHNIQUE DEMONSTRATIONS
The key to creating a natural and seamless blend is having a few ‘go-to’ tools.
Watch us use different tools on a range of images and situations to better grasp an effective retouching workflow.
UNDERSTAND LAYERS + MASKING
Work smarter, not harder, by getting savvy with how to best use layers and masks in Photoshop. Create small, editable files that use masks for effective and seamless corrections. Layer organisation will be your new strong suit.
No more ‘no pixel selected’ pop-ups that prevent you from working.
TOOL QUICK GUIDES
To save you time, you don’t have to fast-forward through video after video to try and remind yourself which tools you need to use.
Our Tool & Technique Quick Guides will keep you from feeling overwhelmed. You’ll know exactly which tool to use for the specific retouching you need.
INTEGRATE WITH LIGHTROOM & CAPTURE ONE
Stay organised by learning how to integrate a Photoshop retouching workflow with your RAW editor of choice, like Lightroom and Capture One. Create editable files you can go back and edit time and time again.
If a client needs an adjustment, don’t start over from scratch.
WORK ON RETOUCHING FILES
Practice is important. Put everything you’re learning into practice by downloading and retouching example avocado images.
Retouching Made Easy
Before and Afters.
Learn these crucial Photoshop techniques and deliver a higher quality of work.
Object + Reflection Removals
Reflections and distractions happen, but they don’t have to stay.
Learn how to remove unwanted objects, distractions and reflections like a boss.
Composites are a key part of the commercial photography process.
Learn the different types of composites and how to build the perfect shot.
Blemishes + Cleaning
Understand the difference between imperfections and blemishes.
Find which tools to use to clean different types of blemishes in food and on backgrounds.
Straightening + Shaping
Elevate the details in food by making straightening and shaping adjustments using Free Transform, Puppet Warp + Liquify tools.
Don’t let crooked lines bug you anymore!
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Light + Colour Enhancements
Shape and define light using Dodge + Burn techniques, as well as making food stand out with colour corrections and enhancements.
You too can create commercial quality egg yolks + the perfect burger buns.
Who should join Retouching Food Photography?
Who this course is for
- Food Photographers who are overwhelmed by Photoshop and are looking to get started with retouching or beef up their skills.
- Hobbyist to intermediate or advanced photographers who can edit in Lightroom or Capture One.
- Anyone who has had their images rejected due to imperfections.
- If you’re sick of spending countless hours fumbling with tools that make your images look worse.
- Creatives who want to be empowered to know which retouching tools and techniques to use and when.
- Those who don’t want to lose a winning image due to an imperfection.
- People who are sick of those little things annoying them and driving them crazy.
- Photographers who want to add a premium retouching service to their business and charge clients more money.
- Creatives who want flawless images that still feel natural and not over-processed.
Who this course is not for
- Those new to editing who aren’t able to process a photo in Lightroom yet (you’ll want to start by taking Lightroom Magic – can’t wait to host you).
- Professional retouchers (you guys are the bomb and I know you’ve mastered these skills already!).
- If you just want to learn Frequency Separation… that’s a skill for a high-level course, my friend.
- Complete beginners to food photography. This is a skill to master when you need to take that next step and level-up.
- Any photographer who isn’t interested in learning retouching and just wants to outsource and not save money.
- Landscape, newborn or portrait photographers. We only cover food photography. You’d be best suited to find another course in your niche.