Calvin discusses the lighting setup and backdrop characteristics needed to capture the right look.
Camera settings, positioning your model, and shooting tethered.
Workflow begins with Camera Raw improvements and opening images in Photoshop as Smart Objects.
Calvin's signature approach to agtting incredible detail in an image while avoiding hi-pass halos.
Similar in result but with fewer steps, Calvin shows the Topaz plug-in variation of Freaky Amazing Detail.
Retouching dust spect and skin irregularities.
Pulling the model off the background via Quick Selection and then adding a colored fill layer and changing the blend mode changes the background color very quickly.
Refine Mask and hand painting refines the mask completely.
Using adjustment layers Calvin shows how to add a spotlight, vignette, and then shows how to organize the layers.
Calvin explains how depth comes from application of dodging and burning.
Here the theory is applied to the actual model through both hard and soft dodging and burning. Calvin goes into detail about adding convincing dimension.
Calvin spent a little more time dodging and burning and shows the results of his work. Additionally, he shows how to get the model to blend smoothly with the new colored background that was added.
Starting with the Quickmask Mode, Calvin selects the eyes and applies a selective color adjustment.
Calvin shows his artistic workflow as he experiments with different effects.
Looking at the before and after reveals dramatic changes that have taken place throughout the class.