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Photographer: The Project
Calvin Hollywood
with Calvin Hollywood
Calvin Hollywood shows you a personal portrait style that's fun and easy to learn with the interesting twist of other photographers being the models for this type of shoot! Join us... READ MORE
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Photographer: The Project
lessons: 15 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 29min
published: 2011
watched: 957 Member Views
Photographer: The Project
with Calvin Hollywood
Calvin Hollywood shows you a personal portrait style that's fun and easy to learn with the interesting twist of other photographers being the models for this type of shoot! Join us and Calvin as you learn this new and unique way to take beautiful portraits of the people around you. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction and Studio Setup (free course preview)

Calvin discusses the lighting setup and backdrop characteristics needed to capture the right look.

5min, 28sec
lesson 2: Shooting the Model

Camera settings, positioning your model, and shooting tethered.

6min, 49sec
lesson 3: The Retouch Begins

Workflow begins with Camera Raw improvements and opening images in Photoshop as Smart Objects.

8min, 34sec
lesson 4: Freaky Amazing Details

Calvin's signature approach to agtting incredible detail in an image while avoiding hi-pass halos.

7min, 10sec
lesson 5: Details with Topaz

Similar in result but with fewer steps, Calvin shows the Topaz plug-in variation of Freaky Amazing Detail.

5min, 28sec
lesson 6: Small Fixes

Retouching dust spect and skin irregularities.

3min, 36sec
lesson 7: Extracting the Model

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.

6min, 24sec
lesson 8: Refining the Selection

Refine Mask and hand painting refines the mask completely.

5min, 7sec
lesson 9: Relighting the Background in Photoshop

Using adjustment layers Calvin shows how to add a spotlight, vignette, and then shows how to organize the layers.

7min, 32sec
lesson 10: Dodge and Burn Theory

Calvin explains how depth comes from application of dodging and burning.

3min, 24sec
lesson 11: Dodge and Burn Application

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.

9min, 57sec
lesson 12: Dodge and Burn Results and Color Matching Skin

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.

4min, 52sec
lesson 13: Adjusting the Iris

Starting with the Quickmask Mode, Calvin selects the eyes and applies a selective color adjustment.

5min, 50sec
lesson 14: Experimentation and Art

Calvin shows his artistic workflow as he experiments with different effects.

6min, 19sec
lesson 15: Wrap Up

Looking at the before and after reveals dramatic changes that have taken place throughout the class.

3min, 18sec
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Calvin Hollywood
meet  Calvin Hollywood
Germany-Based Photoshop Artist, Compositor & Trainer
Calvin Hollywood is a digital artist, photographer, Photoshop trainer, and author from Germany. He's a photography-based artist who focuses on getting the perfect shot with Photoshop. In addition, he also serves as an Adobe Promoter and writer for a number of magazines.
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