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Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it, Part 2: Beauty Head Shots
Scott Kelby
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Scott Kelby returns for the second installment of his most comprehensive Photo to Photoshop workflow class yet. In part two of this series, Scott takes you from the studio set up a... READ MORE
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Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it, Part 2: Beauty Head Shots
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 52min
published: 2009
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Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it, Part 2: Beauty Head Shots
with Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby returns for the second installment of his most comprehensive Photo to Photoshop workflow class yet. In part two of this series, Scott takes you from the studio set up and shoot, to Lightroom and Photoshop to create a softer, more feminine, beauty headshot. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Getting Started with the Background (free course preview)

Scott talks about what he will cover in this course and starts setting up the background

3min, 55sec
lesson 2: Main Light and Camera Settings

Setting up a beauty dish on a boom stand and adding a diffusion sock, plus camera settings

6min, 52sec
lesson 3: Model and Test Shots

Bringing the subject on to the set and firing off some test shots to check exposure

5min, 25sec
lesson 4: Isolating Each Light and Adding a Reflector

Shooting with just one light lets you see exactly what that light source is giving you. Use a reflector to soften shadows

6min, 42sec
lesson 5: Tri-Light Reflector

Using the tri-light reflector and avoiding highlights

5min, 40sec
lesson 6: New Lighting Setup

Using Westcott Spiderlites to create an over/under or clamshell setup

9min, 25sec
lesson 7: Select Files for Retouching

Open up Lightroom and sort through the photos from the shoot to choose which ones to work on

9min, 10sec
lesson 8: Lightroom Develop Module

After choosing the best of the photos, now it is time to adjust the white balance and darkness levels

6min, 17sec
lesson 9: Retouching Skin in Photoshop

Removing blemishes using mostly the clone stamp tool

14min, 13sec
lesson 10: Retouching Eyes in Photoshop

Removing red lines, whitening, and adding contrast to the eyes of the subject

8min, 31sec
lesson 11: Skin Softening in Photoshop

Add a layer mask and use Gaussian blur to soften skin texture

6min, 52sec
lesson 12: Fixing the Hair and Shoulders

The liquify brush can be used to manipulate the hair and shoulders and use layer masks and opacity to brush in the changes

12min, 32sec
lesson 13: Final Images

After removing ponytail, go back through the whole retouching process one more time, start to finish

16min, 43sec
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