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The RAW Duplicate

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Expert: Kategraphy  
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Runtime - length of the film: 5m48s
Language: english
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Summary:

Some images are hard to edit in one raw develop due to high contrast or extreme colors. In these cases RAW duplicates can help.

In this video you will learn how to create and use a RAW duplicate. Kate first creates the duplicate in her explorer to open them both at the same time in Camera RAW. Then she makes the general adjustments to both images before making the adjustments for only part of the image. In a last step she combines those in one image.

Lightroom-Photoshop-Workflow

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m29s
Language: english
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You can use Lightroom for photo organisation and most editing purposes in the daily workflow of a portrait or wedding photographer but will find it's limits when you need to add text or edit major things.

In these cases you'll need to use Photoshop or another external editing software but want to keep Lightrooms advantages like keywords and file organisation.

Learn Kate Breuer's workflow when it comes to combining Lightroom and external editing in this video.

Sharpening Images

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Runtime - length of the film: 6m15s
Language: english
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In this video photographer Kate explains how to approach an image for sharpening. She does not focus on the perfect tool or the perfect setting but rather the theory in general.

She explains some different approaches on two images and uses two different tools for this.

In addition she explains what to do to reduce the file dimensions for web but keep a sharp result.

Frequency Separation

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Runtime - length of the film: 9m16s
Language: english
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To retouch the skin is one of the master techniques in retouching. With frequency separation you can master the skill and perfectionize skin retouching.

Kate explains how to separate the skin structure from color and tones to retouch the skin with ease. This way you can retouch the structure without touching the color and the other way around.

The technique explained in this video is a simplified but working alternative to the "real" frequency separation.

PS Actions II

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m53s
Language: english
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PS Actions I

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Photoshop actions are a useful tool to save you some time when it comes to workflow parts you need to do often. Learn how to record more complex ones in this video.

Kate records an action that pushes the colors of an image using the LAB mode. Therefore she creates an action with mulitple steps. In a second step she shows how to simplify the action using less steps for the same result.

Learn how to use actions for complex workflows and save time.

Dodge & Burn IV: Skin Retouching

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Runtime - length of the film: nachtra
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This is the final part of Kate's Dodge and Burn series. In this episode, Kate uses the dodge & burn technique to retouch the skin.

Kate shows, how dodging and burning can be used for skin retouching. It is an advanced technique, that normally takes much time, practice and patience. But with this video, you can learn the basics easily and save some time practicing.

This ist the last part, so if you missed the other three go back and learn the technique of dodging and burning and how to use it for different things.

Dodge & Burn III: Body and Face

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m57s
Language: english
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This is the third part of Kate Breuer's Dodge and Burn series. In this episode, she explaines, how to use dodging and burning to form body parts and the face.

Kate Breuer uses the technique to make the arm of a model lose weight and to add to the bust size of the female model.

In addition, she shows how dodging and burning can be applied to the face to make it look slimmer and more perfect.

The last parts will be about skin retouching. If you missed the first two parts, go back and learn the technique of dodging and burning and find out, how to use it to accentuate foldings and guide the vision of your viewers.

Dodge & Burn II: Guide and Accentuate

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Runtime - length of the film: 7m57s
Language: english
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This is the second part of Kate Breuer's Dodge and Burn series. In this part, she shows how to use dodging and burning to accentuate foldings and to guide vision.

Kate Breuer starts with a trick, that will save you a lot of time, when preparing to dodge and burn. Afterwards, she uses the technique to accentuate the foldings at the male models shirt.

Finally, she explaines to ways to use it for guiding the vision of those watching your pictures.

The other two parts will be about forming body parts and the face and about skin retouching. If you missed the first part, go back and learn more about the technique of dodging and burning.

Dodge & Burn I: The Technique

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Runtime - length of the film: 9m16s
Language: english
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This is the first part of Kate Breuer's Dodge and Burn series. In this first part, she explaines the basics and shows the technique of dodging and burning.

Kate Breuer creates two circles and shows how to create an orb out of one of them, just by adding shadows and highlights. In addition, she explaines, the different techniques one can use to darken or lighten.

One example is simply drawing on an empty or neutral-gray layer at "soft light". Another one is to create two curves layers and using the layer masks.

The other three parts will be about accentuating foldings, guiding the vision, forming body parts and the face and about skin retouching.

Glazy Spots

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Runtime - length of the film: 5m15s
Language: english
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Summary:

Without a professional make-up artist, getting glazy spots is absolutely normal. When not usind matte powder or when the location is how, the model will get glazy spots when sweating a bit.

In this video, Kate Breuer shows, how to get rid of them with Photoshop. She shows different techniques, to eliminate those flaws in your pictures.

One of those techniques is the double RAW conversion, where Kate creates two RAW conversions, one for the glazy spots, one for the rest of the image.

Another technique is using the on-board possibilities of Adobe Photoshop, e.g. the stamp tool at decreased opacity.