Retouching for Fashion and Beauty
Evening course | 3 weeks | 18.30 - 21.30 | 8 places | £239
Fashion and Beauty Retouching is an area that requires technical skill, but also has scope for adding your own creative flare. The course will teach you step by step the processes used within the fashion and beauty industry, from organizing and structuring a workflow to thinking about the overall look of the image and the final creative touches.
Beginning with initial considerations such as cleaning up the image, and restructuring areas. We will go through the processes of colour correcting skin, and altering the lighting on the skin. Many of these processes will be built on core techniques such as using global adjustment layers in combination with masking, and you will learn how to apply them differently for each task, making informed decisions about the effect it will produce, and what is required to fulfill a brief.
You will be able to get creative with applying make up, and making enhancements such as brightening eyes, and sculpting brows. Skin softening using a high pass filter is also one of the final considerations. The most fun is often to be had at the end, bringing the image together with final colour changes, changing a background and applying filters to the whole image.
For further information or to book over the phone, please call us at the office on 020 7729 1936.
Katja Mayer is a well-established freelance photographer, retoucher and producer in the editorial and commercial sector, with clients including Sunday Times Style, Harper’s Bazaar, Levi’s, Burberry and Fred Perry.
Steve Wood has over 20 years high end retouching experience, producing images for editorial and online publications such as GQ, FHM, T3, ELLE, MARIE CLAIRE and NEXT Fashion. Skin, Beauty lifestyle and fashion are his fortes.
Basic cleanup and restructuring
Make up and skin
Laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge installed (version CC / CS6 / CS5 / CS4)
Required Photoshop Skills
Prior to taking this course, you are also required to have the following Photoshop skills:
If you are not up to this level we recommend you take our Photoshop Foundation – Level 2 course first, or for £239 you can get the Retouching for Fashion and Beauty course plus a one hour refresher session. (£299 if an evening course) For further guidance, please call the office on 020 7729 1936.
Don't have your own laptop?
If you don't have your own laptop then there's no need to worry. You can hire one of our Mac laptops for £25 per day. Send us an email for more details - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note our classroom is on the first floor with no lift. If you are less-abled or have any concerns please contact the office.
‘Overall I was very happy with the course. The tutor and staff at the office were very friendly and there were a few cheeky ginger nuts so all in all it was great. I had a lot of fun and learnt lots of new skills and techniques.’
★★★★ Annie Hawkes
‘I have now attended 2 courses at photography course London and am planning to take some 1 to 1 on some more specific things as they are so good! Retouching for beauty and fashion – we covered lots of effective techniques and I am no longer afraid of masks!! The teaching was straightforward and made complete sense, she was patient and kept us stimulated throughout…’
★★★★★ Holly Revell