Photoshop, Retouching for Beauty, Fashion, and Portrait-THE RIGHT WAY !

March 3rd, 2013 from 12-4pm


Tools needed – Laptop computer, mouse, Photoshop 7 or higher, notebook and pen.

Space is limited to – 12 students


This is class is taught by one of the best in the business !

Conrad’s been creating, distorting and manipulating images for high-end fashion and commercial advertising for more than 15yrs. After spending the better part of a decade working at some of the best retouching houses in New York City and leaving his mark on images from some of the worlds most renown shooters, he packed up the Wacom and headed west for the beach. Now he’s ready to show you how he does it.

As a photographer or photo-retoucher in this day and age, we all know that Photoshop is critical to creating dynamic and “polished” imagery. I mean, let’s face it, every image used in movie posters, ads, and magazines has been cleaned and refined using Photoshop. This course will give you a chance to get hands on experience and learn the tricks the pros use to create beautiful skin, clean up those funky stray hairs, and produce clean and compelling images. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, after this class you will have a firm grasp on how to use the tools of Photoshop to enhance any image. If you just want to learn great tips for tweaking your personal images, or if you are looking for the tools to polish your portfolio and go out to ad agencies to get work, this course is a great investment for your imaging future.

Conrad is great at catering to every skill level and making sure that all the students go home with a powerful tool kit to use with their own projects. You will learn how to use layers and adjustment layers cohesively and in away that will allow you to have full control over your creative vision. Conrad will also cover the ins and outs of how to make skin look beautiful, clean, and flawless while maintaining a realistic look to your image. This course will focus on finishing off any fashion, beauty, or celebrity portrait. Feel free to bring your own images to class and get one on one coaching on how to achieve your vision. If you don’t have your own high res imagery for the class, have no fear. Conrad will provide high res files for you to play with during the course.

Be sure to bring your laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed, mouse, and a notebook to get the most out of your class. If you own a pen tablet bring that too! Make sure you come with lots of questions so you can get the most out of your experience.

In order to achieve your creative vision, it is essential to know how to use the tools and tricks available to you. We will demystify how to create dynamic images and put you in the driver’s seat of your creativity and further develop your personal style.

You can see his work in ad campaigns for Ann Klein, CoverGirl, Pantene, TreSemme and Nexxus and the list of photographers who have had their images “touched” by him is a who’s who of fashion/beauty world including Patrick Demarchlier, Michel Comte, Sarah Silver, Robert Erdmann, Alexi Hay, James White, Don Flood, Roxann Lewitt and Jill Greenberg

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