Incredible AI Skin Retouching in minutes!

Posted on Leave a comment

What? AI Skin Retouching in minutes? I wanted to share an amazing discovery I made recently that will truly help speed up skin retouching for everyone that shoots portraits! You will know that my go-to process for retouching skin is usually Frequency separation when I have subjects that have a lot of blemishes and skin imperfections. It’s largely a manual process that can be time-consuming if someone’s skin has lots of imperfections.

After creating my Frequency Separation Fundamentals tutorial, in which I edited a young boy’s acne, it got me thinking that there had to be a way to automate skin retouching and that’s exactly what Retouch4me AI Skin Retouching does!

AI Skin Retouching in minutes
Retouching skin using Frequency Separation

While there are plenty of Skin editing solutions on the market, most of them have less than desirable results and often smooth out tonalities in skin overlooking skin issues like acne and spots. It’s also one of the reasons why most turn out looking a “fake” when applied!

We’re beginning to shift towards AI technology in many fields and in photography we’re seeing many AI advances in cameras and software to help us better capture and edit our work! I didn’t expect to see AI Skin Retouching develop so fast but thanks to the team at Retouch4me the ability to retouch skin in seconds is now a reality!

Check out this video where I demonstrate the Retouch4me plugins and what it could mean for your skin retouching requirements going forward! It will BLOW your mind! Get started with AI Skin Retouching in minutes!

If you’re interested in their plugins be sure to head on over to https://retouch4.me/

Sign up to the membership Today and Get instant access to all of my tutorials that cover ever step of my shoot and edit process! Check out my growing collection of tutorials HERE

HOW TO: MASKING IN LIGHTROOM CLASSIC 2022

Posted on Leave a comment
masking in lightroom

In this tutorial, I want to highlight how to use the new masking tools in Adobe Lightroom Classic! After the last update to Lightroom, many of us including myself got a little confused as to where our masking tools disappeared! It took a little getting used to but have finally understood how it works and how much more control we now have over masks in Lightroom Classic.

I’ll show you where the masking tools have moved and how they work. Check out the video below and learn more about the new Masking features and all about masking in Lightroom Classic!

Get Access to the full shoot and edit tutorial of “Biker Boy”

The new Masking tools are far more intuitive with two new additions:

  1. Select Subject
  2. Select Sky

The interface has also been improved and gives you all the masking tools in one place as you can see in the image below.

Masking
MASKING IN LIGHTROOM CLASSIC
  • Portrait of a boy and his bike
    Biker Boy
    Product on sale
    $29.00 USD

Join my Academy today and learn all of my key fundamental secrets to my shoot and edit process: https://shootcreatecaptivate.com/membership/

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop are my primary tools of choice when it comes to my Portrait photography workflow. Adobe offers an excellent package for us Photographers right here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html

How to create a Collage of images using Adobe Express IT

Posted on Leave a comment

Did you know that if you’ve signed up for any of Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions you have access to an online Web App from Adobe called Express It! It gives you the ability to easily create a collage of images!

You have the ability to create content for different platforms ranging from Instagram Stories, Facebook posts all the way through to Youtube thumbnails as you can see in the image below.

Express it offer several Templates you can choose from or you can easily create your own content based on the several resources they offer! The only limit is your creativity 🙂 It’s like Canva but free to users of the Creative Cloud services!

How to easily create a collage of images
The interface of Express It

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how I create a collage of my images in easy steps! So if you’re looking at how to create a collage this is what you’re looking for!

How to create a collage using Adobe Express It

Changing a grey paper backdrop into any color with Photoshop

Posted on Leave a comment

In this quick tip tutorial, I’ll show you how I easily change my grey Savage paper backdrop into any color of choice!

I’ve never had a lot of space in my studio to hang 101 rolls of different colored paper backdrops so I decided that it would be pretty convenient as well as cost-effective to shoot on a single color backdrop roll, grey, and simply change its color effortlessly in PS

Changing paper backdrop color
A sample of an advanced color change of the background and our mummies Dress see how HERE

How to upload the best quality photos to Facebook!

Posted on
Create Sharp Images for Facebook

How I upload the best quality photos to Facebook 2022

In this video, I’ll show you how to upload the best quality photos to Facebook! We want our work to look awesome. I hear a lot of folks saying that Facebook degrades the quality of their photos. With the right resolutions and following the steps in this video, you’ll learn how to optimize your photos for Facebook. It’s a simple process that uses photoshop and the Bicubic sharper downscaling option!

If you want to create sharp images for Facebook then watch this video of the process so you can upload the best quality photos to Facebook!

Access all premium tutorials in the membership today for 10% less when signing up today at www.shootcreatecaptivate.com/membership – Use the discount code: CREATE10

How to upload the best quality photos to Facebook

Step 1. Open your image in Photoshop

upload the best quality photos to Facebook

Step 2. Press ALT+CTRL+I (Windows) or Command+Option+I (Mac)

upload the best quality photos to Facebook

Step 3. Change your images longest Pixel edge to 2048px, then tick the “Resample” box and select “Bicubic Sharper (Reduction)

upload the best quality photos to Facebook

Step 4. Save the image as a PNG and ensure that the ICC profile checkbox is ticked

upload the best quality photos to Facebook

Step 5. Upload to Facebook 🙂

Be sure to go and check out my Facebook Business Page where you’ll see the results of the above steps. I’ve never had an issue with image Quality on Facebook! Visit my Page at: https://www.facebook.com/ShootCreateCaptivate

If you are on a mobile device:

You can choose to always upload photos in HD from your account settings:

  1. Tap the Three Bars at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy, then tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Media and Contacts, then tap Videos and Photos.
  4. Tap next to Upload HD.

The great thing about going this route is that I simply copy my images off Facebook onto my phone and then load them up to Instagram and get awesome sharp results! When I upload to Instagram I’ll add in some extra sharpening inside the edit options! It works a charm! Facebook and Instagram are fantastic platforms to be able to share your work with the world so it’s important that they look great and have some sort of consistency. You want people to say “Ah I recognize those photos! Looks like Susan’s! Oh wait yes it is Susans!)

I hope this helps you understand how to upload the best quality photos to Facebook!

Check out the growing collection of tutorials HERE