Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it, Part 3, with Scott Kelby

In part three, Scott lays out a basic studio set using two different backdrops and a single light source on the subject.

Scott Kelby is back with the third installment of this popular series. In part three, Scott lays out a basic studio set using two different backdrops and a single light source on the subject. He also experiments shooting with a ring flash. During the second half of the course, Scott opens all of the exposures in Lightroom and picks his three favorites for final retouching in Photoshop.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Getting Started (Duration 08:43)

Scott begins by setting up the background and main light for his fashion shoot

Lesson 2: Test Shots (Duration 07:41)

After setting up the background and main light, take some test shots to set a general exposure before the subject even walks onto the set

Lesson 3: Starting Point (Duration 04:09)

After the subject is on the set, take an exposure using a grey card for white balancing and start dialing in the lighting

Lesson 4: Taking It Up a Notch (Duration 06:26)

Switching to a seamless paper background and using flats or gator boards to create a new lighting scenario

Lesson 5: Continuing with the Shoot (Duration 03:50)

The subject has changed outfits and Scott changes camera perspective with a step ladder

Lesson 6: Ring Flash (Duration 04:20)

For this final segment in the studio, Scott uses a ring flash to achieve a popular fashion look

Lesson 7: Organizing Images in Lightroom (Duration 17:28)

After importing all of the shots into Lightroom, Scott uses the Library module to pick the keepers out of the batch

Lesson 8: Retouching, First Image (Duration 16:14)

Start by using the Lightroom develop module to check highlights, adjust white balance, then open up Photoshop to lighten the eyes, highlight the hair and do some dodging and burning

Lesson 9: Retouching, Second Image (Duration 16:57)

Retouching a second photo from the shoot. Using Photoshop to fix the background, to soften skin, to make body tucks with the liquify tool, and to accentuate the highlights

Lesson 10: Retouching, Third Image (Duration 09:27)

Working on a third photo from the shoot. Clean up the eyes, soften skin, remove blemishes, sharpen the edges, using all of the tools that have been covered in this course

Lesson 11: Makeup for a Studio Shoot (Duration 03:27)

Scott asked his makeup artist, Shelly Giard, to share some tips about what she uses in a studio environment

Meet Your Instructor: Scott Kelby

Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author…

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