This is probably one of the most exciting moments in my Photography career so far and it’s something that I have dreamed about doing for many years. Now I’ve finally had the chance to release my first retouching course, ‘Beauty Retouching for Beginners’ on Teachable.
Last last November, I had started writing down a contents page for a Beauty Retouching course. I tried to cover as many aspects as possible, and that’s when all of the brainstorming began.
From that point, I was hell-bent on getting a course finished by March this year. I’ve had so many questions about mentoring and retouching courses in the past, and I’d finally decided that this was something I really wanted to do in 2020.
Of course, as well all know, the past few months have been a turbulent time for most of us, and it definitely hasn’t been the launch I had planned for this course.
I was due to release ‘Beauty Retouching for Beginners’ back in early March, unfortunately right around the time that Coronavirus was really starting to take hold of the world. So I decided against releasing it then.
After another month’s worth of consideration and inner back-and-forth with my own brain, I’ve decided on launching this course now in April.
As these unprecedented changes in the world could become more longer term, I figured that there are still people out there in the position and willing to learn and refine their own beauty retouching skills right now.
The course runs for a total of six weeks, and each week focuses on a different module.
There will be a linked Facebook Group which will allow me to answer and guide you all through the course and go through any issues you may be having. This will also give a great opportunity for feedback, advice and answering any questions you may have in regards to retouching and beauty photography.
This is the structure of the course below, including week-by-week learning modules:
Week One – Introduction
- Introduction to the Course
- What is Beauty Retouching?
- Why Should You Learn Beauty Retouching?
- Potential Career Opportunities and Clients
- Transitioning from Fashion and Other Photography Genres
- Expectations and Industry Guidelines
- Integrating Retouching into Your Photography Business
- Wrap Up – Week One
Week Two – Retouching Fundamentals
- Using RAW vs JPEG
- Tools of the Trade
- Which Program Should I Use?
- Camera RAW Adjustments
- Integral Parts of Beauty Retouching
- Wrap Up – Week Two
Week Three – It’s All About The Skin
- Skin Retouching Expectations
- Frequency Separation
- Dodge and Burn
- Skin Tone Colour Correction
- Common Mistakes
- Wrap Up – Week Three
Week Four – Other Retouching Components
- Retouching Hair
- Retouching Eyes
- Retouching Lips
- Retouching Makeup
- Common Mistakes
- Wrap Up – Week Four
Week Five – Colour Grading
- Starting Your Colour Grade
- Colour Grading Using Adjustment Layers
- Creating Colour Consistency
- Common Mistakes
- Wrap Up – Week Five
Week Six – The Finished Product
- Retouching an Image from Start to Finish
- Sharpening Images
- Creating a Retouching Portfolio
- Promoting Your Retouching to Potential Clients
- Practice Makes Perfect
- Wrap Up – Week Six
- Thank You!
I’m so excited to share this course with you all!
It is a course that I will likely run again several times throughout the year in the future, so if you are understandably not in the position to sign up now, I can assure you all that there will be other opportunities in the future to do so!
I am also offering this course at a special introductory price due to the current world events, at $399AUD.
There are several payment options including a 3 month payment plan, I want everyone to have options to be able to do this course.
The cart will be open initially for 14 days until the 4th of May or until 30 people maximum have enrolled. To sign up, visit here: https://kayleighjune.teachable.com/p/beauty-retouching-for-beginners
Until next time! x