ACR & Balancing Retouching Rebroadcast

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Online Workshops | No Comments

LUCIMA STUDIO ACR & Balancing Retouching Webinar


Although the live event has passed, you can purchase the rebroadcast of this webinar below!

"Straight out of the camera, I've got this ordinary digital capture without enough tonal contrast in my model, flat and dull colors, and overall no "wow" factor. The image just doesn't pop. I can't post it as is, it needs to be post-processed…"

If I had a nickel for every time I'd said or read something like that.

In this webinar, I show you how systematically "balance" images to create stronger, more professional-looking fashion images. The purpose of "balancing" is to get the image to look the way it should have been captured… if your camera could read your mind.

The workflow will start with RAW adjustments after import and how these affect your final product. Most people inadvertently add "contrast" (I don't mean just the contrast slider) at this stage when they need to be balancing the histogram and redistributing the data points across the histogram.

In Photoshop we then examine various balancing tools to then extract the most that each image has to offer. This often means balancing color tones, fixing exposure issues, and applying specific tonal contrast to get overall image to "pop".

While slightly outside of "Balancing" (but not falling within the stylistic effects of Analog Retouching) we will look at color grading and how to create the color tones consistent within my non B&W images.

We'll look through several of my full Photoshop layered files both in color and B&W to understand the process and the individual techniques.

I'm taking suggestions for which images we should examine in all their full-layered glory. Feel free to email me or just comment on this post!

This is a post-processing webinar. You will need Lightroom (preferably Lr4) and Photoshop (CS2 and up) to follow along. We will be spending most of the webinar deep in Lightroom and Photoshop.


This is a rebroadcast of the live workshop from January 20, 2013. The payment for the rebroadcast lets you register an account that can access the rebroadcast from indefinitely. So you can watch it as often as you want and as many times as you want (as long as you don't share the video). You will also have all the controls that Vimeo provides; play, pause, fast forward, rewind, HD 1080, etc.


Click here to see my previous workshops!

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-What is the overview of the L U C I M A Retouching Workflow?
Workflow Overview

-Check out the rebroadcast of the Working with Modeling Agencies Workshop from January 2013!

-Check out the rebroadcast of the Image Selection & Retouching Workshop from December 2012!

Check out the rebroadcast of the Analog Retouching Effects Workshop from February 2013!
ANALOG RETOUCHING EFFECTS WORKSHOP: Light Leaks, Effects, Grains, Diptychs, Sharpening, Resizing

Check out the rebroadcast of the Managing Location Lighting Workshop from April 2013! Laguna Beach Fashion Photography Workshop with Charles LUCIMA

Check out the rebroadcast of the Model Direction/Interaction Workshop from April 2013!