INTRO

You asked, Conny listened!  Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, Conny is once again offering his complete Workflow workshop!  That’s not all!  Conny has developed a brand new workshop exploring Color Theory and how to best manipulate the limited color models available on a computer to get flawless true-to-life color in your images.

 

Participating in any of Conny’s workshops gives you exclusive access to a private group where you can take part of recordings and ask any questions you may have after the workshop.


These workshops do not happen often, and these are likely the last online workshops of the year.  This is an exclusive offer, there are a limited number of seats available. The last workshop sold out within hours — so act now to secure your seat!

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Sunday 11 July 2021

Good retouching is all about good habits and training your eye to not only see the flaws and improvements, but also how to best approach them. This not only allows for consistent results, but also raises the overall quality.

A good retoucher does not rely on quick tricks and “magic buttons”, but is instead efficient and focused on the ultimate end-goal they are trying to achieve. They do this by studying and learning the proper techniques. While technique is often viewed as a minor part of a successful retouch, without it, you will not understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of what happens on your screen while going from the RAW image to the final print or digital output.


This workshop will take you through Conny’s whole workflow from RAW to finished image.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OUTLINE

  1. The full workflow from start to finish – all the tools you need to know and how to determine what is best to use
  2. Perception: A brief discussion about how we see an image, and how we want it to be seen
  3. Determining what type of image it is and how to transform it to the target result
  4. Viewing distance and why it matters for composition and texture
  5. RAW conversion tips and tricks in Capture One
  6. Combining multiple RAW conversions
  7. Making a Mind Map – A simple exercise that will save you hours later
  8. Tricks to keep your eyes from getting tired and how to use help layers
  9. Repair (Heal & Clone) and how these tools are best used
  10. When and why to use Frequency Separation
  11. Using Dodge & Burn without creating color issues
  12. The definitions of Color and Contrast
  13. Establishing a color calibrated workflow from start to finish
  14. Basic color corrections, including: color models, adjustment layers, hue/saturation/luminosity
  15. Masking to isolate elements for correction or enhancement, using both pixel masks and the power of Blend-If
  16. What is “Color harmony”?
  17. Basic color grading tips
  18. Components of a good image, including:
    1. Guiding the viewer
    2. Harmony
    3. Weight
    4. Leading lines
    5. Light contrast
    6. Color contrast
    7. Emotion

The workshop will consist of four hours of instruction, that will include three 10 minute breaks.  All members of the workshop are encouraged to use a webcam and microphone, as there will be opportunities for you to ask questions and seek clarification during the event.

The content of the workshop has been specially designed to be useful to users of all skill-levels. Even seasoned industry professionals will benefit from the experience!

 

While this workshop is suited for students of any skill-level, a basic understanding of how to use Photoshop is required, such as paint brush, clone tool, healing tool, layer masks, and adjustment layers. Retouching Toolkit is not required as all techniques will be explained manually.

 

The workshop will be presented via Zoom, a free online meeting software available on all major platforms. Prior to the workshop, please ensure that you have Zoom set up and working on your device of choice. Click here to learn more.

 

Active participation is strongly encouraged! Interact and ask questions!

 

The workshop will also be recorded so that you can refer back to it, and work through the steps at your own pace!

DETAILS

ONLINE WORKSHOP TICKET: WORKFLOW

95.00

Sunday 11 July 2021
11:00AM CST / 5:00PM GMT

Out of stock

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Sunday 18 July 2021

Some of the most common questions Conny receives have to do with Color Theory — How to best utilize the color models available on a computer to get flawless colors and natural gradients.  Now for the first time ever, Conny is offering a workshop that explores the different aspects of Color Theory, including analyzing the colors of an image, color correction, color matching, and color grading. Simply put, how to train your eyes to see color, its building blocks, and what tools to use. Conny focuses on the technical aspects of color in a way that has not been done before, but in a way that is accessible to users who are familiar with the basics of Photoshop and image manipulation.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OUTLINE

  1. Psychology of color
    1. Color composition
    2. How our brain sees colors
      1. We are very easily tricked into seeing what is not there
  2. Digital images and how the computer sees color
    1. Color models
      1. What are color models and why does it matter?
    2. RGB images and displays
      1. Manipulating channels
    3. Learn to see color the way the computer does
    4. Digital vs printed images
    5. Color calibrated workflow
  3. Painters theory
    1. The color wheel
      1. Painters wheel vs RGB wheel
    2. Color harmonies
    3. Light and reflecting light
  4. Practical applications
    1. Various help layers that you can use to help your eyes
    2. Targeted color corrections
    3. What is the correct skin tone?
      1. A deep dive into skin tones
    4. Analyzing an image to deconstruct the colors and grading
    5. Matching colors of two different images for composites
    6. Fixing color flaws and what tools to use
    7. How does saturation work?
    8. How does hue work?
  5. Tools and adjustments
    1. Mastering curves
    2. Targeted adjustments using masks and blend-if
    3. Look-up tables (LUT)

The workshop will consist of four hours of instruction, that will include three 10 minute breaks.  All members of the workshop are encouraged to use a webcam and microphone, as there will be opportunities for you to ask questions and seek clarification during the event.

The content of the workshop has been specially designed to be useful to users of all skill-levels. Even seasoned industry professionals will benefit from the experience!

 

While this workshop is suited for students of any skill-level, a basic understanding of how to use Photoshop is required, such as paint brush, clone tool, healing tool, layer masks, and adjustment layers. Retouching Toolkit is not required as all techniques will be explained manually.

 

The workshop will be presented via Zoom, a free online meeting software available on all major platforms. Prior to the workshop, please ensure that you have Zoom set up and working on your device of choice. Click here to learn more.

 

Active participation is strongly encouraged! Interact and ask questions!

 

The workshop will also be recorded so that you can refer back to it, and work through the steps at your own pace!

DETAILS

ONLINE WORKSHOP TICKET: Color Theory

75.00

Sunday 18 July 2021
11:00AM CST / 5:00PM GMT

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Out of stock

95.00

Sunday 18 July 2021
11:00AM CST / 5:00PM GMT

In stock

Conny Wallstrom is a software developer turned graphic designer, turned photographer, turned retoucher, based in Sweden.  After a long and successful career in programming and software development, he became interested in photography as a hobby, and quickly realized that retouching is a vital aspect of creating beautiful images.  He also realized that he hated retouching, with its tedious and repetitive tasks.  This led to him drawing from his software development background in order to design and constantly fine-tune and improve a workflow that allows him to spend as little time as possible retouching, and more time focusing on creating beautiful images.

An admitted perfectionist, he has been known to spend weeks and months testing and refining even the simplest methods and inner-workings to compare results on a pixel-level.  When others refuse to change their ways because this is “what they have always done”, Conny is constantly asking, “How can I make this better?”

 

Once he realized how useful this could be for others, he set out to design tools that are simple to use regardless of a user’s experience or skill level.  This led to the creation of the first Retouching Toolkit panel, which is designed to add functionality and consistency to Photoshop so that the Conny could focus on the aspects of image creation that he enjoys the most, and let the user not be bogged down by the mundane tasks retouching requires.  Photoshop actions simply could not do what Conny envisioned, so he took matters into his own hands and continues to develop tools designed to improve an artist’s toolkit.

Since becoming interested in graphic design, photography, and (grudgingly) retouching, Conny has gone on to become a leading authority in the industry, working full time at an leading ad agency, consulting for retouching professionals, and providing in-person workshops for companies around the world.  He is proficient in all aspects of a successful photography shoot, including the physical aspects: studio lighting, digital and analog photography, as well as the overarching goals of designing successful advertising campaigns.

Conny is adamant in his belief that, “There are no magic buttons, tricks, or secrets to become a good retoucher! ”All it takes is passion and putting in the hours”, and his goal is to make retouching approachable and efficient, so that technical difficulties never get in the way of your creativity.