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Old 01-05-2008, 02:52 PM
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Guy Gowan

Does anybody have Guy Gowan's DVD on beauty retouching? Any thoughts?
Here is the link to the DVD,
http://www.etipsntricks.com/
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:51 AM
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Re: Guy Gowan

Wow, 77 views and not one response to my thread. Doesn't anybody know of his work? He seems to be a big deal in Europe. A photographer I met through Model Mayhem says it's the best retouching DVD he has ever seen. Someone out there has to know of him.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:34 PM
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It's hard to tell. the page you posted is nothing special. His portrait is not so good,(look at his skin tone feet, face, arms). i don't see any exemple of his work. and i don't know him. so for me it's a big NO.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:05 PM
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Re: Guy Gowan

Yep, I've met him a few times over the last few years, been to a few of his seminars, and seen his cosmetic retouching and workflow dvd's. He's been employed by Adobe doing short seminars on the Adobe stand at big photographic shows like Focus on Imaging, and he's fairly well known in the UK. Depends on your existing knowledge as to how much you'll learn. I've incorporated a few of his cosmetic retouching techniques, or variations of them, into work I do on a daily basis. Didn't pick up much from the workflow dvd, but that doesn't mean you won't.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:57 AM
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Re: Guy Gowan

Guy Gowan is a very skilled and I like his way of retouching, where you basically do lots of stuff with Channels and calculations and less with selection tools. Sadly the website address you posted didn't work for me.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:15 AM
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Re: Guy Gowan

Yeah, that' the thing. I keep on hearing about how great this guy is but can't seem to find anything he has done. I googled him and came up with some different sites but they seem to be all just selling his DVD's, no work.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:17 PM
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Re: Guy Gowan

Why not send him an email and ask to see some?
Or give him a call?

http://www.swpp.co.uk/members/Gowan5140.htm
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:36 PM
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Re: Guy Gowan

check out his new webazine: www.guygowan.com
He is doing a few seminars in Ireland, England and The Netherlands!!!
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:53 PM
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Re: Guy Gowan

I've seen the guy a bunch of times here in Dublin and I have to say I really like his methodology. I first saw him about four years ago, got sent along by my boss at the time, didn't expect to learn that much...how wrong I was! I think in recent times I've learnt more from hanging around this site and reading the likes of Katrin Eismann but as a place to start his techniques and ideas are really impressive. I put my decision to stop horsing around with PS and learn how to use it properly (whatever properly means..) down to the first hour of his 'Retouching Workflow' seminar. It truly was the turning point for me.

I'm not sure what his background is, I've heard he's a retoucher, a photographer, a printer, a drum scanner operator and a pre-press man. I think whichever is true 99% of his work now is giving seminars/educating people - don't think he has a retouch 'portfolio'.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:04 PM
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Re: Guy Gowan

I have his cosmetic techniques dvd. I love the workflow; Its seems a little convoluted at first glance, but once you get the hang of it its great. Much stress on the importance of non destructive editing and using channels to create selections; making retouching applications proportional instead of flat
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