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Doug Nelson 10-07-2010 05:31 AM

RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garness
It seems like a long time since we've had a live show from Gry Garness because it has been a long time. Far too long away from one of our most popular presenters.

On our next all-new RetouchPRO LIVE show watch the live desktop of professional retoucher and trainer Gry Garness as she shows you her black & white Photoshop techniques.

From Gry:
"This show is about creating black & white images that emulate the traditional darkroom print. I've printed my own work in the darkroom for over 15 years and have lots of advice on how to make the grain look film-like and achieve the right tonality. I will be showing my high contrast Lith technique; a simple recipe that works on most BW images, using Smart Objects and a rarely used filter. Using another image I will show how 2 adjustment layers can be combined for a flexible BW conversion, followed by a simple split tone. With a third image I'll focus more in-depth on grain, texture, quality and printability."

Please remember to click "Return to Merchant" after paying so you can complete your registration.

Saturday, October 9, 2pm CDT (see link below for other time zones)

Click the link below for details and ticket sales:

B-man 10-07-2010 11:31 AM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
the "Return To Merchant" button did not work for me. How do I register if I can't get back to the registration page?

Doug Nelson 10-07-2010 12:27 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
I eventually catch those and send an email with the link to finish registering.

pixelkicker 10-07-2010 04:13 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
I am new to this site but would love to catch this presentation. Unfortunately I have a shoot on Saturday. Do you guys record these things and make them available at a later time?

Doug Nelson 10-07-2010 05:49 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
Each show is rebroadcast a couple of weeks after the live show, then posted for rental on YouTube (but that is currently only available for US viewers until the beta is complete).

Doug Nelson 10-09-2010 12:57 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
Only a few minutes left to sign up for today's live show.

Doug Nelson 10-09-2010 01:47 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
The ticket sales link is now closed.

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Come back to this thread after the show and tell us your thoughts about it. Also, give us your requests for future shows with Gry Garness.

skydog 10-09-2010 02:20 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
Damn...I forgot you changing your time on Saturdays...missed this one!

e3kphoto 10-09-2010 04:21 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
Loved it....
Can't wait for the stock image and the recipe...


Doug Nelson 10-09-2010 04:23 PM

Re: RetouchPRO LIVE "Black & White" with Gry Garne
Here's the info Gry promised:

Stock image link:

Make a Hue Saturation blended to Color
Make Hue Saturation Layer blended to Normal
Drag the Saturation right down to the left on the Normal layer
Click on the Color blended l;ayer below
Either play with the Hue slider
Go into any of the color ranges and ply with the Hue

Gry's Film like look on stock image:

Black & White adjustment layer:
Reds: minus 32
Yellows + 175
Greens minus 131
Cyans minus 60
Blues minus 6
Magentas + 98

2. Curves adj layer darken the highlight-1/4-tones about 3 clicks dawn

3. Contrast Curve bumped a lot up in the midtowns and not below the line in the shadows

4. Neutral layer 50% grey soft light: do a bit of shading/lighting

5. Make a joined layer Shift+Alt+Command+E
Give Gaussian Blur of 3
USM A:40 R:8
Set it to 20% opacity
6. Another Neutral Layer
Noise Monochrome 10
USM A:40 R:8
7. Minimum Dot
Darken blending mode
Noise 0.75

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