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RetouchPRO LIVE with Gry Garness
"Black & White" - 10/09/10
Gry Garness is a retoucher and Photoshop trainer/consultant, finding time to write in-between projects. She retouches for other photographers - mostly portraits, beauty and music photography, but also some interiors and creative montage. She has trained clients ranging from large broadcasting companies, publishing houses, design agencies, fashion businesses, holiday companies, photo-labs, magazines and newspapers, as well as a whole host of photographers, digital operators and retouchers. Some of her retouching clients include:

BBC, Universal, Sony, Stylo Rouge, Dean Chalkley, Ray Burmiston, Paul Rider, Sue Moxley, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Lucinda Symons, Kelvin Murray, Andrea Hamilton, Nota X (the singer Adele) Alesha Dixon, Keisha (Sugababes), McFly, Sam Sparro, Lauren Laverne, Westlife, VV Brown, Des'ree, Sarah Brightman

Her work can be seen at
You will view Gry's full-sized desktop live via your web browser as she demonstrates her black & white Photoshop techniques. Gry will explain what she's doing along the way, with me (Doug Nelson) along to forward audience questions.

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."
After Gry is finished with her demonstration, she will answer more general questions on a time available basis.

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 2pm CST click here for other time zones
The presentation will be approximately two hours long, maybe a few minutes longer

The cost to attend is only $10. Use the Paypal link below. After paying, click "Return to Merchant" to be redirected to the event registration page. You will receive your unique link to view the event via email, and an email reminder 1 hour before it starts. The Paypal link will close one hour before showtime.

The ticket sales link is now closed.
Watch the email list for news of the rebroadcast.
You can rent Gry's previous shows on our YouTube channel.

I'll answer questions about RetouchPRO LIVE in the forum thread and update this page as appropriate.

User comments about RetouchPRO LIVE:
"It really felt like a private 2-hour class where you get to ask specific questions which you wouldn't get a chance to otherwise."
"The quality of streaming was great, no problems at all, and I could see a difference in colour when adjusted by 1%."
"This was without a doubt a stroke of genius to plan, put together, and execute a class like this. It is nearly perfect for those of us who have a tough time physically as well as financially traveling to other locations for classes."
" thing for Photoshop and fotogs on the web. Period."

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