Tough Guy


Learn how to create a Powerful Composite Image PLUS Special Effects using the Power of Lightroom / Camera RAW and Photoshop!

Join me and follow along as I take you through every stage from the RAW out of camera file through to the final print ready image in this easy to follow, step by step retouching class that will leave you fully equipped with the skills necessary to go and quickly create powerful 3/4 length composite images that are also completely editable at a later date. Compositing is quickly becoming a necessary skill / art and in this first in a series of Compositing related tutorials I show you how understanding the power of grey can completely transform your retouching and images.

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VIDEO 1: Introduction & Behind the Scenes

VIDEO 2: Preparing the Picture Working in Lightroom / Camera RAW to improve lighting, colour, brighten hands and enhance eyes

VIDEO 3: Cleaning Skin and Background Cleaning up skin using removing blemishes PLUS dust / scratches off Grey Background

VIDEO 4: Final RAW Preparations Targetted Sharpening, Improving Skin Tone and Lightroom / Camera RAW Preferences (Color Space, File Type, Bit Depth)

VIDEO 5: Working Non Destructively with Smart Object PLUS How to Improve Composition

VIDEO 6: Enhancing Details Showing how to enhance details and give more punch using the Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Plug In ‘Non Destructively’

VIDEO 7: Dodging and Burning How to add depth and dimension using Dodging & Burning Techniques PLUS the Power of 50% Grey

VIDEO 8: Adding a New Background
How to add quickly add a completely new ‘bespoke’ background from simple textures with no selections / cut outs

VIDEO 9: Lighting Effects Part 1
How to add a completely editable Vignette

VIDEO 10: Lighting Effects Part 2
How to add shadows using Photoshop Shapes PLUS Spotlights using Brushes

VIDEO 11: Adding Dust (Special Effect)
How to add dust into your lighting for added effect

VIDEO 12: Adding Mood / Atmosphere
Finishing Touches Adding mood / atmosphere with Colour (Photoshop & Plug Ins), Cartoon / Painterly Look PLUS Super Fast Body Shaping Trick

VIDEO 13: Final Edits PLUS Review

Additional information

Delivery Method

Digital Download


Lightroom 5, Lightroom 4 or Camera RAW , Photoshop (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4)


1.5 Hours

Skill Level

Beginner to Advanced


13 Video Tutorials, RAW File, Final Retouched Image, Textures, Full Layered psd and TIFF Files, Lighting Diagram

3 reviews for Tough Guy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Thank you again my teacher .
    I hope i done to make a little bit effect for my photo like you .

    Please see it here .. and I wish to continue such valuable lessons :

    Thank You

  2. 4 out of 5

    Hello I just found this on Pinterest and I plan to get started with your turoaitl in January. A few years ago my husband bought me a Canon 40D knowing that I love to take pictures. However I am extremely intimdated by the camera and more so ever in any Photoshop product. Just a year ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and with the love of photography I have learned very quickly that you can spend alot of money with professional photographers. So my new year resoultion is to pick up my camera and just start shooting bad pics and all. I guess practice makes perfect and well a good turoaitl ever now and then. Wish me luck I will need it!!!

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