Tag Archives: retouching

Real People Portraits


Lee Varis gives a break-down of a recent photo shoot, that explores lighting and post processing issues for “Real People Portraits” featuring the Phottix Indra500, Lightroom, and Photoshop.

Lab Luminosity Masks

Lab Luminosity Masks

Lee Varis builds a landscape image from two exposures, blended together using a mask from the “b” channel of a Lab version of the image. The step-by-step tutorial covers luminosity masks, layer blend modes, Burn Tool mask editing, Lab color editing, and a sophisticated selective sharpening technique, in a 10-Channel Workflow approach to image editing.

Advanced Hair Masking Technique in Photoshop


Lee Varis shows an advanced hair masking technique that DOES NOT rely on the Refine Edge dialog in Photoshop CS6. Instead, this unique approach utilizes the Hard Light blend mode with a subject shot on a gray background.

Classic Hollywood B&W Glamour


Lee Varis shows how to convert a color photo into the kind of classic B&W of the Hollywood glamour portraits of the 1930’s. This is the Photoshop post processing part of his Classic B&W Portrait workshop at the California Photo Festival.

Secrets of the Mask Panel


Lee Varis examines masking and compositing in Photoshop CS5 with special emphasis on managing fine hair wisps using the Mask Panel and the Refine Edge dialog. He ends with a further refinement to color the hair edges to match the background color…