Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography eBook

An inspirational eBook with lots of beautiful images, retouching tips, articles and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who edit their work in Adobe Photoshop.


Professional Retouching Techniques

Digital Photo Retouching eBook Cover

We’ve put together a beautiful eBook for you to get inspired and learn professional tricks and techniques from a successful internationally published photographer, retoucher and educator Julia Kuzmenko McKim. The cover photo won second place in the global Wacom & AfterCapture Digital Imaging Contest 2012 in the Portrait category, and you can follow its retouching process with Julia in a 5-page illustrated text and 40-minute narrated video workshop.


Amazing Visual Presentations

It’s an inspirational eBook with lots of beautiful images, retouching tips, articles and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who edit their work in Adobe Photoshop. This eBook is created with intermediate and advanced Photoshop users in mind, so if you are a beginner, please start with our “Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day” interactive ebook to ensure the things that are used and demonstrated in the video workshop and tutorials in this book make sense to you.


Why you Need this eBook

Skin Softening in Photoshop eBook

The book is filled with ton of useful tips on almost every page. And it’s not just the tips, there is also a workflow explanation for various common situations. From skin retouching to hair retouching. Included are also lots of additional resources supplied as links to various educational sites, artists to follow, modeling agencies. Inspiration is thought the book, in fact the book itself is very inspirational and not just technical information and we think that makes it a refreshing blend of the two. The effort put into the book is seen on every page and it’s a delight to keep turning pages.

The video tutorials in this book are private Youtube videos exclusively accessible to the readers of this book!

There’s also a download option to store the exclusive video tutorials and workshop on your computer and watch offline on page 9 (additional fee of $9.99 applies) (only in digital book) and a lot more!

Portrait Retouching eBook

There’s a 25% discount code for the print version of this book that you will receive upon the purchase of the digital book in the e-Junkie transaction notification. So if you would like to have both the custom Actions & Brushes along with the video tutorials and a print book – start with the ebook and get your print copy with a 25% discount.


Custom Beauty Brushes and Actions

Beauty Photography eBook

Along with the ebook you will be provided with Julia’s custom Beauty Brushes, some of which are based on the brushes created by the amazing digital artist from Poland Marta Dahlig, and a new set of Julia’s Beauty Actions (Sharpen All + Parts, Frequency Separation presets for 8- and 16-bit images, Silky Skin, Sculpt & Contour, Digital Skin Texture, Anti-Pink and Temporary Solar Curve) + 30 extra minutes of video tutorials on how to use these Brushes and Actions (these digital bonus materials only come with the digital version of the book).

Fashion Photography eBook

After reading this eBook you will have a clear understanding as to what tools you need to be familiar with, and if you are not yet, than you should practice working with them before you begin to learn Advanced retouching techniques. Essentials are super important, and any professional retoucher will tell you that. Check out our “From Amateur to Pro in a Week” eBook, when you know that you are ready to learn to become a Beauty retouching wizard.



Fashion Model Photography

Pages 24-28: Cover Image Illustrated TextWorkshop

Pages 36-37: Retouching Face + Video (13 min)

Page 44: Cover Image Video Retouching Workshop (42min)

Pages 50-51: Photographing & Retouching Hair + Video (10 min)

Tons of Images & Real World Photography & Retouching Tips

Articles on Shooting on Location, in Studio, Working with Models

Custom Beauty Brushes & Actions (see Digital Goodie Bag subfolder) (only in digital book)

Pages 58-59: Working with the custom Brushes & Actions mentioned above + Video (30 min) (only in digital book)


What Kind of Format is this eBook in?

Digital Photo Retouching on iPad and MacBook

Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography eBook is a downloadable PDF file, which can be viewed on a number of devices – laptop and desktop computers, iPhone or Android devices, iPads, and other tablets.

For iPad specific users, our eBooks & Bonus Materials are compressed into ZIP files to decrease the size of the package for download. Use the link that you receive upon your purchase to download the ZIP file to your computer first, unzip it using any decompression program on your PC or MAC and then transfer PDF files to your iPad via iTunes or Dropbox app, whichever is more convenient for you.

Please remember that the Actions, Brushes and Gradients in the Bonus Goodie Bags of respective eBooks are a very valuable addition to the eBooks and you can only use them in Adobe Photoshop on your computer, so you need to download the ZIP file onto your computer anyway.

The Before & After images and videos in the eBooks will work on your computer and the reading material is also designed for viewing on the iPad, however the multimedia content in PDFs isn’t responsive on tablets – please use the links under the video thumbnails to watch them in the YouTube application on your iPad.

eBook PriceDigital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography by Julia Kuzmenko McKim


Attila Kun

Attila is the founder and editor-in-chief of Exposure Guide. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, bedroom DJ and devoted Mac addict. Attila got his first DSLR camera, a Canon 10D, back in 2003 and he has been hooked on photography ever since.