Flawless: The Secrets of Skin (Sarah Wilkerson)

$125.00
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Now Updated for Creative Cloud! 

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH SKIN? Join Sarah Wilkerson as she walks you through the ins and outs of shooting and processing to achieve the color, tonality, and texture of skin that will make your images extraordinary. You’ll learn:

• How the color, quality, and direction of light, combined with exposure, influence the way you capture skin in-camera

• Comprehensive processing techniques to achieve beautiful skin across ethnicities in both Photoshop CS3+ (including Creative Cloud) CS5 and Lightroom 5 / Lightroom CC (2015). 

• High end retouching methods for men, women, children, and newborns

• Correcting pesky color casts, managing diverse skin in multi-ethnic groups, and a bonus Lightroom discussion that addresses how to achieve beautiful skin in black and white

The 221 page PDF, which includes skin color and tone flowcharts and workflows for Photoshop and Lightroom, also comes with the following supplementary tools and materials:

  • 60 minute Q&A video based on student questions submitted during the online seminar
  • 8 editing videos (4 PS, 4 LR) based on student images submitted during the online seminar
  • 7 Photoshop Actions (developed for Photoshop CS3+)
  • 5 Lightroom Custom Adjustment Brushes (developed for Lightroom 5+)
  • Image pack with over 24 high-res follow along images
  • Printables section for easy black and white printing of formula and flow charts 

*Please note: All items in this listing are digital downloads that must be downloaded to a computer (you may transfer to an iPad after your original download to a computer).  Due to the nature of digital downloads, they are non-refundable.

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  • 4
    I wish it had better explanations in the video!

    Posted by Gina on 1st Apr 2018

    I'm struggling to get through this! All the meaty info is in the pdf not the video. I'd rather watch her edit while she teaches instead of just editing and relying on understanding the pdf to learn something from it. Maybe I'm more of a visual learner...
    If I can ever understand this it will be great, but for now I wish I would've bought something easier to learn something from.

  • 4
    Good, but VERY technical

    Posted by Rebekah V. on 17th Feb 2017

    There is some SERIOUSLY good information in this workshop and I've definitely seen an improvement in my skintones since purchasing it. But, had known how much of the information is dependent on reading the PDF and not in the videos, I probably would not have purchased it. I learn better by following videos, not by reading text and I feel like more verbal information in the videos would have been extremely helpful. This is the reason for my 4 star rather than 5 star review. Personally, I think a much shorter PDF and a few more videos would have been better, for me at least. I'm a kinesthetic learner and textbook style material is very overwhelming for me and difficult for me to retain. That said, this material itself is very helpful and yields very good results. It's just taking me a looonnng time to work my way through it.

  • 5
    AH-MAZING!

    Posted by Andrea Sitzman on 17th Sep 2016

    This is by far the most comprehensive guide for skin color. I have taken classes and tutorials and nothing else has come close. I have simply not seen anything like this anywhere else. Thank you, Sarah, for taking the time to develop this guide and sharing your incredible, in-depth knowledge!

  • 5
    Game changer

    Posted by Tamryn Jones on 7th Jul 2016

    The info Sarah provides is invaluable. It has given me a lot more confidence in my colour edits. I did a little before and after example here http://www.tamrynjones.com/autumn-oldie-by-tamryn-jones-photography-a-before-and-after-skin-tine-edit/
    Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Where have you been???

    Posted by Kyla Hornberger on 12th Apr 2016

    This is a must have and worth every penny. I have searched through endless tutorials and book to find this info.... I would saved so much time had I bought it sooner!

  • 5
    A Must Have if You Have (or are Contemplating) Professional Portrait Photography

    Posted by Nancy Armstrong on 26th Dec 2015

    This breakout was so chock full of information I found useful - it helped me understand what really good skin exposure and color is and why "getting skin right" is so hard for so photographers (including many professionals). I now know exactly how to get the correct exposure for skin and how to fix any problems in post processing - both in Photoshop and in Lightroom. This breakout covers every possible situation a photographer might encounter related to different skin types, but it is not just about skin. It's also about color post-processing in general. I am not a novice photographer, and there was so much information that was either (a) new to me or (b) explained in a way that finally made sense. The best money I have spent on photography education.

  • 5
    Better than I hoped for

    Posted by Linnae on 15th Jan 2014

    I have been a photographer for 20 years but I only became a professional portrait photographer 2 years ago. I was hoping this eclass wouldn't be too "beginner level". Ii isn't. I learned so much and the great thing is the class is designed for all levels.

    It is very organized, detailed yet concise. I highly recommend it to any portrait photographer who wants to nail skin color!

  • 5
    Fan-flippin-tastic!

    Posted by Tara on 13th Dec 2013

    I cannot recommend this enough - Sarah goes above and way beyond in this breakout! My client portraits have NEVER been this color accurate... and I thought they were!! But now, they're on a whole different level. 100% true to the eye color. I have read the materials over & over and learn something new each time. If you have ever gotten back a print and thought it could be a bit better or needed a bit more "realistic" ooomph, then this is going to rock your world. Worth every penny...

  • 5
    Skintastic!

    Posted by Heather N. on 7th May 2013

    This is a must by for any portrait photographer! It will give you everything you need to get accurate and beautiful skin tones in your images.