LTR! Podcast Episode #26

Susan Rockstraw Retouching

High-End retoucher Susan from California talks about her way to becoming a full-time retoucher in the beauty and fashion industry.

<span style="font-size:1rem;font-weight:200">In this Podcast:</span> <br>Susan Rockstraw

In this Podcast:
Susan Rockstraw

My name is Susan Rockstraw & I am a fashion/beauty photographer, lighting specialist, and high-end retoucher based in Newport Beach, California. I completed my college education at New Mexico State University in 2013 with a BFA in Graphic Design, a BA in Photography, and a minor in Museum Conservation. I have been studying photography for 6 years...


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Our Topics In LTR!026

  • Figuring out Photoshop and retouching
  • Colledge life and studying in the fields of arts
  • Taking opportunities in life and business
  • Following trends and making them your own
  • Susan’s retouching workflow
  • The importance of keyboard shortcuts
  • Working from home
  • Retouching gear Susan uses

Susan’s Retouching Workflow

  • File transfer and backup via Dropbox
  • Additional backup to external hard drives
  • Raw Processing with Capture One
  • Healing/Cloning
  • Dodging & Burning
  • Color corrections
  • Exporting finals as tiff files for client delivery
  • Sending Clients options (color corrected and color graded)

Retouching Gear Susan Uses

Retouching Hardware

Retouching Software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Capture One

More Of Susan’s Retouching Work

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