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Perfect Beverage Lighting and Retouching

Difficulty: Intermediate , Length: 2:30 HR
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You might think photographing a product would be easier and quicker than working with a model. You would be wrong (sometimes, at least). Good models bring a strong set of skills to your photo shoot, they understand posing and emotion. A bottle of lemonade doesn’t understand anything, it is just a bottle.

Photographer Rob Grimm is one of the premier food and beverage photographers in the world. This tutorial will show you everything he did on set to create stunning capture files before they are handed off to Aaron to bring the concept together in Photoshop.

$34.99

Learn the secrets of food and beverage photography from one of the masters.  This tutorial will teach you key pre-production steps, lighting, composition and everything else that was done on set to capture these images.  In the second part of this tutorial you’ll learn how the images are composited together and detailed retouching techniques.

Click on the arrows above to slide through the PRO Tutorial Highlights. 
Each slide is accompanied by a description of what you will learn in the tutorial.

Perfect Beverage Lighting and Retouching

Click on the arrows above to slide through the PRO Tutorial Highlights.
Each slide is accompanied by a description of what you will learn in the tutorial.

Rob covers how he creates a style in his photo shoots and how he chooses all the right pieces for a shoot.

Lighting Design and Pre-Production

Rob covers how he creates a style in his photo shoots and how he chooses all the right pieces for a shoot.

Taking amazing photos of food and beverage requires amazing light. Rob covers all the secrets of shooting high-end beverage photos and mastering lighting. He has a way of eliminating unnecessary reflections that will blow you away.

Amazing Lighting Explained

Taking amazing photos of food and beverage requires amazing light. Rob covers all the secrets of shooting high-end beverage photos and mastering lighting. He has a way of eliminating unnecessary reflections that will blow you away.

Most people assume that to take a stunning photo of a bottle you pull a fresh bottle out of an ice chest, place it on set and shoot it. That couldn’t be farther from the actual process. Making a beverage look amazing actually requires knowing all the tricks of the trade. Does it look like there is ice covering the bottle? Guess again, this bottle is warm and the ice is an industry secret.
Lucky for you we share all the secrets in this tutorial.

Making a Bottle Look Amazing

Most people assume that to take a stunning photo of a bottle you pull a fresh bottle out of an ice chest, place it on set and shoot it. That couldn’t be farther from the actual process. Making a beverage look amazing actually requires knowing all the tricks of the trade. Does it look like there is ice covering the bottle? Guess again, this bottle is warm and the ice is an industry secret. Lucky for you we share all the secrets in this tutorial.

Before jumping into an edit in Photoshop it is important to understand your goals for the image. Editing an image for retouch is very different from creating a composite image. In the first section of this tutorial we open the image in Photoshop and create a plan for editing. 

Outlining your changes will help you keep track of your editing process and insure you don’t miss anything.

Intro and Planning

Before jumping into an edit in Photoshop it is important to understand your goals for the image. Editing an image for retouch is very different from creating a composite image. In the first section of this tutorial we open the image in Photoshop and create a plan for editing.

Outlining your changes will help you keep track of your editing process and insure you don’t miss anything.

The waves in this image are actually a combination of several different photos. Getting them to blend together is not particularly easy and requires lining everything up in a way that will match as well as some masking secrets. We even bring in the liquify tool to enhance the wave forms.

Making Waves

The waves in this image are actually a combination of several different photos. Getting them to blend together is not particularly easy and requires lining everything up in a way that will match as well as some masking secrets. We even bring in the liquify tool to enhance the wave forms.

In this first part of this tutorial Rob Grimm shows you everything you need to do in order to perfectly capture water splashing, and in the retouching portion Aaron Nace takes you through selecting out the droplets and bringing everything together.

Capturing and Selecting Water

In this first part of this tutorial Rob Grimm shows you everything you need to do in order to perfectly capture water splashing, and in the retouching portion Aaron Nace takes you through selecting out the droplets and bringing everything together.

The final image is a composition of 7 different photos placed together to create a seamless piece. Getting everything to line up and come together can be very tricky, but we have methods of making it a lot easier!
Each item has to be cut out from its background and placed onto the image separately, requiring advanced knowledge of masking and selections. We cover it all step by step.

Creating Compostion

The final image is a composition of 7 different photos placed together to create a seamless piece. Getting everything to line up and come together can be very tricky, but we have methods of making it a lot easier! Each item has to be cut out from its background and placed onto the image separately, requiring advanced knowledge of masking and selections. We cover it all step by step.

If you are detailed oriented person you are going to love retouching images for the food and beverage industry. The key here is making things perfect, and that means every little detail will need to be taken care of. In this image you can see how we removed all of the pulp from the bottom of the bottle (See before and after image on top of post).
Changing that much about an image and still having to make it look perfect up close isn’t easy and we show you what is necessary to get the job done.

Taking Care of Details

If you are detailed oriented person you are going to love retouching images for the food and beverage industry. The key here is making things perfect, and that means every little detail will need to be taken care of. In this image you can see how we removed all of the pulp from the bottom of the bottle (See before and after image on top of post). Changing that much about an image and still having to make it look perfect up close isn’t easy and we show you what is necessary to get the job done.


What's Included In Your Download

  • Complete Photoshop Tutorial – Over 2.5 Hours of Step-by-Step instruction
  • Original Images – Original Images Included to work with
  • Custom Photoshop Brushes – A Custom Brush to follow along with the training precisely

Beginner Compositing 4 Pack

This special Beginner Compositing 4 Pack of PRO Photoshop Tutorials is perfect for someone who wants to learn Compositing in Photoshop fast!

Hand-picked tutorials teach retouching, compositing, coloring and Photoshop basics in a fun and easy to follow way. This pack includes:
• The Beginners Guide to Compositing
• The Best Way to Cut Out Hair
• The Perfect Composite
• Island of Morel

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    This is my image from the tutorial.

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    This was my first pro tutorial and I really love this one!! And I will be buying more in the future. Thank you Phlearn.