Frequency Separation 2.0 Part 1: Photoshop FS2.0 Retouching - L6153a

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  • Earth Oliver

    Earth Oliver

    Commercial Retoucher, Technical Director, earthostudio

Frequency Separation (FS) is the commercial retoucher’s secret weapon, and now it can be yours. Join master retoucher Earth Oliver in this follow-along lab to explore the boundaries of the FS 2.0 workflow in Photoshop. While previously misunderstood and misused, this new approach to frequency separation is designed as an adaptive framework that scales with your skill level to help you work faster and produce better results than you ever thought possible. From simple cleanup and compositing to reconstruction and relighting, this flexible workflow changes the game and makes retouching fun again.

In Part 1 of this three-part lab, you’ll learn the elements of the FS 2.0 workflow:

  • What frequency separation is and why we use it
  • How FS 2.0 differs from traditional frequency separation
  • The action and layer stack
  • Essential tools and the magical Mixer Brush

Technical Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design, Photography, 3D and AR

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Game Developer, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Print Designer, Web Designer, 3D