High End Retouching Series 2015 – Berlin

Train to Create is excited to present their first ever Berlin event featuring Pratik Naik: High End Retouching Series. Proudly sponsored by Wacom, this workshop will focus on high-end beauty and fashion retouching. Pratik will share his workflow focusing on the techniques and the basis for his aesthetic decisions. The event will develop across one intense day of work and it will showcase Pratik’s tricks to optimise the use of Adobe Photoshop CS5 (or higher).

The series’ objectives:
Pratik Naik will discuss the entire process and techniques of retouching focusing with great attention upon the beauty, fashion and commercial images. He will showcase his peculiar knowhow and explain the process behind the practicalities of retouching, including why and when specific retouching methodologies are employed.

This practical and thorough workshop will teach you how to retouch beauty and fashion shots, in order to make them it naturally perfect while not being digitally obvious. You will learn about whitening and straightening the teeth, redefining lips, reshaping and resizing the nose, sharpening eyes, perfecting the face features, adding and removing makeup, creating different skintones and the most challenging hair correction; morover, you will have the chance to redo as well as create the background and elegant lighting adjustments to produce that “vogue magazine” output. You will walk away with the knowledge needed to competently evaluate an image, envision the result in the mind’s eye, plan the process and execute the work needed to achieve the vision.

Workshop > 12th of September 2015

Workshop Date: Saturday 12th  September 2015 / from 09:30 to 18:30 
Workshop Location: Überlin – Böckhstrasse 26 | 10967  Berlin

Sponsored by Wacom, Train to Create presents Patrik Naik High End Retouching Workshop.
Outline of the day:

  • Talking about the differences between Capture One, Camera Raw, and other processors.
  • Processing images in Capture One before working with them in Photoshop.
  • A brief walkthrough of Capture One and how to use it.
  • Customising Photoshop’s layout and performance.
  • Flow versus opacity and relationship between the two for a retouching workflow.
  • Looking at each image and setting up a game plan on how to tackle each shot
  • An overview of what a non-destructive workflow means.
  • Dodging and burning: the multiple ways of how to do it as easily as possible
  • Hair: the multiple ways to tackle hair cleanup
  • Healing and cloning: the tools that are the principle of retouching.
    A look into how to do it correctly and incorrectly.
    The settings and parameters needed to do it effectively and as quick as possible.
  • Colour correcting: the easy way to colour correct skin colour casts and blotchiness.
  • Frequency Separation: The pros and cons of the technique.
    When to use it, why it’s not always the best, and what it’s good for.
  • Colour toning: How I modify colours in my work and the limitations of it.
  • Black and white processing

The end goal is redefining your entire workflow with better tools techniques, processes, and a better analysis of how to get the results you want in the shortest time possible. We save time for personal questions to ensure you are following along with ease.

What you need:

  • Own Laptop
  • Photoshop CS5+ installed (CS6 recommended but the workflow will work with every major version of Photoshop.)
  • Knowledge of layers, adjustment layers and masking

Please note:

  • A Wacom tablet will be provided for your use

What you will gain:

  • The topics discussed in this masterclass will provide you with extremely valuable techniques and competences that you will able to apply to both jobs in top fashion industries and simple works like a ‘Real Pro’.
  • During the series you will have the unique opportunity to apply the techniques Pratik will present directly onto your works while being followed by Pratik himself.
  • At the end of the workshop will leave the classroom with the necessary professional knowledge to assess and analyse an image, preview the final result in his own mind, plan his work and achieve the expected result through professional techniques of the highest level.

Meetup > 13th September 2015

Meetup Date: 13th September 2015 / from 19:30 to 21:30
Meetup Location: Prinzessinnengarten | Prinzenstrasse 35 – 38, 10969 Berlin (DE)

A free Meet Up session gives Masterclass attendees the chance to unwind after a productive day and chat with industry professionals as well as fellow artists. This will give you the opportunity to network and share your interests in a more relaxed and informal manner. It is also an invitation to all Berlin creatives, the right place to share your ideas and experiences about topics like Photography, Video, Make-Up, Styling, Design, Mood and Concept.

Prinzessinnengärten is a new urban place of learning. It is where locals can come together to experiment and discover more about organic food production, biodiversity and climate protection. The space will help them adapt to climate change and learn about healthy eating, sustainable living and a future-oriented urban lifestyle. With this project Nomadisch Grün intends to increase biological, social and cultural diversity in the neighbourhood and pioneer a new way of living together in the city

Special Prizes

Intuos Pro Pen&Touch S



Pratik Naik aka Solsticeretouch is the latest winner of the [F]Award as best retoucher, he has over 15,000 online following and his clients include: Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Zink, FHM, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Observer, Papercut and many more. Pratik as work for famous photographer such us Joey L, Lara Jade, Anuska Menon, Michelle Fennel and more.

Additionally Pratik has a column in the Train to Create Blog and he is Senior Staff Writer at Fstoppers, one of the most followed photographic blogs with hundreds of thousands monthly views.






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Does the cost of the Workshop includes flights and/or accommodation?

No, you will have to do your travel arrangements and purchase your accommodation separately.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Refund Policy:

1. There is a 14-day cooling off period following the purchase of the ticket where you will receive a full refund minus a 5% administration fee.

2. 14-day after the purchase of the workshop you are entitled a 50% refund.

3. Cancelations made 14 days prior to the event’s date are non refundable.

4. You can transfer your ticket to third parties at any time by informing us in writing at tickets@traintocreate.com

5. No refund will be made for non-attendance of the event

Cancellation Policy:

Train to Create reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or change the location and the time of an event due to unforeseen circumstances. If Train to Create cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.

I have more questions is there any helpline?

If you have a question which is not covered in the description of the event or in the list above, please email workshops@traintocreate.com or telephone +44 (0)20 8133 3492 or +44 (0)20 8980 7756 and we will respond as soon as we can.




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