High End Beauty & Fashion Retouching Series 2014 – London

Train to Create presents Natalia Taffarel: High End Beauty & Fashion Retouching Series – Rome. Proudly sponsored by Wacom and in partnership with Istituto Superiore di Fotografia and Bianca Events, this is a two and a half days series of events focusing on: Skin, Hair, Beauty & Fashion Retouching. Natalia Taffarel will share her complete workflow focusing on the techniques and the basis for her aesthetic decisions and she will showcase how to optimise the use of Adobe Photoshop CS4 (or higher).

Seminar > 23th of May 2014

Seminar Date: Friday 23th May 2014 / from 16:30 to 18:30 
Seminar Location: Holiday Inn London Commercial Road261 – 267 Commercial Road, London, E1 2BT

Retouching, myths and reality of the industry Sponsored by Wacom and in partnership with London College of Fashion, Train to Create presents Natalia Taffarel, Retouching Seminar. The seminar is a private and dedicated event for all the students of the London College of Fashion and for those attending the Master Class. The seminar will feature several experts and insiders who will speak about their experiences in the industry and provide helpful advice for aspiring photographers and retouchers. There will be a Q + A where guests can feel free to ask their most pressing questions about the fashion and retouching world. The seminar is by no means a prerequisite to attend the workshop but serves more as an added bonus. *Please note that this Seminar is FREE to attend if you have booked and paid for the workshop.

Workshop > 24th & 25th of May 2014

Workshop Date: 24th & 25th May 2015 / from 9:30 to 17:30 
Workshop Location: Holiday Inn London Commercial Road261 – 267 Commercial Road, London, E1 2BT 

The Masterclass’ objectives: Natalia Taffarel in this retouching workshop in London will discuss the entire process and techniques of retouching focusing with great attention upon the fashion, beauty and hair images. She will showcase her peculiar techniques and explain the process behind the practicalities of retouching, including the why and when specific retouching methodologies are employed. This practical and intensive masterclass will teach you how to retouch beauty and fashion shots to make 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 or redoing as well as creating the background and elegant lighting adjustments to produce that “vogue magazine” output. This makes for a thorough and complete learning tool. You 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.

DAY 1 > Saturday, 24th of May / 9:30 am to 17:30 pm

  • The techniques and the basis of aesthetic decisions
  • The importance of using “not destructive” techniques for the treatment of textures and light manipulation
  • Understanding of key concepts and principles (such as composition, colour, light and local contrast) and their application for  retouching images
  • Color Theory
  • Semiotics and semiology applied to colour and colour perception.
  • The brain and psychology applied to advertising and design, and their application in photography and post production of images
  • The business and the real “magic” behind it: there are no secrets
DAY 2 > Sunday, 25th of May / 9:30 am to 17:30 pm
  • Hands on: the practical application of the techniques and principles learnt in Day One
  • Personal time and feedback from Natalia & Train To Create
  • Question and answer: trouble shooting and doubts solving

What you need:

  • Own Workstation
  • Tablet (Optional)
  • Photoshop CS5+ installed
  • knowledge of layers, adjustment layers and masking

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 masterclass you will have the unique opportunity to apply the techniques Natalia will present directly onto your works while being personally followed by Natalia herself on a one-to-one basis.
  • Every participant of the masterclass 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, exactly like Natalia does.
  • Train to Create will issue a certificates attesting your attendance personally signed by Natalia Taffarel.

Free Meet up > 24th of May 2014

Meet Up Date: 24th May 2014 / from 18:30 to 20:30
Meet Up Location: Holiday Inn London Commercial Road261 – 267 Commercial Road, London, E1 2BT 

Train to Create is celebrating the “Natalia Taffarel High End Beauty and Fashion Retouching Series” with another FREE Meet up, an invitation to all creatives! Train to create Meet up is the right place to share your ideas and experiences about topics like Photography, Video, Make-Up, Styling, Design, Mood and Concept. It is an open invitation for everyone to participate in an open creative exploration.

Special Prizes

Intuos Pro Pen&Touch S



Argentinian high end retoucher Natalia Taffarel’s clients include Vogue, Michael Jackson, Westlife, Rihanna, Fatboy Slim, Florence and the Machine, Alex Reid, JLS – Jack the Lad Swing, Pendulum, Lily Cole, MIA, Elle Magazine, Sugar UK, Fabulous, The Big Issue, Q, Sublime UK, Loreal, Maybelline, Revlon, ASOS, N Peal, Wella and Unilever. For the past years Natalia conducted workshops all over the world, and she holds a 5 star reputation as a teacher having a crystal clear voice with proficient English speaking abilities. Natalia’s Photoshop and retouching classes can be easily followed by advanced students as well as beginners with basic knowledge of layers, adjustment layers and masking. The speed of her speaking is moderate and guarantees full understanding of her demonstrations.


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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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