If you want to get into the world of retouching, the raw material with which you start practicing is crucial to your success.
Start with a bad file and you will find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of work needed to fix the photography, lighting and exposure, before you can even begin your retouching work. This is sub-optimal to say the least.
To learn retouching the right way you have to start with good raw material, and focus on the actual retouch. This will create a very fast learning curve for you (and show you what good lighting and good photography are while doing so).
This is exactly why we are proving you with 25 photos that you can use to practice. They were all shot with careful lighting, fine models, and medium camera high resolution. The photos were taken by Conny Wallstrom. if you are new to the game, Conny is the maker of the popular Retouching Panel.
If you use those photo as a base for your retouching portfolio, make sure to include the base photo to show where you started from.
Images may not be brought into pornographic or political context and are not be shared or sold.
The photographs were taken with a medium format digital back and the files are IIQ files. You can open them with Camera Raw, but we recommend doing the RAW conversion with Capture One (use the code AMBUDI for a 10% discount)