The 3Cs of Retouching - Digital Darkroom Academy

The 3Cs of Retouching

A step-by-step system you can use to take your photos from boring to amazing in no time and get people to say 'wow!'

"The 3Cs have become an integral part of my workflow. It's very helpful to have a step-by-step system rather than randomly going about the editing process." - Ramsho Afridi

"Before learning the 3Cs, I would only take guesses about how to edit my photos. Now I know exactly how much each setting should be." - Noman uddin

"The 3Cs transformed me from an amateur into a professional. Before learning this system, any retouching I would do would seem very childish." - Arsalan Shah

WHAT IS 'THE 3Cs OF RETOUCHING'?

When I was learning photography, I wouldn't be sure what settings I should be applying to my photographs and how much those settings need to be applied. There were so many options and so many settings that could be applied, but where do I start? What do I do next? When do I stop? These are all questions I needed answers for. After years of learning, practice and my own experience, I came up with a system. A system that anyone can apply to any photograph and that would transform their photographs from dull to amazing in no time. That system is The 3Cs of Retouching. You apply the 3Cs to any straight-out-of-the-camera photo, and voila, you have a great looking photo!

Straight-out-of-the-camera

After applying the 3Cs of Retouching

1st C - CONTRAST

We don't just look at the Contrast slider in Lightroom. We see the concept behind it. The settings we see to adjust Contrast are the Exposure slider, the Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks sliders and the Tone Curve Panel.

EXPOSURE

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CONTRAST

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TONE CURVE

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2nd C - COLOR

Color is probably the most important aspect of a photograph. If you don't get your color right, the photo ends up looking unrealistic. In this section, we go over Camera Profile, White Balance, Vibrance/Saturation and finally the HSL panel.

CAMERA PROFILE

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WHITE BALANCE

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VIBRANCE / SATURATION

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hsl pANEL

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BLACK & WHITE

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SPLIT TONING

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3rd C - Clarity

The 3rd C is all about how clear your photograph is. Is it sharp? Is it free of noise? How clear are the edges in the photo? In this section, we take a look at three important tools: Clarity, Sharpness & Noise Reduction

CLARITY

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SHARPNESS

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NOISE REDUCTION

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Here's what you get in

THE 3Cs OF RETOUCHING

Introducing The 3Cs of Retouching, a mini video course for photographers who want to take their photographs to the next level.

•  Get the full 1-hour video course, containing 15 videos, teaching you the exact system to take your photos from dull to amazing in no time.
• Understand the concepts behind the 3Cs: Contrast, Color, Clarity.
Contrast: Demystify the histogram and use it to make your exposure looking great and have the right contrast for your photos.
•  Color: Get rid of color casts from your photographs with the white balance tool and have rich, vibrant colors in your photos with the help of the Vibrance slider and the HSL panel.
•  Clarity: Use the Clarity slider and the Detail panel to ensure your photos are noise-free and tack sharp!

•  Local Adjustment Tools: Use the Graduated Filter, the Radial Filter & the Adjustment Brush to adjust the 3Cs in only some parts of the photo. 
•  Don’t ever worry about not knowing when to stop. Know exactly how much of a setting to apply on different kinds of photographs.
•  No more taking guesses on which setting to apply to which kind of photograph.

What People Are Saying 

"For me, the 3Cs of Retouching was like, before this I knew nothing about editing photos and then all of a sudden I knew everything. You get the exact method, the exact path to go about to edit your photos and that was really mind blowing for me. Learning how to read and utilize the histogram was brilliant! I always looked at the histogram and thought “what the hell is that…!” but Shajee made it so easy to understand and that helped me edit my photos in a much better way."

Mahnoor Munaf
student of The 3Cs of Retouching

"When I learnt the 3Cs of Retouching, I got to know exactly how to edit a picture, what you should be careful about when editing the picture. Shajee's a great teacher, he teaches in great detail and he knows what he's teaching."

Kanzah Ahmed
student of The 3Cs of Retouching

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If you want to know exactly what steps to take to take your photographs from boring to amazing in no time, buy this course right now. 

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Shajee Aijazi

About the ​Instructor

I am Shajee Aijazi, I am the founder of Digital Darkroom Academy. I have been a photographer for over ten years now. I help people speed up their post-processing workflow and organize their photos in a way that they don't have to waste time managing it. I, myself take one-third the time I used to take in retouching photos and now I take up three times the shoots, hence making three times more money. I'm sharing my tested strategies that I discovered after thousands of hours of work so you can have the same success.

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THE NO QUESTIONS ASKED MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

I know this course works. I have taught hundreds of students and they are a testimony to the fact that it works – which is why, If you don’t LOVE this course, I offer you a 30-day money back guarantee.

I invite you to use the methods I outline in this course. I am very confident that you will have a much smoother workflow; and you will be taking much less time to retouch your photos. I will be there every step of the way to answer all your questions.

I built this course after testing out all the systems that are out there. I even tried a variety of my own different workflows until I arrived at the systems I teach in this course.

So, here’s my offer to you: If you don’t like this course within 30 days, get all of your money back, no questions asked. Join the course and see for yourself.

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