Rod Goodman: Real-World Photoshop on the Face


Come join award-winning headshot photographer, Rod Goodman, as he shares real world Photoshop tips, tricks, and techniques for retouching the human face to achieve a natural, realistic look.

Topics include creating complex layer masks in a snap, using frequency separation in a subtle way without making “plastic skin,” healing brushes, the miracle of the paint brush, easily refining your layer mask, realistic sharpening, dodging and burning in a new way, retouching with a Wacom tablet, and much more.

It helps to have a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

About Rod Goodman

At the age of 18, Rod Goodman started his first real job at Hanna Barbera Studio, in Hollywood, CA, the home of Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, and the Smurfs. Goodman worked there for more than a decade, and that helped form his view of the world today.

When he was 30, Goodman decided to study photography. At 33, he opened his studio. Three years after that, Goodman was one of the busiest headshot photographers in Los Angeles. By the end of 2004, after shooting more than 20,000 clients, he was inspired to expand his photo studio to include New York City. With his vast experience in L.A., he had gained perspective on how to capture his subjects in a relaxed and natural way. Goodman credits respect and teamwork as being key ingredients to his success.