Gerald Bakker

Thoughts on Digital Imaging & Retouching


NOTE: I applied to the Applied Color Theory training in Atlanta, coming 16-19 May.

I'd love to go there - however, not enough people have registered yet to give the class a go. We need more participants!


If you love enhancing your photos and you have some dollars to spare... please join me in this experience! It is a unique opportunity to meet both Dan Margulis and myself in person. And if that doesn't interest you, it's still a great way to learn all the intricacies of color correction and the PPW.

I am Gerald Bakker, Dutch amateur photographer and retoucher. Welcome to my website!


As a photographer, my preference is landscape photography. But I do other genres as well. See my portfolio for some of my better pictures. See my flickr page for a lot more portfolio.


As a retoucher, I love to study Photoshop techniques and search better ways to enhance images. Most of my retouching techniques are based on Dan Margulis' work. See my retouching portfolio for examples. More importantly: see the many articles here and here.


You can read a more complete bio here.


What do I write about?


Material on this website can be divided in three groups.

First, there is a series of articles called "Photoshop by the Numbers". Basic, easily accessible stuff about digital imaging - anything from color coding to image resolution.

Second, there is a series called "Picture Postcard Workflow". I made extensive study of this workflow, and the results can be found here. Again, inspired by Dan Margulis. More difficult stuff.

Third, I offer a bunch of downloadable actions, plus written out tutorials. Everything freely downloadable.

Fourth, let's not forget that I love to take photographs. Here is my portfolio.

Divided in four image categories plus a "retouching" portfolio.

All material can best be accessed by clicking on one of the menu items on the top of each page.


History and Contact


For a complete history of the site, click here.


And last but not least, I love to hear from you! Anything you want to comment on or ask about?

Click here for a contact form. You can even subscribe, meaning that I will send you a short notification when I upload a new article.

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