Mastering Portrait Editing in Photoshop

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At the core of professional photo-editing is a thorough knowledge of how to take advantage of Photoshop's most powerful tools and techniques. In this course, Mastering Portrait Editing in Photoshop, you will learn the basic principles of light, composition, and how to enhance a mood in your photos. This course takes a deep dive into specific techniques that allow you to work in a non-destructive way. First, you'll learn about photo evaluation with the Histogram Tool, working in a targeted way with Adjustment Layers, Masks, Layers, and Blend Modes. Next, you'll learn how to perform a quick clean up and how to convert a color image to black and white. Finally, learn how to enhance a photo with targeted adjustments and how to sharpen it in an intelligent way. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of enhancing key elements of the image through manipulating light and shadows and how to make creative decisions regarding the development stage. This knowledge will help you as you move forward to professional photo-editing. Software required: Photoshop.
  • Course Overview
    • Course Overview
  • Introduction to Creative Portrait Editing with Photoshop
    • Light in Photography
    • Basic Principles of Composition
    • Creating Mood in Photographs
    • Evaluating Photos with the Histogram Tool
  • Edit 1: The Dreamer - Targeted Adjustments in Action
    • Quick Image Analysis and Setting an Artistic Aim
    • Evaluating the photo with the Histogram Tool
    • Quick Clean Up
    • B&W Conversion
    • General Contrast Adjustments - The 'S' Shaped Curve Technique
    • Targeted Tonal Adjustments - The Face
    • Targeted Tonal Adjustments - The Eyes
    • Targeted Tonal Adjustments - The Hair
    • Targeted Tonal Adjustments - The Plant
  • Edit 1: The Dreamer - Polishing the Artwork
    • Adding Depth to the Photo by Brightening the Background
    • Adding a Vignette to the Photo
    • Reintroducing Color to the Image
    • Adding a Cool, Blue Tint to Shadows in the Photo
    • Final Touches - 'Matte' Finish
    • Creating a 'Stamp' & Sharpening
    • Edit Summary
  • Edit 2 - Shadowplay
    • Quick Image Analysis and Setting an Artistic Aim
    • Evaluating the Photo with the Histogram Tool
    • Quick Clean Up
    • Shape Correction with the Liquify Tool
    • B&W Conversion
    • Targeted Tonal Adjustments - The Face
    • General Contrast Adjustments - The 'S' Shaped Curve Technique
    • Targeted Tonal Adjustments - The Body
    • Targeted Tonal Adjustments - The Hair
    • Reintroducing Color to the Image
    • Adding a Cool, Blue Tint to Shadows in the Photo
    • Final Touches - 'Matte' Finish
    • Sharpening & Edit Summary
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