Retouching Portraits in Photoshop

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The ability to retouch an image is as important as having the ability to take a photo!  In this day of Instagram filters, and phone apps that can transform any photo into a work of art, people expect their photos to look amazing.  In this class, I'll use the basic Photoshop tools to retouch a traditional studio portrait. I chose to use a studio portrait to retouch because the subject is nicely lit, and the image is free from distractions.  The methods I use will work on any person in any lighting situation. I will teach you how to fix stray hairs, use adjustment layers to color the eyes, add shadows and highlights to the skin and hair, and many other tips and tricks that retouchers use to make portraits look amazing.  These are skills you'll be able to perform on any image you want to enhance.  

Who is the target audience?

  • Photographers looking for simple, yet effective, techniques to broaden their knowledge of retouching.
  • Retouching the Studio Portrait in Photoshop
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Opening a raw file in Camera Raw and making basic adjustments 02:20
  • Opening a raw file in Camera Raw and making basic adjustments 02:20
  • Introduction
  • The basics - cropping, burning 05:50
  • The basics - cropping, burning 05:50
  • Opening a raw file in Camera Raw and making basic adjustments 02:20
  • The hair - learn to fix frizzy hairs, color the hair, and reshape the hair Preview 10:31
  • The hair - learn to fix frizzy hairs, color the hair, and reshape the hair Preview 10:31
  • The Skin - Lean about Frequency Separation 10:28
  • The basics - cropping, burning 05:50
  • The Skin - Lean about Frequency Separation 10:28
  • The hair - learn to fix frizzy hairs, color the hair, and reshape the hair Preview 10:31
  • Burning and dodging the skin for depth 02:17
  • Burning and dodging the skin for depth 02:17
  • The Skin - Lean about Frequency Separation 10:28
  • Teeth - Take away the yellows 02:53
  • Burning and dodging the skin for depth 02:17
  • Teeth - Take away the yellows 02:53
  • The eyes - sharpen and color them 05:25
  • The eyes - sharpen and color them 05:25
  • Teeth - Take away the yellows 02:53
  • Cleaning up the eye whites 02:36
  • The eyes - sharpen and color them 05:25
  • Cleaning up the eye whites 02:36
  • Final steps - converting to 8 bit, and to sRGB for print
  • Cleaning up the eye whites 02:36
  • Final steps - converting to 8 bit, and to sRGB for print
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