Adobe Photoshop Beauty Retouching for Beginners

Quick, simple and effective techniques of editing portraits in Photoshop: do your best and achieve incredible results!
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  • Lectures 56
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Join 4800++ students and start learning amazing world of Beauty retouching!

Latest: New bonus lecture added! Learn Dodge and Burn technique!

This course is designed to give you all necessary tips and tools to start making great portraits retouching. You may be completely beginner in Adobe Photoshop – we will discuss all tools and commands you need to know without any excessive information. If you are already familiar with Photoshop, but you are not sure how to use it to retouch portraits, this course will give you all clues you need.

You may watch the entire course step by step, or you may watch lectures in any order. I built this course so that you can watch lectures independently from each other, starting with those you need the most. You may quickly return to any lecture in case you forgot something and would like to refresh it in your memory.

After you finish this course you will be able to retouch portraits in Photoshop and start selling your photos to your clients. Don’t forget to do a lot of practice and master your skills. There will be still a lot to learn. This course does not cover more advanced topics. But it is better to get information gradually. Once you achieve the best result with techniques I gave you, you will be ready to move on, and we will continue this wonderful journey of beauty retouch with more advanced course.

What are the requirements?

  • I created this course in Adobe Photoshop CC but earlier versions CS5, CS4, CS3 will also work great

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Bring your pictures to the completely new level
  • Make your first steps in Commercial photography
  • Achieve good level of Beauty retouch skills
  • Modify color and lighting of your image
  • Learn 8 different skin correction techniques
  • Change body shape and facial features
  • Improve hairstyle, eyes and lips
  • Make your image more clear and sharp

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner Photographers
  • Beginner Retouchers
  • If you have very little experience in Adobe Photoshop
  • If you are already familiar with Adobe Photoshop but have no experience in Beauty retouching

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Course overview
Section 2: Cropping pictures
We will start with discussing some tips and common mistakes of the wide shot composition

Tips ans common mistakes of top half portrait

Tips ans common mistakes of close-up portrait

We will discuss how to use Crop tool in Adobe Photoshop, and some tricks to make it even more easy.


Alternative way to crop your image without crop tool.

Section 3: Working with light

We will learn how to adjust Exposure, Highlights and Shadows, Blacks and Whites in Camera Raw converter


Learn how to work with "Brightness and Contrast" panel in Photoshop


Learn how to use "Levels" to achieve better lighting on your picture


We will learn how "Curves" panel works and use in to adjust lighting

Section 4: Working with colors

What is RGB color model and how it works


Learn how to adjust Color temperature, use Saturation and Vibrance, and how to enhance colors with HSL panel


We will continue working with Levels and use this panel to adjust colors


Use Curves to achieve better colors


We will learn how "Hue and Saturation" panel works


We will learn several ways to convert your colors into black and white

Section 5: Skin correction

How to work with Spot healing brush and Healing brush tool and what is the difference


How to work with the Patch tool and what is the difference between Patch and Healing brush


When and why you need to work with Clone stamp tool


Learn how to improve skin color quickly using only Brush tool


We will discuss how to correct skin using Gaussian blur filter

We will discuss how to correct skin using Surface blur filter
We will discuss how to correct skin using High pass and Gaussian blur filters combination

In this lecture we will prepare our image for the most powerfull technique


Learn how to correct skin color and remove spots in Frequency separation technique

Learn how to achieve better skin texture using Frequency separation technique
Section 6: Working with hairs

How to remove all small excessive hairs from your hairstyle


How to remove hairstyle gaps using Clone stamp tool


How to achieve better hairstyle


We will discuss first method of picture recoloring and use it to change hair color


Learn how to give your eyebrows much better look


Learn how to improve it without effect of fake eyelushes

Section 7: Creating beautiful eyes

Learn how to whiten your model eyeballs using Screen blending mode.


Remove red veins and spots from model's eyes


Learn how to make eyes brighter and more attractive


We will discuss second method to recolor your image and use it for eyes

Section 8: Creating beautiful smile

Quick and effective method to whiten teeth using "Hue and Saturation" panel


How to whiten teeth using Brush and Soft light blending mode


We will use Liquify panel (more details about panel in Lecture 43) to make teeth straight and Clone stamp tool to fill gaps between them


How to add additional glance to your lips


We will discuss third method to recolor your image and use it for lips

Section 9: Plastic surgery in Adobe Photoshop

How to make person thinner just in one click


Learn amazing power of Liquify panel!


Two quick techniques to enlarge person's eyes


How to make nose smaller using Warp tool


How to solve this common problem with body folds using Liquify panel and Clone stamp tool


Learn another amazing tool for body shape correction

Section 10: Sharpening image and removing noise

Use Camera Raw converter for quick and effective result


Learn how to use "Reduce noise" filter


Achieve clean background on your picture using Median noise filter


Make your image more clear using Unsharp mask filter


Learn quick and effective technique of image sharpening using High Pass filter

Section 11: Beauty retouch sample

We will start with Raw image and achieve final result just in 30 minutes!

Thank you!
Section 12: Bonus Section
Bonus 1: Recovering texture
Bonus 2: Dodge and Burn Technique

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Instructor Biography

Diana Kot, Professional photographer and retoucher

Hello, my name is Diana, I am photographer and retoucher. I have a quite unusual biography. When I finished school, I entered Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Physics and math are still my big passion, and I spent many years teaching other people to love science. Photography has always been my hobby; I think I did not take it seriously that time, but I always felt happy only with a camera in my hands. I worked in IT company, Economic institute, Business consulting and many other areas. Finally I understood that there is no better work than to create beautiful pictures, learn photography and to help other people to learn it. Over the years I still enjoy my work and I constantly find something new and exciting. I hope we can discover together even more.

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