Adobe Photoshop Beauty Retouching for Beginners
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Adobe Photoshop Beauty Retouching for Beginners

Quick, simple and effective techniques of editing portraits in Photoshop: do your best and achieve incredible results!
4.3 (49 ratings)
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Created by Diana Kot
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • I created this course in Adobe Photoshop CC but earlier versions CS5, CS4, CS3 will also work great

Join 4900++ 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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:37
Cropping pictures
5 Lectures 10:15
We will start with discussing some tips and common mistakes of the wide shot composition
Composing a wide shot

Tips ans common mistakes of top half portrait

Top half portrait

Tips ans common mistakes of close-up portrait
Thinking about close-up portrait composition

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

Using the Crop tool

Alternative way to crop your image without crop tool.

Crop your image using Selection
Working with light
4 Lectures 13:15

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

Fixing light in Camera Raw

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

Working with Brightness and Contrast

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

Working with Levels

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

Working with Curves
Working with colors
6 Lectures 23:43

What is RGB color model and how it works

Red, Green and Blue

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

Fixing color in Camera Raw

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

Preview 04:54

Use Curves to achieve better colors

Correcting colors using Curves

We will learn how "Hue and Saturation" panel works

Hue and Saturation

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

Converting your picture into black and white
Skin correction
10 Lectures 30:28

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

Healing brush tool

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

Patch tool

When and why you need to work with Clone stamp tool

Clone stamp tool

Learn how to improve skin color quickly using only Brush tool

Brush technique

We will discuss how to correct skin using Gaussian blur filter

Quick skin correction using Gaussian blur

We will discuss how to correct skin using Surface blur filter
Quick skin correction using Surface blur

We will discuss how to correct skin using High pass and Gaussian blur filters combination
Quick skin correction using High pass

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

Preview 02:30

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

Working with skin color in Frequency separation technique

Learn how to achieve better skin texture using Frequency separation technique
Working with skin texture in Frequency separation technique
Working with hairs
6 Lectures 18:08

How to remove all small excessive hairs from your hairstyle

Removing small hairs

How to remove hairstyle gaps using Clone stamp tool

Filling gaps in hairstyle

How to achieve better hairstyle

Changing your hairstyle

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

Changing hair color

Learn how to give your eyebrows much better look

Improving eyebrows

Learn how to improve it without effect of fake eyelushes

Improving eyelashes
Creating beautiful eyes
4 Lectures 07:07

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

Whitening eyeballs

Remove red veins and spots from model's eyes

Removing veins from eyes

Learn how to make eyes brighter and more attractive

Making eyes brighter

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

Changing eye color
Creating beautiful smile
5 Lectures 09:25

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

Whitening teeth using Hue and Saturation panel

How to whiten teeth using Brush and Soft light blending mode

Whitening teeth using Brush

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

Making teeth straight

How to add additional glance to your lips

Preview 02:37

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

Recoloring lips
Plastic surgery in Adobe Photoshop
6 Lectures 13:12

How to make person thinner just in one click

Quickest method of losing weight

Learn amazing power of Liquify panel!

Liquify workflow

Two quick techniques to enlarge person's eyes

Making eyes bigger

How to make nose smaller using Warp tool

Making nose smaller

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

Removing body folds

Learn another amazing tool for body shape correction

Puppet warp tool
Sharpening image and removing noise
5 Lectures 09:51

Use Camera Raw converter for quick and effective result

Improving image in Camera Raw

Learn how to use "Reduce noise" filter

Reducing noise in Adobe Photoshop

Achieve clean background on your picture using Median noise filter

Clean background

Make your image more clear using Unsharp mask filter

Unsharp mask filter

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

Sharpening image using High Pass
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Diana Kot
4.4 Average rating
317 Reviews
16,880 Students
6 Courses
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.