Portrait Retouching Using Adobe Photoshop
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Portrait Retouching Using Adobe Photoshop

Learn the art of Skin and Portrait Retouching
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Created by Kush Sharma
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 6.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Skin Retouching and Portrait Editing Using Adobe Photoshop
Requirements
  • Knowing some basics of Photoshop can help but the course is good for complete beginners too.
Description

Have you always wanted to learn how to retouch skin in your portraits to make them look like those professional portraits you often see in magazines?

Then you've come to the right place.

This course will teach you how to use the power of Adobe Photoshop to retouch skin in your portraits and take your portrait photography to the next level.

Whether you're a beginner or you've already been into editing, you'll derive massive value from this course because this course only focuses on one thing - taking your portraits to the next level.

Here are some of the things you'll be learning in this course:

  • Color Correction

  • Exposure correction

  • Skin Clean up

  • Blemish Removal

  • Stray Hair and Wrinkle Removal

  • Frequency Separation

  • Dodge and Burn

  • Using the Liquify tool

  • Retouching Eyes

  • Sharpening

  • Color Grading

  • and so much more

We'll be starting off by learning how to colour correct our photos so that we have a good base to work with.

From there on, we'll be moving on to doing skin clean up where we'll be learning about things like blemish removal, stray hair removal, wrinkles removal, etc.

Once that is done, we'll be set to perform one of the most game changing steps - Frequency Separation.

You'll not only be learning how to do frequency separation, but also understanding the concept behind this popular technique.

Frequency separation will teach you how to make the skin of your subject appear really smooth, yet very realistic as the texture will be preserved on a separate layer.

From there one, there's another huge step we'll be performing - Dodge and Burn.

This can be a challenging step for beginners since most people don't know which tools to use.

In our course, we'll be covering Dodge and Burn in detail. We'll first be understanding the concept behind this technique and then we'll be seeing how to perform this entire step in the easiest, fastest and non-destructive way.

Dodge and Burn will add a crazy amount of dimension to our portraits, giving them that professional look we all crave for.

Once Dodge and Burn is done, it'll be time to move on to retouching the eyes. Initially we'll be doing some basic retouching to the eyes just to make them look really appealing but towards the end of this course, we'll also be learning how to change the hue and color of the eyes in a subtle and realistic manner.

Once that's done, we'll be learning how to sharpen the important features in our portrait to make them stand out even more. Sharpening  can often lead to a deterioration in image quality but in this course you'll be learning how to perform this step without affecting the image quality.

In this course we'll also be learning how to use the Liquify tool to change the body shape and facial features.

We'll also be learning how to do color grading as the final step to get the best out of our portraits.

There are different kind of portraits (studio and outdoor, zoomed in and zoomed out) that you'll be working with so you get an idea on how to perform all these techniques on any kind of portrait, not just a studio portrait as it's so often done in other courses.

Of course, you'll be getting access to all the shots used in this course so you can work along with me on the same image. This will make your learning very practical.

There are also a lot of small additional things that you will be learning along the way, like knowing the difference between using a mouse and a Wacom tablet, knowing important functions and shortcuts in Photoshop to make your work flow easier, important tricks and tips, etc.

And everything is shown in such a way that you understand the entire workflow in a very easy manner so when you finally start to work on your own portraits after this course, you'll know exactly what steps to take and in what order.

Emphasis is placed on keeping the entire retouching workflow efficient, flexible and non destructive, so you can go back to any step and reduce its effect to make the retouch as realistic or as over-the-top as you wish.

I've created this course after years of research and practice. My main aim is to teach you high end and professional retouching in a way that is easy to understand and execute.

I hope to see you inside the course :)

Who this course is for:
  • Students looking to learn the art of Portrait Retouching and Editing.
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 06:33:33
+ Introduction to the Course
5 lectures 27:37

This is the introduction video where I'll be talking about why it's essential to learn the art of portrait retouching.

Preview 05:28

In this video we'll be looking at some of the things that you should know before starting this course. We'll also be looking at how the technique of Layer Masking works.

Some Important things to know before you start
17:48

In this video you'll be learning how to get your hands on the work-along images provided in this course you can edit along with me.

How to Access the work-along images in this course
04:01

You can download your work along images from the resources section in this lecture.

Accessing your Work-along Images
00:03
Join Our Private Facebook Group
00:16
+ Color Correction
2 lectures 19:48

In this video we'll be starting our retouching process by correcting the colors in this portrait. We'll be seeing two methods. This is the first one.

Preview 12:43

In this video we'll be learning about the second way to color correct our photos. This method is easier than what we learned in the last video.

Color Correction (2nd method)
07:05
+ Skin Clean Up
1 lecture 10:54

In this video we'll be learning how to do a basic skin and blemish clean up in Photoshop.

Skin Clean Up and Blemish Removal
10:54
+ Frequency Separation
5 lectures 49:36

In this video we'll begin the process of Frequency Separation by first of all understanding the concept behind this process.

Preview 05:30

In this video we'll begin the process of Frequency Separation by first of all understanding the concept behind this process.

Understanding the Concept Behind Frequency Separation - Part 2
10:52

In this video we'll be starting the Frequency Separation process by separating the two frequencies (Color/Tone and Texture) by putting them on separate layers.

Separating the Frequencies (Colour/Tone and Texture)
14:07

In this video we'll begin the main step in Frequency Separation, which is using the mixer brush tool in Photoshop to even out the color and tones and smoothen the appearance of the skin.

Making the Skin Smooth - Part 1
10:53

In this video we'll begin the main step in Frequency Separation, which is using the mixer brush tool in Photoshop to even out the color and tones and smoothen the appearance of the skin.

Making the Skin Smooth - Part 2
08:14
+ Dodge and Burn
7 lectures 01:08:11

In this video we'll start the process of learning the all important process of Dodge and Burn by first of all understanding the concept behind it.

Understanding the concept behind Dodge and Burn
08:57

In this video we'll be looking at the different Dodge and Burn techniques and also learning which is the best among those.

Different Dodge and Burn Techniques - Part 1
09:09

In this video we'll be looking at the different Dodge and Burn techniques and also learning which is the best among those.

Different Dodge and Burn Techniques - Part 2
06:49

In this video we'll be learning about how flow and opacity work and also about the differences in using a Wacom tablet and a mouse for Dodge and Burn.

Understanding Flow/Opacity and Mouse/Wacom Difference
16:00

In this video we'll be dodging and burning our portrait.

Executing Dodge and Burn - Part 1
10:58

In this video we'll be dodging and burning our portrait.

Executing Dodge and Burn - Part 2
05:56

In this video we'll be dodging and burning our portrait.

Executing Dodge and Burn - Part 3
10:22
+ Retouching Eyes
1 lecture 10:27

In this video we'll be retouching the eyes.

Retouching Eyes
10:27
+ Sharpening
1 lecture 15:00

In this video we'll be using the High Pass filter to sharpen some important features in our portrait.

Sharpening the Important Features
15:00
+ Editing the 2nd Portrait (All the Steps)
11 lectures 01:44:11

In this video we'll be learning how to do some exposure and color changes to our portrait using Camera Raw Filter.

Color and Exposure Correction in Camera Raw Filter
11:16

In this video we'll be learning how to skin and stray hair clean up using the spot healing and healing brush tools.

Skin and Stray Hair Clean up
10:32

In this video we'll be performing Frequency Separation on this portrait.

Frequency Separation
13:37

In this video we'll be doing Dodge and Burn on the face and neck.

Dodge and Burn (Face and Neck)
10:26

In this video we'll be doing Dodge and Burn on the hair.

Dodge and Burn (Hair)
08:45

In this video we'll be doing Dodge and Burn on the arms.

Dodge and Burn (Arms)
12:49

In this video we'll be doing Dodge and Burn on the dress.

Dodge and Burn (Dress)
07:35

In this video we'll be learning a quicker way of doing dodge and burn for the clothes and hair.

Dodge and Burn (Quicker Method)
06:01

In this video we'll be sharpening the important features using the High Pass filter.

Sharpening
06:45

In this video we'll be learning how to use the Liquify tool to perform some minor changes to the shape of the body.

Using the Liquify Tool
08:33

In this video we'll be color grading our portrait to make it really appealing.

Color Grading
07:52
+ Editing the 3rd Portrait (All the Steps)
8 lectures 01:26:54

In this video we'll be doing a skin cleanup and also removing challenging stray hair using the healing brush tool and the clone stamp tool.

Skin, Wrinkle and Stray Hair Clean up
16:24

In this video we'll be performing Frequency Separation. We'll also be seeing how to tackle challenging localized areas using a layer mask.

Frequency Separation
11:44

In this video we'll be performing Dodge and Burn on the face.

Dodge and Burn (Face) - Part 1
14:10

In this video we'll be performing Dodge and Burn on the face.

Dodge and Burn (Face) - Part 2
10:37

In this video we'll be performing the dodge and burn on the body.

Dodge and Burn (Body)
10:40

In this video we'll be performing dodge and burn on the hair.

Dodge and Burn (Hair)
03:01

In this video we'll be retouching the eyes using the curves adjustment function and the HSL adjustment function.

Retouching Eyes
13:14

In this video we'll be using the High Pass Filter to sharpen the portrait.

Sharpening the Important Features
07:04
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:55

This is the conclusion video.

Bonus Lecture - Conclusion
00:55