Portrait Retouching Using Adobe Photoshop
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- Skin Retouching and Portrait Editing Using Adobe Photoshop
- Knowing some basics of Photoshop can help but the course is good for complete beginners too.
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:
Skin Clean up
Stray Hair and Wrinkle Removal
Dodge and Burn
Using the Liquify tool
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 :)
- Students looking to learn the art of Portrait Retouching and Editing.
This is the introduction video where I'll be talking about why it's essential to learn the art of portrait retouching.
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.
In this video we'll begin the process of Frequency Separation by first of all understanding the concept behind this process.