Learn Amazing Retouching Techniques With Photoshop
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Learn Amazing Retouching Techniques With Photoshop

Learn retouching techniques that pros use in Photoshop | Colour portrait retouching tutorial.
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Last updated 10/2016
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be familiar with Photoshop and learn how to improve your retouching
  • Your portrait retouching skills & knowledge will improve
  • You will learn how to create simple, but amazing wow looks on your images "Guaranteed"
  • You will learn how to photograph such an image & setup the light setup
  • You will learn how to do basic raw conversions, image preparations & notes
  • You will learn how to clean skin & use advanced skin retouching techniques
  • You will learn comprehensive hair retouching techniques & shortcuts.
  • You will learn how to build, control and refine light on the overall image
  • You will learn how to do manual sharpness, colour control & look development
  • You will learn how to apply dodge & burn techniques in order to bring more out
  • You will learn techniques that brighten up the overall image look "Bring the pop factor in"
  • You will learn how to apply amazing colour grades & graphic effects
  • You will learn how to apply an overall image pop and final adjustments
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Requirements
  • You only need Photoshop " Any Version "
  • Absolutely no experience is required. The course shows you exactly how to work with photoshop and become an expert!
Description
  • 17 LESSONS " Slow Pace - Easy & Simple To Follow"
  • "Easy Workflow and Great For for those who want to retouch portraits! 
  • Complete Planning, Photography & Photoshop process is shown
  • All Work Materials are provided & ready for you to download
  • No Prior Photoshop knowledge needed "Guaranteed"
  • Full lifetime access to the complete course
  • All future & additional lectures will always be free of charge
  • No illustrator, plugins or other software is needed "You only need Photoshop"

Are you new to the world of portrait retouching?

  • AND WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILL?
  • AND ENJOY A STEADY AND EASY WORKFLOW?
  • AND WITH NO PRIOR PHOTOSHOP KNOWLEDGE?
  • AND WITH MY WORKING FILES?

In the Foxy Hipster Pro Tutorial, I'm going to do some creative retouching on a funky colourful portrait. I made a course that’s accessible to anyone who wants to learn a bit more about portrait retouching. This course will give you a very in-depth look into how I structure my workflow to get to that colourful final image. Once you’ve gone through all the lessons you’ll be able to apply these techniques to your own work!

This tutorial involves plenty of techniques, some you might be familiar with, and others not. It’s also important to remember that each image is different and tweaking your technique could help you create a stunning image.

With over 12 very comprehensive lessons you’ll be able to take all these techniques, tips and tricks to create something colourful and amazing. This tutorial covers everything about the entire process, including photography and light setup, and retouching techniques. Techniques like colour & sharpening, working with masks, dodge & burn, and many others

The idea is to teach you how to create an amazing retouch. May this be for your images or for a clients. The aim is to teach you how to get that awesome wow / pop look onto the images with a few simple photoshop techniques. 

Whether you have previous experience with photoshop or not, it doesn't matter. Apply your knowledge for an hour a day and you could be making huge improvements or even extra cash, as a retoucher just like me.

"And I'm not kidding when I say that you need no previous retouching experience! "You just need to Practice the techniques"

All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free. Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

You'll learn

  1. How to create simple, but amazing wow looks on your image.
  2. How to photograph such an image & setup the strobes.
  3. How to do basic raw conversions, image preparations & notes
  4. How to clean skin & hair especially the harder hair parts. 
  5. How to do advanced skin retouching & skin smothening 
  6. How build, control and refine light on the overall image
  7. How to do manual sharpness, colour control & look development
  8. How to apply dodge & burn techniques on darker skin
  9. How to create techniques that brighten up the overall image look "Bring the pop factor in"
  10. How to apply amazing colour grades & graphic effects 
  11. How to apply an overall image pop and final adjustments

... and much, much more!

Intrigued yet? Then keep reading!

You will have unlimited lifetime access at no extra cost "Not just that; all future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free. There's an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee! I'm known for always offering support on Udemy, so feel free to shout out if you're stuck or need assistance. "I'm here to help"

One final note:

My goal is to teach you how to achieve an amazing look with any image, so don't stress about not having done retouching work before. "I do my best to make it simple, informative & fun"

After going through this course you'll be able to apply your new retouching skills to retouch any dramatic image.

All you have to do is click on the "take this course" button on the top right corner. You have nothing to lose. In fact, you've got a lot to gain.

Thank you,

Manni


Who is the target audience?
  • People of any age or ability
  • People from any country
  • People with an interest for photoshop
  • People with an interest in photography
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 03:05:46
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Planning & Photography
2 Lectures 08:56

The first lesson will focus on the planning. Planning involves a variety of different elements that come together in the end to capture the perfect image in camera. Some of the elements we explore in this lesson is, of course, the setup, which includes the best light setup, the right colour backdrop and the best pose for the model. The model on the other hand forms the other part of the planning. We take a lot of time to consider the perfect model for the Pro Tutorial.

Preview 03:13

This lesson is a very comprehensive look at the light setup I used for the shoot. When you shoot something like the Foxy Hipster it is important to get a perfect exposure all around. This doesn't just involve a perfectly exposed model, but an evenly exposed backdrop as well. For this shoot, I used a four light setup with lights and modifiers directed at both the model and backdrops. I also used poly boards around the subject to make sure that I capture that even exposure.

Preview 05:43
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Heading To The Computer & Into Photoshop
3 Lectures 38:46

In our first retouching lesson, I will concentrate on our basic adjustments in camera raw and import our raw image into Photoshop. This process helps me to pre-adjust the contrast, exposure, image pop and subtle sharpening.

Preparations & Raw Conversions
07:25

For this lesson, we will put the techniques on hold and create a new help layer in order to point out all the retouching steps. This helps us to stay focused during the retouching process. This is not an obligation, but it does help during the retouching process since you can always fall back on it and remind yourself of what still needs to be done.

Preview 06:44

Now that we have a basic understanding of what we want to retouch, we will concentrate on cleaning up our background and subject. This is not a major obstacle, even thought it might seem labour intensive. What's important to remember is that the more time you invest into cleaning, the better your image will look. It involves a few steps, such as healing, cloning and refining the background dust marks

Basic Retouching & Cleaning
24:37
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Comprehensive Hair Retouching
3 Lectures 58:35

Now that I've finished the basic retouching, I'm going to focus a bit more on the hair, as it draws you into the image. I will only be working in selected areas. I'll need to fill in colour in some areas, working with some fill colour, and then making sure to have an even exposure over the hair by using adjustment layers like the Curves Adjustment Layer.

Comprehensive Hair Retouching Part 1
13:42

Now that I've finished the basic retouching, I'm going to focus a bit more on the hair, as it draws you into the image. I will only be working in selected areas. I'll need to fill in colour in some areas, working some fill colour, and then making sure to have an even exposure over the hair by using adjustment layers like the Curves Adjustment Layer.

Comprehensive Hair Retouching Part 2
17:26

Now that I've finished the basic retouching, I'm going to focus a bit more on the hair, as it draws you into the image. I will only be working in selected areas. I'll need to fill in colour in some areas, working some fill colour, and then making sure to have an even exposure over the hair by using adjustment layers like the Curves Adjustment Layer.

Comprehensive Hair Retouching Part 3
27:27
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Configuring The Look & Feel Of The Retouch
5 Lectures 43:53

It’s important to understand that the Liquify Tool helps to refine an image. The idea is not to create a different person. The changes that I implement are very subtle and only done with the intention to create a perfect picture.

Preview 03:50

This is a very important part of the retouching process. Just as with cleaning and healing it might appear to be labour intensive, but the more effort you apply the better your image will look. Here we will apply lots of techniques to ensure that we get that smooth silky skin. This section will involve working with both the High Pass Filter and the Gaussian Blur, but a little bit different to what you might be used to. These will basically be applied in the reverse effect – The High Pass will blur while the Gaussian Blur will sharpen.

Comprehensive Skin Retouching
11:22

Now that I've adjusted my colour the way we want it, I will start working on the light control. This will mostly involve using a Curves Adjustment to add a touch of contrast to the image as well as a Selective Colour Adjustment Layer to adjust our colours. I will also apply a Hue and Saturation Adjustment layer and work in the red tones. For the light control, I'l start off by using the marque tool to create a circular selection around our subject. I then feather the selection and apply a Curves Adjustment Layer, which I'll use to create a vignette effect as well as adding a light pop to the subject.

Colour & Light Control Adjustments
08:09

In this section, I will be working with my famous Dodge & Burn technique. The main thing about dodging and burning means we are going to dodge the highlights and burn the shadows. This will allow me to emphasise the highlights and shadows in my image.

Dodge & Burn
10:01

Another aspect of this image is the props. The model wore a pair of sunglasses and the reflections from the strobes are quite apparent. The process will involve creating two new layers, one for each lens of the sunglasses. I then use the pen tool to make a circular selection of each  lens. Make sure when you make your selection that the feathering is set to zero. I then use the Gradient Tool, Noise filters and masks to create the perfect and realistic look.

Fixing Sunglass Refections
10:31
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Final Adjustments & Retouching
3 Lectures 24:36

Now that I've done most of our retouching, I will add our final adjustments. Here I'll be working with the Selective Colour Adjustment Layer to create or to add that extra flare of colour to the image. I'll also crop the image down to the perfect size.

Crop & Final Adjustments
03:20

Here I'll be adding shapes, namely, bubbles the background. Here I'll be working with Effects and Layer Masks to create the effect of bubbles behind and around the subject.

Adding Graphic Elements
08:31

For the final lesson, I'll work with adding a bit of colour to the selected areas that might otherwise appear a bit bland compared to the rest of the image. For this I'll be using Solid Colour layers, layer masks and Hue and Saturation Adjustment layers to add colour to selected areas.

Final Colour Adjustments & Retouch
12:45
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Bonus Lessons - Graphic Pen Tablet
1 Lecture 11:00

Additional to this course I've also added a list of bonus tutorials that would compliment this course as well as a lesson that will focus on the Wacom Pen Tablet and how to set it up.

Wacom Tablet - What & How
11:00
About the Instructor
Manfred Werner
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136,352 Students
23 Courses
Photographer & Retoucher | Retutpro

Love Sharing & Teaching Photoshop

Founder and creator of Retutpro, a retouching platform that teaches photography & retouching in a simple and fun way.

Here on Udemy I'm an instructor for several photoshop courses, but also teach how to become a successful YouTuber or Photoshop Instructor.

I've also managed to build the biggest photoshop course on Udemy, and it quickly became the most popular one too! "You Can't Miss it!"


Jaco Bekker
4.5 Average rating
2,425 Reviews
136,352 Students
23 Courses

Hi there

My name is Jaco Bekker. I was born in the Southern tip of the African continent, and I have lived most of my life in Namibia and South Africa. 

One thing that has always fascinated me are stories. The format in which these stories are presented doesn't play as much a role as the essence of the story.

I'm also a photographer. I work closely with Manni at Retutpro, where I am also a content editor.

Nicki Hohmeier
4.5 Average rating
2,238 Reviews
134,152 Students
12 Courses

Hi everyone

My Name is Nicki and I have developed a love for Photography and Video over the last few years. I have been working with Manni (Manfred Werner) at Retutpro for quite some time now.  Not much of an Instructor; i do however, edit and manage our content here on Udemy.