Portrait & Beauty Retouching with Adobe Photoshop
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Portrait & Beauty Retouching with Adobe Photoshop

Get up and running using Adobe Photoshop to edit you portrait photos using basic and intermediate retouching tools.
4.5 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
426 students enrolled
Created by Ben Wise
Last updated 11/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the fundamental and intermediate skills and tools in Photoshop to edit your portrait photos
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Requirements
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 or later
  • Passion for portrait photography
  • Willingness to learn :)
Description

The Portrait & Beauty Retouching course will teach you the best tools in Photoshop to edit your portrait photos. Expert instructor Ben Wise will walk you through step by step video demonstrations to teach you everything you need to know to make your portraits look great.

Along with your course, you can download all of the image files used in the demo videos so that you can practice the new skills as we go.

The course will cover:

  • Getting started with editing in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Walk through to the Photoshop interface
  • Introduction to using Layers
  • Basic touchups to fix blemishes and lighting
  • Detailed overview of the most common Adjustment Layers
  • Sharpening Eyes
  • Improving the texture and color of the skin
  • Focusing on specific elements of the face (eyes, teeth and lips)

At the end, we will conclude the course by doing a full photo edit from start to finish to show how all of the different tools come together to make your portraits look amazing.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in making their portrait photos look as best as possible
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
01:46:17
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Introduction
1 Lecture 00:55

A brief introduction to the course.

Click the link below to download all of the image files that are used throughout the course from this lesson.

Preview 00:55
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Adobe Camera Raw
6 Lectures 15:08

An overview of Camera Raw and the main benefits of shooting and editing with Raw files.

Preview 01:24

Learn how to navigate around the Camera Raw interface with the most important tools from the toolbar.

Preview 01:36

Learn the main options and settings for cropping your photo in the Camera Raw interface.

Preview 01:35

Learn all of the tools in the basic adjustments section of Camera Raw, including how to adjust white balance, changes to exposure and brightness/contrast, and improving saturation.

Please note that some of the names of the sliders in this section may vary depending on your version of Photoshop, but the functionality will be consistent with the lesson.

Preview 04:17

Learn how to add a creative vignette to your photos and make fine tuned adjustments to the effect.

Preview 04:27

As we finish up in the Camera Raw interface, learn the different saving options and how to move into Photoshop.

Finishing up in Camera Raw
01:49
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Moving Around in Photoshop
1 Lecture 02:48

A walk through of the Photoshop user interface and how to customize your view to have the best tools for portrait editing on your default view.

The Photoshop User Interface
02:48
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Introduction to Layers
2 Lectures 07:55

An explanation of how to use Layers in Photoshop and how to manage your layers using the Layers Panel.

Managing Your Layers
02:57

Explains how to create layer masks in Photoshop so you can control extactly how and where different adjustments will impact your photo.

Layer Masking
04:58
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Basic Touchups
3 Lectures 10:27

Learn how to use Photoshop's powerful Healing Brush tools to fix blemishes and spots in your photos.

Fixing Blemishes
03:57

Learn how to use Photoshop's Healing tools to remove stray hairs in your photo and keep the viewers eye on your focal point.

Removing Stray Hairs
01:40

Learn different techniques to dodge and burn so you can control the lightness and darkness of your pictures.

Dodge & Burn
04:50
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Adjustment Layers
5 Lectures 17:54

A brief introduction to the Adjustments panel that we will be reviewing in detail during this section.

Introduction to Adjustments
01:02

Learn how to use the Brightness & Contrast, and Exposure adjustment layers to improve the lighting in your portraits.

Brightness & Contrast and Exposure
02:18

Learn how to use the Color Balance and Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layers to improve the coloring in your photos or to change the colors of individual elements in the picture.

Hue/Saturation and Color Balance
04:06

Learn how to use the powerful Levels Adjustment Layer to improve the tone and color in your portraits.

Levels
06:23

Using the Curves Adjustment tool to make fine adjustments on the tone and color of your portrait photos.

Curves
04:05
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Sharpening
1 Lecture 03:42

Improve your portraits by sharpening the eyes using the Photoshop Smart Sharpen filter.

Sharpening Eyes
03:42
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Skin
2 Lectures 07:24

Learn two different filtering techniques to soften the skin in your portraits.

Softening Skin
04:22

Learn to use blending modes and painting techniques to correct and improve skin color in your portraits.

Skin Color
03:02
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Eyes, Teeth & Lips
3 Lectures 09:51

Learn to improve eye color with a new blending mode, and use the healing brush tool to clean up the whites of the eyes.

Eyes
03:42

Learn how to use a Saturation Adjustment Layer to improve the teeth in your portrait photos.

Teeth
01:59

Learn to use a series of painting layers to help improve the color and shape of the lips on your subject.

Lips
04:10
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Creative Effects
3 Lectures 14:32

Learn how to use the Black & White Adjustment layer to convert your image to grayscale or use the layer to desaturate your image.

Black & White and Desaturation
04:36

Learn to use and manipulate Gradient Maps and Noise Filters to add creative effects to your pohotographs.

Gradients & Grain
05:03

Learn how to blend Texture files into your portrait photos for a unique creative effect.

Textures
04:53
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About the Instructor
Ben Wise
4.5 Average rating
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426 Students
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Photographer and Photo Retoucher

Ben Wise has been a photographer and retoucher for over 4 years and is especially passionate about portrait photography. Ben is an expert in using Photoshop and has joined Udemy as an instructor to teach the best tools and techniques to edit your photo.

I strive to take the many complex tools from Photoshop and present them to you in an easy to understand way with step by step instructions and focusing on the tools and commands that will be most valuable in your editing workflow.

For examples of my work, check out some of the shots from my portfolio here.