Portrait Photography Masterclass - Photoshop Pro Techniques

Master your editing skills and improve your photos with best Photoshop techniques
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  • Lectures 50
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English, captions
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Course Description

Portrait Photography Masterclass - Photoshop Pro Techniques

Master powerful Photoshop editing techniques, create stunning porfolio, amaze your clients with beautiful and timeless portraits! If you want to take your editing skills to entirely new level and turn your images from "flat" or "boring" to striking - take this course!

This course is packed with high quality supporting materials (10 high resolution TIFF files) - they are downloadable and you can use them to speed up the learning process. The "hands-on" tutorial part of the course is based on the provided image base, you don't have to waste time on searching for suitable images. In complete, explained step by step edits I will reveal secrets of my personal workflow. Just join me in this course, download the supporting files and immediately start improving your Photoshop skills!

I will teach you all the Photoshop tricks and technics that I have learn during my over 10 years long artistic photography practice. You will learn how to improve your workflow to minimize time spend in digital darkroom and have more fun when shooting photos.

  • You will learn whole range of the most powerful and flexible portrait editing techniques;
  • You will be working in "non-destructive" way with Adjustment Layers to massively speed up the editing work;
  • You will master the most effective and flexible Photoshop tool in terms of photo editing - The Curves Tool
  • You will learn how to blend multiple adjustments in a seamless way in one image with help of masking techniques
  • You will learn how to evaluate tonal range in your images with the Histogram Tool and you will be using it as a basic reference in your workflow
  • You will achieve stunning results with your images and develop your artistic skills

So say "good bye" to flat, washed-out photos and learn how in no time achieve dramatic results and amaze your friends, family and clients.

Start enjoying your work with the most effective and powerful Photoshop techniques now!

What are the requirements?

  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough. If you have very old Photoshop version - Photoshop CS2 you still will be able to work with most of the techniques, apart from the Black&White Tool, since it was introduced in Photoshop CS3
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • fix common issues in the photos ("flat" images, washed out sky, eyes in the shadow, low contrast, lack of definition, lack of details and texture)
  • master the most powerful Photoshop adjustment tool- The Curves
  • learn how to work with masks and how to blend them in a seamless way
  • learn efficient and quick workflow based on Adjustment Layers
  • learn useful techniques to pick out details and in an intelligent way sharpen selected areas in the photo
  • massively improve images by applying targeted adjustments in a few simple steps
  • increase distinction in the photographs & add drama
  • work with "non destructive" techniques to further enhance the images
  • realise artistic vision with help of presented powerful Photoshop techniques
  • brighten & enhance subject's eyes
  • perform basic clean up on subject's skin
  • introduce highlights to the subject's hair

What is the target audience?

  • Take this course if you want to learn in detail powerful and flexible Photoshop techniques to improve your photos
  • Take this course if you are curious about techniques behind striking portraits
  • Take this course if you are an artist and would like to introduce digital techniques in your creative process
  • Take this course if you want to learn how to create digital artwork that sells well on image stocks like Sutterstock, iStock, Alamy and others
  • Take this course if you want to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing
  • Take this course if you love photography!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome!
03:11

In this lecture I will introduce you to the course and give you an overwiev of what you will learn during the hands-on tutorials.

Section 2: Download resources here
Resources
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Section 3: Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Simona
04:53

In this video I will give you an overwiev of the edit performed in the following section.

03:32

In this video we will perform a quick cleanup of model's skin.

14:28

In this video I will teach you how to use the Liquify Photoshop filter to correct model's shape.

11:18

In this video we will continue working with the Liquify Filter in order to fix the background.

05:07

In this video we will perform the black and white conversion on the color photo, in order to prepare it to further enhancements.

04:46

In this lesson we will apply classic "S" shaped Curve to adjust contrast in the image.

09:28

In this video we will enhance details in model's hair with the Curves Adjustment Layer.

08:07

In this video we will enhance light and shadows on the model's body.

06:25

In this video we will enhance model's eyes.

Final touches and sharpening
14:24
Section 4: Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Kim
05:14

In this video I will give you an overwiev of the edit performed in the following section.

07:09

In this video we will quickly remove distracting objects from the background in the photo.

09:54

In this lesson I will teach you how to remove a "halo" from the photo - common problem in HD images.

05:04

In this video we will perform the black and white conversion on the color photo, in order to prepare it to further enhancements.

03:59

In this lesson we will apply classic "S-shaped Curve" to adjust contrast in the image.

08:35

In this lesson we will perform global light adjustments - sky and foreground.

05:47

In this lesson we will quickly enhance selected elements in the photo - and focus our attention on the branch.

08:17

In this lesson we will quickly enhance selected elements in the photo - and enhance model's dress.

Final touches and sharpening
07:43
Section 5: Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Josefine
02:52

In this video I will give you an overwiev of the edit performed in the following section.

03:29

In this video we will perform a quick cleanup of model's skin.

05:24

In this video I will teach you how to use the Liquify Photoshop filter to correct model's shape.

03:52

In this video we will perform the black and white conversion on the color photo, in order to prepare it to further enhancements.

05:19

In this lesson we will apply classic "S-shaped Curve" to adjust contrast in the image.

04:33

In this video we will enhance model's eyes.

03:53

In this video we will enhance highlights in model's hair with the Curves Adjustment Layer.

06:39

In this video we will focus our attention on adjusting light in the model's face.

05:16

In this lesson we will adjust the texture in the background to balance the composition.

05:29

Final touches to the edit - sharpening.

Section 6: Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Charles
04:13

In this lesson I will give you an overwiev of the edit performed in the following section.

02:44

In this video we will perform a quick cleanup of model's hair.

02:15

In this video we will perform the black and white conversion on the color photo, in order to prepare it to further enhancements.

05:00

In this video we will work on model's face.

04:22

In this video we will enhance the key element in the image - flowers.

05:09

In this video we will enhance highlights in model's hair with the Curves Adjustment Layer.

06:00

In this video we will add a subtle color tint to the image.

02:46

Final touches to the image - sharpening.

Section 7: Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Chris
04:11

In this video I will give you an overwiev of the edit performed in the following section.

12:18

In this lesson we will start working on the portrait of Chris and adjust the background.

05:09

In this video we will perform the black and white conversion on the color photo, in order to prepare it to further enhancements.

07:33

In this lesson we will apply classic "S-shaped Curve" to adjust contrast in the image.

05:30

In this video we will focus on adjusting light on the model's face.

05:05

In this video we will enhance eyes of the subject.

11:34

In this video we will change ratio of the original image by expanding the width and converting the artwork to square canvas.

05:14

In this lesson we will add color to the image.

06:47

Final touches to the portrait - subtle sharpening to enhance the photo.

Section 8: Thank you and Bonus Materials!
Thank you!
01:01
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Instructor Biography

Kasia Zmokla, (MFA) Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer 20 yrs exp

Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design


My name is Kasia Zmokla and I am very excited that you are reading this!

I teach in the Digital Art area on Udemy. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in the Digital Art Field.

Professional Background

Professionally, I am a digital artist, graphic designer and a photographer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. That consists of working full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer.

I have received formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

Along the way I have learnt best industry practices and developed my own creative techniques. If you are curious about my portfolio, feel free to have a look at the commercial design work and personal projects in the last Section of this Course.

My Fine Art photography prints are available at several international fine art galleries, amongst others at Asia Contemporary Art Buyer and Saatchi Art. I am an active contributor at many stock agencies including the prestigious world’s largest stock photo collection - Alamy and Stockimo.

I have also self published three photo books with Blurb.

Links to my professional portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the Course.

Summary

To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about photography and Digital Art and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!

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