Portrait Photography Masterclass - Photoshop Pro Techniques
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Portrait Photography Masterclass - Photoshop Pro Techniques

Master your editing skills and improve your photos with best Photoshop techniques
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4.2 (84 ratings)
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.
5,138 students enrolled
Created by Kasia Zmokla
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Price: $200
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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!
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!

Who 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!
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Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
04:51:09
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Welcome!
1 Lecture 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.

Preview 03:11
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Download resources here
1 Lecture 00:12
Resources
00:12
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Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Simona
10 Lectures 01:22:28

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

Preview 04:53

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

Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
03:32

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

Correcting model's shape with the Liquify Filter
14:28

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

Quick background fix with the Stamp Tool and Liquify Filter
11:18

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

Black and White Conversion
05:07

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

Basic contrast adjustments with the "S" shaped Curve
04:46

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

Hair adjustments
09:28

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

Body adjustments
08:07

In this video we will enhance model's eyes.

Brightening the eyes
06:25

Final touches and sharpening
14:24
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Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Kim
9 Lectures 01:01:42

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

Edit Overview
05:14

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

Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
07:09

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

Removing "halo" from the image
09:54

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

Black and White Conversion
05:04

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

Basic contrast adjustments with the "S" shaped Curve
03:59

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

Global light adjustments - the sky & foreground
08:35

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

Enhancements in precisely selected area - the branch
05:47

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

Preview 08:17

Final touches and sharpening
07:43
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Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Josefine
10 Lectures 46:46

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

Edit Overview
02:52

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

Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
03:29

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

Correcting model's shape with the Liquify Filter
05:24

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

Black and White Conversion
03:52

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

Basic contrast adjustments with the "S" shaped Curve
05:19

In this video we will enhance model's eyes.

Enhancing the eyes
04:33

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

Introducing highlights in the hair
03:53

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

Final enhancements of the face
06:39

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

Background adjustments
05:16

Final touches to the edit - sharpening.

Final touches and sharpening
05:29
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Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Charles
8 Lectures 32:29

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

Edit Overview
04:13

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

Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
02:44

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

Black and White Conversion
02:15

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

Face enhancements
05:00

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

Adjusting the key element - flowers
04:22

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

Introducing highlights in the hair
05:09

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

Adding subtle color tint to the image
06:00

Final touches to the image - sharpening.

Final touches and sharpening
02:46
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Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Chris
9 Lectures 01:03:21

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

Edit Overview
04:11

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

Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
12:18

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

Black and White Conversion
05:09

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

Basic contrast adjustments with the "S" shaped Curve
07:33

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

Adjusting light on model's face
05:30

In this video we will enhance eyes of the subject.

Enhancing the eyes
05:05

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

Changing the canvas size to square
11:34

In this lesson we will add color to the image.

Introducing color hint to the image
05:14

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

Final touches and sharpening
06:47
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Thank you and Bonus Materials!
2 Lectures 01:02
Thank you!
01:01

What's next?
00:01
About the Instructor
Kasia Zmokla
4.4 Average rating
570 Reviews
27,765 Students
15 Courses
(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!