Retouching Portraits in Photoshop
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Retouching Portraits in Photoshop

No presets or plugins needed! We will mainly be using adjustment layers to get this beautiful look.
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Created by Rob Sigler
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to completely retouch a portrait by:
  • -sharpening and brightening the subject's eyes
  • -whitening the teeth
  • -removing fly-away hairs, and liquifying the hair for a more balanced appearance
  • -smooth and fix the subject's skin to look perfect but natural.
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Requirements
  • Students will need a basic understanding of Photoshop. This include knowledge of layers, and layer masks.
Description

The ability to retouch an image is as important as having the ability to take a photo!  In this day of Instagram filters, and phone apps that can transform any photo into a work of art, people expect their photos to look amazing.  In this class, I'll use the basic Photoshop tools to retouch a traditional studio portrait. I chose to use a studio portrait to retouch because the subject is nicely lit, and the image is free from distractions.  The methods I use will work on any person in any lighting situation. I will teach you how to fix stray hairs, use adjustment layers to color the eyes, add shadows and highlights to the skin and hair, and many other tips and tricks that retouchers use to make portraits look amazing.  These are skills you'll be able to perform on any image you want to enhance.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Photographers looking for simple, yet effective, techniques to broaden their knowledge of retouching.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Retouching the Studio Portrait in Photoshop
10 Lectures 45:25

Please download the file I used to work on in this tutorial.  The first file is the image in DNG format, and the second file is a frequency separation action used in Photoshop.

Download the file used in this tutorial.

Opening a raw file in Camera Raw and making basic adjustments
02:20

The basics - cropping, burning
05:50


The Skin - Lean about Frequency Separation
10:28

Burning and dodging the skin for depth
02:17

Teeth - Take away the yellows
02:53

The eyes - sharpen and color them
05:25

Cleaning up the eye whites
02:36

Final steps - converting to 8 bit, and to sRGB for print
01:56
About the Instructor
Rob Sigler
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Professional photographer and retoucher

Rob Sigler earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from West Virginia University. Rob has won numerous awards and accolades, including awards from the Wedding Photo Journalist Association (WPJA) and Digital Wedding Forum (Wedding Image of the Year).

Rob’s work has been featured on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover – Home Edition” and has appeared in print around the world (Newsweek Magazine, First Magazine for Women, the Buffalo News, and The Guardian, U.K.)

Rob’s portrait studio photographs hundreds of high school seniors and children each year from the Western New York area.

When a camera is not in his hands, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jamie, and three crazy kids…12-year-old Matthew, and bubbly 5-year-old twins, Sarah and Gracie.