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with Lesa Snider
Online Class

Getting Started With Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

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You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these accessible Photoshop portrait retouching techniques! Join internationally acclaimed author and instructor Lesa Snider as she demonstrates how to use healing tools to remove and soften imperfections, and shares keyboard shortcuts to vastly improve your workflow. Then, learn how to enhance the skin of your subject without losing natural texture and tone, and lighten teeth and hair by targeting saturation of individual colors. Next, Lesa shares tips for brightening eyes and removing red-eye. And, find out how to convert photos to black and white for a timeless, always flattering result. Finally, learn how to avoid the dreaded sharpening halo by using both global and selective sharpening to achieve crisp, professional portraits.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h55m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Solving Skin Problems

1. Introduction & Solving Skin Problems

Meet renowned instructor Lesa Snider and preview the essential techniques you'll learn to retouch your portraits. Then, see how to effectively use the healing tools to remove and soften imperfections, and get an introduction to keyboard shortcuts, which will vastly improve your workflow.

2. Enhancing Skin

2. Enhancing Skin

Enhance skin without losing texture while working with Adobe's Camera Raw plug-in. Watch as Lesa pairs adjustment brushes with filters not normally associated with sharpening, provides a helpful rhyme for working in layer masks and finishes with a primer on glamour glow.

3. Lightening Teeth & Hair

3. Lightening Teeth & Hair

Whitening teeth can be challenging in real life, but it's a snap in Photoshop with Lesa's guidance. Brighten and lighten by targeting the saturation of individual colors, rather than the whole palette. You'll also learn how to lighten hair for natural-looking results.

Recommended with this class

  • Mac or PC
  • Photoshop
  • Practice images