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Getting Started With Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

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Learn fast and easy Photoshop® techniques that bring out the beauty in every subject, including flawless skin, perfect hair, bright eyes and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lesa Snider
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Lightening Teeth & Hair
4. Enhancing Eyes
5. Pupil Fixes for People & Pets
6. Converting to Black & White
7. Sharpening & Vignettes

Recommended with this class

  • Mac or PC
  • Photoshop
  • Practice images

Taught by

Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider
Lesa Snider is an internationally acclaimed author and instructor who is on a mission to teach the world how to create better imagery. She is the founder of the creative tutorial site and has authored several books, including the bestseller Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual and a series of ebooks, Lesa also writes regular columns for Photoshop User, Photo Elements Techniques and Macworld magazines, and now she shares her knowledge right here, on Craftsy.

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