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Perfecting Photoshop Portraits

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Go beyond the basics and learn professional techniques for retouching your portraits using Adobe Photoshop®!

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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)

How it works

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Perfect your Adobe Photoshop portrait retouching with expert techniques from internationally renowned author and instructor Lesa Snider. First, learn how to remove stray hairs and fill in eyebrows for a flattering effect. Then, find out how to cover distracting accessories so that your subject is always the focal point, and take years off your subject's face by reducing wrinkles, brightening eyes and more. Next, get tips on making even your most self-conscious subject feel amazing with techniques for slimming, blending and adding makeup. Finally, experiment with color using three unique techniques, and let your artistic side loose by exploring colorizing, tinting and more for stunning results.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Removing or Repairing Hair
Meet internationally acclaimed author and instructor Lesa Snider and preview the valuable retouching techniques you'll learn to perfect your portraits. Then get started enhancing your images as Lesa demonstrates how to fill in eyebrows and remove stray hairs and extra stubble.
2. Removing Unwanted Items
3. Lighten & Darken Specific Areas
4. Slimming Techniques
5. Adding Digital Makeup
6. Changing Colors
7. Classic Color Tinting

Recommended with this class

  • Mac or PC
  • Adobe 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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