Photoshop Professional Retouching is a 1 day course aimed at those who are already comfortable with the basics of Photoshop and want to gain better control over the retouching of images, and in particular photos of people such as portrait shots.
The course is an intermediate level Photoshop course and covers techniques for adjusting skin textures, for example by softening skin, and removing blemishes or pores. You will learn how to whiten teeth, sharpen and recolour eyes, enhance eyebrows, remove wrinkles and select and alter hair. Additionally you will cover how to retouch lips, give more definition to features, reshape selected areas of the face, and recolour black and white photos.
By the end of the course you should be comfortable retouching a wide range of images and you will learn a number of tricks for drastically speeding up the retouching process, saving you significant time.
What You Will Learn
The Photoshop Professional Retouching course is aimed at existing Photoshop users that are comfortable with the basics such as working with layers and creating selections.
You will learn to:
- Soften skin without losing detail and texture
- Remove wrinkles and blemishes
- Enhance eyes, eyebrows and eyelashes
- Selectively sharpen images
- Select and alter hair, recolouring and adding highlights
- Give definition to key areas
- Whiten teeth and reduce yellowing
- Reshape areas using various tools
- Recolour black and white images
- Working with Actions
The Photoshop Professional Retouching course is aimed at existing Photoshop users who are looking to improve their skills when it comes to retouching images, and in particular people.
Working With Skin
- Removing wrinkles
- Removing spots
- Softening skin, retaining texture
- Using masks for selective changes
- Reducing stubble
- Sharpening portraits
- Avoiding plastic looking skin
Working With Eyes
- Adding more life to eyes
- Brightening the whites
- Changing eye colour
- Reducing dark circles
- Enhancing eye lashes
- Sharpening eyes
Faces and Hair
- Adding definition
- Fixing gaps in hair
- Changing hair colour
- Hiding roots
- Adding hair
- Fixing lipstick
- Whitening & Repairing teeth
- Slimming arms and legs
- Adjusting facial features, nose, ears, etc..
- Fixing clothing issues
- Sculpting the face
- Warping, Liquify and other tools
Recolouring B/W Images
- Understanding Color
- Image Mode
- Selective Adjustments
Recording and Reusing Methods
- Actions Panel
- Creating Actions
- Loading Actions
- Adjusting Actions
Hands On Session
Finally you get to practice the techniques covered either on your own images or the examples provided with instructor support
Usually 9.30am - 4.00pm. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.