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Expert Retouching 1 Day | 7 hours | $499 PLUS TAX

The good, the bad, and the ugly — nearly every photograph can benefit from retouching. In this course, we'll teach you how to turn good photographs into showstoppers! You will learn to make seamless changes, realistically enhancing your images for breath-taking results. The course features both portrait retouching and compositing (adding, altering and removing elements from images). Prerequisite: Photoshop Essentials or equivalent experience. 

Introduction

  • » the retouching workflow
  • » retouching in the right order
  • » non-destructive retouching
  • » colour settings & profiles

Getting started

  • » advanced colour correction
  • » correcting skin tones
  • » correcting exposure problems
  • » editing raw format images

Sharpening techniques

  • » unsharp mask
  • » clarify
  • » high pass & invert
  • » other sharpen filters

Portrait retouching

  • » removing distracting elements
  • » fixing facial blemishes
  • » softening lines
  • » smoothing skin tone
  • » enhancing catchlights
  • » whitening eyes and teeth
  • » reshaping
  • » soft focus portrait effects
  • » retouching bodies
  • » lessening lumps, bumps and skin folds
  • » removing scars, veins and tattoos
  • » healing blemishes
  • » slimming contours

Advanced adjustments with masking

  • » introducing masks
  • » painting in a color effect
  • » painting in light with a mask
  • » refining the edges of a mask
  • » using Color Range to refine the mask
  • » group shots: combining several images

Fine-tuning colour

  • » changing color with hue and saturation
  • » creative color with hue/sat and masking
  • » increasing colour Vibrance
  • » using color balance to create vivid color
  • » combining color balance and hue/sat

Converting to black and white

  • » conversion the right way
  • » creating better black-and-whites
  • » making a strong black-and-white portrait
  • » better duotones

New time-saving tools

  • » content aware fill
  • » content aware scale
  • » field blur
  • » puppet warp
  • » perspective warp
  • » focus area

Painting with Photoshop

  • » building a product shot from scratch
  • » adding shadows and highlights
  • » painting with light > colour dodge

The 3D tools

  • » 3D objects
  • » 3D type

Compositing

  • » assembling a montage of images
  • » matching color across images
  • » stitching a panorama
  • » using photomerge

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of Photoshop at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

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  • Runs on request