In this class we’ll cover how we retouch our portraits. We like to keep our retouching subtle (we don’t like plastic doll skin and eyes shouldn’t glow in the dark). Starting with good images helps too — this isn’t about saving bad original images.
What we will teach is a combination of what we do (and why) and the specific techniques we use to achieve the end result.
The class isn’t intended for the Photoshop novice and, while we will offer an introduction to the tools, we expect a level of knowledge (and preferably proficiency) roughly equivalent to our Introduction to Photoshop class.
We’re talking about Photoshop, so there are many more techniques than we know and we will only try to teach you what we do and what works for us. The techniques we ourselves use continue to develop as we continue to learn and adapt the new concepts to our own workflow.
This is a hands-on class -we explain and demonstrate each topic and technique — then you put it into practice.
Much of the material and many of the techniques will also be applicable to the most recent versions of Photoshop Elements, but the interface differences will be significant.
You will need your own laptop, some of your own sample images and a working copy of Photoshop for the hands-on parts.
Ross McDonald — portrait retouching class
I was on this retouching class with Barrie at the beginning of January and it was great!