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Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouching

with Chris Orwig

Video: Introduction

Focuses on the specific tools every photographer needs to retouch images and keep them looking genuine.
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Introduction
      1m 31s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 24m 41s
    1. Initial retouching considerations
      5m 4s
    2. Retouching workflow strategies
      2m 24s
    3. Making notes for a retouching road map
      1m 31s
    4. Using a Wacom tablet
      4m 11s
    5. Finding resources and inspiration
      2m 18s
    6. Choosing a format: RAW or DNG
      5m 50s
    7. Creating a custom retouching workspace
      3m 23s
  3. 16m 15s
    1. White balancing in Adobe Camera Raw
      4m 26s
    2. White balancing with curves
      2m 22s
    3. Advanced white balancing with curves
      2m 59s
    4. White balancing and masking
      6m 28s
  4. 26m 36s
    1. Introducing skin tone color correction
      3m 23s
    2. Color-correcting skin by the numbers
      5m 8s
    3. Color-correcting lighter skin tones
      2m 8s
    4. Color-correcting darker skin tones
      3m 55s
    5. Color-correcting medium skin tones
      2m 59s
    6. Correcting color with skin tone and neutral content
      3m 53s
    7. Correcting color with the Curves dialog and Hue/Saturation
      5m 10s
  5. 17m 26s
    1. Creative tip: Leaving crumbs
      1m 13s
    2. Using the Spot Removal tool
      4m 42s
    3. Cleaning up a portrait backdrop
      3m 29s
    4. Reducing wrinkles in a Camera Raw workflow
      2m 35s
    5. Reducing skin shine
      2m 28s
    6. Removing blemishes across multiple frames
      2m 59s
  6. 59m 23s
    1. Using Content-Aware Fill
      3m 47s
    2. Using Content-Aware Fill to create variations
      3m 27s
    3. Removing graphics from clothing
      4m 12s
    4. Removing tags from clothing
      8m 58s
    5. Removing distractions near subjects
      5m 12s
    6. Extending a studio backdrop
      8m 20s
    7. Removing blemishes from the face
      5m 36s
    8. Short project: Cleaning a child's face
      7m 33s
    9. Reducing hot spots
      5m 50s
    10. Taming flyaway hairs
      6m 28s
  7. 11m 39s
    1. Cleaning up the small details
      3m 54s
    2. Cleaning up larger areas
      5m 16s
    3. Making a final evaluation
      2m 29s
  8. 43m 10s
    1. Creative tip: Artistic sensibility
      1m 31s
    2. Correcting tone with curves and masking
      4m 23s
    3. Correcting tone with blending modes and masking
      6m 49s
    4. Using Shadow/Highlights to brighten shadows
      4m 6s
    5. Combining blending modes
      5m 42s
    6. Reducing shadows by dodging
      4m 34s
    7. Using curves and Color Range masking to darken highlights
      6m 58s
    8. Redirecting light with curves and masking
      3m 52s
    9. Using Shadow/Highlights to improve exposure
      5m 15s
  9. 37m 59s
    1. Reducing shallow wrinkles with the Healing brush
      3m 14s
    2. Reducing wrinkles with the Clone Stamp tool
      6m 35s
    3. Reducing wrinkles with Soft Light blending
      7m 14s
    4. Using curves to reduce wrinkles
      5m 22s
    5. Using the Burn and Dodge tools on wrinkles
      6m 24s
    6. Using Clone Stamp, Healing, and Curves tools on wrinkles
      5m 37s
    7. Fine-tuning and making final adjustments
      3m 33s
  10. 46m 8s
    1. Adding sparkle to eyes
      5m 54s
    2. Enhancing eyes with adjustment layers and blending
      9m 31s
    3. Changing eye color
      5m 15s
    4. Adding a catch light
      2m 19s
    5. Whitening eyes
      8m 12s
    6. Creating "Hollywood Eyes"
      4m 59s
    7. Modifying pupils and eye edges
      2m 55s
    8. Eye sharpening with the High Pass filter
      4m 18s
    9. Sharpening eyes behind glasses
      2m 45s
  11. 23m 13s
    1. Reshaping an eyebrow
      5m 39s
    2. Darkening an eyebrow
      2m 7s
    3. Working on eyebrows and adding eyelashes
      6m 44s
    4. Adding mascara to increase eyelash density
      2m 45s
    5. Adding eyelashes
      5m 58s
  12. 21m 13s
    1. Creative tip: What makes a good retoucher?
      2m 5s
    2. Enhancing lip color and tone
      3m 4s
    3. Using curves and blending modes to improve lips
      6m 18s
    4. Adding dimension with curves and masking
      4m 57s
    5. Improving lips with the Burn and Dodge tools
      4m 49s
  13. 10m 42s
    1. Whitening teeth with the Dodge and Sponge tools
      4m 13s
    2. Whitening teeth with Hue and Saturation
      2m 43s
    3. Removing a gap between teeth
      3m 46s
  14. 33m 40s
    1. Patching a gap in hair
      4m 47s
    2. Removing a gap in hair with the Patch tool
      3m 22s
    3. Covering hair discoloration
      3m 23s
    4. Brightening hair for emphasis
      3m 43s
    5. Removing flyaway hairs
      5m 37s
    6. Adding thickness to thinning hair
      5m 21s
    7. Filling in a receding hairline
      7m 27s
  15. 40m 22s
    1. Brightening shadowed areas on the face
      3m 7s
    2. Adding color to the cheeks and eyelids
      6m 36s
    3. Modifying lip color
      4m 32s
    4. Modifying eye makeup color
      3m 36s
    5. Using curves to change eye makeup
      3m 37s
    6. Increasing color saturation and variety of makeup
      5m 42s
    7. Using Selective Color to create vibrant color
      2m 32s
    8. Creating dimensions with contours
      4m 50s
    9. Creating contours with painting and blending modes
      4m 37s
    10. Additional makeup resources
      1m 13s
  16. 37m 27s
    1. Creative tip: Using fewer layers
      1m 0s
    2. Reducing skin variations and freckles
      3m 58s
    3. Cleaning up small skin blemishes
      3m 48s
    4. Improving the skin on the face
      4m 46s
    5. Beauty skin workflow
      8m 48s
    6. Reducing blemishes in the background
      3m 52s
    7. Advanced skin enhancement
      4m 30s
    8. Reducing tan lines with the clone stamp tool
      3m 8s
    9. Reducing tan lines with the burn tool
      3m 37s
  17. 1h 2m
    1. Creating a soft, glamorous look
      5m 2s
    2. Example 1: Basic skin cleanup
      4m 12s
    3. Example 1: Skin softening
      7m 11s
    4. Example 2: Skin softening on a color beauty photograph
      9m 1s
    5. Example 3: Reducing brightness with curves
      2m 51s
    6. Example 3: Basic cleanup
      3m 12s
    7. Example 3: Reducing color variation
      3m 45s
    8. Example 3: Smoothing skin with the High Pass filter
      7m 44s
    9. Example 4: Viewing an image in multiple windows
      3m 14s
    10. Example 4: Improving tone
      2m 48s
    11. Example 4: Final fashion smoothing
      6m 45s
    12. Advanced masking and skin softening
      6m 17s
  18. 58m 35s
    1. Adding dimension with painting and Soft Light
      4m 11s
    2. Adding dimension with curves and masking
      4m 28s
    3. Using bristle tip brushes to burn and dodge
      4m 16s
    4. Thinning with Liquify
      4m 47s
    5. Thinning with Puppet Warp
      4m 5s
    6. Using Puppet Warp to change shape
      5m 15s
    7. Making enhancements with Free Transform
      4m 55s
    8. Extending Free Transform with the Warp command
      3m 41s
    9. Modifying color and light
      5m 47s
    10. Changing an expression with Liquify
      2m 17s
    11. Brightening with curves and masking
      6m 37s
    12. Modifying skin brightness and dress color
      4m 2s
    13. Increasing the height of the subject
      4m 14s
  19. 39m 7s
    1. Creative tip: The ethics of retouching
      1m 0s
    2. Combining multiple exposures for group portraits
      5m 15s
    3. Thinning with Free Transform
      5m 13s
    4. Reshaping with the Warp tool
      1m 53s
    5. Reshaping with Liquify
      2m 52s
    6. Creating simple symmetry in the face
      2m 47s
    7. Removing distortion in a portrait
      6m 24s
    8. Tailor-fitting a wedding dress
      6m 57s
    9. Changing perspective on a fashion photograph
      6m 46s
  20. 19m 22s
    1. Brightening the shadows
      5m 35s
    2. Improving the eyes
      2m 31s
    3. Modifying the background
      3m 41s
    4. Brightening hair and leaves
      2m 23s
    5. Brightening the subject with curves
      1m 59s
    6. Final sharpening
      3m 13s
  21. 30m 5s
    1. Cleaning up the small details
      3m 29s
    2. Improving the color and tone
      3m 45s
    3. Modifying the skin tone
      2m 46s
    4. Brightening dark hair root color
      3m 34s
    5. Enhancing the lips
      3m 38s
    6. Sharpening the eyes
      7m 29s
    7. Final color adjustments
      5m 24s
  22. 35s
    1. Goodbye

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Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouching
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In Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouching, professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his extensive experience with Photoshop to focus on the specific tools every photographer needs to adjust images and keep them looking genuine. This course explores this program's deep resources for portrait retouching and inspires photographers to do their creative best with everything from blemishes to backdrops. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the art of retouching
  • Correcting overall white balance
  • Using color correction tools to correct skin tone
  • Using Content-Aware Fill
  • Detailing and improving eyes and other facial features
  • Working with the Camera Raw Adjustment Brush
  • Adding and improving hair
  • Whitening and brightening teeth
  • Softening skin and enhancing makeup
  • Reviewing the final workflow for the best work possible
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Hey! Welcome. My name is Chris Orwig. I'm a photographer and I'm a teacher. I'm on the faculty at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where we are right now and it is a beautiful evening. You know I'm really excited about this training title because here we're going to explore how we can make our photographs of people even better. And if you stop to thing about it, you have some of the most valuable, most important photographs of all time are photographs of people. Have you ever looked at those photos of people the before and the after and you wondered to yourself how do they do that? How do they use Photoshop to make those improvements? Well, here we're going to demystify that.

You'll learn everything that you need to know in order to improve your pictures of people. So what exactly will we cover here? We'll start off by focusing in on how we can clean up the small details, whether in Adobe Camera Raw or in Photoshop. We'll of course take a look at how we can reduce or remove wrinkles, how we can whiten teeth, how we can work with makeup or how we can modify color in a photograph, and then we'll spend sometime focusing in on the eyes. How we can brighten those eyes add a bit of sparkle or change the color of an eye.

We'll take a look at how we can add some symmetry to an image or we could thin out a subject, and also how we can provide an overall portrait retouching workflow from start to finish. Now we're going to cover all of these topics and more. And we have a lot of ground to cover. So without further delay let's begin.

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