Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects

with Chris Orwig
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Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects
Video duration: 0s 6h 9m Intermediate


In Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects, Chris Orwig demonstrates how to use Photoshop CS5 to add energy, motion, and strength to portraits and shots of athletes in action. This course covers removing blemishes from the subject and the background, adding motion blur, enhancing muscle tone, and making adjustments to photos shot in outdoor lighting conditions. Sections on underwater portraits and working with multiples subjects are also included. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Creating and combining multiple exposures
  • Repositioning subjects
  • Enhancing color and tone
  • Removing unwanted background elements
  • Simplifying with selections
  • Improving composition with cropping
  • Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
  • Enhancing eyes
  • Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
  • Increasing height
  • Sharpening and creating final layer comps


(camera clicks) - 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's a beautiful morning. You know, here in this course, we're going to focus in on working on photographs of athletes. What we'll be learning will be applicable to many different types of photographs as well. So what exactly will we be covering in this training title? Well we'll start off by taking a look at those small details. How can we clean up our photographs? Then we'll dig in to other topics, like how can we enhance an image by working on its color and tone or sharpening the photograph and of course we'll explore how we can make some creative adjustments as well.

Well we're going to cover all of these topics and more and we have a lot of exciting content ahead of us so without further delay, let's begin.

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