Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Retouching a Studio Portrait in Photoshop.
If you are a premium member to the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files. When you navigate to the tab for the exercise files for this course you'll notice that I've included two folders. One folder contains high res exercise files. Another folder contains lower res files. You may want to use the lower res files if you have a slower Internet connection. So choose a folder that you want to use and then once you've downloaded those files, you can double click the folder to open it up.
Here you'll encounter the photograph and all of the images we'll be using in this course. In order to show these a little bit more, I'll open up this folder in Adobe Bridge. We'll start off with the native raw file as it appears straight out of the camera. And then as we make steps, and as we progress through this project we'll have a different file for each movie. In this way, you'll be able to see all of the layered steps that we've taken in order to accomplish the re-touching that we'll be doing in this course. Now if you don't have access to the exercise files, no big deal.
You can always work on one of your own images. Or of course, you can simply follow along. Alright, let's begin!
- Fixing the foundation in Camera Raw
- Removing blemishes
- Diminishing wrinkles
- Reducing shine
- Improving lighting
- Enhancing color