Join Timothy Sexton for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Photoshop Retouching Techniques: Beauty Portraits.
This is a course designed to challenge intermediate level retouchers and Photoshop enthusiasts. …Although I touch upon tool settings as I use them, I really don't go into deep explanations. …My terminology and use of shortcuts are talked about, but again, these are areas I would expect …of you to have an understanding of beforehand. …Fundamentals such as proper masking are left out; lynda.com offers some super insightful …courses on these topics. …In this course we will be taking an image from its raw, already processed state to being …ready for its first proof. …The tools I use for retouching are based on industry standards are a Wacom Tablet, a Mac …computer and an Eizo monitor.…
I highly recommend anyone serious about retouching to invest in these tools. …Ideally, a smaller inexpensive monitor is great for placement of your Photoshop palettes. …Having your primary monitor dedicated to just your image is important. …You will also want to think about setting up your station ergonomically, because the …
Next, Timothy delves into several core aspects of retouching—skin, hair, clothing, and body shaping—providing real-world insights and Adobe Photoshop techniques. The course describes ways to enhance eyes and lips, selectively sharpen portions of a photo to draw attention to them, use masks to change the color of clothing, and more. The course concludes with details on how to evaluate your work.
- Working on color, contrast, and tone
- Managing layers
- Removing imperfections with the Clone Stamp and Quick Mask tools
- Using soft and hard brushes to clean up hair
- Refining the eyes and brows
- Plumping lips with Liquify
- Finalizing the color
- Finishing with Dodge and Burn