Use high-end retouching techniques to transform images and make portraits shine. In this path, you'll learn to do (and not overdo) retouching with a variety of techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as explore your talents and preferences as a photo retoucher.
Learn retouching best practices with Photoshop and Lightroom.
Practice removing blemishes, wrinkles, and other flaws from images.
Restore and retouch photos while maintaining realism.
Learn how to improve the color and contrast of a model's face, correct posture, smooth skin, and soften strong features, with tips from a professional retoucher.
1h 25m • COURSE
Photoshop Retouching: Beauty Portraits with Timothy Sexton
Build the foundation for mastering the art of fashion retouching, from a professional retoucher, in this photoshop tutorial.
1h 12m • COURSE
Photoshop Retouching: Fashion Editorial with Timothy Sexton
Learn to enhance fashion spreads with this Photoshop tutorial, while keeping the integrity of the original photos intact.
58m 7s • COURSE
Photoshop Retouching: Hair with Timothy Sexton
Learn how to enhance the look of different types and textures of hair, including curly, thin, and short hair, and create a lux look.
2h 8m • COURSE
Retouching Bridal Portraits with Photoshop with Chris Orwig
Learn how to make brides look their best with natural and creative enhancements to wedding photos in Photoshop.
2h 41m • COURSE
Retouching a Studio Portrait in Photoshop with Chris Orwig
Learn how to retouch and enhance studio portraits in post, with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.
1h 19m • COURSE
Changing a Studio Background in Photoshop with Chris Orwig
Learn how to remove a subject from a studio environment and place her against a different background.
58m 18s • COURSE
Changing a Sky Background in Photoshop with Chris Orwig
Learn how to replace the sky in your photography in just a few short steps in Adobe Photoshop.
41m 52s • COURSE
Fixing a Distracting Background in Photoshop with Chris Orwig
Explore three ways to fix and/or remove distracting backgrounds and foregrounds.
1h 23m • COURSE
Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop with Chris Orwig
Photographer, author, and teacher Chris Orwig details a variety of Photoshop postprocessing techniques that enhance the authenticity and mood of an environmental portrait.
1h 12m • COURSE
Photo Restoration: Damaged Black-and-White Images with Neil Rhodes
Shows how to give old black-and-white photos new life with image repair and restoration techniques in Photoshop.
38m 38s • COURSE
Photo Restoration: Recreating Missing Pieces with Neil Rhodes
Learn the Photoshop techniques involved in recreating missing pieces of a vintage photo, from body parts to backgrounds.
1h 29m • COURSE
You'll learn photo retouching with these experts
Timothy Sexton is a senior retoucher at Gloss Studios in New York City.
Timothy Sexton has been retouching fashion photography in New York since the late 90's. He earned his fine art degree in sculpture from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. After graduating he quickly realized that he needed to figure out how to support himself while pursuing his art. Being interested in photography and color, he began teaching himself Adobe Photoshop. What happened next Timothy didn't expect. He found that once he became proficient at the technical aspects of the software, a passion in him—not unlike his passion for art—emerged. He soon joined a small retouching studio. The company was so small that he found himself responsible for all aspects of production, not just the retouching. Which gave him a well-rounded knowledge and experience of all requirements of the print world. Several years later, he earned a position at Box Studios, famous for creating the best work in the world. It was there that he became a top-level retoucher, learning to realize his client's concepts and help them get from camera to press exactly, if not better, than they wanted. Timothy learned there that it takes a zealous approach, bordering on obsession to get each print right. Two years ago Timothy joined Gloss Studios as a senior retoucher. Gloss is a small but quickly growing studio that works with the most notable fashion photographers and art directors today. Having started out as a self-taught retoucher, he understands the value of having mentors share their knowledge and wisdom. Timothy lives with his wife and son in New York City.
Chris Orwig is a celebrated photographer, author, and teacher who brings passion to everything he does.
He authors courses for LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com, and was on the faculty at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. As a teacher, Chris subscribes to W. B. Yeats's idea that "education isn't about filling a pail, but igniting a fire." As a photographer, he agrees with Marc Riboud's observation that "taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second." For more information and inspiration, visit www.chrisorwig.com.
Neil Rhodes is a photo restoration artist and a photo retoucher for commercials, magazines, and agencies.
Neil Rhodes has been in the imaging world all of his life. His earned his BA (hons) photography degree in digital imaging twenty years ago. What followed was a funneled career through the technical aspects and birth of digital cameras, which helped Neil become the imaging professional he is now: a photo restoration artist preserving moments in history and a photo retoucher for commercial, magazines, fashion models and agencies.