Professional Portrait Photography & Retouching - Start to Finish | Manfred Werner | Skillshare

Professional Portrait Photography & Retouching - Start to Finish

Manfred Werner, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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18 Lessons (3h 8m)
    • 1. Class Introduction - Trailer

    • 2. Planning & Photography Settings

    • 3. Light Setup & Diagram

    • 4. Camera Raw - Raw Conversion

    • 5. Help Layers & Notes

    • 6. Cleaning & Healing Process

    • 7. Comprehensive Hair Retouching - Part 1

    • 8. Comprehensive Hair Retouching - Part 2

    • 9. Comprehensive Hair Retouching - Part 3

    • 10. Liquify & Basic Adjustments

    • 11. Advanced Skin Retouching

    • 12. Color & Light Adjustments

    • 13. Dodge & Burn - Get More Out

    • 14. Fixing Sunglass Reflections

    • 15. Crop & Final Adjustments

    • 16. Applying Background Graphic Elements

    • 17. Final Colour & Adjustments

    • 18. Bonus Lesson - Wacom Tablet Setup

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About This Class


In the Learn Amazing Retouching Techniques With Photoshop, I'm going to do some creative retouching on a funky colourful portrait. I made a course that’s accessible to anyone who wants to learn a bit more about portrait retouching. This course will give you a very in-depth look into how I structure my workflow to get to that colourful final image. Once you’ve gone through all the lessons you’ll be able to apply these techniques to your own work!

This tutorial involves plenty of techniques, some you might be familiar with, and others not. It’s also important to remember that each image is different and tweaking your technique could help you create a stunning image.

With over 14 very comprehensive lessons you’ll be able to take all these techniques, tips and tricks to create something colourful and amazing. This tutorial covers everything about the entire process, including photography and light setup, and retouching techniques. Techniques like colour & sharpening, working with masks, dodge & burn, and many others.                                                                    

The idea is to teach you how to create an amazing retouch. May this be for your images or for clients. The aim is to teach you how to get that awesome wow / pop look onto the images with a few simple photoshop techniques. 

Whether you have previous experience with photoshop or not, it doesn't matter. Apply your knowledge for an hour a day and you could be making huge improvements or even extra cash, as a retoucher just like me.

"And I'm not kidding when I say that you need no previous retouching experience! "You just need to Practice the techniques"

You'll learn

  1. How to create simple, but amazing wow looks on your image.
  2. How to photograph such an image & setup the strobes.
  3. How to do basic raw conversions, image preparations & notes
  4. How to clean skin & hair especially the harder hair parts. 
  5. How to do advanced skin retouching & skin smoothening 
  6. How to build, control and refine light on the overall image
  7. How to do manual sharpness, colour control & look development​
  8. How to apply dodge & burn techniques on darker skin
  9. How to create techniques that brighten up the overall image look "Bring the pop factor in"​
  10. How to apply amazing colour grades & graphic effects ​
  11. How to apply an overall image pop and final adjustments​

... and much, much more!

One final note:

My goal is to teach you how to achieve an amazing look with any image, so don't stress about not having done retouching work before. "I do my best to make it simple, informative & fun"

Thank you,