Professional Portrait Photography & Retouching - Start to Finish

Manfred Werner, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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11 Lessons (2h 12m)
    • 1. The Photographer

      8:47
    • 2. Lesson 1 Photography Part

      5:09
    • 3. Lesson 2 Light Setup & Diagram

      10:12
    • 4. Lesson 3 Preparations & Raw Conversion

      7:57
    • 5. Lesson 4 Help Layers & Notes

      8:32
    • 6. Lesson 5 Basic Retouching & Cleaning

      23:25
    • 7. Lesson 6 Fixes & Light Boost

      13:25
    • 8. Lesson 7 Building Background & Merging Subject

      23:14
    • 9. Lesson 8 Color Grading, Eyes & Contrast

      10:43
    • 10. Lesson 9 Dodge & Burn

      11:13
    • 11. Lesson 10 Sharpness & Final adjustments

      9:43

About This Class

Dear Students,

First of, thanks for the interested and taking this class. Now that you joined, please download the added work files and use them right away from the start. 

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Included in this class – 2 Hours Step by Step guide

  • Lesson 1 – Photography Part
  • Lesson 2 – Light Setup & Diagram
  • Lesson 3 – Preparations & Raw Conversions
  • Lesson 4 – Help Layers & Notes
  • Lesson 5 – Basic Retouching & Cleaning
  • Lesson 6 – Fixes & Light Boost
  • Lesson 7 – Building background & Merging Subject
  • Lesson 8 – Color Grading, Eyes, Contrast
  • Lesson 9 – Dodge & Burn
  • Lesson 10 – Sharpness & Final Adjustment

Included working files

  • RAW – Source File
  • PSD – Photoshop File
  • Two – Texture Files

I venture into some glossy territory with my this course – The Photographer, as I give you step-by-step lessons on how to create amazing vintage portraits. The shooting process involves working with up to six strobes and this tutorial includes complete sections on understanding how to accurately set up the lights, as well as how to simplify the retouching process.

This course will offer the user new challenges and tasks. Besides a complete lesson on photography and light setup, the lessons that follow provide a wide focus on retouching techniques. Techniques such as working with textures & building backgrounds, advanced masking & merging subjects, colour grading, light fixes & corrections, as well as creating a realistic feel & light look.

When applying the methods presented in this course, the user would be able to photograph and retouch amazing vintage portraits. At +/-120 minutes, the Photographer course offers the user the methods to give his/her image that quality definition and shine we so often see on magazine covers, books and movie posters.

The idea behind the course is not only to familiarise people with the techniques but also to help them understand the reason for using certain methods and how to improve on their retouching techniques.

The idea is to make retouching fun and easy. 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. 

Thank you,

Manni