Lightroom Classic Portrait Retouching + My Pro Editing Workflow | Chris P. | Skillshare

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Lightroom Classic Portrait Retouching + My Pro Editing Workflow

teacher avatar Chris P., GIMP, Photoshop, Photography + Lightroom

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Lightroom Classic Retouching Intro


    • 2.

      My Personal Workflow


    • 3.

      How To Read the Histogram


    • 4.

      How To Use the Tone Curve


    • 5.

      How To Reduce Noise Reduciton


    • 6.

      How To Sharpen Properly


    • 7.

      Lens Correction, Camera Calibration & Create a Develop Preset for Import!


    • 8.

      Install Local Adjustment Brush Presets


    • 9.

      How To Use Local Adjustment Brushes


    • 10.

      Develop Presets vs. Local Adjustment Presets


    • 11.

      How To Import Preset


    • 12.

      Step 1: Clean Edit


    • 13.

      Step 2: Crop and Filter


    • 14.

      Step 3: Adjustment Brushes


    • 15.

      Step 4: Retouch


    • 16.

      Step 5: Final Touches


    • 17.

      Step 6: Creative Edit


    • 18.

      Pro Tip 1: Auto Fix Digital Noise


    • 19.

      Pro Tip 2: Synchronized Edits - Edit 20 Photos in 30 Seconds!


    • 20.

      Pro Tip 3: How to Save 1 Hour for Every 8 Hours Worked


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About This Class

Hello and welcome to my Lightroom  Retouch class.  This course will provide basic and advanced techniques for editing and retouching your beauty photos directly in Lightroom 5, 6 or Classic.

Learn how to; remove blemishes, add a new color of lipstick, apply a new color of eyeshadow, remove creases/wrinkles, intensify eyes, sharpen eyelashes and much more!

In this course, you will learn how to do all of the following...

  1. Change or add a new color of eyeshadow

  2. Change or add a new color of lipstick

  3. Enhance and/or change the color of eyes

  4. Smooth skin (naturally) for a Hollywood glow

  5. Remove and/or add objects (the strap in the image can be fixed)

  6. Remove blemishes directly in Lightroom

  7. Bring back detail in highlights (like her dress)

  8. How to use Local Adjustment brushes for custom edits

  9. How to use the Basic panel, Tone Curve, Detail panel and more

  10. How to create Develop presets and use during import... to let Lightroom auto edit for you!

  11. How to apply noise reduction automatically vs. manually applying

  12. How to edit 20 photos in 30 seconds

  13. How to save 1 hour of every 8 hours worked

  14. and much more...

This Lightroom editing course also comes with the photo used in the lessons.  This way, you can follow along and practice what you learned.  Plus, you can submit your final edit (s) for review or just to share your creative vision.  Oh, and yes, I'll answer any questions you have too!

You will even learn my 3 step editing workflow that I've used on hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions.  This is the same workflow I use to help me edit 500 photos per hour.

I'm not just a Lightroom user.  I'm a professional photographer that uses Lightroom to quickly edit my images and teaches other photographers how to use it.

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Chris P.

GIMP, Photoshop, Photography + Lightroom

Level: Beginner

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1. Lightroom Classic Retouching Intro: Hello and welcome to my Lightroom portrait retouching class. My name is Chris Parker and I've been a pro photographer for the last 30 years, and I've been using Lightroom since 2007, and I've been teaching others how to use it for the last ten years. And this class, you're going to learn how to retouched portraits and Lightroom. Photoshop need not apply. And this class was designed with beginners in mind. Although more experience like your room users will learn something new to like my exact pro editing workflow. So this workflow breaks down the complicated editing process into three simple steps. Some of the other things you're going to learn include how to use local adjustment brushes for custom edits like dodging and burning. How to fix the lens distortion, how to reduce digital noise, how to properly sharpen your photos, how to retouched enlight room, of course, and much more. Now as part of this class, I've included a photo you can use to follow along with and practice the retouching techniques you're going to learn. We also can't forget about the free presets I've included too. Yes, free presets. To download all these resources. Check out the projects and resources section below this video. And don't forget to check out the project. You can do an upload when you're done with this class. So if you're ready to learn how to read touch and Lightroom classic, Let's do it.