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Everyday Photo Retouching

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In this course, we will be discussing basic, everyday photo retouching techniques that photographers of any skill level can use. Whether you’re touching up professional portraits or just want to make your casual snaps Facebook-ready, Philip Zeplin demonstrates practical techniques in Photoshop for polishing your photos while avoiding that overdone look. This course will cover:

  • Cleaning and smoothing skin
  • Retouching eyes, hair and lips
  • Working with highlights and shadows
  • Color and light correction
  • Basic masking and backgrounds
  • Tips for avoiding the dreaded “plastic” effect

And more!

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Introduction

03:53

1.Introduction
3 lessons, 11:32

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1.1
Introduction
03:53

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1.2
What is Photo Retouching? A Brief History
05:01

1.3
Tools of the Trade
02:38

2.Skin Retouching
5 lessons, 34:03

2.1
Skin Cleaning
07:15

2.2
Skin Cleaning: Alternative Methods
05:30

2.3
Skin Smoothing
07:49

2.4
Skin Smoothing: Alternative Methods
06:13

2.5
Preserving Skin Detail
07:16

3.Detail Retouching
3 lessons, 18:08

3.1
Retouching the Eyes
06:49

3.2
Retouching the Lips
05:11

3.3
Retouching the Hair
06:08

4.Highlights and Shadows
3 lessons, 18:57

4.1
Adding and Correcting Shadows
05:47

4.2
Adding and Correcting Highlights
06:19

4.3
Alternative Methods for Lighting Correction
06:51

5.Additional Tweaks
3 lessons, 24:54

5.1
Basic Color Correction
09:44

5.2
Masking and Blurring the Background
10:49

5.3
Cropping and Positioning
04:21

6.Conclusion
2 lessons, 09:46

6.1
Final Tips and Tricks
06:41

6.2
Conclusion
03:05


My name is Philip Zeplin. I recently finished my Masters Degree in Visual Communication, at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (formerly “The Danish Design School”) in Copenhagen. I have been working with art since I was a child, and have used Adobe Photoshop for over 13 years, and currently teach in advanced Photoshop techniques.
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