Lesa Snider

Getting Started With Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Lesa Snider
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Meet renowned instructor Lesa Snider and preview the essential techniques you'll learn to retouch your portraits. Then, see how to effectively use the healing tools to remove and soften imperfections, and get an introduction to keyboard shortcuts, which will vastly improve your workflow.
Enhance skin without losing texture while working with Adobe's Camera Raw plug-in. Watch as Lesa pairs adjustment brushes with filters not normally associated with sharpening, provides a helpful rhyme for working in layer masks and finishes with a primer on glamour glow.
Whitening teeth can be challenging in real life, but it's a snap in Photoshop with Lesa's guidance. Brighten and lighten by targeting the saturation of individual colors, rather than the whole palette. You'll also learn how to lighten hair for natural-looking results.
Eyes are the focal point of most portraits. Lesa shows you her trusty techniques for brightening the whole socket, irises and the whites of the eye to make your images shine. Plus, find out tips and tricks for subtly removing unwanted blood vessels.
Discover how to remove red-eye with ease. Lesa walks you through the process of retouching even the most stubborn cases. Planning on shooting portraits of your pets? Find out how to rebuild pet pupils by starting with an unlikely selection tool.
Expand your repertoire to include black-and-white photography. Lesa runs through a quick and easy way to convert your color images to black and white. Then, see how to undo your work -- either halfway for a partial restore, or on specific objects -- to add an eye-catching pop of brightness.
Learn how to add the right balance of sharpness to your portraits as Lesa shows you how to enhance your images while avoiding the unwanted sharpening halo. Practice both global and selective sharpening before employing Lesa's favorite finishing touch.
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 56  mins

You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these accessible Photoshop portrait retouching techniques! Join internationally acclaimed author and instructor Lesa Snider as she demonstrates how to use healing tools to remove and soften imperfections, and shares keyboard shortcuts to vastly improve your workflow. Then, learn how to enhance the skin of your subject without losing natural texture and tone, and lighten teeth and hair by targeting saturation of individual colors. Next, Lesa shares tips for brightening eyes and removing red-eye. And, find out how to convert photos to black and white for a timeless, always flattering result. Finally, learn how to avoid the dreaded sharpening halo by using both global and selective sharpening to achieve crisp, professional portraits.

Lesa Snider

Lesa Snider is an internationally acclaimed author and instructor who is on a mission to teach the world how to create better imagery. She is the founder of the creative tutorial site PhotoLesa.com and has authored several books, including the bestseller Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual and a series of ebooks, TheSkinnyBooks.com. Lesa also writes regular columns for Photoshop User, Photo Elements Techniques and Macworld magazines, and now she shares her knowledge right here, on Craftsy.

Lesa Snider

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