Beauty and Portrait Retouching Kit By David Cuerdon

2 hr 39 min
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Digital Artist David Cuerdon provides downloads and lessons in this course that are designed to help photographers improve the look and quality of their portrait images

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David introduces himself and gives an overview of what will be covered in this course
Editing color settings in Photoshop and saving old settings
Covering Photoshop presets, plug-ins and stuff
Eyes are the first things we look at in a face so retouching them is very important
How to use the tools provided in the course downloads
Painting on layer masks and redness removal
Recreating the pupil and iris color boost
Creating an iris ring and window catch light in the eye
Creating the moon highlight that sits opposite the catch light
Some advanced techniques for eye retouching
Using custom shapes to shape eye brows
Adding lashes with an eye lash brush and adding eye liner with a paint brush
How to use the color swatches provided for the course
Using the color swatches provided to retouch skin tones
Getting ready of the bumps and blemishes on a portrait
Softening the skin with the surface blur filter
Applying blush to the face with a solid color adjustment layer
Using the dodge and burn tools with the protect tones option in Photoshop CS4
The same contouring techniques learned in the previous lesson can be applied to the lips
Using a hue/saturation adjustment layer to whiten the teeth
Creating an eye tattoo like the one featured on the cover of PhotoshopUser magazine
A reminder to use the tool provided with this course to retouch your images
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David Cuerdon


David Cuerdon is an award-winning visual artist and a true digital pioneer, who was among the world's first digital fashion photographers. He is widely recognized for his rare combination of creative vision and advanced technical skills. David's clients have included Playboy, Glamour Magazine, Neiman Marcus and May Company. He has had wor...

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  1. Profile photo of Jeanette Frizzell Jeanette Frizzell

    Just now getting into using all your downloads they are wonderful and so nice not to have to make each one before you do a retouch.

  2. Profile photo of Jeanette Frizzell Jeanette Frizzell

    Thank you so much very nice and well taught

  3. Profile photo of hugopics hugopics

    Thank you, I really appreciated this course. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of rcapilli rcapilli

    So… Much… AWESOME! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of wolfkri99 wolfkri99

    Great Eye Touch Up lesson, only question is, if you have to do both eyes do you run the actions twice for both eyes or is there a way to do both eyes at the same time? —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of jzucker jzucker

    great courses but where is the download for the beauty kig? —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of papa-dash papa-dash

      Did you find out where the download is?

  7. Profile photo of Theresa Theresa

    Another great course. Looking forward to more. Thanks —- Yes, please post my feedback

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