Beauty and Portrait Retouching Kit, with David Cuerdon

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

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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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 02:09)

David introduces himself and gives an overview of what will be covered in this course

Lesson 2: Color Space (Duration 05:11)

Editing color settings in Photoshop and saving old settings

Lesson 3: Downloads Folder (Duration 09:23)

Covering Photoshop presets, plug-ins and stuff

Lesson 4: Eye Retouching, Part 1 (Duration 12:06)

Eyes are the first things we look at in a face so retouching them is very important

Lesson 5: Eye Retouching, Part 2 (Duration 03:00)

How to use the tools provided in the course downloads

Lesson 6: Eye Retouching, Part 3 (Duration 04:14)

Painting on layer masks and redness removal

Lesson 7: Eye Retouching, Part 4 (Duration 04:58)

Recreating the pupil and iris color boost

Lesson 8: Eye Retouching, Part 5 (Duration 11:02)

Creating an iris ring and window catch light in the eye

Lesson 9: Eye Retouching, Part 6 (Duration 04:28)

Creating the moon highlight that sits opposite the catch light

Lesson 10: Advanced Eye Retouching (Duration 08:40)

Some advanced techniques for eye retouching

Lesson 11: Working on Eye Brows (Duration 10:39)

Using custom shapes to shape eye brows

Lesson 12: Eye Lashes and Eye Liner (Duration 04:58)

Adding lashes with an eye lash brush and adding eye liner with a paint brush

Lesson 13: Color Swatches (Duration 13:18)

How to use the color swatches provided for the course

Lesson 14: Adjusting Skin Tones (Duration 10:35)

Using the color swatches provided to retouch skin tones

Lesson 15: Retouching Skin (Duration 06:36)

Getting ready of the bumps and blemishes on a portrait

Lesson 16: Skin Blurring (Duration 15:29)

Softening the skin with the surface blur filter

Lesson 17: Adding Blush (Duration 04:55)

Applying blush to the face with a solid color adjustment layer

Lesson 18: Facial Contouring (Duration 04:43)

Using the dodge and burn tools with the protect tones option in Photoshop CS4

Lesson 19: Full Lips (Duration 07:51)

The same contouring techniques learned in the previous lesson can be applied to the lips

Lesson 20: Whitening Teeth (Duration 05:22)

Using a hue/saturation adjustment layer to whiten the teeth

Lesson 21: Digital Tattoos (Duration 08:07)

Creating an eye tattoo like the one featured on the cover of PhotoshopUser magazine

Lesson 22: Conclusion (Duration 01:56)

A reminder to use the tool provided with this course to retouch your images

Meet Your Instructor: 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…

5 Comments

  1. 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?

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