Portrait Retouching Using Lightroom 5 By Scott Kelby

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With the addition of a real Healing Brush in Lightroom 5, you can now actually use Lightroom for some serious retouching. In this session Scott takes you through all the essential portrait retouches without ever leaving Lightroom 5. You’ll be amazed at what you can do now, right inside of Lightroom. This class includes everything from wrinkle reductions to skin softening to the tricks for sharpening portraits, and much more.

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Scott Kelby


Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom...

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  1. Profile photo of Eric Eric

    That was a great class Scott. It was short but very informative. Did you hear about the Lightroom Retouching Toolkit? I bought it to retouch portrait and it has almost 50 preset brushes for portrait retouching. Maybe you could do a quick class using this tool.

  2. Profile photo of CBTJ CBTJ

    Great course and tips.

  3. Profile photo of Philip Philip

    Great course! I will be reviewing this a few times, and taking notes! Best course I have watched so far!

  4. Profile photo of grosloulou grosloulou

    i already read some of your tricks in lightroom books but this tuto is really amazing.
    the chapter i liked the most : lens correction aspect trick :-)
    Let’s hope adobe will add a content aware healing brush in V6 because moving source 50 times is quite tedious

    i know from your retouch book that you usually prefer a brush with eyedropper in photoshop for veins
    it would be nice if adobe made its brush color mode full paint, not a kind of blending colors to colorize. never understood this strange colorization. there are so many cases where we’d like to paint snow in white, houses,… below fireworks in pure black, gry zones behind insect in macro green instead of grey,… and colorization is not efficient.

    best regards

  5. Profile photo of iblanky1 iblanky1

    Man you taught me so very much during this coarse, K1 !!!!!

  6. Profile photo of roc_torio28 roc_torio28

    This is so easy to understand! Really simple :) Thanks Scott!

  7. Profile photo of Terry LeBoeuf Terry LeBoeuf

    Thanks Scott for showing us all that you are “real” and making this retouching simple and effective.

  8. Profile photo of flemshans flemshans

    I just got darn better at Lightroom. Thank you :)

  9. Profile photo of rh rh

    Typical Scott Kelby tutorial: short, sweet, and super-effective. Scott, you’re the best!

  10. Profile photo of Audrey Audrey

    Thank You Scott and all the crew. I really needed this class and so appreciate it!

  11. Profile photo of xenotar28 xenotar28

    Thank you, Scott. I found this class very useful and will watch once or twice more. I practiced a bunch of your tips as I went along and the results were amazing. Lightroom 5 really rocks! I have been a Photoshop user for years but now I find myself doing the majority of my work in LR5. Thanks again. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  12. Profile photo of johnnypanic johnnypanic

    Scott many thanks for this wonderful class. The sharpening masking trick is fantastic. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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