Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, Part 1 By Scott Kelby

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1 hr 34 min
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How to neatly trim eyebrows in just seconds.
Two great ways to darken the eyebrows, plus a quick tutorial on how to understand the four most important blend modes for photo retouching.
A quick fix for people with deep-set eye sockets or when you want to add light to the eyes.
Scott's favorite technique for whitening the eyes.
One-click to fabulous top eyelashes.
Enhancing the bottom eyelashes.
How to remove eye veins and other redness from the eyes.
Adding a kicker light to the eyes to make them look like they sparkle.
How to create catch lights in the eyes when there aren't any.
How to enhance existing catch lights in the eyes.
How to make the eyes look larger and more glamorous.
How to change eye color.
Enhancing contrast in the eyes.
How to darken the outer ring of the iris to make the eyes look more beautiful.
How to get the best quality sharpening for eyes.
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Scott Kelby

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Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original “Photoshop Guy”, is the Cofounder and CEO of Kelby Media Group, the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a str...

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  1. Profile photo of robert charles robert charles

    God! I could kiss you Kelby, lol! Great video, I think if you did just as good a job on different types of styles for pictures for wedding albums and show example albums I would name a future member of my family after you!! great work and worth every penny to subscribe. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    great stuff, just wish there was a wide angle lens on the camera showing the work going on so when I have it enlarged I can see all of the screen you are working on and what you are clicking on etc.. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    Thank you for doing these lessons! They have helped me so much. Bravo! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of Stephen-Jones Stephen-Jones

    Brilliant! Starting part 2 now!!!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    I can’t tell you how much your courses have upped my game and gave me the confidence and know how to go after jobs that I would have second thoughed, (If that’s a word).

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    I have learned so much in a short amount of time. You are a very good presenter, always giving pointers and things to remember. Wonderful job!

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    This is one of my favorite courses from NAPP! A huge return for a small investment of time. Excellent!

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    This guy is incredible. I would buy anything with Scott Kelby’s name on it…as long as it could make my photos better. Seriously, I would be lost without him.

  9. Profile photo of Tammy Busciglio Tammy Busciglio

    Suggestion (or) maybe you already do but I don’t know how to do it?
    Is there a way to flag the courses I have watched so that I can go back to just the ones I have marked without having to scroll through each course to find my past classes?

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  10. Profile photo of Jason Clishe Jason Clishe

    Great lessen Scott. One of the things I’m really struggling with is after I apply a few of the retouches in this lesson, I end up with many layers and masks over the eyes and quite frankly the effects just don’t seem to work correctly without the layers being in the exactly correct order, and figuring out what that order is is rather difficult. Each of the individual lessons here are present on their own; I’d love to see a lesson where multiple eye retouches are applied and have you spend more time discussing the layers and stacking order.