Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers, Part 3 By Scott Kelby

1 hr 55 min

In Part 3 of this training series, Scott Kelby rounds out Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers by covering all the other details of your photos that might need touching up. Topics covered include hair retouching, teeth modifications, and face sculpting.

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Adding highlights to hair.
How to fix gaps in your subject's hair and how to fix cross hairs (where a brighter or darker hair messes up the hairline).
How to remove stray hairs.
A great trick for finding stray hairs or for finding spots or sensor dust in the background of your photo.
Darkening a part of the hair to draw attention away from the brighter areas.
Reshaping and sculpting the face, cheekbones, and sides of the face and head.
Shrinking the size of your subject's nose.
Sculpting the face by dodging and burning.
How to remove yellowing, how to brighten, and how to repair individual teeth.
How to get shiny, luscious lips.
How to retouch clothes to make your subject look their very best.
How to make your subjects look slimmer and trimmer.
Demonstrating a start to finish retouch.
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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 soundoftheatom soundoftheatom

    Thank you Scott. This class was awesome. I’ve been working on a couple of photo’s whilst watching each lesson and I’m amazed at the difference it has made to my images. I love your teaching style. Thanks again.

  2. Profile photo of Jason Clishe Jason Clishe

    Great lesson Scott! I eluded to this in a comment I made on the first part but I’ll expand on it here. I’d love to see more time spent discussing how to manage the layers to allow for easy re-editing later. For example at one point early in this video you said something like “We’ll create a merged copy so that we still have the individual layers should we ever need to go back and edit them.” But then you spent like 20 more minutes editing on the merged copy and subsequent duplicates of it. So if we ever did need to go back and re-edit one of those original layers, we’d still have to re-create all of our editing on the rest of the image. So it would be nice to have a lesson specific to layer management. Not just the fundamentals of layers but the best practices around managing them for easy re-editing later.

    1. Profile photo of Brendan Brendan

      I agree this would be extremely helpful!

  3. Profile photo of Wayne Wayne

    Scott, I have always believed that you are a great teacher, and the way you have presented this three part course has only strengthened that belief. Great job!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of pat w. pat w.

    This three part series is worth the subscription price to Kelby Training all by its self. The formatting is brilliant – so easy to use. There is a reason why Scott Kelby is successful, just watch this series and you too will become his Number 1 fan. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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