Retouch a Portrait in 15 Minutes By Vincent Versace

1 hr 44 min
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Accentuate and perfect each shot by learning how to brighten and enhance features, how to create flawless but believable skin texture, and how to improve overall tone, color and detail to make quality portraits

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Photoshop plugins, making an image map, and setting up Photoshop
Set up image maps to help organize the changes you want to make to your image
Overview and discussion of why to work on an image, as well as the Global to granular analyzing approach
Using Hue and Saturation Adjustment layers, sample points, and how to create an even layer mask using opacity, and using layer Opacity to add the finishing touches.
Create a new layer using the blend mode softlight, how to see what a neutral gray layer looks like, and how to dodge using the fade tool
Using the exit strategy approach to go back and repair the image
Using surface blur to create smooth skin and how it works, brushing strategy for the surface blur layer, and tightening the layer mask
Using Dynamic Skin Softener, using and understanding the Notes tool
Using an Overlay Layer to create skin texture, and adding Monochromatic Noise
Warping a layer to transform the shape of the eyelash, creating a Master Layer, using the Clone Stamp tool to replicate eyeliner
Using the Liquefy filter and the Forward Warp tool
Discussion of what contrast and unsharp mask is and the strategy of how to use them
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Vincent Versace


Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain. Vincent is...

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  1. Profile photo of Kenny Wright Kenny Wright

    I can’t get the courses going. How do I get them started?

  2. Profile photo of Richie Smith Jr Richie Smith Jr

    I watched this for the first time a few years back. I came back to revisit and refresh. Some techniques never get old. Thank so much Mr. Versace.

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