Retouch a Portrait in 15 Minutes, with Vincent Versace

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

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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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Housekeeping (Duration 00:51)

Photoshop plugins, making an image map, and setting up Photoshop

Lesson 2: Making an Image Map (Duration 04:26)

Set up image maps to help organize the changes you want to make to your image

Lesson 3: Blemish Removal and Overview (Duration 23:40)

Overview and discussion of why to work on an image, as well as the Global to granular analyzing approach

Lesson 4: Red Cast Removal of Skin Tone (Duration 09:31)

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.

Lesson 5: Creating a Dodge and Burn Layer (Duration 04:58)

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

Lesson 6: Addressing the Light Areas (Duration 08:22)

Using the exit strategy approach to go back and repair the image

Lesson 7: Smoothing Out the Skin (Duration 11:39)

Using surface blur to create smooth skin and how it works, brushing strategy for the surface blur layer, and tightening the layer mask

Lesson 8: Adding Notation, Using Nik Dynamic Skin Softener (Duration 05:52)

Using Dynamic Skin Softener, using and understanding the Notes tool

Lesson 9: Creating Believable Skin Texture (Duration 04:46)

Using an Overlay Layer to create skin texture, and adding Monochromatic Noise

Lesson 10: Fixing the Eye Lash (Duration 09:14)

Warping a layer to transform the shape of the eyelash, creating a Master Layer, using the Clone Stamp tool to replicate eyeliner

Lesson 11: Adding a Mona Lisa Smile (Duration 08:43)

Using the Liquefy filter and the Forward Warp tool

Lesson 12: Leading the Eye Through the Picture (Duration 12:07)

Discussion of what contrast and unsharp mask is and the strategy of how to use them

Meet Your Instructor: 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…

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