Adobe Photoshop CS4: Professional Retouching

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT139

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This two day course concentrates on developing professional face and body retouching techniques in Photoshop.

The course has been specifically designed for anyone working in a professional capacity in the fashion, glamour or advertising industries.

The course is also ideal for anyone working for model agencies or professional portrait photographers.

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Developing a retouching strategy (5 topics)

  • Ascertaining the level of retouching required
  • Completing or understanding a Retouch Request form
  • Marking up a Face Retouch image
  • Marking up a Body Retouch image
  • Developing a retouching workflow

Correcting tone, exposure and colour (5 topics)

  • Working with RAW files
  • Adopting a non-destructive approach to editing
  • Correcting exposure problems
  • Correcting tone problems
  • Correcting colour problems

Retouching faces (14 topics)

  • Removing distracting elements and backgrounds
  • Lessening facial blemishes
  • Softening lines
  • Smoothing skin tone
  • Accentuating the inner eye - whites, pupils and the iris
  • Enhancing catchlights
  • Reshaping eyes
  • Cleaning eyebrows
  • Building eye lashes
  • Enhancing makeup
  • Building lips and removing lines
  • Removing dark roots
  • Adding hair highlights and lowlights
  • Soft focus portrait effects

Retouching bodies (6 topics)

  • Lessening lumps, bumps and skin folds
  • Removing scars, veins and tattoos
  • Healing blemishes
  • Slimming contours
  • Evening out skin tone
  • Adding the perfect tan

Workflow enhancements (1 topic)

  • Creating Actions to streamline your workflow. You will take these Actions away with you to use after the course

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS4: Introduction

    The Adobe Photoshop CS4: Introduction training course is the most efficient and effective way of getting started in Photoshop

    2 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code MT138
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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