Adobe Photoshop CS5: Professional Retouching

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT230

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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 CS5. The course has been specifically designed for anyone working in a professional capacity in the fashion, glamour, modelling or advertising industries.

The course is also ideal for professional portrait photographers. This is an Adobe authorised course.

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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 (15 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
  • Using the new tools in Photoshop CS5 to make difficult selections (such as hair) more accurate
  • 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

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