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Use high-end retouching techniques to transform images and make portraits shine. In this path, you'll learn to do (and not overdo) retouching with a variety of techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as explore your talents and preferences as a photo retoucher.

  • Learn retouching best practices with Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Practice removing blemishes, wrinkles, and other flaws from images.
  • Restore and retouch photos while maintaining realism.

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Hours 17
Instructors Timothy Sexton, Chris Orwig, Neil Rhodes
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Photoshop Instructor $52k

Mac Console Photoshop Retouching Artist $66k

Mac Console Photoshop Retouching Artist $66k

Photoshop Specialist $67k

Instructor - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator $67k

Techniques (General) Engineer $70k

Photoshop Editor $73k

Digital Retouching Artist $76k

FOX Business Photoshop Artist $89k

Photoshop (Designspace) UI Developer and Designer $132k

Technical Writer, Photoshop Contractor $142k

Senior Photoshop (Designspace) UI Developer and Designer $189k

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Photoshop Retouching: Faces

The face is vital to broadcasting emotion and intent, but also beauty. Balancing these elements is at the heart of skillful retouching in Adobe Photoshop. Join Timothy Sexton,...

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Photoshop Retouching: Beauty Portraits

In this course, Timothy Sexton, senior retoucher at New York's Gloss Studio, builds the foundation for mastering the art of fashion retouching. The course begins with a discussion...

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Photoshop Retouching: Fashion Editorial

Join professional retoucher Timothy Sexton in this installment of

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Photoshop Retouching: Hair

Hair can be difficult to manage off camera; sometimes even on-set stylists can't make it look perfect on camera. That job often falls to the retoucher. Learn how to enhance the...

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Retouching Bridal Portraits with Photoshop

The wedding may be over, but the photos aren't quite finished until you've done everything you can to make them look their best. In this course, teacher, author, and professional...

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Retouching a Studio Portrait in Photoshop (You were viewing this course)

Studio portraits are usually shot under optimal conditions. Controlled lighting, seamless backdrops, maybe even professional hair and makeup. But there's still work you can do to...

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Changing a Studio Background in Photoshop

Studio portraits can sometimes benefit from the visual interest a new backdrop can provide. In this installment of

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Changing a Sky Background in Photoshop

What do you do with a sky that's dark and stormy, blown out, or just plain ordinary? You can spend hours trying to enhance it, or you can replace it in just a few simple steps....

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Fixing a Distracting Background in Photoshop

Capturing your subjects at their best is vital to getting great portraits. But it's just as important to make sure that distracting foreground or background elements don't upstage...

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Enhancing an Environmental Portrait with Photoshop

An environmental portrait—one photographed in a setting that tells a story about the subject—has the potential to reveal something unique and interesting about the person in focus.

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Photo Restoration: Damaged Black-and-White Images

Old photos can fall victims to stains, scratches, and the ravages of time, but you can use Photoshop to restore these images to their original glory. In this course, professional...

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Photo Restoration: Recreating Missing Pieces

One of the most challenging photo restoration tasks involves recreating missing pieces of a severely damaged photo. In this course, master restorationist Neil Rhodes steps through...

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From LinkedIn Learning
Hours 17
Instructors Timothy Sexton, Chris Orwig, Neil Rhodes
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Photoshop Instructor $52k

Mac Console Photoshop Retouching Artist $66k

Mac Console Photoshop Retouching Artist $66k

Photoshop Specialist $67k

Instructor - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator $67k

Techniques (General) Engineer $70k

Photoshop Editor $73k

Digital Retouching Artist $76k

FOX Business Photoshop Artist $89k

Photoshop (Designspace) UI Developer and Designer $132k

Technical Writer, Photoshop Contractor $142k

Senior Photoshop (Designspace) UI Developer and Designer $189k