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Retouch a Portrait in 15 Minutes
Vincent Versace
with Vincent Versace
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Retouch a Portrait in 15 Minutes
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 44min
published: 2008
watched: 958 Member Views
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 BUY COURSE
Our Courses Are all Broken Down Into Small Lessons Creating Easy Breaks and Stopping Points
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lesson 1: Housekeeping (free course preview)

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

51 sec
lesson 2: Making an Image Map

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

4min, 26sec
lesson 3: Blemish Removal and Overview

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

23min, 40sec
lesson 4: Red Cast Removal of Skin Tone

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.

9min, 31sec
lesson 5: Creating a Dodge and Burn Layer

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

4min, 58sec
lesson 6: Addressing the Light Areas

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

8min, 22sec
lesson 7: Smoothing Out the Skin

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

11min, 39sec
lesson 8: Adding Notation, Using Nik Dynamic Skin Softener

Using Dynamic Skin Softener, using and understanding the Notes tool

5min, 52sec
lesson 9: Creating Believable Skin Texture

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

4min, 46sec
lesson 10: Fixing the Eye Lash

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

9min, 14sec
lesson 11: Adding a Mona Lisa Smile

Using the Liquefy filter and the Forward Warp tool

8min, 43sec
lesson 12: Leading the Eye Through the Picture

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

12min, 7sec
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Vincent Versace
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World-Renowned Pioneer - The Art & Science of Digital Photography
Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography has contributed to innovative breakthroughs across the digital image value chain. Throughout his career he has won a wide variety of high profile awards and published numerous books. Today he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting.
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