Portrait Retouching with John Ross

The smallest details will make or break a portrait. We see so many faces everyday, it becomes easy to pick out a poorly retouched image. Learn the skills of how to retouch men/women/children, and the different things to look for.

The three most important areas when retouching a portrait are going to be the eyes, the teeth, and the neck/chin/jowels. Do it right, and you can make the person look great. Here, we are going to discuss these problem areas, what to look for, and what you can do about it. Sometimes all it takes is a soft and subtle correction to fix some of the worst portraits, and create the Perfect Portraits.

Various Topics:

  • Filling Shine
  • Skin Color and Tone
  • Skin Blemishes
  • Hair Touchup
  • Whiten the Eyes
  • Whitening Teeth

Join us as we discuss the various steps to retouch: Skin, Eyes, Teeth, Jowels and even fix lighting. We will go over studio shots, as well as indoor/outdoor candid.

This meeting is not about "how" to use Photoshop, but rather the key areas to fix, that bring the most life back into the image. It's about the skills and techniques, not the tools. Of course Photoshop will be used to demonstrate, but its less about how, more about why.

You can find out more about John Ross on his website: The Art Of Retouching

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  • Ali

    very informative, the speaker had a lot of insight to share

    November 15, 2012

  • Ray

    John showed us some interesting stuff re what images in advertising need. We saw examples of good and bad photography, and he showed how he fixed some mistakes.

    November 14, 2012

  • Scott B Reynolds

    Great news! At this meeting we're going to give away a book on photoshop. Book details: https://www.facebook.com/hartfor...­

    November 13, 2012

  • Patricia Bruhn

    HI :( I have class have fun! miss everyone!

    November 13, 2012

    • Scott B Reynolds

      It won't be the same without you! We'll be going to Tapas after, if you want to join us then...

      1 · November 13, 2012

    • Patricia Bruhn

      I wouldnt get there until 930ish though and you will be getting ready to leave

      November 13, 2012

  • Bill

    I've attended one of John Ross' classes. He is an excellent Photoshop pro.

    1 · November 10, 2012

    • Scott B Reynolds

      That's great to hear. I'm really looking forward to this one.

      November 10, 2012

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