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Portrait Retouching with Photoshop & Lightroom


Portrait Retouching with PS & LR

Whether you need to retouch glamorous models from your last fashion shoot or a family photo for this year's christmas cards, this workshop will teach you how to take advantage of Photoshop's plethora of powerful image editing tools for professional quality portrait retouching. This workshop will take you through a variety of tools and techniques for retouching in Lightroom and Photoshop independently and in conjunction with one another. We will demonstrate the process we use for retouching portraits for our paid clients as well as more elaborate and creative techniques.

We will be projecting our computer's screen on a 50 inch TV for students to follow along. Handouts will be provided, but taking notes is recommended.

We will provide sample images for all students to follow along with, but feel free to bring your own portraits if you wish.


Bring the following:

Laptop with power cable or full battery

Adobe Photoshop (CS3 or Higher) - Already Installed

Lightroom (Version 3 or higher) - Already Installed

External mouse or graphics tablet (Recommended)

Notebook and pen/pencil (Recommended)

Laptop with charging cable or fully charged battery


Don't have Photoshop or Lightroom? No Problem.

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You do not need both programs to attend this class. We will cover how to use both programs independently as well as together. If you do not have Lightroom, you can use Photoshop Camera Raw.

We will be using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC. We recommend that students have Photoshop CS3 or higher and Lightroom 3 or higher, but please note that some tools that we demonstrate may not be available in these earlier versions.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I have the quick notes for this one? You mentioned it during the workshop.

    February 12, 2014

  • kim

    How would Elements 11 fit in to your plans for the class?

    January 12, 2014

    • Donald C.

      We are not experienced working with Elements, but as far as I know it has many of the popular retouching tools that Photoshop has, so I'm sure it will be okay for the class. We will be demonstrating with Photoshop CC so if you decide to attend, please understand that some tools we use may be located in different areas and there may be some areas where Elements will be limited compared to what we are working with.

      January 12, 2014

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