Quick Photo Retouching for Beginners 1 Videos (59:23m)
  • 01 - How to Remove Blemishes, Shape the Body, Smooth Skin, Change Colors, and Dodge & Burn a Portrait in Photoshop

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Quick Photo Retouching for Beginners

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In this Phlearn PRO Tutorial, you will learn the two most important things when it comes to retouching: the How and the When. Speed up your workflow by gaining the knowledge and ability to decide exactly what your portrait images need.

What’s Included

1 Sample Images   |   1 Video Tutorials   |   PS Brush

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Shape the Body

Make your subject look their best without looking unnatural using the liquify tool properly. Use what you learn to dramatically alter the shapes and tone a person bringing attention to the right places.

Skin Smoothing

Be sure to pay attention to the entire body. Most of the time it is not just the individual pores that need work, but the overall shapes. Learn how to smooth skin and keep your subjects looking their best.

Color Correction

Remove the complexities from correcting colors in shadows, mid-tones and highlights. At times, highlights are too warm or too saturated and need to be treated separately from other areas of an image. Learn how to correct color and restrict your changes to specific areas.

Sharpen the Details

Learn how to selectively sharpen different areas of the image to draw attention to where it’s needed. See exactly where and how to sharpen for the greatest impact.

Create Blurs

Use a creative blur to help draw attention to specific parts of your images. In this tutorial, you will learn the most important parts of using a blur and how to make it look as though it is a part of the original photo.

Custom Photoshop Brushes

Create your own Photoshop brushes so you’ll always have the right brush for the job. Custom brushes are excellent for advanced retouching and adding special effects to your images.

Add Texture

Learn in detail how to use brushes to add incredible texture effects to your images. Plus, receive Phlearn PRO Custom Brushes with this tutorial that you can use on any image!

Plan Your Vision

Every Photoshop project should start by creating a plan of action. This is extra important for composites. See how to identify what to keep, what to get rid off, what to combine and what to enhance.

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Reviews

  1. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Considering half way through it I was capable of this (I’ll actually finish the video and properly retouch later :P) I think I can say Phlearn is the BEST and I’m SOOO buying more of these tutorials they are great and you guys are amazing. Thank you so much! (I know I got distracted and didn’t finish it properly but I was so excited)

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow…. This has changed the way I work. I had my own way of working on things for along time. This has added to my bag of tricks and improved me as a photographer. Even part way though the tutorial I had to stop and try it on one of my own images.

  3. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Aaron, what have you done to me?! You make me headache and you turned whole my world upside down!
    I have an easy life like truck technician and now I do everything to become photographer and retoucher! Because of You!
    Pop in to London for a nice, tasty paint of lager, as good as your tutorials! 🙂
    Thank you and whole you entire team 😉

  4. (verified owner)
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Aaron thanks so much for the tutorial! Question – why don’t you convert pictures to smart objects when you use filters? So if you mess it up you can always come back or undo them, instead of starting from scratch! I have done so to use the liquify tool and then you can stack different filters (or 2 liquify tools, for that matter), and change them or manipulate them independently.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cool tutorial as always! Thank you. Aaron can you share names of your favorite retouchers and PS masters? Very interesting who inspiring you and where you get all these ideas 😀

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We start from the very beginning and cover all the tools and techniques you need. If you are new to Photoshop, we recommend watching the Photoshop Basics Collection and Photoshop 101-301 to familiarize yourself with all of the tools and capabilities that the software has to offer.