Retouching hair is tough. That’s why we show you every trick in the book to help you make any head of hair look beautiful–and in a fraction of the time! Join us and learn how to help hair shine in any portrait using the magic of Photoshop.
Complete Hair Retouching
If you want to help hair look its best, you’re going to need more than one approach. Learn how to remove flyaways, fill in gaps, add length, enhance dimension, dodge and burn, sharpen and more!
If you’re capturing headshots, beauty, or fashion portraits, you’ll want professional techniques to deliver a professional product. Master expert techniques that will impress your subjects and clients.
Whether you’re editing hair that’s been meticulously styled or a wild case of bedhead, there’s bound to be some strays that need to be removed. We show you how to clean up any head of hair, quickly and non-destructively.
Add Shape & Definition
Give photographed hair the same volume and dimension that it has in real life with professional Photoshop techniques. Learn how to use the Liquify Tool to reshape hair, dodging and burning to enhance dimension, and even how to composite hair from another image to help it look more full.
With thousands of strands and a variety of shapes and color variations, hair has a ton of intricate details. Learn how to rescue and enhance those details by making adjustments to the highlights, midtones, and shadows of an image.
ADJUST HAIR SHAPE
Add Volume & Length
Retouching hair not only helps the subject look their best, but it can also improve the overall composition of an image. Learn how to add length to hair, change the shape, and extend the background of a photo for better composition.
Dodge & Burn
Our old friend dodge and burn. No matter what kind of retouching you’re doing, dodging and burning is one of the most important and powerful skills to have in your repertoire. We show you how to apply fundamental dodge and burn techniques to hair, enhancing shape, definition, and detail.
Add Hair with Compositing
One of the best ways to add hair or fill in hair gaps is to bring it in from another image. Learn how to mask and select hair from one image and blend it into another!
Add Detail, Volume, Length & Shine
ADD LENGTH & VOLUME
Picture Perfect Hair
Hair is one of the most challenging parts of retouching. Our professional techniques will help you simplify the process while delivering stunning results—every time.
12 Sample Images Included!
Hair comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. That’s why we’re including 12 different sample images that will help you practice and prepare for any head of hair that comes your way.
FILL IN GAPS
Sharpening is the best way to wrap up a photo retouch. We show you how to apply multiple levels of sharpening to different areas of a portrait. You’ll also learn how to get the absolute most detail out of your subject’s hair.
Photoshop Action Included
We include our exclusive PHLEARN Sharpening Photoshop Action which makes the sharpening process easier than ever. Save time while getting all the power and precision of doing it manually.
Retouch Any Type of Hair
Whether your subject has long flowing locks, bouncy curls, short waves, or sharp spikes, you’ll learn how to clean it up, shape it, and help it shine.
Sometimes you’ll need to make an image larger to show off longer hair. Learn how to add length to hair and then extend the background of a photo to nail the perfect compositon.
Perfect Hair, Perfect Portraits
The best portraits keep the focus on the subject while reducing and removing distractions. Learn how to approach hair retouching to get the most amount of detail out of every strand while keeping the focus on the subject as a whole.
We take you through a wide variety of individual techniques to start the tutorial and then we walk you through a complete hair retouch using everything you’ve learned. Whether you want a handy reference or step-by-step guide, this tutorial is for you!
Portrait, Beauty & Fashion
From senior portraits to weddings, fashion photography to e-commerce photos, these techniques will help you no matter what kind of photos you capture.
Professional retouchers know how to avoid that ‘Photoshopped’ look. Our hair retouching workflow is designed to help you get powerful results while leaving hair looking lush and natural.
Your time is valuable. That’s why a fast an efficient workflow is important. Learn how to quickly identify the best tools and techniques to get the job done right. We also show you how to work non-destructively, allowing you to go back and change edits or get back to the original image to start from scratch.
PHLEARN Founder – Class Instructor
Aaron Nace is a photographer, Photoshop artist and founder of PHLEARN. He is the #1 Photoshop instructor in the world with millions of YouTube subscribers.
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