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Beauty Retouching for Beginners

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Learn the basics of professional image retouching and color correction for beauty and product photography
  • Presentation
  • Setup and Preparation
  • Beauty Portrait
  • Still-Life Image Retouching
  • Creating a GIF and Professional Tips
  • Final project
Having worked with some of the world's top technology and fashion brands, Xi Chen has developed a fast and effective creative workflow that helps transform the images of iconic campaigns and editorials. Born and raised in China, Xi is a NYC-based freelance photo retoucher who helps photographers and brands create flawless photographs with a clear intention.

In this course, learn how to retouch a beauty portrait or still-life image using Adobe Photoshop. Explore the software, define the look and feel, and correct imperfections in light, color, and composition. Develop your own unique retouching style and learn how to attract clients by following Xi’s step-by-step process for creating high impact commercial images.


  • About Me
  • Influences
  • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • How to Set up Photoshop
  • Workflow & File
  • Using RAW Files for Photos
  • How to Approach an Image
  • Image Treatment
  • Natural Beauty Retouching Soft Lighting, Dodge and Burn
  • Color Balancing, Light, and Shadows
  • How to Approach an Image
  • Masking
  • Image Treatment
  • Clean Up
  • Color Balancing
  • Understanding a GIF
  • GIF, Beyond the First Step
  • Final Tips and behind the Scenes
  • Beauty Retouching for Beginners

Taught by

Xi Chen


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