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Enhancing an Environmental Portrait of a Model in Photoshop

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Enhance any environmental portrait with Camera Raw and Photoshop, using these techniques for optimizing tonality and removing distractions.

From optimizing tonality to removing distractions, this course offers a variety of techniques for enhancing environmental portraits. Teacher and photographer Chris Orwig begins this Portrait Project with a few fixes in Camera Raw, before jumping into Photoshop to clean, crop, and retouch the model and the environment around her. Then learn how to enhance the color and tone of the overall image, to achieve a bright, glowing look that picks up on the light and stone in the background. This project-based course will help you practice your retouching skills and give you ideas for pushing your environmental portraits further.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Cleaning Up the Photograph
  • Making adjustments in Camera Raw
  • Cleaning up the photograph
  • Fixing the background
  • Cropping and fixing the dress
  • Patching in a gap in the dress
  • Removing blemishes and organizing the layers
2. Enhancing the Color and Tone
  • Creating the look, with adjustment layers
  • Brightening the subject
  • Adding a glow effect
  • Removing the yellow cast
  • Adding a lighting effect and reviewing the project

Taught by

Chris Orwig


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