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Retouching and Color Correcting Photography Portraits

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Get expert tips for fixing or enhancing skin using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.


  • Learn to retouch skin quickly and efficiently
1. Lighting for Skin
  • How lighting affects skin
  • Lighting to maximize or minimize texture
2. Settings and Workflow
  • Settings for Lightroom
  • Settings for Photoshop
  • Color management and non-destructive retouching
  • Global and local adjustments
3. Adjust Color in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Introduction to color
  • How to understand histograms
  • Lightroom auto color correction
  • Lightroom color correction with Temp and Tint
  • Lightroom color correction with Tone Curve
  • Lightroom color correction with HSL
  • Set black and white points in Photoshop
  • Skin color by numbers in Photoshop
  • Brighten or darken skin with Photoshop's Channel Mixer
4. Retouching Skin
  • Tone down distracting features in Lightroom
  • Remove acne and scars in Lightroom
  • Remove acne and scars in Photoshop
  • Even out skin color with Photoshop
  • Soften simple wrinkles in Lightroom
  • Soften more difficult wrinkles with Photoshop
  • Fix simple hotspots with Lightroom
  • Fix complicated hotspots with Photoshop
5. Adjust Different Parts of the Body
  • Eye swap
  • Head swap in Photoshop
  • Liquify filter to adjust body or facial features
6. Finishing Touches
  • Smoothing skin in Lightoom
  • Blend skin tones in Photoshop
  • Smoothing skin texture in Photoshop
  • Add makeup in Lightroom
  • Next steps

Taught by

Natalie Fobes


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