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Retouching Bridal Portraits with Photoshop

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Learn how to make brides look their best with natural and creative enhancements to wedding photos in Photoshop.

The wedding may be over, but the photos aren't quite finished until you've done everything you can to make them look their best. In this course, teacher, author, and professional photographer Chris Orwig revisits the images he shot in
Wedding Photography for Everyone: Bridal Portraits and shows how to make natural and creative enhancements with Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to correct color, remove blemishes, make eyes sparkle, whiten teeth, enhance light, and craft a sepia-toned black-and-white portrait from a regular color photograph.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Reducing Distractions and Improving Color
  • Creating a road map for the project
  • Cleaning up images
  • Removing distractions
  • Fixing a specific color problem
  • Adding blush to the face
  • Warming up the portrait with Color Balance and masking
  • Enhancing the eyes
  • Softening skin and reducing the freckles
2. Enhancing a Backlit Portrait
  • Improving the hair
  • Adding blur to the background
  • Using Liquify to change the wedding dress
  • Enhancing the overall color with curves
3. Creating More Vivid Light and Color
  • Adjusting light and color with curves and masking
  • Continuing improvements with curves and masking
  • Enhancing with multiple Camera Raw Radial filter adjustments
  • Painting in light with the Camera Raw Adjustment Brush
4. Enhancing an Elegant Portrait
  • Creating a note layer for the project
  • Cleaning up the background with cloning
  • Improving the flowers
  • Fixing the color of the wedding dress
  • Enhancing the color and tone
  • Adding a creative color effect
5. Improving Eyes and Teeth
  • Whitening teeth
  • Enhancing eyes
  • Improving color with the selective color controls
6. Crafting a Sepia-Toned Black-and-White Portrait
  • Enhancing an image by converting it to black and white
  • Enhancing color
  • Copying texture from one area to another
  • Masking in the next texture
  • Finishing the project with Camera Raw
  • Goodbye

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Chris Orwig

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