How do you create portraits that can be published in top magazines for top notch brands? It requires equal amounts of skill in capture, business and post-production. In this course, we’ll focus in on how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to perfect our photos. By going through 3 start-to-finish projects you’ll learn how to enhance, fix and perfect your portraits.GET STARTED
Welcome and overview of the three projects in this course.
Overview of downloadable exercise files for this course. Use the download link above to get the files.
The best place to begin with any project is to create a vision. Listen along as Chris talks about the vision for this project.
Let’s review the shoot so that we can see and evaluate the range of photographs that were captured.
Let’s discuss how to find the keepers and select the photograph we will be working on.
The next step in our workflow will be to create a Collection so that we can organize the keepers into a separate area.
Learn how to create a strong black and white conversion of this portrait.
Discover how to go from good to great by fine tuning the look and fixing the background of this image.
The hat has an odd shape. So let’s explore how to fix that using some advanced retouching techniques.
Because the subject isn’t centered, let’s use Content-Aware Cropping to extend the canvas and fill in the missing area.
In order to finish off this project we will make a few final Curves adjustments.
Listen as Chris wraps up and reflects on this project and provides you with an assignment for how you can take what you’ve learned and put it into practice.
Listen as Chris explain his vision for this shoot and project.
Discover how to look through a set of photographs in search of the keepers.
Let’s choose the final keepers so that we can begin to work on these images.
Discover how you can crop and recompose your images so that they are stronger and more visually interesting.
Learn how to create a strong black and white look.
The final few steps are almost always the most important. Watch and learn what steps are needed to perfect these photos.
Listen along as Chris reviews the project and provides you with a few practical steps you can take to implement what was learned.
List along as Chris introduces the celebrity portrait project.
Let’s go through the photos from the shoot and talk about how to find the keepers.
Discover how applying some basic crop adjustments can really make a big difference.
Let’s fix a few of the problem details in the frame with the Graduated Filter and the Details panel.
Learn how to retouch away small skin blemished.
Discover how to fix skin tones.
Let’s apply some color corrections and enhancements.
Sometimes it’s important (and fun!) to try out other creative post-production ideas. Let's do that with this image.
Listen as Chris shares some final advice and suggests how you can put into practice what was learned.
Listen as Chris summarizes what was learned and offers some ideas on what you can do next.