You love taking photos but haven’t mastered retouching.
You don’t enjoy the post-production aspect of Lightroom.
You wish your portraits looked more professional.
Want to improve your portraits, so that your subjects look their best? Well, you've come to the right place. In this easy-to-follow and enjoyable course, you will learn how to begin to retouch your portraits like a pro.
Throughout the course, I share my tips and techniques that can help you achieve natural and beautiful results. I will cover topics like enhancing eyes, improve teeth, remove distraction, improve light and color and so much more.GET STARTED
Retouch portraits with absolute confidence every time. Have fun with Lightroom! Feel creative while you are retouching and know exactly how to create professional-looking portraits.
"I created these courses so you can learn how to standardize your workflow and how to get the most out of Photoshop and Lightroom. But most of all you'll enjoy working alongside me as I teach you how to retouch photos like a Pro."
Chris gives an introduction to the course and portrait retouching.
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Discover how to enhance the eyes using Curves and Masking
Create multiple Adjustment Layers for a combined effect.
Learn how to use Camera Raw as a Smart Filter to improve the eyes.
Discover how to use Quick Select to speed up your workflow
Learn how to use Smart Sharpen and High Pass to improve details
Learn how to make Radial adjustments in LR to improve the eyes.
Learn how to make Radial adjustments in ACR to improve the eyes.
Discover how to make darker eyes look their best using the Radial Filter
Learn how to make subtle improvements by including the Adjustment brush into your workflow
Learn how to correct the darkness created by transitional glasses.
Learn how to make precise and important improvements to the whites of the eyes.
Learn how to use the Adjustment brush to whiten and brighten teeth
Learn how to fix a specific tooth so that it matches the others.
Discover how to use Photoshop and Adjustment Layers to whiten and brighten teeth.
Learn an effective strategy for fixing small teeth details
Learn how to professionally retouching skin blemishes using the Camera Raw Healing Brush
Learn how to quickly spot heal away blemishes in Photoshop
Discover how using the two healing brushes together helps to achieve the best results
Lean how to fix shiny or oily skin using the Healing and Patch tools
Learn how to create smooth skin that looks natural
Discover how to use Liquify to achieve subtle and professional results
Learn how to use Liquify with built the built-in flexibility of smart filters.
Discover how to use Liquify to fix a jawline
Learn how to use Liquify to fix the shape of objects in your photos.
Learn how to put the steps togethers to retouching details and modify shape
Learn how to mask and protect certain areas so that you can achieve even better results.
Learn how to quickly reduce or remove shadows using the Healing Brush in Lightroom and Photoshop
Discover how to achieve more professional level results.
Learn and advanced technique for improving shadows using curves and masking
Learn how to achieve pro level results when retouching the neck.
Learn an advanced technique for wrinkle removal that involving cloning, blending modes and curves.
Learn how to add that extra bit of visual interest by creating a radial filter adjustment
Discover how to create simple yet significant adjustments with the selective adjustments
Learn how to add selective adjustments to fashion portraits
Learn how to make essential improvements with the Adjustment brush
Learn how to improve this portrait of a famous stuntman
Discover simple and advanced techniques for removing stray hairs.
Learn how to use content aware fill and the blur tool to finish off this photo
Discover how to work with Content Aware fill more effectively
Learn how to retouch away distractions with lightning speed.
Learn how to retouch away distractions by combining the best of multiple tools
Take the mystery out of using the Patch tool and learn how to use it like a pro.
Learn how to remove objects that the subject is wearing
Learn how to retouch away tree branches or poles behind the subject
Learn how to sport heal away distractions by zooming in close and focusing on the small details.
Learn how to make subtle and seamless improvements using the Spot Healing brush in Lightroom.
Discover how to quickly remove distractions on the background
Learn how to harness the magic of Content Aware Fill to extend portrait backdrops
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.
Getting started by importing the portrait and textures into Photoshop.
Learn how to professionally retouching away distracting details.
Discover how to improve the light and the wrinkles on the neck.
Learn an advanced Curves and Masking techniques for fixing unwanted shadows.
Make the studio background come to life by adding a texture.
Discover how to improve edge details and the overall sharpness of the frame.
Learn how to customize and fine-tune the color in order to craft the look.
Sometimes using Photoshop isn’t enough. With this image, let’s look at how to use a 3rd party plugin to take the look even further.
Learn how to clean up, improve and extend the background in order to create a better composition.
Learn how to retouching and create mood and feeling in a beautiful fashion portrait.
Discover how to improve the composition, retouch away distraction and create a beautiful look for this celebrity portrait
Learn how to turn this snapshot into a strong headshot.
With over 1 billion views on YouTube, this influencer knows her stuff. Learn how to retouch her portrait so that it looks beautiful and strong.
In this fashion portrait, learn how to retouch away wrinkles and improve shape.
Discover how to take an ordinary portrait and make it extraordinary.
Some people just have great style. Learn how to improve this style filled portrait so the subject looks her best.
Danny has composed music for many of the most famous movies of all time. Learn how to retouch this image so he looks his best.
Business isn't what it used to be, and either are business portraits. Learn how to create a strong look for this shot.
Learn how to create a beautiful yet natural look in this window light portrait.
Discover how to fix and finish off this beautiful bridal portrait.
Learn how to retouch away distractions in this beautiful portrait captured on the streets of LA.
Learn how to simplify this poetic and non-traditional portrait so that it looks even more beautiful.