Retouching 201 10 Videos (10:20h)
  • 01 - Introduction to Retouching 201: How to Refine and Cull Images in Lightroom
    Lightroom Setup and Phlearn's Culling process
  • 02 - How to Retouch, Shape, and Add Definition to the Body in Photoshop
    Plan, Background clean up, Blemish Removal, Dodging & Burning, Luminosity Painting, Coloring & Contouring with Blend if, Adding a vignette
  • 03 - How to Combine Exposures to Recover Sky and Shadow Detail in Photoshop
    Creating virtual copies, select and mask, refining the mask, Apply Image: Sky, Apply Image: Shadows, Adding vignette and color
  • 04 - How to Retouch Using the Frequency Separation Technique
    Loading the action, Luminosity painting, Separating the frequencies, Retouching the image: High Frequency, Retouching the image: Luminosity Painting
  • 05 - How to Swap Faces in Photoshop
    Aligning the image, Adding a layer mask, Liquifying, Hair Removal
  • 06 - How to Recover Highlights & Shadows on Skin in Photoshop
    Color Correction in Lightroom, Creating virtual copies, Combining the exposures, Apply Image: Shadows, Apply Image: Highlights, Coloring
  • 07 - How to Sharpen a Portrait for Maximum Effect in Photoshop
    Sharpening in Lightroom, Photoshop sharpening tools & Filters, High-Pass Sharpening, Creating an action for sharpening, Sharpening at output size
  • 08 - How to Retouch Backgrounds and Remove Distractions in Photoshop
    Coloring in Lightroom, Plan, Blemish Removal: Wall, Removing the plants, Finishing touches & the Pen tool, Blemish Removal: Trees, Adding a light source, Color Toning
  • 09 - Exercise 1: How to Retouch a Portrait from Start to Finish
    Plan, Liquify, Color Correction, Blemish removal, Dodging and Burning, Color Correcting the Shadows, Frequency Separation, Contouring, Eyes & Lips, Clothing, Color Toning & Sharpening
  • 10 - Exercise 2: How to Retouch a Portrait from Start to Finish
    Plan, Liquify, Clothing, Blemish Removal, Dodging and Burning, Frequency Separation, Contouring, Color toning and Sharpening
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Retouching 201

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Welcome to part two of our best-selling series Retouching 101-301. Expand on your retouching skill-set and learn dodging & burning and frequency separation.

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26 Sample Images   |   10 Video Tutorials   |   2 PS Actions
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Learn Culling in Lightroom

After a photo shoot, you have hundreds or thousands of images review and choose the picks from the rejects. This process is called ‘Culling” and is an essential part of every photographer’s workflow. Learn the Phlearn Method for culling and quickly narrow down your selection of winning images. Use “Comparison” and “Survey” views to refine your choices quickly.

Combine Multiple Exposures to Increase Dynamic Range (HDR)

Ever taken a photo and the sky was too light or the shadows were too dark? A camera is limited by its dynamic range and can only capture a certain amount of information. Learn to combine multiple exposures to increase the dynamic range of an image, saving detail in the highlights and shadows.

Frequency Separation

Frequency Separation is a revolutionary retouching technique that allows you to separate skin texture from skin color—and edit each separately. Learn from the #1 resource for Frequency Separation, while using custom actions created precisely for skin retouching. Smooth skin underneath pores with ease.

Swap Heads from Different Photos

Ever take a photo that was near perfect – the only thing is the person’s eyes were closed? It is possible to change different parts of a photo including parts of the subject. Use the techniques in this lesson to repose, replace, and re-purpose.

Recover Highlights and Shadows

Skin looks great when lighting is even and consistent. Often times dark shadows on a person’s face can magnify imperfections. Light that is too bright causes light patches in the skin. Learn how to get highlights and shadows under control!

Advanced Sharpening for Faces

Learn to draw more attention to specific areas of a photo using advanced sharpening techniques.

Background Retouching & Clean-Up

Most photos include much more than a person’s face, so why neglect those areas when retouching? Spending a couple of minutes cleaning up a background can make a huge difference in an image. Learn special techniques focused on retouching and simplifying backgrounds.

Reshape and Retouch the Body

Most people think about faces when the word “retouching” is mentioned, but in full-body photos, retouching is often applied to the entire subject. Learn to smooth skin inconsistencies and re-shape the body create a more flattering photo.

Luminosity Painting

Luminosity Painting is a revolutionary Phlearn Exclusive technique that allows you to paint light – it is the perfect method for smoothing skin tone. When combined with Frequency Separation, you will have full control over skin texture and skin smoothing. The results of this technique are stunning!

Two Complete Retouching Exercises

Combine everything you learn from sections 1-8 to retouch two portraits from start to finish. Where do I start? How do different techniques tie together? What don’t I know? Follow along the entire retouching process from Camera RAW to Exporting the Final Photos.

Phlearn Actions and Brushes Included

When it comes to complicated processes like Frequency Separation and Dodging & Burning, there are many steps to remember and repeat properly. The included actions make it easier than ever to achieve these tasks at the push of a button!

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing!! I love how the entire tutorial is split into relevant sections so you can jump in and out at your own leisure. Thanks, Aaron and thanks, Phlearn!

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