Portrait Retouching 101: The Basics

Welcome to your introduction to Portrait Retouching! Whether you’re an old pro or just starting out in Photoshop, this tutorial has something for you. In this tutorial, I go over my basic workflow that I use every time I bring photos into the computer and work on them from the RAW stage all the way through Photoshop to my finished product. I go over folder creation and asset management, RAW processing in Capture One Pro, initial clean up using Frequency Separation 2.0, Dodging & Burning, and working with curves to tone the image and apply color processing.

Learn to create edits that are subtle, natural, and help you take your photography further by learning good Digital Darkroom techniques!

With this course you’ll receive the full 8-part tutorial series, the RAW and PSD files for the image we’re working on, as well as a select set of Photoshop Actions that I use to quickly set up some of the different Photoshop Layers I use on a regular basis.

Software Used:

  • Capture One Pro 20 (You can use a similar RAW processing tool of your choosing such as Lightroom or Camera Raw)
  • Adobe Photoshop

Included Assets:

  • RAW File
  • PSD File
  • Photoshop Basic Action Set

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons