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Photoshop Portrait Retouching

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Photoshop Portrait Retouching
with Tim Babiak

People are one of the most popular subjects for photographers. Back in the film days things were simple - you simply chose your film stock and the print lab took care of the rest. Today's digital photography simplifies many things but many people find Lightroom and Photoshop daunting when it comes to photography of people. This two-session course simplifies the use of Lightroom and Photoshop for people photography.

Topics Covered

 - Using Lightroom for basic editing and file management including:
• White Balance
• Camera Profiles
• Color Spaces
• Lens Correction
• Noise reduction
• Local Adjustments
• Blemish Removal
• Color correction and shifting
• Black and White conversion
• Cropping/vignetting
• Optimal settings for saving to web and printing

 - Using Photoshop for retouching including:
• Using layers, blend modes and selections
• Blemish removal
• Teeth whitening
• Fixing bloodshot eyes
• Eye brightening
• Improving skin tone
• Skin shine removal
• Body/face reshaping and contouring

 - Introduction to frequency separation – the advanced retouching technique
 - Workflow from Lightroom to Photoshop

We'll cover all of these topics in-depth so you'll walk away with a clearer understanding of how to edit and retouch your images to final image creation.

Schedule and Format

This course consists of two three-hour classes one week apart. While not absolutely necessary, students are encouraged to bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC installed to try some of the techniques. Class notes will be provided.

Objective

This class seeks to arm students with the knowledge necessary to gain proficiency with editing and retouching photos of people. Students will finish the course with a better understanding of how to approach working with their photos whether it’s a large group of photos or a single, detailed image.

Audience

This class is targeted for students who have a basic understanding of digital photography and are looking to increase their proficiency in portrait photography editing and retouching.

About the Instructor

The instructor for this class is Austin photographer Tim Babiak. Tim is a full-time photographer and a long-time instructor at PCU. Tim serves as a former President of the Austin Professional Photographers Association and is a two-time recipient of the Photographer of the Year award from the Austin Professional Photographers Association. Tim is also a two-time Bronze Medalist in PPA’s International Print Competition and is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Standard Classes
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding and excursions. See below for more information.

If you register for a class that we hold on a regular basis, and do not show up for the class, you will be rescheduled one time. Once rescheduled, if you do not show up for a class, your payment will be forfeited.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

Refunds
Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email classes@precision-camera.com to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.

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