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Color Techniques For Retouching

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Class Introduction

Lisa Carney

Color Techniques For Retouching

Lisa Carney

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction


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1 Class Introduction Duration:02:35
2 Describing Color Duration:04:21
3 Color Settings Duration:05:53
5 Blend Modes Duration:06:46
6 Gradient & Layer Style Duration:10:34
8 Levels Adjustment Layers Duration:29:58
9 Auto Color Correction Duration:04:13
10 Curves Adjustment Layers Duration:10:56
11 When to Use Solar Curves Duration:13:45
15 Photo Filter Adjustment Layers Duration:08:43
17 Color Look Up Duration:07:30
18 Gradient Map Duration:09:07
19 Selective Color Duration:07:09
20 Review of Adjustment Layers Duration:06:28
21 Using Smart Objects Duration:10:52
22 Color Techniques Workflow Duration:20:11
23 Match Color Image Adjustments Duration:06:36
24 Change Hair Color Duration:19:04
25 Color Gradient: Libraries Duration:04:45
26 Adobe Capture: Color Duration:09:04
27 Even Skin Tone: Hue Duration:06:10
28 Color Adjustment: Curves Duration:05:27
29 Image Adjust Color Match Duration:11:31
30 Color Match: Curves Duration:15:04

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Yay, we're gonna talk about color. So this is gonna be a little different from the other classes as this is an extended course and we really get to dive into these subjects of color and how to approach color in Photoshop cause it can be a little bit monumental. So first things I wanna talk about here are, this is not a basic class. So this class is gonna cover, layer masks, not layer masks, excuse me adjustment layers, color techniques, but we're not gonna cover how to use a layer. Or what a layer mask is, or selections. It's presumed that you know it, or you go to take some of the other courses they have here at Creative Raw, which are great, on basic Photoshop techniques. Now that's not to say you can't take this, if you're a beginner, it's just I'm not gonna explain those parts of technique here. So I like to let you know that as well. This class, who's good for this class? I would say designers, photographers, retouchers. Anyone who has to deal with any kind of color issues in Phot...

oshop so that'd be alright with this. And there is bonus material for this course. And I'm mentioning it now because you might wanna download it now and follow along, because it's kinda handy dandy. I'm gonna open this up real quick. And basically what it is, it's the course. It literally is this course that I have here. And a lot of the techniques I'm explaining, there'll be further information. So for example I'm gonna go over a section on color mode. I'm not explaining all of this data of color mode. So you can look this up afterwards or during if you download it. Color, alright, this is kind of important to me in a general philosophy about Photoshop in general is, there's no right answer to anything. It's the most beautiful thing about Photoshop I would say is the way they've created it or developed it in such a way that anybody's mind, however your brain works, you can find a way in Photoshop. Which means there is no necessarily correct way, there is your way. So my goal for this class is to explain a bunch of different techniques, many of them are very similar, but have slightly different outcomes, and the goal for me is that you guys select the best way that you choose to do color in particular. And in that statement I'm gonna say, I also try my best to show you multiple ways of doing the same thing, okay. Multiple ways of doing the same thing. And some of the differences can be very very very subtle. But in your work flow, hopefully, you will find what works for you.

Class Description

There are countless options for manipulating, changing and correcting color your photographs. Clear up the confusion by joining professional finisher, Lisa Carney in her exclusive class focusing just on color. In this course, Lisa will identify and clarify different adjustment layers, walk through a professional’s workflow for color correction, and dive into working with curves.

You’ll learn:

  • How to work with gradient fills and gradient maps
  • Working with Hue and Saturation
  • Setting up a Color workflow system
  • Using Gradient Maps for Color Correction
  • How to use curves for matching color and tone

Handle color like a pro by learning from one of the best retouchers in Hollywood. Join Lisa for this extensive and in-depth look on working with color in Photoshop®.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017



Another awesome course by Lisa Carney, packed full of information This course is really a comprehensive look at colors ... I learned so much, and even stuff I thought I knew pretty well, I found some pretty eye opening new information. I find Lisa Carney to be a wonderful teacher. When she has an important point to make she'll say her point, pause and then repeat what she just said, just to lock it into your memory. Fantastic. Side note: I signed up for the CreativeLive creative pass as soon as I realized how great all of Lisa Carney's classes are. I'd started to buy them one by one and quickly realized they are all wonderful. You can watch this class from beginning to end and get great information ... but to get the most bang for the buck you'll want to pause, hit rewind, get a cup of coffee, open Photoshop and try out her tips while you watch. There are sections I rewound and watched about 5 times, to be sure I understood all the subtle points. Lisa Carney is pretty amazing - she works really hard to thoroughly explain the process she uses to solve problems, and she never glosses over anything important. To cover a particular point, she'll start with a finished file with all the layers - and instead of simply explaining each layer like a mortal would do, she'll literally delete all the adjustment layers and start from scratch to show the process. This is incredibly empowering since it gives you an understanding of just how easy the process can be once you get the hang of it


This is an EXCELLENT class for Photoshop users! Lisa is very professional, knowledgeable and, also, a delight to watch and listen to! Not only that she explains the concepts but she also shares her own experience and her practical ways of using those concepts! Great, great class! Thank you, Lisa and CreativeLive!

a Creativelive Student

This course has an abundance of useful information along with professional tips based on actual field experience. This course is definitely one I will come back to from time to time to reiterate the information. For this reason the way it is organised is perfect to find information about a specific technique or adjustment layer. It is well composed with some humour and advanced information. Loved it and highly recommend it for people who want to deal with the little details and get things exactly the way they want. Not suitable for lazy or sloppy people who just want to get the job good enough for sharing but don't care about getting it perfect for print.