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Color Techniques For Retouching

Lesson 1 of 30

Class Introduction


Color Techniques For Retouching

Lesson 1 of 30

Class Introduction


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



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.

Maggie Lobl

I am really enjoying this class! Lisa makes complicated concepts easy to understand. She presents various ways of doing things so that you have options and can use the method that best works for your own situation. She moves quickly through the material, which I appreciate, and I since I own the class I know I can go back and review material when I need to. I love her style and approach to teaching, as well as her real world anecdotes and the way she shares her experience, both good and bad examples from her career. I'm so glad I purchased this class!