Perfecting Environmental Portraits in Photoshop


Perfecting Environmental Portraits in Photoshop


Class Description

Environmental portraits make very powerful images – they give the viewer a chance to learn about the subject through every aspect of the photo. Learn how to expertly retouch the background of environmental portraits in this Photoshop class with Aaron Nace.

Aaron will help you eliminate distractions and use basic retouching so your subject shines through. You’ll learn how to manipulate light and independently color the background and subject to add contrast and interest. Aaron will also show you how to combine images so you get the perfect backdrop for your environmental portrait.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2


  1. Perfecting Environmental Portraits in Photoshop
  2. How to Retouch Your Background
  3. How to Eliminate Distractions and Draw Attention to the Subject
  4. How to Manipulate Light to Enhance the Subject

    Aaron shows you how to use light to draw attention to your subject and explains why you should do it at the end.