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Beginner Photo Retouching Techniques

with Khara Plicanic

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  •   01 Quick Image Tune-Up in Photoshop


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About The Class

Learn the basics of retouching your images in Photoshop. Get comfortable with the clone stamp and healing brush tools, and see how they can complement each other by using them in tandem. You'll also learn to retouch using techniques like dodging and burning, and come up with your own set of best practices for your work.  

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.2

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Quick Image Tune-Up in Photoshop

  2. 02

    Cleaning Up Skin & Blemishes in Photoshop

  3. 03

    Brightening Eyes in Photoshop

  4. 04

    The Patch Tool, Content Aware Fill, and the Clone Stamp in Photoshop

  5. 05

    Basic Dodging and Burning in Photoshop

  6. 06

    Real World Teeth Whitening in Photoshop

  7. 07

    Face Swapping, Flattening, and Merging in Photoshop


Meet Your Expert

Khara Plicanic

A one-woman show, Khara has been dazzling her photo clients with outrageous service and record-breaking turnaround times since shooting her first wedding 14 years ago. Her book, “Getting Started in Digital Photography” showcases ... read more

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  • napa

    August 2018

    I am glad I got this course. There was a lot of really good information, and it was really helpful to be able to rewind, pause and be able to study her screen at various points to see what was going on as I was worked on an image simultaneously on another screen.

  • user-11539f

    March 2016

    I really like her, but, with me being a beginner, she begins to skip explaining and showing where things are. I don't know where / what "that" or "this" is located. Her screen has it right there but mine does not :/

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