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Color Techniques For Retouching

with Lisa Carney

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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  •   10 Curves Adjustment Layers

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Class duration: 4h 45m

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About The Class

Know when and how to use each color adjustment in Photoshop®

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

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    02:35
  2. 02

    Describing Color

    04:21
  3. 03

    Color Settings

    05:53
  4. 04

    Adjustment Layers Vs Image Adjustments

    10:57
  5. 05

    Blend Modes

    06:46
  6. 06

    Gradient & Layer Style

    10:34
  7. 07

    Brightness Contrast Adjustment Layers

    06:24
  8. 08

    Levels Adjustment Layers

    29:58
  9. 09

    Auto Color Correction

    04:13
  10. 10

    Curves Adjustment Layers

    10:56
  11. 11

    When to Use Solar Curves

    13:45
  12. 12

    Hue Saturation & Vibrancy Adjustment Layers

    07:10
  13. 13

    Color Balance Adjustment Layers

    10:12
  14. 14

    Black & White Adjustment Layers

    08:39
  15. 15

    Photo Filter Adjustment Layers

    08:43
  16. 16

    Channel Mixer Adjustment Layers

    05:19
  17. 17

    Color Look Up

    07:30
  18. 18

    Gradient Map

    09:07
  19. 19

    Selective Color

    07:09
  20. 20

    Review of Adjustment Layers

    06:28
  21. 21

    Using Smart Objects

    10:52
  22. 22

    Color Techniques Workflow

    20:11
  23. 23

    Match Color Image Adjustments

    06:36
  24. 24

    Change Hair Color

    19:04
  25. 25

    Color Gradient: Libraries

    04:45
  26. 26

    Adobe Capture: Color

    09:04
  27. 27

    Even Skin Tone: Hue

    06:10
  28. 28

    Color Adjustment: Curves

    05:27
  29. 29

    Image Adjust Color Match

    11:31
  30. 30

    Color Match: Curves

    15:04

Meet Your Expert

Lisa Carney

Lisa Carney is a high end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries ... read more

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  • zip Color Channel Explanation Images
  • pdf Color Techniques Workbook
  • zip Outline Cards
  • pdf Adobe Stock Contributor

69% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • user-93854c

    June 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!

  • Maggie Lobl

    October 2017

    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!

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    Creativelive Student

    November 2017

    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.

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