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Adobe Photoshop Mastery: Retouch and Restore

with Ben Willmore

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About The Class

breathe new life into damaged photos.

Photographs are among our most treasured possessions, but not every photo was shot under optimal conditions or preserved in an ideal way – making photo restoration a big business opportunity for skilled photographers and retouchers.

If you want to answer every, “can you fix it?” with a resounding “yes,” Adobe® Photoshop® Mastery: Retouch and Restore with Ben Willmore is the class for you. 

You’ll learn:

  • Advanced color correction and enhancement techniques
  • Retouching and scratch removal strategies
  • Detail enhancements
  • Folds, scratch, mildew, ink and water stain repairs
  • Reconstruction of missing pieces such as torn corners and rips
  • How to make fix faded images and make skin tones more lifelike
You’ll learn what actions to take, the optimal order to perform them, and which tools are right for the job. Ben will share time-saving tips and offer insights on the corrections that create the biggest impact.

In Adobe Photoshop Mastery: Retouch and Restore with Ben Willmore, you’ll develop a whole arsenal of retouching and restoration techniques that will breathe life back into damaged and aging photographs. 

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Tonal Rescue & Noise Reduction in Adobe Camera Raw

    Learn how to make tonal adjustments in Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud® so your retouching projects run smoothly.

  3. 03

    Retouch a Hazy Image in Adobe Camera Raw

  4. 04

    Recover the Brightness Range with Levels in Adobe Photoshop

  5. 05

    Use Curves to Restore Details on Vintage Images

  6. 06

    Color Rescue & White Balance in Adobe Camera Raw

  7. 07

    Selective Color with the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera Raw

  8. 08

    Correcting Color in Faded Images with White Balance

  9. 09

    Correcting Color in Faded Images with Levels & Curves

  10. 10

    Additional Examples of Color Correction

  11. 11

    Retouching Images with the Spot Healing Brush

  12. 12

    Fundamentals of Retouching Vintage Images

  13. 13

    Overview of Retouching Tools

  14. 14

    Refined Adjustment Techniques

  15. 15

    Refined Channel Adjustments

  16. 16

    Refined Texture Adjustments

  17. 17

    Refined Compression Adjustments

  18. 18

    Adding Color to Vintage Images

  19. 19

    Adjusting the Background of an Image

  20. 20

    Audience Questions & Final Tips


Meet Your Expert

Ben Willmore

Ben Willmore is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame who has taught over 100,000 Adobe Photoshop® users on all seven continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America’s favorite Adobe Photoshop® instructors, and he is often the top-selling speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for numerous digital imaging publications, including Photoshop User magazine, and his award-winning books have helped helped hundreds of thousands of design and photography professionals make the transition from blindly following step-by-step techniques to “Ah-ha! I finally GET Photoshop!” ... read more

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  • jpg Clone Source Shortcuts
  • jpg Lens Flare Working Photo
  • jpg Retouch Working Photo

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  • Creativelive Student

    August 2015

    Wow! That is pretty much what I thought about the course. It was my first live studio experience and it was fantastic! Ben is a great instructor because he presents the information in a straight forward manner that is understandable, detailed, and concise all at the same time. I have a couple of his other classes and the handbooks his wife creates are exemplary and make going back and reviewing the rebroadcast so much easier. Also, I want to give a shout off to the Creative Live team...Kudos! They are an excellent host...they are professional and fun at the same time! The content they produce has helped me tremendously to expand my knowledge and skills and mostly importantly they are affordable!

  • Wilson Blackwell

    Wilson Blackwell

    September 2015

    Super class! Ben is the best at explaining Photoshop and how to make full use of it. This class included techniques I've never seen or heard explained in other photo restoration classes I've taken. And the accompanying book, while I've only glimpsed through it so far, is expansive, well laid out, attractive, and looks to cover everything Ben went over in the class - it's a valuable resource as well (thank you, Karen Willmore, for all the effort you put in to produce a worthy complement to what Ben teaches.)

  • Old_Redeye

    September 2015

    Ben is one of my favorite instructors on CreativeLive. (That's saying a LOT because they are all so good!). Besides being very thorough and understandable, Ben sets himself apart with two things. 1. He thoroughly demonstrates a process, then does a recap of all the steps he just took. That makes it much easier to remember. 2. His wife takes notes during the broadcast and creates a handbook which is available to download when you purchase the course. Some people find it easier to learn by reading than by re-watching the video. I like it because I can find information by using a word search. I feel so fortunate that I was able to sit in the audience for this class. It was great to be able to talk directly to the instructor and interact with the other students.

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