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From Shoot Through Photo Editing: Wedding Portrait Retouch in Lightroom and Photoshop

with Pye Jirsa

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About The Class

The morning of a wedding day presents a fantastic opportunity to capture great portraits of the bride and groom. In this class, Pye Jirsa will walk you through creating a beautiful, cohesive set of portraits from start to finish. You'll learn techniques for developing and retouching the image in Lightroom. Pye will share some of his favorite Adobe® Lightroom® presets and retouching brushes, and work on a few images in Adobe® Photoshop® to show how he keeps his editing time to a minimum.  

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015, Adobe Lightroom CC 2015

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    10 Tips and Techniques for Shooting Wedding Portraits

  3. 03

    Shoot: Groom Portraits

  4. 04

    Shoot: Bride Portraits

  5. 05

    Shoot: Wedding Couple

  6. 06

    Post Processing Workflow Tips

  7. 07

    General LR Base Tone Recipes and Batch Processing

  8. 08

    Cloning and Simple Compositing in Photoshop

  9. 09

    Color Adaptation, Content Aware and Median Blur

  10. 10

    Quick Portrait Smooth & Sharpen

  11. 11

    Frequency Separation


Meet Your Expert

Pye Jirsa

Director, photographer, educator. Founder and Partner of Lin and Jirsa Photography, a boutique Southern California wedding and portrait photography studio composed of an incredible creative team that shoots over 300 weddings each year, with nearly 1,000 yearly client commissions. ... read more

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  • Pamela Richardson

    March 2016

    I would absolutely recommend this class. I watched this class by chance on the rebroadcast, since I am not a wedding photographer. However, I learned so much that I was amazed. I do take many many photographs of friends, family, and at events, although my professional speciality is landscape. I will be able to improve my photographs of people substantially thanks to Pye's course, because I learned so much about how to pose subjects, how to work with a variety of backgrounds, lighting, and then the photo editing. I can apply the photo editing to all of my photographs, not just portraits. I really liked Pye's comprehensive explanations of each step that he was demonstrating, for both the portrait session and the photo editing. I really appreciated Pye's clear demonstrations of how images of people can be improved, and am eager to apply his examples to my own work. I appreciated Pye's absolutely outstanding presentation skills, as he had slide show already prepared, with the list of tips and associated mini tips for every step of the process. I learned so much about equipment (such as lighting and flashes), additional software, printing and publishing services, and more. Pye's presentation pace allowed me to make notes and absorb what he was saying. My friends and family will also appreciate my increased skills at retouching photos of them!!!

  • user-a2f1eb

    June 2016

    loved this class! lots of good info and it was great to see a small version of his normal shooting process. He presents it in a very fun and entertaining way making it not just educational but also enjoyable to watch!

  • Zarn


    October 2017

    He's my idol! Very informative and knowledgeable on wedding topics. Amazing personality and easy to understand. Neutral dialect. Great tips and I have applied to most of Wedding jobs and aced! Highly recommended!

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