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Frequency Separation for Portraits

with Lisa Carney

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About The Class

Use frequency separation for your heavy lifting retouching needs

Lisa Carney will go over the basic formula, demystifying the process so that you can incorporate Frequency Separation into most of your portrait and retouching jobs. She'll show how to incorporate filters, paint and blend modes to really make your portraits sing. Learn how to utilize this powerful technique for more of your heavy lifting retouching needs.



Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    05:56
  2. 02

    Demystify Frequency Separation

    05:26
  3. 03

    Basic Recipe Of Frequency Separation

    09:11
  4. 04

    How to Use Filters on Skin Retouching

    23:05
  5. 05

    How to Sharpen Eyes

    07:21
  6. 06

    Add Tone & Volume to Skin

    13:39
  7. 07

    Retouching With Skin Files

    14:56

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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  • jpg Sample File for Practice
  • psd Frequency Separation Basic Build (.psd file)
  • pdf Frequency Separation Workbook
  • zip Frequency Separation Actions
  • jpg Frequency Separation Before and After
  • pdf Adobe Stock Contributor

85% of students recommend this class.
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  • Sean

    September 2019

    Magic Lisa is the best teacher. She makes learning Photoshop fun. Great course. Lisa has a great teaching style. She mixes in a great speech cadence, great voice up and down and pausing, jokes, and is extremely knowledgeable and fun to watch. Awesome course.

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    Creativelive Student

    July 2017

    I thought this course was absolutely excellent; Lisa's style of teaching worked perfectly for me. I loved how she related what she was doing to how a professional might incorporate the methods into their workflow with clients (and without, when they're doing it for themselves only, such as a photographer). She mentioned at the top of the course that this is an advanced workshop, so she wasn't going to be detailing all of the shortcuts, assuming that those who are taking this course either (a) know them already or (b) are savvy enough to look up the basics via the help topics in PS. (Super easy to do.) Lisa demystified the process for me, made it very approachable and doable, and I had fun listening to her. Would highly recommend.

  • user-01901f

    May 2017

    Amazing opportunity to watch a Hollywood retouching pro in action, hands down one of the best classes I've seen. I love frequency separation, but Lisa takes it to an another mind-blowing level. I hope Creative Live brings her back for more in the future!

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