In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn some advanced photograph retouching techniques. We'll start by removing some wires from the sky. From there, we'll tackle a variety of challenges that many photo retouching projects encounter such as removing buildings, comping in another photo to help add believability to the background, color correcting certain areas and cleaning up anything that might detract from the photo without making it appear as if it was edited. By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll have tips and techniques you'll need to be able to tackle your own photo retouching projects.
Dan is an author at Pluralsight with a passion for helping others. Long before Dan ever officially donned his recording headset, he was a dedicated forum moderator with Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), helping out members with problems they encountered across a wide variety of software. Since then, he joined our team and continues to help others every day with their CG challenges.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi everyone, my name is Dan LeFebvre. For the past 12 years, I've had the pleasure of working on photo retouching products ranging from forensic photography to more traditional photo shoots at a wide range of companies. From ad studios and the US Military, to my current position at Digital Tutors. In this course we're going to take an advanced look at retouching a photo in Photoshop and Lightroom. With the purpose of making it look like it was never edited in the first place. We'll dive right in and look at techniques for a wide range of challenges from removing wires, creating masks, removing backgrounds behind complex shapes like grass and even compositing in a different photo before bringing it all back into Lightroom for some color correction. Now we have a lot to cover, so we'll move pretty quickly but by the end of this training, you'll have learned some more advanced techniques you can use in your own photo retouching projects. I'm really excited to share these tips and techniques with you, so with that, let's get started with the first lesson.