About the Class

With more and more advanced technology, the art of skin retouching has become extremely refined. In this class, PPA Instructor Joel Grimes provides very in-depth, detailed instruction that will raise your portraiture to a new level.

As we all know, out with the old, in with the new! Gaussian blur and high pass retouching are now passé. Be prepared to take copious notes as Joel explains the new and improved processes such as:

  • Frequency Separation in Photoshop: Learn how to create duplicate layers and the differences between high texture and low tone layers. Joel explains, step-by-step, the retouching process for each type of layer and how to blend and group for fantastic results.
  • Foundation: In this next step, you’ll learn how to make additional layers and then identify the flaws that need correction.
  • High Texture Layer: Explore healing brushes and how to use them, the settings for fixing flaws and how to leave the skin’s texture intact. After all, the days of plastic people in photographs are behind us!
  • Lasso Tool: Retouching wouldn’t be complete without defining and demonstrating the Lasso Tool! Learn how to set the pixels, lasso, filter and toggle back and forth as you go. Joel also explains the magic of the liquefy tool and how to use this in areas like eyes, ears and brows.

With today’s fast pace of technology, it’s hard to stay current. This class is the perfect way to stay ahead of the game!

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