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Denver Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom Lessons

Photography Tutoring in Denver

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Denver Portrait Retouching Lessons

Make everybody look their very best...

One of the most common types of photographs any person will take are portraits AND one of the most desired photo enhancements people want done to a photograph is portrait retouching. So why not learn how to make your portrait photographs look their very best.  These Photoshop tutoring lessons focus on how to enhance (and manipulate) portrait photos to make your subjects look their very best.  These skills will help you reduce age, improve skin and hair, remove facial flaws or just improve a poorly shot photograph.

Topics include:

The Eyes:

  • cleanup
  • working with catch light
  • brightening
  • red eye removal
  • recreate pupils
  • color manipulation
  • creating an iris ring

The Eyebrows and Eyelashes:

  • custom shaping
  • changing color
  • "plucking" and trimming
  • direction modification
  • eyelash thickening

The Skin and Hair:

  • changing skin tones
  • skin retouching
    • smoothing
    • blemish removal
    • smooth wrinkles
    • digital makeup
  • hair color
  • hair thickening and shaping

Lips and Teeth:

  • teeth whitening
  • teeth straightening
  • lips shaping
  • lip coloring

Facial Contouring:

  • thinning
  • raising cheeks
  • nose reshaping
  • eye position

Prerequisite knowledge: This class assumes you have a working knowledge of Photoshop (if you are just starting you should take the beginner Photoshop lessons first).

Your Instructor


My goal is always to teach WHY a technique works, not just HOW it's done. This is the fundamental difference between Big Sun training and most other photo courses who teach only by route. By learning the reasons behind the practice, you are able to move forward on your own, breaking away from the mundane and expanding your creativity.

 As with any service you should research what/whom you are investing in to ensure the right fit.

I encourage you to review my own work before signing up for any photography class.

Gene Tewksbury
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