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Aperture: Portrait Retouching

Video Introducing this tutorial

Using the exercise files

1. The Basics
Setting up your workspace
Choosing your best shots
Making the initial assessment: Really look at your portrait
Cropping for maximum impact
Getting skin tones the right color
Checking overall exposure
Taming hotspots and shiny areas
Retouching blemishes
Evaluating your work: Are basic improvements enough?

2. Details
Processing multiple photos at once
Smoothing skin
Lightening and darkening specific areas
Brightening teeth
Sharpening and brightening the eyes
Adjusting hair color and highlights
Adjusting the color and brightness of clothing
Changing the background

3. Effects
Converting to black and white
Making color monochromes
Adding sepia toning
Brushing with effects

Next steps