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Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom - Retouching

Master the art of efficient photo editing with Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, seamlessly integrating both platforms to enhance your workflow and productivity. From global adjustments to precise retouching and creative effects, unlock the full potential of your images with professional techniques and strategies. Elevate your photography to new heights with this comprehensive course.

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom - Retouching for Photographers

*** Platform Note: This class for Mac or PC Users ***


In this class, you will learn to use Lightroom and Photoshop together to dramatically speed up your workflow and decrease editing time. You will learn when to use each program and how to transfer images back and forth. Lightroom works essentially as a database or catalog of all of your images. You will learn how to import, organize, correct, and add creative color effects in Lightroom using global and local editing tools, and how to merge multiple exposures and create panoramas.

You will also learn to use Lightroom to handle high volume organization of images, including how to manage your entire post-capture workflow, including offloading content from your memory card to your computer (or external drive), assessing, rating, tagging, organizing, searching, editing, sharing, and outputting images for various uses.

In Lightroom you can make non-destructive changes - Lightroom keeps track of every edit you make in the Develop module. In effect, you have unlimited undos forever. Changes are applied when you export a copy of the image, in this way your originals are always accessible.

In Photoshop, you'll learn practical techniques for combining photos, pro-level retouching, creating precise selections, masking, turning a photo into a painting and pencil sketch, and adding creative blur effects.

Photoshop excels when you need to make precise selections and targeted adjustments to your images. Use Photoshop to select and mask detailed areas, and to remove and reposition objects. Photoshop is also used for enhancing photos with text or other nonphotographic artwork. You will learn the skills needed to use Photoshop for design, illustration, and 3D and video work.

Whether images were created in Photoshop or Lightroom, in this class you will also learn to manage output for various types of projects including slideshows, books, fine art-style signed print layouts, other types of print templates, and how to set up output for social media and web galleries.


  • Students should have experience with Photoshop and working knowledge of the skills covered in Core Skills: Level 1. Specifically, you should know the work area, be able to do basic photo selections and corrections, as well as understand layering, masks and channels. 
  • For more information on the Level 1 course, go to:
    • Photoshop CC Core Skills: Level 1

Course Outline

    Getting Started

      • About Classroom in a Book
      • Windows vs. Mac OS instructions Prerequisites
      • Accessing the Web Edition Lesson files
      • Accessing the Classroom in a Book lesson files
      • Installing Lightroom and Photoshop
      • Why use both Lightroom and Photoshop
      • How Lightroom and Photoshop differ
      • Where Lightroom excels / Where Photoshop excels
      • Creating a Lightroom catalog for use with this book
      • Getting help in the applications and on the web
      • Help PDFs
      • Additional resources

                              Importing and Managing Photos in Lightroom

                                • Lesson overview
                                • Preparing for this lesson
                                • Storing your photographs
                                • Building a folder structure for your photos
                                • Importing photos into a Lightroom catalog
                                • Importing photos from a hard drive
                                • Using the Synchronize Folders command
                                • Using the Library module
                                • Meeting the panels
                                • Customizing your view Renaming your photos
                                • Using the Library module
                                • Meeting the panels
                                • Customizing your view
                                • Renaming your photos
                                • Organizing your photos
                                • Applying markers
                                • Assessing, culling, and creating collections
                                • Adding keywords
                                • Other ways to apply (and delete) keywords
                                • Finding photos
                                • Using the Library Filter
                                • Using smart collections
                                • Review questions / Review answers

                                                                              Using Lightroom's Develop Module for Global Adjustments

                                                                                • Lesson overview
                                                                                • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                • Using the Develop module
                                                                                • Undoing adjustments and saving multiple versions
                                                                                • Mastering the adjustment workflow: The big picture
                                                                                • Syncing changes to multiple photos
                                                                                • Review questions / Review answers

                                                                                              Using Lightroom's Develop Module for Local and Creative Adjustments

                                                                                                • Lesson overview
                                                                                                • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                                • Using the Graduated Filter tool
                                                                                                • Using the Radial Filter tool
                                                                                                • Using the Adjustment Brush tool
                                                                                                • Lightening teeth
                                                                                                • Lightening the whites of eyes
                                                                                                • Enhancing irises
                                                                                                • Softening skin and blurring stray hairs
                                                                                                • Darkening and blurring the background
                                                                                                • Removing distractions with the Spot Removal tool
                                                                                                • Removing sensor spots and syncing changes
                                                                                                • Removing objects from photos
                                                                                                • Reducing wrinkles beneath eyes
                                                                                                • Using Clone mode to remove a stray hair and lipstick smudge
                                                                                                • Adding creative color effects
                                                                                                • Converting a color photo to black and white
                                                                                                • Applying split-toning and retro effects
                                                                                                • Tinting a photo with color by hand
                                                                                                • Saving metadata to files
                                                                                                • Review questions / Review answers

                                                                                                                                          Lightroom—Photoshop Roundtrip Workflow

                                                                                                                                            • Lesson overview
                                                                                                                                            • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                                                                            • Setting up Lightroom and Photoshop for smooth integration
                                                                                                                                            • Configuring Lightroom’s External Editing preferences
                                                                                                                                            • Configuring Photoshop’s Color settings
                                                                                                                                            • Configuring Photoshop’s Maximize Compatibility preference
                                                                                                                                            • Keeping Lightroom and Camera Raw in sync
                                                                                                                                            • Sending a raw file from Lightroom to Photoshop
                                                                                                                                            • Adjust the photo in Lightroom
                                                                                                                                            • Send the photo to Photoshop
                                                                                                                                            • Send the photo back to Lightroom
                                                                                                                                            • Reopen the PSD for more editing in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                            • Add final adjustments to the PSD in Lightroom
                                                                                                                                            • Sending a JPEG or TIFF from Lightroom to Photoshop
                                                                                                                                            • Sending a photo from Lightroom to Photoshop as a Smart Object
                                                                                                                                            • Accessing snapshots in Photoshop’s Camera Raw plug-in
                                                                                                                                            • Running filters on a Smart Object in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                            • Review questions / Review answers

                                                                                                                                                                                Lightroom to Photoshop for Combining Photos

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lesson overview
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Combining photos for texture and collage effects
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Adding texture to a photo using another photo
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fading photos together using a soft brush and a layer mask
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fading photos together using a gradient mask
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fading photos together using shape tools
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Combining photos into the perfect group shot
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Making HDR images
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Merging to HDR in Lightroom
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Faking an HDR in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Exaggerating edge contrast in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Making panoramas
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Merging to a panorama in Lightroom
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fixing a curved horizon in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Review questions / Review answers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lightroom to Photoshop for Selecting and Masking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lesson overview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selection basics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selecting by shape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Using the Rectangular Marquee tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Using the Pen tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selecting by color
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Using the Magic Wand tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Using the Quick Selection tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Using the Focus Area command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selecting hair using the Select and Mask workspace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selecting using channels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Review questions / Review answers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lightroom to Photoshop for Retouching

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lesson overview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Removing unwanted content in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Using the Spot Healing Brush and Healing Brush tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Using the Clone Stamp tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Using the Patch tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Using Content-Aware Fill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Moving content in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Using the Content-Aware Move tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Using the Content-Aware Scale command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Smoothing skin realistically in Photoshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sculpting a portrait using Photoshop’s Liquify filter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Slimming your subject’s face
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Slimming your subject’s tummy and waist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Review questions Review answers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lightroom to Photoshop for Special Effects

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lesson overview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Artistic portrait treatments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Adding a soft glamour glow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • From portrait to painting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • From portrait to pencil sketch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Adding creative blur effects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Accentuating a focal point with the Iris Blur filter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Creating a tilt-shift blur effect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Adding motion to skies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Adding motion to a subject
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Creating a social media cover photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Designing the cover photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Saving the cover photo as a PNG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Review questions / Review answers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Exporting and Showing Off Your Work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lesson overview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Preparing for this lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Setting up an identity plate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Creating a watermark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emailing photos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Exporting photos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Exporting and sharing using publish services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Creating prints Books, slideshows, and web galleries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Next steps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Review questions / Review answers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Production Notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Remote Learning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Because we must schedule rooms, ship course materials, assign instructors and provision computer resources well in advance, it is important students alert us ASAP with any cancel/reschedule requests.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • If requested 16 or more calendar days before the class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cancellation requests made in this timeframe are eligible for refund less 5% cancellation fee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Reschedule requests made in this timeframe will be accommodated if availability exists and will be processed at no additional charge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • If requested 15 calendar days or less before the class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cancellation or Reschedule requests made by the student 15 calendar days or less before the class starts will be charged 100% the course fee and are not entitled to a refund.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • If you are unable to attend your class, a substitute who meets the course prerequisites may attend in your place at no additional charge for the original class title, date and location. If you cannot find a substitute, you will be subject to the class cancellation policy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Students may not reschedule a Make-up class registration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Any no shows or cancellations forfeit their one Make-up opportunity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additionally, ONLC reserves the right to retire courses due to lack of demand. Retired classes are not available for Make-Up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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