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Photo Retouching with PS, Part 3: Hair and Nails

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

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  • Creative Design Power Pack
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Release date Release date 5/8/2015
Level Level Intermediate
Runtime Runtime 1h 39m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Published eBooks Published eBooks Included
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample files Sample files Included
Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

Now that you have mastered Photoshop CS6, it is time to bring up a notch in this 5 part learning series about retouching photos. In this course you’ll learn how to look at a photo to determine what needs to be touched up. You look at several models and how to remove imperfections like wrinkles and skin blemishes. You’ll then focus on different body parts starting with the eyes. Like adding eye enhancements, creating artificial catchlights, changing eye color, working with brows and lashes and others. Next you learn to work with hair, adding or changing color, smoothing hair and other effects. Then you’ll learn to create digital manicures. Next you‘ll learn how to adjust mouths, this includes changing lip appearance and color and working with teeth. Then you’ll learn how adjust noses. The body gets attention next. You’ll learn how to slim legs and arms, add curves and then compositing. To close you’ll learn to create a fantasy picture and how to use the all important pen tool.


This course assumes familiarity with Adobe Photoshop CS6. This course is part of a 5 part learning series. The series is made up of the following courses; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Before Retouching; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Eye Enhancements; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Hair and Nails; Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Mouths, Noses and Body; and Photo Retouching with Photoshop CS6: Fantasy Portrait and Pen Tool. Please watch the courses in the order listed if you are new to the material.

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John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Hair and Nails

Hair Color (15:13)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Selecting the Hair (04:15)
  • Tweaking the Hair Selection (03:47)
  • Coloring the Hair (03:23)
  • Adjusting the Curves (03:25)
  • Summary (00:10)
Frizzies & Smoothing (26:04)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Frizzies (05:01)
  • More Digital Hair Spray (04:44)
  • Eliminate Bright Hair (04:26)
  • Finishing Up & The Results (04:23)
  • Smoothing Hair (04:01)
  • Blending at the Border (03:06)
  • Summary (00:10)
Forehead, Highlights, Slimming (24:02)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Minimizing Foreheads (03:16)
  • Blend Using a Layer Mask (03:06)
  • Adding Highlights (03:02)
  • Slimming Bodies (03:04)
  • Head Transplants (03:41)
  • Slimming Faces (05:04)
  • Cropping for Show (02:25)
  • Summary (00:10)
Digital Manicures (34:24)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Outlining the Nail (04:20)
  • Extending the Nail (03:12)
  • The Base Layer (03:42)
  • Add Shade, Tone, & Color (04:46)
  • Smooth & Shade Nail (03:04)
  • Add a French Tip (02:38)
  • The Ring Finger (03:17)
  • Ring Finger Shade, Tone, & Color (04:46)
  • Pinkie Shade, Tone, & Color (04:16)
  • Summary (00:10)