Photoshop Digital Retouching

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Tips and Tricks to master retouching photos

Photoshop Digital Retouching is a 1 day course aimed at those who are already comfortable with the basics of Photoshop and want to gain better control over the retouching of images, and in particular photos of people such as portrait shots.

The course is an intermediate level Photoshop course and covers techniques removing blemishes or pores and otherwise adjusting skin. You will learn how to whiten teeth, sharpen and recolour eyes, enhance eyebrows, remove wrinkles and select and alter hair. Additionally you will cover how to retouch lips, give more definition to features, reshape selected areas of the face, and recolour black and white photos.

By the end of the course you should be comfortable retouching a wide range of images and you will learn a number of tricks for drastically speeding up the retouching process, saving you significant time.

£350.00ex vat

Attend Online

Why not attend from the comfort of your own desk. Our Live Online Learning option lets you take the course as if you were right there, without even leaving your desk. It's like being in the classroom, and you can interact with the instructor and other delegates, without the hassle of travelling to the venue.

The Photoshop Digital Retouching course is aimed at existing Photoshop users who are looking to improve their skills when it comes to retouching images, and in particular people.

Photoshop Digital Retouching

Working with Skin

  • Removing wrinkles
  • Removing spots
  • Softening skin, retaining texture
  • Using masks for selective changes
  • Reducing stubble
  • Sharpening portraits
  • Avoiding plastic looking skin

Working with Eyes

  • Adding more life to eyes
  • Brightening the whites
  • Changing eye colour
  • Reducing dark circles
  • Enhancing eye lashes
  • Sharpening eyes

Faces and Hair

  • Adding definition
  • Fixing gaps in hair
  • Changing hair colour
  • Hiding roots
  • Adding hair
  • Fixing lipstick
  • Whitening & Repairing teeth


  • Slimming arms and legs
  • Adjusting facial features, nose, ears, etc..
  • Fixing clothing issues
  • Sculpting the face
  • Warping, Liquify and other tools

Recolouring B/W images

  • Understanding Color
  • Image Mode
  • Selective Adjustments
  • Colorize

Recording and Reusing Methods

  • Actions Panel
  • Creating Actions
  • Loading Actions
  • Adjusting Actions

Hands on session

Finally you get to practice the techniques covered either on your own images or the examples provided with instructor support


The Photoshop Digital Retouching course is aimed at existing Photoshop users that are comfortable with the basics such as working with layers and creating selections

You will learn to

  • Soften skin without losing detail and texture
  • Remove wrinkles and blemishes
  • Enhance eyes, eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Selectively sharpen images
  • Select and alter hair, recolouring and adding highlights
  • Give definition to key areas
  • Whiten teeth and reduce yellowing
  • Reshape areas using various tools
  • Recolour black and white images
  • Working with Actions

Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your professional training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - Our instructors are certified by Adobe, Google and CompTIA.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our York centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.

If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.


Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  Our centre is located on the well known Bishy Road in York, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.

Internet Access

All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

This course is aimed at existing Photoshop users who are wanting to learn how to gain better control over the retouching of images.  It is suitable for those who have completed the Photoshop Getting Started course or have equivalent experience.