Beauty Retouching with Photoshop Workshop – March 28

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Before cameras, artists would capture the essence of a person in a portrait. But now, with Photoshop, you can present the best side of yourself.

Any student, whether they are in-person or online, can bring their own photos to manipulate them in Photoshop. If you will be joining us in person, feel free take pictures of each other to use. You can bring a friend or make a new one in your class!

Take wrinkles or crows feet off in seconds, remove dark circles under the eyes, fix 5 o’clock shadow, remove blemishes and make everyone’s hair bright and shiny (or add hair where needed). This class will show tools that work in all recent versions of Photoshop. Topics covered include:

  • When to use the Healing Brush
  • Spot Healing Brush with Content Aware | NEW to CS5!
  • Using the Liquify tool to “Skinny” People Up (video)
  • Working with the Adjustments Panel
  • Painting in new Eye Color
  • Dodge, Burn & Desaturate tools
  • Using the History Brush to Paint in Corrections
  • Using the Clone Stamp and Clone Source Panel
  • Red Eye Removal and Green/Blue eye removal for pets

Kelly McCathran, Adobe ExpertInstructor: Kelly McCathran
Kelly is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and has been working with it since version 2 (not CS2, but Version 2!). She has taught for AcademyX for over 8 years and is a recognized leader in the field. She is the organizer of the Adobe Creative Cloud Lovers Meetup group. Kelly is also the owner of an online training company, (Twitter: @onlineinstruct).

Get a small sample of Kelly’s training style & retouching techniques in the video below:


Group Photoshop Training

Class Format
Students should have their own laptop with Photoshop installed. The instruction will have step-by-step demonstrations of each photoshop effect, with lab exercises after each for students to replicate the effects with their assigned partner.



Students will come to our facilities with their laptops at the address below:

AcademyX Computer Training
601 Montgomery St. #409
San Francisco CA 94111 (map)


Student can find their favorite spot for online learning! We will be using AdobeConnect so you can actively participate and you will receive instructions upon signing up via email.

Saturday, March 28, 1pm – 4pm PST

Note: This class is held in-person at our classroom facilities, but some students may opt to “dial-in” remotely. They should note that the class is held 1-4pm, Pacific Standard Time.

First 3 students: Free!
Next 5 students: $35
After that: $50

Online: $35


Eventbrite - Beauty Retouching with Photoshop Workshop


  • familiarity with Photoshop layers
  • smart phone with camera
  • laptop with Photoshop CS4 or above

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