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STS: Photoshop 2: Portrait Retouching and Color Correction

Thursday, July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Attending STS Sessions Online

All Software Training for Students workshops sessions are currently being delivered virtually via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and can be accessed from within the STS Canvas course.

Blackboard recommends using Google Chrome as your web browser when accessing Collaborate Ultra.

To attend the workshops, do the following:

  1. Enroll in the STS Canvas Course (if you are not already enrolled)
  2. After enrolling, click the link to our BB Collaborate Ultra page
  3. Find the name of the workshop you'd like to attend and click the Join Session button.
  4. Recommended: Download the Class Files before attending your scheduled workshop.

IMPORTANT: Photoshop is free for all UW-Madison students to download until August 20, 2020. Instructions on how to do so can be found here. After August 20, 2020, students can download a free 7-day trial for any Adobe CC product from the Adobe website with a non-school email address. We suggest you download the software a day before the workshop.

In this class students will learn advanced techniques used by industry professionals for portrait retouching and color correction. Students will explore RGB and CMYK color modes with hands-on exercises for color correction and skin tone balancing. The Healing Tool group will be covered in-depth to remove blemishes, wrinkles and other unwanted distractions. Further, students will learn how to vastly improve their photos by reducing shadows. This class emphasizes the use of multiple layers and layer masks for advanced blending and non-destructive editing.

Topic include:

  • Color Correction
  • Understanding Color Modes
  • Info Palette with Eye Dropper Tool
  • Color Casts and Levels Adjustment
  • Color Enhancement with Quick Mask Layer Mask and Curves

Workshop Manual and Class Files:

Training Manual

Class Files

Note: these files are available through the STS Canvas course. If you are not enrolled, click here to enroll


Anyone interested in using Photoshop to retouch images


Prior experience with Photoshop

Note: Software Training for Students services are only available to currently registered undergraduate or graduate students of UW-Madison. Faculty, staff and former students are not eligible to attend our training workshops or consultations.


Thursday, July 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Primary Trainer
Xinyi Li
Vinayak Malik
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