Learn useful techniques for retouching and editing portraits in Adobe Photoshop. In this course, you will learn the basic principles of light, composition, and how to enhance a mood in your photos. This course takes a deep dive into specific techniques that allow you to work in a non-destructive way. First, you'll learn about photo evaluation with the Histogram Tool, working in a targeted way with Adjustment Layers, Masks, Layers, and Blend Modes. Next, you'll learn how to perform a quick clean up and how to convert a color image to black and white. Finally, learn how to enhance a photo with targeted adjustments and how to sharpen it in an intelligent way. When you're finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of enhancing key elements of the image through manipulating light and shadows and how to make creative decisions regarding the development stage. This knowledge will help you as you move forward to professional photo-editing.