Photoshop Perfection Video Series
Simplify Your Training
The Art of Retouching’s Website offers more than 100 free Photoshop Videos to get you comfortable with image retouching. If you want a more direct route to learning, we also offer several full classes that focus on often requested topics. For those who want to learn everything with a bow on top, we also offer complete courses to help you succeed.
If you have been struggling with learning proper retouching techniques, then the problem has been the teacher. You!
It doesn’t matter if you are a photographer or retoucher, you can achieve Photoshop Perfection with any of the classes and courses offered below. It all depends on how much you want to invest in your art. You can be the best, you just need someone to help get you there.
With only an email address, you will be getting complete access to the Emergency Basic Retouching, and Portraits, Camera Raw and Smart Objects Classes. Additionally, you can watch all of the Behind the Retouching videos.
Emergency Basic Retouching – The most simple and direct way to learn Photoshop, getting a working knowledge for one of the most complex programs ever created. This will still get you started in minimal time without any previous experience. When you finish, you will know enough to fine tune your images to look great.
Portraits, Camera Raw and Smart Objects – This class is about getting your images from Camera to Print, with a ton of great advice along the way. Also learn about Smart Objects, and how they can be applied to your own images. If you want to be introduced to work Non-Destructively, then your images will never be harmed again.
Behind the Retouching – Originally created as a mentoring series for different photographers, where I talk more about Why, and less about How. Each video focuses on a single image, as we tear apart the layer structure to reveal how the image got from Point A, to Point B.
Basic Membership: Skills Bundle
In addition to the previous section, you will also be getting complete access to the Cloning Extended, Masking Simplified, Tools and Palettes, and Smart Objects Complete Workflow Classes. When the Lightroom Workflow videos are completed, you will also gain access to that class as well.
Cloning Extended – For years, Adobe has introduced more and more ways to clean up your images. This class goes into the many different tools available, and explains the ways each has their own strengths and weaknesses. You will gain knowledge about how to use the tools, but also solve a variety of different problems.
Masking Simplified – This class starts with a simple introduction of tools and how to use them. Once the basics are out of the way, I show how to make more complex selections using layers, adjustments and channels. Whatever your skill level, this will teach you things you didn’t know for making targeted selections.
Tools and Palettes – We will review the main tools and palettes in Photoshop used by photographers and retouchers, and skip over the ones you will rarely use. You will be surprised how much simpler Photoshop can be once you remove the distractions, and focus on the most useful items, that will give your images the best results.
Smart Objects Complete Workflow – The free Smart Object class is a great starting place. But, I was challenged to put together the most comprehensive class, covering every possible scenario. There were many things I still needed to say, to make this complete. Here’s everything you could possibly need to know about Smart Objects.
Premium Membership: Complete Training
In addition to the previous sections, you will also be getting complete access to Photoshop Basic 1, Basic 2, and Intermediate Courses. All of the classes within these courses have been updated (as needed) to support the newest product versions on the market. With each new release, videos and written materials may either updated, or new supplemental material is added. This way, you can stay current as new tools and techniques are released.
Basic 1 – This is the foundation to your new skills. This course of approximately 12 hours can either be watched in order, or skipped around as needed. It was created with the help of many students with the single purpose of creating the most direct, yet complete, way of getting starting with Photoshop for Photographers and Retouchers.
Basic 2 – While the Basic 1 Course was very technical, this Basic 2 is much more creative and open ended. You can freely skip around and watch any of the 10+ hours of video in any order you want. It is much less about the how, and much more about the why. This course will help your develop your artistic eye for the details.
Intermediate – Wrap up your general training and ensure you know everything to become a professional retoucher. This course includes the most complex solutions that I have ever come across. Filled with collected tips and techniques that can be so obscure, even I need to reference the step-by-step materials for how it’s done.