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Photo Retouching Certificate

Take your photos to the next level.

Noble Desktop is now offering a Certificate in Photo Retouching. Intended for both beginners and those with a more advanced design background, students will learn industry standard retouching techniques using Adobe Photoshop. These skills, along with knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, will give students a complete understanding of how to perfect both their own photographs and stock photos to match their needs. Students who already have some of these skills (or have equivalent experience) need only take the remaining classes to complete the certificate.

The cost for the three courses comprising the Certificate in Photo Retouching would normally be $2600 if the courses were taken separately. However, Noble Desktop offers the complete program at a special price of $2000. If students have previously taken one or more of the courses in the program, they can finish the program and a discount will be offered so that the final price to complete the program is $2000.

To sign up, just select the classes you would like to take from our schedule. On the Registration Page, mention “Certificate in Photo Retouching” in the comments field. We will make sure you receive whatever discounts are necessary to achieve the certificate at the lowest possible price.

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