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Photoshop CC Advanced Retouching

Improve Your Retouching Skills

Let us teach you how to improve the quality (and speed) or your Photoshop work. We’ll cover retouching, complex selections, color correction, color accuracy for print/web output, and more.

We’ll show you how to use channels to make complex selections. Color management is a complex issue but we’ll make it approachable and break it down into easy steps so that you can gain control over color. We’ll explain some little-known tricks with blending modes, sharpening techniques, how to smooth skin textures and so much more.

  • Make dramatic color corrections to save even the worst photos.

  • Learn techniques to easily smooth rough-looking skin.

  • Enhance color to make product text “pop”.

  • Use the power of Channels to make selections.

  • Learn to use Paths to quickly make selections.

  • Dodge and Burn out skin blemishes.

  • Use the Liquify filter to subtly correct facial expressions.

  • Use Channels to quickly and easily change colors.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Fashion Shot–Cloning vs. Healing


  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Healing Brush Tool
Fashion Shot–Dodge/Burn Blemishes


  • Dodge/Burn Tools
  • Channels
Fashion Shot–Liquify Retouching


  • Liquify Filter: Bloat, Pucker, Forward Warp Tools
  • Artistic Retouching of Facial Features
Correction Techniques–Typical Image


  • Color Correction using Curves
  • Customizing Curves Options for Fast Correction
Correction Techniques–Extreme Image


  • Color Correction using Curves
  • Setting Custom White and Black Points

Section 2
Understanding Blend Modes


  • Using Blend Modes (Screen, Multiply, Overlay, Color)
Layer Masking & Compositing


  • Using Layer Masks to Non-Destructively Blend Images
Match Tones in Composited Images


  • Matching Color
  • Curves Color Channels
  • Desaturating Color
  • Clipping Masks
LifeStyle Shot–Selecting the Skin


  • Making Selections using Channels
LifeStyle Shot–Testing Selections


  • Using Curves to Test Selections
  • Editing Channels
LifeStyle Shot–Balancing Skin Tones


  • Quick Mask
  • Intersecting Selections
  • Curves
Section 3
LifeStyle Shot–Adjusting Contrast


  • Curve Adjustments and Blending Modes
  • Preventing Contrast Adjustments from Changing Saturation
LifeStyle Shot–Selecting the Shirt


  • Loading Selections
  • Channels
  • Using Hue/Saturation to Colorize Shirt
  • Lasso Tool
Color Settings for the Rest of the Class


  • Color Management Preferences
  • Color Profiles
Dealing With Color Profiles


  • Opening and Editing a Typical Image
  • Images That Are Missing a Profile
  • Images With The Wrong Profile Embedded
Color Settings & CMYK Conversions


  • Converting to CMYK
  • Loading Color Profiles
  • Comparing Different CMYK Conversions
Prepping an Image for the Web


  • Resizing and Resampling
  • Soft Proofing
  • Image Compression (JPEG)
Section 4
Using Channels to Make Selections


  • Using Channels for Selections
  • Using Levels to Refine Selections
  • Hue/Saturation to Change Color Of Clothing
  • Updating Channel Selections
Product Shot–Selecting Bottle Parts


  • Selections using Paths
Product Shot–Selecting the Glass


  • Selections using Channels
  • Paths
Product Shot–Matching Colors


  • Matching Colors using Curves
Product Shot–Selecting Label Text


  • Easy Selections with Channels
  • Intersecting Selections

Section 5
Product Shot–Color Correction


  • Commercial-Style Color Correction
  • Loading Selections
Product Shot–Select & Adjust Vines


  • Color Range Selections
  • Using Channels to Refine Color Range Selections
Smoothing Skin with Blend Modes


  • Skin Smoothing
  • Blurring Highlights and Shadows Independently
  • Adding Texture for a Natural Look
  • Blending Modes
Smoothing Skin with Luminosity


  • Channel Mixer
  • Using Channels to Smooth Skin Tones
  • Luminosity Blending Mode
Modifying Light & Shadows


  • Adding Warmth to a Photograph
  • Selecting Highlight Areas of an Image
  • Channels Selections
Section 6
Sharpening Techniques


  • Smart Sharpen
  • Using Blend Modes to Improve Sharpening
  • Selectively Adding Sharpening with a Layer Mask
  • Smart Objects
Sharpening with High Pass


  • Using the High Pass Filter for Sharpening
  • Hard Light Blending Mode
  • Comparison to Smart Sharpen
Camera Raw Fundamentals


  • Opening & Editing Raw Files
Noise Reduction & the Camera Raw Filter


  • Reducing Digital Camera Noise
  • Camera Raw Filter

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.

Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.