Learn how to improve the quality (and speed) of 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.
Using Blend Modes (Screen, Multiply, Overlay, Color)
Layer Masking & Compositing
Using Layer Masks to Non-Destructively Blend Images
Match Tones in Composited Images
Curves Color Channels
LifeStyle Shot–Selecting the Skin
Making Selections using Channels
LifeStyle Shot–Testing Selections
Using Curves to Test Selections
LifeStyle Shot–Balancing Skin Tones
LifeStyle Shot–Adjusting Contrast
Curve Adjustments and Blending Modes
Preventing Contrast Adjustments from Changing Saturation
LifeStyle Shot–Selecting the Shirt
Using Hue/Saturation to Colorize Shirt
Color Settings for the Rest of the Class
Color Management Preferences
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
Image Compression (JPEG)
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
Product Shot–Matching Colors
Matching Colors using Curves
Product Shot–Selecting Label Text
Easy Selections with Channels
Product Shot–Color Correction
Commercial-Style Color Correction
Product Shot–Select & Adjust Vines
Color Range Selections
Using Channels to Refine Color Range Selections
Smoothing Skin with Blend Modes
Blurring Highlights and Shadows Independently
Adding Texture for a Natural Look
Smoothing Skin with Luminosity
Using Channels to Smooth Skin Tones
Luminosity Blending Mode
Modifying Light & Shadows
Adding Warmth to a Photograph
Selecting Highlight Areas of an Image
Using Blend Modes to Improve Sharpening
Selectively Adding Sharpening with a Layer Mask
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
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.
Learn Advanced Photoshop Retouching Skills
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with this advanced retouching class. Learn these skills with step-by-step exercises in a small class led by a professional Adobe Photopshop instructor.
“I was impressed by everything I didn't know and I look forward to using the new skills I gained in my future work. ”
“Classes at Noble Desktop do not disappoint, they are my go-to for new skills or getting up to speed on software updates!”
Director of Creative Services, Avanti Press
“I've used Photoshop for many years, yet this class taught me advanced functionality in the software that I had no idea existed. And the instructor, Ethan, provided excellent instruction on applying retouching techniques to real-world examples. This will help further my career, for sure.”
Attended the Photoshop Advanced Retouching course
“I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to take their Photoshop skills to the next level! 5 stars!”
Web Developer, Legg Mason
“I've used Photoshop for 20+ years and was very pleased to learn lots of new time-saving tips and how to use features I'd never tried before. Using the Wacom tablet was especially helpful; I'd always meant to try it, but never had the time. Ethan's very knowledgeable, clear and helpful; his sense of humor just added to the positive experience.”
Packaging Artist, Organic Valley
Learned advanced retouching and color correction in Photoshop
“The advanced Photoshop class really made me feel confident in my skills. I feel much more comfortable applying this knowledge in the workplace.”
Photo Studio Assistant, The Real Real
“After using Photoshop for a number of years, I realized I could probably work more efficiently and effectively. I discovered so many new tricks and features in Noble's Advanced Photoshop class that the first 1/2 day alone was worth the tuition. In addition to enhancing my technical expertise, I learned to analyze my projects first to determine which method(s) and tools would work best in that instance. This was awesome!!”
MaryRose learned advanced retouching techniques in our Photoshop Advanced class.
You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
How does attending “live online” work?
Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!
Learn Advanced Photoshop Techniques
“After using Photoshop for a number of years, I realized I could probably work more efficiently and effectively. I discovered so many new tricks and features in Noble's Advanced Photoshop class that the first 1/2 day alone was worth the tuition. In addition to enhancing my technical expertise, I learned to analyze my projects first to determine which method(s) and tools would work best in that instance.” MaryRose Devine, Feb 23, 2018
Students learning Advanced Photoshop skills
Custom Photoshop Workbook Included
Our Advanced Photoshop Retouching class utilizes a custom step-by-step workbook that is sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the Photoshop materials anytime after the class.
Every class comes with a custom Photoshop workbook
Industry Professional Instructors
Learn advanced Photoshop retouching from instructors who are industry professionals that can draw on their experience to teach you practical, professional skills.