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Photoshop CC Advanced Retouching

Advanced Photoshop Training in NYC

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.

  • 18 Hours
  • Mac only
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$975 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to make complex selections
  • Advanced color correction and masking techniques
  • Color management to improve color accuracy for output
  • Learn sharpening techniques and how to smooth skin textures
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Photoshop CC Advanced Retouching Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Fashion Shot–Cloning vs. Healing

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Section 2
Understanding Blend Modes

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • Making Selections using Channels
LifeStyle Shot–Testing Selections

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • Color Management Preferences
  • Color Profiles
Dealing With Color Profiles

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • Selections using Paths
Product Shot–Selecting the Glass

Topics

  • Selections using Channels
  • Paths
Product Shot–Matching Colors

Topics

  • Matching Colors using Curves
Product Shot–Selecting Label Text

Topics

  • Easy Selections with Channels
  • Intersecting Selections

Section 5
Product Shot–Color Correction

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • 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'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.”

    Adam Coti

    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!”

    Patrick Hobart

  • “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.”

    Laura Siitari

    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.”

    Charles Mott

  • “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 Devine

    MaryRose learned advanced retouching techniques in our Photoshop Advanced class.

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.

Adobe instructor teaching Photoshop skills

Register for Photoshop CC Advanced Retouching

$975 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online