Advanced Photoshop training.

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There’s more to Photoshop than what meets the eye. This course, presented with professional retoucher Viktor Fejes, covers the advanced skills you need to transform your images.

  • Why we require retouching
  • Beauty retouching
  • Architecture retouching
  • Product retouching
  • Using visual aid layers
  • Frequency separation
  • Burn and Dodge
  • Workflow considerations

Through in-depth explanations and detailed examples, we show you how to identify and apply the necessary finishing touches to transform your images.

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Viktor Fejes

Professional Retoucher

Viktor is a post production artist who works with companies, magazines and celebrities from around the world. In 2016 he founded his boutique retouching studio, GILD Studios, working with clients such as AT&T, Wired, Marie Claire, Reader’s Digest and Lagos.

In this Advanced Photoshop For Photographers course Viktor explains exactly why we need retouching, his workflow process and works through a number of beauty, interior and product retouching demonstrations.

In this course we not only demonstrate and explain key post production techniques, we provide insight into the process and reasons behind retouching.

Do you understand the steps?

Many people watch and follow retouching tutorials, but they don’t necessarily understand why they’re doing what they’re doing.

Brightness in photoshop

Brightness

Luminance in photoshop

Luminance

Contrast in photoshop

Contrast

Hue in photoshop

Hue

In this course we not only demonstrate and explain key post production techniques, we provide insight into the process and reasons behind retouching.

“Understand the process, the application, the when and the why of retouching.”

Can you identify and solve problems?

“We don’t see people in real life the same way we do on a still image because we have time to look, analyse, find and recognise blemishes.”

Learn how to identify and correct these problems using a number of techniques.

Visual Aid Layers in photoshop

Visual Aid Layers

Burn and dodge in photoshop

Burn & Dodge

Frequency separation in photoshop

Frequency Separation

Colour and saturation in photoshop

Color & Saturation

USM and local contrast in photoshop

USM & Local Contrast

“It’s a process that could be applicable for any topic.”

Could your workflow be better?

Fashion

Product

Beauty

Architecture

The post production process can vary from photographer to photographer or subject to subject, but this course will show you how you can easily adapt your workflow to suit any topic.

There’s a fine line between too little and too much. Do you know where it is?

Advanced photoshop retouching. Discover professional industry retouching secrets that will transform your images.




Before & After

Explore the results of some of the lessons by dragging the slider below.

Includes Victor’s Pro Photoshop actions.

Get the most out of your images with this incredible retouching action.

  • Visual Aid Layers Action

    This immensly time saving ‘action’ creates Viktor’s exceptional visual aid layers instantly saving you hours of work. This action creates all the necessary layers for identifying belemishes, hue variations, saturation imbalances and tonal differences allowing you to attain perfect retouches.


Photoshop retouching work along files included.

Below are the three work along files from the course, following along with Karl’s retouch will allow you to take on board the information in a more hands on way.

  • Beauty Headshot

    In this beauty headshot Karl walks you through a complete beauty retouch including eyes, lips, hair and skin.

  • Beauty Retouch

    In this beauty retouch Karl walks you through eye makeup, skin tone and background colour change.

  • Wine Bottle Product Shot

    Turn an average product shot into a great one with these techniques cleaning up the product, adjusting the labels and burning and dodging.

  • Location Fashion Retouch

    Walk through with Karl the necessary adjustments for removing objects, liquifying, colour adjustments and toning the image.

"Post production is the final step in the creative process but this valuable skill is a weak spot for many photographers. With my help, you’ll soon be able to confidently produce top results."

On this course you will learn…


  • The reasons for retouching
  • Professional retouching techniques
  • Effective use of layers
  • Burn and dodge and alternative techniques
  • Separation techniques for skin retouching
  • How to use liquify tool
  • How to balance color and tone
  • Frequency separation
  • USM local contrast

11 retouching demonstrations:

  • Beauty retouching
  • Interior retouching
  • Product retouching
  • Skin retouching
  • Black and white conversions

“Just to say I think these tutorials are brilliant. I have been on various workshops over the years and have mostly switched off after a few minutes of techi stuff! But for me this is at the right pace and it’s sinking in!”

Sharon Harmeston – Photoshop For Photographers.

“Great pace. Outstanding depth of knowledge. Remarkably good communication skills from highly skilled professionals. And so relaxed in presentation style. These tutorials are master classes ☺”

David McLarnon – Advanced Photoshop For Photographers

“Hi Karl, a brilliant series of videos with Victor. I was extremely impressed with the visibly huge difference between the original and final version after a great many apparently small adjustments adding up to a very polished result.
Whilst I do not shoot any fashion, I can certainly put to good use the information gained to improve and refine my own retouching skills within my business.
I Exactly love the visual aids. Thank you Victor.”

Mark Eaton – Advanced Photoshop For Photographers

“Karl, you have no idea just how good this tutorial is. I have been tearing my hair out trying to find online courses for Photoshop that doesn’t jump from one concept to the next or over-estimate my basic knowledge of this software. I finally feel like I am in control of this learning journey now. Excellent programme on interface. Extremely well explained. Thank you.”

Emily Renier – Photoshop For Photographers

You can get this course for only $14 per month.

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About Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor is a professional photographer with over 20 years experience and he is commissioned by leading global companies for his precise attention to detail and his exquisite control of light. www.karltaylor.co.uk

Karl’s work covers advertising, beauty and fashion photography for commercial clients. Having started his career in photojournalism he is also comfortable and actively enjoys shooting across a range of other genres. Karl’s ethos is that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and that the visual philosophies for creating effective images are universal.

Ten years ago Karl also entered the training market and soon became known for his ability to explain complex subjects extremely clearly. His unique way of teaching and clear instruction has led him to work for, Hasselblad Camera Company, Broncolor Lighting and Adobe as well as appearances on the BBC. His training is also used by Universities and education providers around the world.

Karl regularly travels around the globe, as an Ambassador and educator for leading players in the industry and his range of courses have become the benchmark for effective, entertaining and inspirational training.

About our courses

Quite simply Karl Taylor Education offers the most comprehensive and effective range of courses and live shows, as well as live shows we also have new courses monthly. All with one simple and cost effective price plan to help you with all aspects of photography.

“I’ve never seen anything that comes even close to this video. I was enthralled all the way through, everything, even stuff I thought I knew was explained brilliantly. The hour flew by, in fact it’s the first hour long video I’ve watched all the way through without a break. Thank you Karl, you are giving us value for our $14 many times over.”

Mark Harris – KTE Member