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Learn how to create beautiful, soft portraits in Photoshop! Join us as we walk you through a maternity photoshoot before diving into the post-production, covering dodging and burning, frequency separation, and more!

Medium   |   5 Hours   |   2 RAW Sample Images

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Easily one of Aaron’s favorite tools in Photoshop! The Brush Tool can be one of the most powerful and versatile tools, capable of retouching, compositing, and stunning special effects.

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Explore the principles of compositing in this in-depth Photoshop tutorial. Learn how to match perspective, color, light, and shadow to create a seamless image.

Medium   |   2.75 Hours   |   3 Video Tutorials

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Previously known as the Refine Edge Tool, Select and Mask has evolved to make getting the perfect selection or mask even easier.

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Strategically and artfully merger and blend your layers in Photoshop with Clipping Masks. Great for combining multiple images, or being selective with an adjustment layer.

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The Marquee Tool is one of many selection tools that can select objects for color change, cut objects out, and replace part of an image. Best of all, it’s the easiest to use and a great entry into understanding how to master selections.

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Welcome to part two of our best-selling series Retouching 101-301. Expand on your retouching skill-set by mastering dodging and burning and frequency separation.

Medium   |   10.5 Hours   |   10 Video Tutorials

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The Spot Healing Brush Tool is great for removing blemishes and distractions from your image. Unlike the Healing Brush Tool, you don’t need to pick a sample area to work from, Photoshop does it for you.

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to do the photography and retouching necessary to add an amazing liquid splash effect to any portrait. Learn compositing, coloring, retouching, cutting subjects out, painting details, and dodging and burning.

Advanced   |   3.25 Hours   |   7 Video Tutorials

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The building block of creating great images and a speedy workflow, understanding Layers is key to mastering Photoshop. Learn all of the layer types, how to work non-destructively, and how to organize your projects like a pro.

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Learn to convert layers into Smart Objects, apply Smart Filters that can be adjusted or removed, and create multiple design mockups quickly and easily! Smart Objects will help you work faster, smarter, and non-destructively.

Easy   |   1.25 Hours   |   7 Video Tutorials

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Get anything out of the way with the Content-Aware Move Tool! Move an object in an image, while Photoshop fills the gap by automatically sampling surrounding areas.

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All of your images are made up of a ton of color information, Channels allows you to separate, select, and view this information in 3 primary colors, red, green, and blue.

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If you’re familiar with the fundamentals of photo editing but want to brush up on skills or step up your game, this tutorial is for you! Learn how to color correct and color grade, change composition, dodge and burn, subtle compositing, and see the photography process unfold!

Medium   |   9.75 Hours   |   23 Video Tutorials

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When cropping isn’t enough, try the Perspective Crop Tool! Not only can you adjust composition and aspect ratio but you can also straighten objects in an image that might be slightly distorted.

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For irregular shapes and objects, you can freely draw with the Lasso Tool to get the selection you need. Learn to adjust your selections, add borders, and add feathering!

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Surreal Portrait Compositing with Natalia Seth
 

Natalia Seth is a creative force of nature. Follow along as she guides through creating four extraordinary self-portraits, teaching compositing, retouching, and stylistic coloring.

Medium   |   4.25 Hours   |   22 Video Tutorials

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Push and pull pixels in your image with the Liquify Tool. This tool is great for reshaping or restructuring objects that seem a little off or out of place. This tool can be a Photographer’s best friend, but the key is moderation.

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Learn the intricacies of how light falls on the human face and five different methods to shape and enhance it in Photoshop. We cover dodging and burning, skin coloring, advanced sharpening, adding realistic makeup, and more.

Medium   |   2.5 Hours   |   1 Video Tutorials

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Adding text to your image is easy with the Text Tool. Plus, there are tons of adjustments and controls that can be applied to change the way your text appears.

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Learn to use the Patch Tool to replace minor blemishes and distractions or use it to duplicate any object or area in your photos.

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Watch a high-end studio photoshoot featuring full wardrobe, makeup, and pro lighting. Then see the images come together in Lightroom and Photoshop as we prepare the photos for client delivery. Special thanks to NVRLND, Shea Coulee, and Naomi Smalls.

Advanced   |   14 Hours   |   31 Video Tutorials

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Learn portrait retouching, background retouching, and creative compositing from fine art and fashion photographer, Rob Woodcox! And along the way, Rob gives valuable insight into his process and how to run a successful creative business!

Medium   |   6 Hours   |   66 Sample Images

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Gain the confidence to master product photography! Take an outside-the-box approach to product photos with this composite where you can learn to match highlights and shadows, retouch products, and make details selections.

Medium   |   2 Hours   |   5 Video Tutorials

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Making local adjustments in Lightroom can help rescue details and remove distractions. From skin retouching to adjusting exposure, we’ll cover all the bases and show you how to do so while only affecting a specific part of your image.

Easy   |   45 Min   |   3 Video Tutorials

 

This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the high-fashion retouch editing. Each look uses different lighting and calls for a different approach. We guide you through everything from object removal, to skin smoothing, to color and lighting.

Medium   |   3.75 Hours   |   3 Video Tutorials

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Curves are an awesome tool that give you control over the exposure and color in your images. Curves are very similar to Levels, but with some practice, they can give you a lot more control.

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Make sure you’re getting the images that you and your clients want while helping your photoshoots run smoother than ever. We break down how to shoot using tethered capture in Lightroom.

Easy   |   30 Min   |   4 Video Tutorials

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The Quick Mask Tool is great whenever you are working with selection tools. It helps clearly define what you do and do not have selected.

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