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Photoshop Advanced: Retouching Course

(4.84 out of 5) 36 Student Reviews

About the course

In this 2 day hands-on advanced Photoshop course, you take your Photoshop skills to the next level. This focuses on retouching strategy, maximising efficiency in Photoshop, color correction strategy, complex selections and masks; paths versus alpha channels, colour management; RGB versus CMYK, and much more.

Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for photographers, graphic artists, webmasters or designers who have a good understanding of various tools within Photoshop but want to take their skill to an advanced level and learn the tips, tricks and techniques that are used by professionals in real life work.


The participants must have completed the Fast Track to Photoshop course or have equivalent skill before attending this course. It is assumed that the participants have a good understanding of the tools within Photoshop and have some experience using them.

Course Details

  • $990 incl GST
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: Classroom Online Live
  • Level: Advanced
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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    Classes scheduled on demand in Online Live

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  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    10 - 11 May 21 Mon - Tue Classroom
    29 - 30 Jun 21 Tue - Wed Classroom
    26 - 27 Aug 21 Thu - Fri Classroom
    18 - 19 Oct 21 Mon - Tue Classroom
    16 - 17 Dec 21 Thu - Fri Classroom
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    10 - 11 May 21 Mon - Tue Classroom
    08 - 09 Jul 21 Thu - Fri Classroom
    30 - 31 Aug 21 Mon - Tue Classroom
    28 - 29 Oct 21 Thu - Fri Classroom
    20 - 21 Dec 21 Mon - Tue Classroom
  • Brisbane Class Dates

    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

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  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

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  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Setting up Photoshop

  • Colour Management Set-up

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Unit 2: Project - Fashion Shot

  • Cloning vs Healing
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Healing Brush Tool
  • Dodge and Burn Tools
  • Liquify Retouching
  • Liquify Filter: Bloat, Pucker, Forward Warp Tools
  • Artistic Retouching of Facial Features

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Unit 3: Correction Techniques

  • Colour Correction using Curves
  • Customizing Curves Options for Fast Correction
  • Setting Custom White and Black Points

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Unit 4: Blend Modes, Layer Masking & Compositing

  • Understanding Blend Modes
  • Working with Blend Modes
  • Using the colour mode to tint an image
  • Blending Images using Layer Mask
  • Matching Tones in Composited Images
  • Matching Colour
  • Curves Colour Channels
  • Desaturating Colour
  • Working with Clipping Masks

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Unit 5: Project - Lifestyle Shot

  • Selecting the Skin using an Alpha Channel
  • Testing Selections
  • Using Curves to Test Selections
  • Editing Channels
  • Balancing Skin Tones
  • Adjusting Contrast without changing colour
  • Curve Adjustments and Blending Modes
  • Preventing Contrast Adjustments from Changing Saturation
  • Using Hue/Saturation to Colourize

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Unit 6: Advanced Colour Management set-up

  • Colour Management Preferences
  • Converting Device Profiles to Work Space
  • Working with Images That Are Missing a Profile
  • Converting Into a Device-Independent Workspace
  • Images With The Wrong Profile Embedded
  • Converting to CMYK
  • Loading Colour Profiles
  • Comparing Different CMYK Conversions

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Unit 7: Prepping an Image for the Web

  • Resizing and Resampling
  • Soft Proofing for Web
  • Image Compression (JPEG)

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Unit 8: Using Channels to Make Selections

  • Using Channels for Selections
  • Using Levels to Refine Selections
  • Hue/Saturation to the Change Colour
  • Updating Channel Selections

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Unit 9: Project - Product Shot

  • Selection using Paths
  • Selection using Channels
  • Matching Colours using Curves
  • Easy Selection with Channels
  • Commercial Style Colour-correction
  • Loading Selections
  • Colour Range Selections

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Unit 10: Project - Smoothing Skin

  • Skin Smoothing
  • Blurring Highlights and Shadows Independently
  • Adding Texture for a Natural Look
  • Understanding Channel Mixer
  • Using Channels to Smooth Skin Tones
  • Luminosity Blending Mode

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Unit 11: Modifying Light & Shadows

  • Adding Warmth to a Photograph
  • Selecting Highlight Areas of an Image
  • Channels Selections

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Unit 12: Sharpening Techniques

  • Using Smart Sharpen
  • Using Blend Modes to Improve Sharpening
  • Selectively Adding Sharpening with a Layer Mask
  • Editing Smart Objects
  • Using the High Pass Filter for Sharpening
  • Hard Light Blending Mode

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Unit 13: Noise Reduction with Camera Raw

  • Opening JPEGs as Camera Raw
  • Reducing Noise

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Unit 14: Clipping Masks and Type

  • Filling Text with a Photo

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Course Reviews

(4.30 out of 5) simon [ 24 October, 2019 ]
Great course but not enough advanced topics selected for someone already working in the graphic design industry.
(5.00 out of 5) Joanna F [ 24 October, 2019 ]
Marte was an excellent teacher who provided her time and effort to teach us the ropes of Photoshop. I have learnt several new techniques and whenever I had a question, Marte was more than happy to answer them. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
(4.60 out of 5) Neil [ 24 October, 2019 ]
Clean concise course that will get any novice up to scratch with Photoshop. Wide range of topic areas that are covered and a lot of detail provided. Would recommend it again to anyone looking to increase their skill set.
(5.00 out of 5) Josh [ 24 October, 2019 ]
Marte was absolutely amazing! I was enrolled into the course for work - I admittedly came into the course with very low expectations as I have had a couple of years experience with Photoshop however, I found the course to be very useful in making my processes more efficient and time-effective. I was already learning useful things less than 15 minutes into the first lesson. Definitely a positive experience and an amazing & passionate tutor!

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