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Retouching Master Class



Course Overview

This course covers everything from mastering the black & white workflow, getting the best results with your raw files before making them into panoramas, adding drama to photos, correctly exposing highlights and recovering drama without too much of the “HDR look”, stylizing photos, bringing life to dull photos, shooting dramatic foggy photos, shooting straight into a sunset, selective clarity enhancements, how to get the best out of your night photos, recovering boring skies and much, much more.

Pont Neuf Panorama

Mont Saint Michel Panorama

Pont Neuf Black and White

Eiffel Tower from Underneath

Pont Alexandre III

Eiffel Tower from Pont Alexandre III Black and White

Paris Skyline Sunset

Paris Skyline Night

Mont Saint Michel

Eiffel Tower




3 Hours 26 Minutes




Lightroom & Photoshop

Lessons: Part 1

Dramatic Black & Whites

Mastering my full workflow for dramatic black & white photos in Lightroom

RAW Files

How to get the best out of your raw files before you make them into panoramas

Exposing for Highlights

How to correctly expose for the highlights and recover drama without having too much of an “HDR look”


Stylizing boring color photos

Bringing Life to Sunrise

Bringing to life a dull sunrise photo

Drama & Fog

Expanding on dramatic & foggy photos

Retouch Direct Sunset

Retouching a sunset photo shot right into the lens

Lessons: Part 2

Night Photos

How to get the best out of a night photo

Fixing Flat Skies

How to get drama when you have just a flat blue sky

Selective Clarity & Composition

Understanding composition and using selective clarity

Panorama Basics

Making a panorama and correcting serious distortion problems.

Speeding Up Retouching

How to speed up your retouching process by using synchronization.

Creative with Boring Colors

How to get creative when the original colors are boring.

Contrast & Colors

 Playing around with contrast in cool and warm colors.

Lessons: Part 3

Middle-of-the-Night Drama

Making a middle-of-the-night drama photo.

Black & White Process for Drama

One of my favorite black and white conversion process for super drama.

Recovering Lost Color Information

Selective clarity and how to recover lost color information and rules of composition.

Color Long Exposures

Going color with long exposures photos and getting rid of the long exposure color cast.

Guiding the Eyes of the Viewer

Retouching a photo after sunset and guiding the eyes of the viewer.

Retouching when No White Balance Fits

Retouching a photo taken in the middle of the night and what to do when no basic white balance settings fit. 

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Retouching Master Class




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