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Color Grade Video Course

 

Color grading is the process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture, video or, in our case, a digital image. Although every step of your retouching workflow is important, color grading has the potential to be the most impactful one and can easily make or break your final result. With skillful color grading, you can make your images pop off the page even with the simplest subject matter.

Our goal when creating this course was to help you masterfully color grade your personal and client work by providing you with a solid system and a set of versatile and intuitive color grading tools. Not only do we want you to understand what specific tools to use, but more importantly when and why to use them.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3h 38m
Practice Files: 
Layered .PSD files are provided for your analysis and practice
Additional Materials:
Digital Guide + Michael’s Custom Actions
Format:
Digital Instant Download

 

$89.00 USD BUY NOW

Hair Retouching Video Course

 

In every beauty, portrait and fashion image, the face usually takes up the majority of our retouching time and although the hair is often secondary, it can never be ignored. While we use some of the same tools for retouching hair as we do for skin, the techniques and challenges vary quite greatly.

Having an experienced hairstylist on set will help you create a finished look, but once the model begins to move and pose for the camera, it is next to impossible to keep the hair as perfect as we would like. Since getting a strong pose, facial expression and perfect makeup is often more important than keeping strands in check, the job of making the hair look good often falls on the retoucher.

Despite the retouching challenges, a skilled hair retouch makes a tremendous difference in the final image, helping achieve a clean editorial or commercial result. With this video course, our goal is to teach you how to fix common hair issues in beauty, portrait and fashion photography using simple retouching tools and techniques, while offering a variety of methods to take the struggle out of the process.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3h 38m
Practice Files: 4 layered PSD files photographed by Julia Kuzmenko Michael Woloszynowicz, are provided for your analysis and practice
Additional Materials: Digital Guide + Custom Actions + Custom Brushes
Format: Digital Instant Download

 

$74.00 USD BUY NOW

Master Dodge & Burn Video Course

 

One of the biggest challenges in beauty, portrait and fashion photography is skin retouching. Dodge & Burn is the key retouching technique that all professional retouchers use to make the surface of the skin look healthy and even, while maintaining its true texture and detail in their images. If your goal is to become proficient at retouching, you should absolutely undoubtedly focus on mastering this important technique.

In our 4-part intensive course, we take a deep dive into the Dodge & Burn technique with the author, Fashion, Beauty & Portrait Photographer and Retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz. Michael is one of the leading Retouching Academy instructors and Fstoppers writers, globally known for not only his top-quality work but also his super accessible style of teaching.

So, if you have been struggling with Dodging & Burning, this course will be a quick ride to your D&B breakthrough.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3:35 hours
Practice Files: Layered .PSD files are provided for your analysis and practice
Additional Materials: Digital Guide + Michael’s Custom Actions
Format: Digital Instant Download

 

$149.00 USD BUY NOW

Professional Beauty Retouching

The world of professional beauty retouching is very exciting, collaborative and diverse, however, the percentage of skilled professionals who are qualified to work for commercial clients in the beauty, health and wellness industry is very small. While a myriad of freelancers compete at the bottom of the retouching market, skilled retouching professionals are in high demand because of the sheer number of businesses that create an enormous amount of visual content today. They all need qualified post-production help: processing, retouching, color-matching.

Working pro retouchers are well-versed in common practices when retouching and handling their clients’ files. They know what is expected of them and know when and what to ask. Proper skills and reliability are all that matters. When budgets are measured in tens of thousands of dollars, no one has the time to deal with an incompetent or disorganized freelancer in the fast-paced business world.

While we can’t help you become more reliable or resilient, our course can definitely help improve your skills and lay a foundation for professional retouching methods and habits so you are ready when the opportunity presents itself.

This course is created by commercial beauty photographer and retoucher Julia Kuzmenko McKim (Los Angeles, CA) and professional retoucher Sarah Tucker (London, UK).

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 5 hours
Videos: 24 video lessons, including 2 full retouches from start to finish
Format: Streaming
Additional Materials: Custom Brushes + Job Application Checklist + Pro Retouching Vocabulary
Practice Files:  3 Raw files photographed by Julia Kuzmenko & Anita Sadowska 

$199.00 USD BUY NOW

Retouching Jumpstart

Jumpstart your retouching journey with this in-depth practical course tailored to true beginners, aspiring retouchers, working photographers, makeup artists, or anyone looking to upgrade their online presence in the beauty, fashion or wellness industries.

Learn the nuts and bolts of retouching using a non-destructive approach taught in a digestible, accessible way — no experience necessary.

We’ve gathered the most impactful information to jumpstart your learning — and left out the fluff — so you can focus on what’s important and practice in real-time to speed up your progress. Each module offers the essential key topics, complete with video lessons, practice files, bonus materials, practical assignments as well as reading lessons that will allow you to integrate the newfound knowledge through multiple learning modalities.

Understanding, practicing, and perfecting retouching fundamentals will help you form good habits and step into the retouching world as a capable and confident professional.

Skill Level: (1) Novice / Beginner
Duration: Over 4 hours + Assignments
Volume: 40 lessons
Practice: 11 Assignments
Format: Streaming
Access: Lifetime (available as a rental as well)
Bonus Materials:  2 custom Action Sets, D&B custom brush for Photoshop
Practice Files: 5 Raw & PSD files photographed by Michael Woloszynowicz, Julia Kuzmenko McKim, Mary Vostokova and Anita Sadowska + Additional Sphere PSD file for Dodge & Burn practice.

 

$87.00 USD BUY NOW

Skin Retouching Rental

Unlike our previous courses that focused on specific retouching tools and techniques – albeit very important ones – this time we take a much more holistic approach and turn our attention to the area that beauty, portrait and fashion retouchers have to excel at the most – skin retouching.

While it may seem like a narrow focus, the challenges faced by retouchers dealing with skin are broad and diverse, making this subject one of the most difficult to master.

Our ultimate purpose with this in-depth course is that you come away with a great deal of confidence in tackling a variety of retouching skin problems and, after an adequate amount of practice, end up producing results that are both more polished and more natural.

Even after your rental ends, you will keep all of the downloaded materials (practice files, custom actions, and brushes).

Skill Level: (3) Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: Over 7 hours
Videos: 39 video lessons
Format: Streaming
Access: 2-week rental or 1-month rental
Practice Files: 7 Raw & PSD files photographed by Michael WoloszynowiczJulia Kuzmenko McKim
Additional Materials: 
2 Custom Action Sets

$64.00 USD BUY NOW

Skin Retouching Video Course

Unlike our previous courses that focused on specific retouching tools and techniques – albeit very important ones – this time we take a much more holistic approach and turn our attention to the area that beauty, portrait and fashion retouchers have to excel at the most – skin retouching.

While it may seem like a narrow focus, the challenges faced by retouchers dealing with skin are broad and diverse, making this subject one of the most difficult to master.

Our ultimate purpose with this in-depth course is that you come away with a great deal of confidence in tackling a variety of retouching skin problems and, after an adequate amount of practice, end up producing results that are both more polished and more natural.

Please note that this course is exclusively available in an online “streaming” format, however, the bonus materials and practice files are downloadable.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: Over 7 hours
Videos: 39 video lessons
Format: Streaming
Access: Lifetime
Additional Materials:  2 Custom Action Sets
Practice Files: 7 Raw & PSD files photographed by Michael WoloszynowiczJulia Kuzmenko McKim

$169.00 USD BUY NOW

Studio Beauty Video Course

We created the Studio Beauty video training for amateur and professional photographers who are interested in expanding into Beauty Photography, including both Beauty Portraits and Commercial Beauty.

The primary mission of this course is to teach you, the photographer, how to confidently and consistently set up beautiful lighting for portraits and beauty photography, as well as how to plan and execute a photoshoot when working with a creative team. 

The authors, successful international commercial photographers with extensive teaching experience around the world, Julia Kuzmenko McKim (Los Angeles, CA) and Aleksey Dovgulya (Moscow, Russia), always aim to shoot right in camera, so they teach how to produce images that will require as little post-production labor as possible through correct lighting and avoiding common mistakes.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Duration: 3 hours
Digital Book: 104 pages
Format: Digital Instant Download

Please note that this course does not include post-production!

$199.00 USD BUY NOW

Retouching Jumpstart Rental

Jumpstart your retouching journey with this in-depth practical course tailored to true beginners, aspiring retouchers, working photographers, makeup artists, or anyone looking to upgrade their online presence in the beauty, fashion or wellness industries.

Learn the nuts and bolts of retouching using a non-destructive approach taught in a digestible, accessible way — no experience necessary. We’ve gathered the most impactful information to jumpstart your learning — and left out the fluff — so you can focus on what’s important and practice in real-time to speed up your progress.

Each module offers the essential key topics, complete with video lessons, practice files, bonus materials, practical assignments as well as reading lessons that will allow you to integrate the newfound knowledge through multiple learning modalities.

Understanding, practicing, and perfecting retouching fundamentals will help you form good habits and step into the retouching world as a capable and confident professional.

Even after your rental ends, you can keep all of the downloaded materials (practice files, custom actions, and brushes).

Skill Level: (1) Novice / Beginner
Duration: Over 4 hours + Assignments
Volume: 40 lessons
Practice: 11 Assignments
Format: Streaming
Access: 2-week rental or 1-month rental (lifetime access available as well)
Practice Files: 4 Raw & PSD files photographed by Michael Woloszynowicz, Julia Kuzmenko McKim, and Anita Sadowska + Additional Sphere PSD file for Dodge & Burn practice.
Bonus Materials: 
2 custom Action Sets, D&B custom brush for Photoshop

$37.00 USD RENT NOW