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Photoshop Retouching Class

Photoshop Retouching Class Length: 1 Day

This one-day Photoshop retouching class is recommended for all Photoshop users that need to retouch and refine images. This is one of our specialized Photoshop classes and was developed to address the retouching needs of our high-end fashion, jewelry, and editorial clients. In this Photoshop retouching course you will learn advanced masking techniques, how to accurately adjust skin tones, discretely retouch images without damaging them, build composites from multiple images, and apply special effects.

This course has been updated for the most current version of Photoshop, and is available as a regularly scheduled course at AGI’s classroom locations, or as a private or custom Photoshop course at your location or online.

This Photoshop class includes a copy of the Advanced Photoshop Digital Classroom book, written by our team of expert instructors.

For more information about this retouching course, call 781-376-6044 to speak with a training consultant, or use our Photoshop training contact form

Photoshop Retouching Class Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Photoshop Retouching Class


American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
2019-06-13 09:40:24 $495.00

Photoshop Retouching Training Class: Course Topics

Module 1: Creating great selections using Photoshop

  • Building Selections
  • Creating masks with selections
  • Refining selections
  • Sharing masked selections with InDesign and Illustrator

Module 2: Correcting Color in Photoshop

  • Understanding color
  • Eliminating color casts and adjusting light
  • Maximizing image details
  • Effectively using adjustment layers
  • Working with Camera Raw images

Module 3: Photoshop Retouching and Painting

  • Working with Photoshop brushes
  • Adjusting brush settings
  • Applying color to an image
  • Changing blending modes
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using the content-aware scaling and retouching tools
  • Maximizing use for the healing tools for wrinkles, acne and other blemishes
  • How to discreetly morph shapes
  • Using vector and pixel adjustment layers to quickly change color
  • Matching colors

Module 4: Creating Photoshop Compositions

  • Working effectively with Photoshop Layer basics
  • Layer masks
  • Grouping and masking layers
  • Being smart about Smart Objects

Module 5: Creating Photoshop Special Effects

  • Adding Layer Style effects
  • Using lighting effects
  • Creating a Depth of Field effect

Prerequisites for the Photoshop Retouching Course

We recommend that you have the Adobe Photoshop application before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version from the Adobe website. Participants should understand all basic Photoshop functions covered in our introductory Photoshop course.

Course Materials for the Photoshop Retouching Class

You will receive a copy of the full-color Advanced Photoshop Digital Classroom book created by the Adobe Certified Experts at AGI, provided in an eBook format. Our instructors have created many official Photoshop training books for Adobe Systems, along with curriculum used in many schools. This best-selling book is widely used around the world to teach advanced Photoshop skills, and you learn from those involved with writing and editing the books when you take a retouching class at American Graphics Institute.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

Photoshop Retouching Class rating: 5 stars from 1 reviewers
"Patti was very knowledgeable in Photoshop and worked with me addressing issues that I had in my job workflow. Also, she is very friendly and personable. It was a pleasure having her as an instructor." -

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