What is this module about?

In this module, you will learn how to use Camera Raw to quickly and efficiently retouch images, you will see the streamlining possibilities of Lightroom and learn how to work with large amounts of pictures, take a peak into HDRI territory, and learn professional retouching techniques that are usually used for high-end beauty photography.

What are the requirements for this module?

Photographers can use their own images to practice throughout this course.

Whom is it recommended for?

The techniques and methods included in this module will benefit DTP operators and graphic or visual designers, and of course, any portrait, documentary, and wedding photographer (just to name a few directions) who wants to keep their retouching workflow in-house.

This is also a must for those seeking a career in professional retouching.

Software we use


Camera Raw Features

Preview modes in Camera Raw. The White Balance Tool. The Targeted Adjustment Tool. The healing tools in Camera Raw. The Adjustment Brush and the masking tools.

Retouching with Camera Raw

Dealing with moire and noise. Creating faux duotones with split toning. Complex masking using the Adjustment Brush in combination with the Radial and the Gradient Filter. Vignetting and lens corrections.

Healing in Photoshop

Recap of the healing toolset. The Dodge and the Burn tool. Fixing dust and scratches with Dust And Scratches.


Replacing parts of an image with parts taken from another, and matching the pieces together.

Retouching in Lightroom

Basic, quick, repeatable retouching techniques in Lightroom.

Streamlining in Bridge and in Lightroom

How to manage hundreds of images efficiently.

High Dynamic Range Imagery

Understanding HDR images, and processing them in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Faking Depth of Field in Photoshop

Using software generated depth maps, and creating them manually in order to achieve a post production depth of field effect.

Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Beauty retouch workflows involving frequency separation, dodge&burn technique, and the inverted high-pass trick.


Project “Grandmother”

Cleaning and fixing the scan of an old, damaged photograph in Photoshop.

Project “Chippendale”

Clean up and retouch an image. Frankenstein parts from another.

project “beautiful”

High-end retouching of a professional portrait.


The module ideally takes 12 lessons to finish.

A lesson is 90 minutes long.

It is recommended to take 1 lesson a week.




(paid in 3 installments)

£ 276 ×3 (£ 828)

FOR duos:

(paid in 3 installments)

£ 138 ×3 (£ 414) /student