Master the essential knowledge & skills required for high-end pro photo retouching.

Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course

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Professional Retouching Secrets
Master the essential knowledge & skills required for high-end pro photo retouching.
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Regular Price: US$129.00

Special Price US$56.00

Professional Retouching Secrets

Master the essentials required for high-end industry retouching and discover the professional photo industry's best kept image retouching secrets.


Learn some of the best kept industry retouching secrets used in high street advertising images to give your photographs that highly polished look. Learn the essential tools and techniques step by step for light shaping, skin smoothing, shading and much, much more. We'll be looking in depth at the process and Karl will show exactly how he re-works beauty and product images to high end advertising standards.


Who is this retouching course for?
This course is aimed at photographers who want to improve the impact and dynamism of their portrait, fashion, beauty or product images. Learning this valuable knowledge will give your images that professional edge over others.


What level of knowledge and training is covered?
This course provides an introduction to some of the intermediate and advanced retouching techniques required to improve your photographic images. To get the best out of this training course you should have an understanding of the most common tools and rudimentary functions of Adobe Photoshop.


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Professional Retouching Secrets

Perfect skin techniques photoshop example
Retaining skin texture photoshop example
Light shaping and enhancement photoshop example
Retouching fine detail photoshop example
Contrast and Sharpening photoshop example
Burn and Dodge Layers photoshop example
Healing and Cloning photoshop example
Airbrush photoshop example
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What makes this training a cut above the rest?

Everything is included with this course, a high quality production that lets you learn how you want, when you want. Simply choose how you wish to learn; Streaming, Download to your mobile devices, DVD for enjoying with friends and family or you can have it all! Watch this video to see exactly why this course and my personal photography support are going to help take your ability and understanding of photography to a whole new level.

PSD Layered files

High resolution layered psd photoshop files with before and after layers to practise your retouching.

30 Bonus Photography Training Videos

Over 3 hours of bonus online training

1. Tripods & Maintenance

This video explains what to look out for and also how to keep your equipment in good working order for many years to come.

2. Polarising Filters

We take a closer look at which types are best and most practical to use.

3. Lens Hoods

Believe it or not, the lens hood is one of the most under appreciated camera accessories available!

4. Camera Bags & Straps

Your fourth Bonus Video is all about Camera Bags and Straps.

5. Using on Camera Flash

In this video I show you how you can easily soften the light from your on camera flash.

6. Lens Quality

In this video I take a look at lens quality to help you understand the numbers on the lens barrel

7. ND Graduated Filters

Graduated Neutral Density filters are one of the most important accessories in a landscape photographers kit bag.

8. Exposure & Histograms

Have you ever had difficulty understanding a histogram or not quite understood what they are for?

9. Adding Graduated Skies in Photoshop

In this bonus video I show you one way that you can use Photoshop to easily enhance or add a graduated sky to your picture.

10 Preparing Your Images for Print

In this bonus video discover the Photoshop workflow used to improve and enhance your digital images before you transfer them to print.

11. Pro-Lab Printing

Have you ever wondered how pro photographers get the best print quality possible for their exhibition work?

12. Enhancing Skies in Photoshop

In this video I demonstrate some simple Photoshop techniques to enhance the drama of a thundery sky.

13. Shooting for Black & White

Grey cloudy skies can make incredibly great subject matter for Black & White images.

14. Photography Under Moonlight

Have you ever struggled to get the right exposure in extreme low light conditions?

15. How to Shoot in Stormy Conditions

How do you ensure that your valuable equipment is kept safe from sea spray and rain.

16. Monopods

Overlooked by many photographers, this useful accessory can often eliminate the need for a tripod.

17. Photographing Kids

They say never work with children or animals!

18. RAW vs JPEG

Working with the RAW file format offers much more versatility in your photography and control over your final image.

19. Using Adjustments in RAW

Karl reveals the versatility and control over the RAW image using RAW photography software.

20. Seascapes Tips & Tricks

Seascapes are a really popular genre of photography, but did you know how to get the best out of your scene?

21. Seasonal Light

Light is never the same, it changes day by day throughout the year.

22. Understanding Curves & Levels

If you're fairly new to Photoshop you may have wondered when to use curves or how the levels adjustments work.

23. Curves vs Levels in Photoshop

OK so now you know a little bit about them, which is best?

24. Colour Correction Techniques

Making colour adjustments is often a daunting task for those with little or no experience of the physics of the colour spectrum.

25. Using multiple light sources

Using more than one light is often the route to greater creativity in photography.

26. Create a mini home studio

See how some simple kit and a few accessories from a hardware store can create your own mini home studio.

27. The incredible 10 minute still life

As you've seen in video 26 you don't have to spend a fortune to take great still life images.

28 Macro Mania

Following on from our home studio set up, we make a few modifications to turn it into a macro festival!

29. Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is a phrase that is often heard but not fully understood.

30. The Studio Lingerie Shoot!

It's time to turn up the heat as Karl and the team work with some stunning models on this sexy lingerie campaign.

Do you know what special ingredient is needed to make learning photography successful?

Photography support is included with this Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course

Support is a key ingredient when learning and progressing your photography quickly. Your very own personal support channel is included with all Karl Taylor Photography purchases. If you have a question or need some photography advice, simply log on to your support website and a member of our team is on hand to answer and help you move forward through your training.

 

Karl Taylor Photography Course Reviews

"We thought we would let some of our students do the talking!"

Reviews from photography course students (Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course)
 
  • Photography 5 Stars award by Digital SLR Magazine
  • 5 Star review by Advanced Photographer Magazine
  • Faded & Blurred 5 stars
  • E-Photo Online Magazine - Top Recommendation

 

What do professional photographers think?

David Lund Professional Photographer Interview (Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course)
 

Commercial photographer David Lund is one of the UK's best up and coming commercial photographers, already in his short time in the industry he has created some spectacular images. David's clients include advertising agencies and brands such as Fox International, Toyo Tyres and Willis. To view Davids work visit www.davidlundphotography.com. Plus click here to watch a video and read our blog on his successful Grants Whiskey shoot.

 

Laurie Castelli Interview (Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course)
 

Here is what television director, Laurie Castelli, had to say about the Karl Taylor Pro-Series Training Products in this exclusive video interview. Laurie Castelli is a respected TV commercials director who has produced commercials for major brands all over the world including AOL, Sony, Vodafone, Gordon's Gin and Beck's Beer. His work has won awards at the the British TV awards, Los Ojos de Iberoamerica, and been shortlisted at Cannes. In addition to his commercial TV work, Laurie has had a long love affair with photography resulting in regular commissions and exhibitions.

  • Thanks you so much for such an amazing set of I have been a professionally trained and working photographer for the past 8 years and your DVDs inspired me to revisit my photography through different eyes.

    Stephen Wark, Australia
  • Thanks for you videos they are brilliant, I bought the Masterclass set for sale on your website and I am really delighted that I did, it is brilliant to have such a fantastic teacher like you here in my office. I am learning so much now since i came across your site, so once again thank you,

    Brian Geoghegan - Co Leitrim, Ireland
  • Karl, I know you don't know me at all, but I just wanted to say thank you for how you've made me a better and more creative photographer. I am an American creative professional living and working in Japan for the past 25 years. I fell in love with photography through being a music video director when our production bought Canons to shoot video last year. Since then I've been taking courses and workshops whenever, wherever I can. I've studied from some top name photographers in the biz but somehow you bring it all to life. Your enthusiasm and passion is contagious and your instruction easy to understand and follow. I dare say you are the best instructor I've had the pleasure of learning from thus far and I just wanted to show my appreciation. Please keep giving us those precious little gems to learn from.

    Marven Payne, Japan
  • I just want to say a massive thank you Karl! I have been seeking to improve my photography skills for some time now by means of some structured training but I found that no-one was willing to help me out and I had serious doubts about web based courses and their fees. I then came across your website and purchased the MasterClass DVDs These are packed full of relevant, easy to understand information, tips and training and at an unbelievable price. I am well impressed; thanks again!

    Peter Ritchie, UK
  • I thought I'll have something to watch over the whole weekend but in fact I managed to 'check it all' in just one afternoon... The DVD is very well prepared. The topics covered were top notch and the way it is being explained to the viewer is really awesome! Even though I consider myself to be somewhat advanced amateur photographer, even the beginner lessons gave me something new to think about... Great job everyone! Once I top up my virtual credit card, you'll get another order from me :)

    David Relich

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Course Structure

Professional Retouching Secrets

Perfect skin techniques photoshop example
Retaining skin texture photoshop example
Light shaping and enhancement photoshop example
Retouching fine detail photoshop example
Contrast and Sharpening photoshop example
Burn and Dodge Layers photoshop example
Healing and Cloning photoshop example
Airbrush photoshop example
 photoshop example

What makes this training a cut above the rest?

Everything is included with this course, a high quality production that lets you learn how you want, when you want. Simply choose how you wish to learn; Streaming, Download to your mobile devices, DVD for enjoying with friends and family or you can have it all! Watch this video to see exactly why this course and my personal photography support are going to help take your ability and understanding of photography to a whole new level.

Extras

PSD Layered files

High resolution layered psd photoshop files with before and after layers to practise your retouching.

30 Bonus Photography Training Videos

Over 3 hours of bonus online training

1. Tripods & Maintenance

This video explains what to look out for and also how to keep your equipment in good working order for many years to come.

2. Polarising Filters

We take a closer look at which types are best and most practical to use.

3. Lens Hoods

Believe it or not, the lens hood is one of the most under appreciated camera accessories available!

4. Camera Bags & Straps

Your fourth Bonus Video is all about Camera Bags and Straps.

5. Using on Camera Flash

In this video I show you how you can easily soften the light from your on camera flash.

6. Lens Quality

In this video I take a look at lens quality to help you understand the numbers on the lens barrel

7. ND Graduated Filters

Graduated Neutral Density filters are one of the most important accessories in a landscape photographers kit bag.

8. Exposure & Histograms

Have you ever had difficulty understanding a histogram or not quite understood what they are for?

9. Adding Graduated Skies in Photoshop

In this bonus video I show you one way that you can use Photoshop to easily enhance or add a graduated sky to your picture.

10 Preparing Your Images for Print

In this bonus video discover the Photoshop workflow used to improve and enhance your digital images before you transfer them to print.

11. Pro-Lab Printing

Have you ever wondered how pro photographers get the best print quality possible for their exhibition work?

12. Enhancing Skies in Photoshop

In this video I demonstrate some simple Photoshop techniques to enhance the drama of a thundery sky.

13. Shooting for Black & White

Grey cloudy skies can make incredibly great subject matter for Black & White images.

14. Photography Under Moonlight

Have you ever struggled to get the right exposure in extreme low light conditions?

15. How to Shoot in Stormy Conditions

How do you ensure that your valuable equipment is kept safe from sea spray and rain.

16. Monopods

Overlooked by many photographers, this useful accessory can often eliminate the need for a tripod.

17. Photographing Kids

They say never work with children or animals!

18. RAW vs JPEG

Working with the RAW file format offers much more versatility in your photography and control over your final image.

19. Using Adjustments in RAW

Karl reveals the versatility and control over the RAW image using RAW photography software.

20. Seascapes Tips & Tricks

Seascapes are a really popular genre of photography, but did you know how to get the best out of your scene?

21. Seasonal Light

Light is never the same, it changes day by day throughout the year.

22. Understanding Curves & Levels

If you're fairly new to Photoshop you may have wondered when to use curves or how the levels adjustments work.

23. Curves vs Levels in Photoshop

OK so now you know a little bit about them, which is best?

24. Colour Correction Techniques

Making colour adjustments is often a daunting task for those with little or no experience of the physics of the colour spectrum.

25. Using multiple light sources

Using more than one light is often the route to greater creativity in photography.

26. Create a mini home studio

See how some simple kit and a few accessories from a hardware store can create your own mini home studio.

27. The incredible 10 minute still life

As you've seen in video 26 you don't have to spend a fortune to take great still life images.

28 Macro Mania

Following on from our home studio set up, we make a few modifications to turn it into a macro festival!

29. Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is a phrase that is often heard but not fully understood.

30. The Studio Lingerie Shoot!

It's time to turn up the heat as Karl and the team work with some stunning models on this sexy lingerie campaign.

Personal Support

Do you know what special ingredient is needed to make learning photography successful?

Photography support is included with this Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course

Support is a key ingredient when learning and progressing your photography quickly. Your very own personal support channel is included with all Karl Taylor Photography purchases. If you have a question or need some photography advice, simply log on to your support website and a member of our team is on hand to answer and help you move forward through your training.

Reviews

 

Karl Taylor Photography Course Reviews

"We thought we would let some of our students do the talking!"

Reviews from photography course students (Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course)
 
  • Photography 5 Stars award by Digital SLR Magazine
  • 5 Star review by Advanced Photographer Magazine
  • Faded & Blurred 5 stars
  • E-Photo Online Magazine - Top Recommendation

 

What do professional photographers think?

David Lund Professional Photographer Interview (Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course)
 

Commercial photographer David Lund is one of the UK's best up and coming commercial photographers, already in his short time in the industry he has created some spectacular images. David's clients include advertising agencies and brands such as Fox International, Toyo Tyres and Willis. To view Davids work visit www.davidlundphotography.com. Plus click here to watch a video and read our blog on his successful Grants Whiskey shoot.

 

Laurie Castelli Interview (Professional Photo Retouching Secrets Course)
 

Here is what television director, Laurie Castelli, had to say about the Karl Taylor Pro-Series Training Products in this exclusive video interview. Laurie Castelli is a respected TV commercials director who has produced commercials for major brands all over the world including AOL, Sony, Vodafone, Gordon's Gin and Beck's Beer. His work has won awards at the the British TV awards, Los Ojos de Iberoamerica, and been shortlisted at Cannes. In addition to his commercial TV work, Laurie has had a long love affair with photography resulting in regular commissions and exhibitions.

  • Thanks you so much for such an amazing set of I have been a professionally trained and working photographer for the past 8 years and your DVDs inspired me to revisit my photography through different eyes.

    Stephen Wark, Australia
  • Thanks for you videos they are brilliant, I bought the Masterclass set for sale on your website and I am really delighted that I did, it is brilliant to have such a fantastic teacher like you here in my office. I am learning so much now since i came across your site, so once again thank you,

    Brian Geoghegan - Co Leitrim, Ireland
  • Karl, I know you don't know me at all, but I just wanted to say thank you for how you've made me a better and more creative photographer. I am an American creative professional living and working in Japan for the past 25 years. I fell in love with photography through being a music video director when our production bought Canons to shoot video last year. Since then I've been taking courses and workshops whenever, wherever I can. I've studied from some top name photographers in the biz but somehow you bring it all to life. Your enthusiasm and passion is contagious and your instruction easy to understand and follow. I dare say you are the best instructor I've had the pleasure of learning from thus far and I just wanted to show my appreciation. Please keep giving us those precious little gems to learn from.

    Marven Payne, Japan
  • I just want to say a massive thank you Karl! I have been seeking to improve my photography skills for some time now by means of some structured training but I found that no-one was willing to help me out and I had serious doubts about web based courses and their fees. I then came across your website and purchased the MasterClass DVDs These are packed full of relevant, easy to understand information, tips and training and at an unbelievable price. I am well impressed; thanks again!

    Peter Ritchie, UK
  • I thought I'll have something to watch over the whole weekend but in fact I managed to 'check it all' in just one afternoon... The DVD is very well prepared. The topics covered were top notch and the way it is being explained to the viewer is really awesome! Even though I consider myself to be somewhat advanced amateur photographer, even the beginner lessons gave me something new to think about... Great job everyone! Once I top up my virtual credit card, you'll get another order from me :)

    David Relich