Advanced Beauty, Portrait & Fashion Retouching
for Pro Photographers

This 3-hour online retouching course is designed for amateur and professional photographers, who would like to significantly improve their portrait & beauty retouching skills, break out of their old habits and learn new tools, tricks and techniques.

Your Tutor:    Julia Kuzmenko McKim |
Number of sessions:    1 (one)
Session duration:    3-4 (three to four) hours
Online classroom:    Webex online meeting room
Class schedule:   We no longer offer group classes, check out our retouching eBooks that replaced them
Class times:    Mon - Sun, check your time here: World Clock
One-on-One classes:   Please contact us to schedule your class

Price:   One-on-One Full Course $675.00 USD
Payment arrangements:
    We accept PayPal & Credit Card payments.
You can pay for your class at the bottom of this page.

You will receive our "Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day" interactive eBook upon your payment to prepare you for the world of high end retouching for pro photographers. Please make sure to read it carefully, so that it is easier for you to better absorb and comprehend all the techniques you will be taught in this advanced course.

Your spot will be reserved after 100% of the payment is received.


  • Computer with installed Adobe Photoshop (at least CS4);
  • Basic Photoshop skills (for advanced classes);
  • Fast internet connection (these classes are run via, you can use your computer speakers or call in for audio)
  • Wacom Graphics tablet (optional, but highly recommended).
  • Microphone for One-on-One classes - you need to have it, so I can converse with you as we go. Without a mic it is a waste of your time and money.

  • Class Projects and Objectives:

    This course consists of two parts:

  •  Self-preparation with our "Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day" interactive eBook before the scheduled session
  •  Advanced Beauty, Portrait & Fashion Retouching for Pro Photographers course (3 hours) online one-on-one with Julia Kuzmenko McKim

  • Our eBook is designed to prepare you for the advanced second part and make sure you are familiar with all Photoshop tools and panels that are used in professional retouching. You will learn all the essential tools, panels and keyboard shortcuts that a beauty & portrait photographer needs to know, use and master. It is very important that you've got a good grasp of the basics before you dig deeper.

    In the second session you will learn how to use them in direct ways and in ways that you wouldn`t imagine they could be used. Julia teaches the tricks and techniques that she uses in her own workflow every day. She explains and demonstrates all the techniques she has developed and learned over the years.

    Whether you are a novice or experienced photographer, a designer or artist, you will know how to perform digital miracles on your portraits upon completion of this course.

    The "Creative Retouching Essentials" interactive eBook covers:
  • Customizing your workspace, memory usage and preferences
  • File formats, Resolution & Color Management
  • Altering image size, Image interpolation
  • Free Transform tool
  • Selection tools
  • Photoshop panels: Layers, History, Adjustment layers, etc.
  • Painting & Retouching tools that Portrait Photographers use, how they should and what they shouldn`t use them for: Cloning tool, Healing brushes & Patch tool, etc.
  • Layers: Blending modes & Opacity, Masking
  • Adjustment layers: ways of applying & what works best; Levels, Curves, Hue/Saturation, Gradients, Selective Colors
  • Liquify Filter
  • Essential keyboard shortcuts and much more.

    The actual one-on-one Advanced Beauty, Portrait & Fashion Retouching session covers:
  • Basic image editing; color and exposure correction methods and techniques
  • Aesthetics of Beauty retouching
  • Cleaning skin retaining texture
  • Eyes, teeth, stray hairs - retouching all leaving the impression it hasn't been touched at all
  • Glowing skin & Arresting eyes
  • Altering forms, slimming techniques
  • Creative color grading techniques
  • Finalizing images, preparing for submission
  • Efficient workflow of a Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer: shooting, downloading, archiving your work.

  • I won`t waste your time or mine filling up our class with generic information about tools that I myself never use - there are tons of Adobe Photoshop books and online classes for that. I only teach the tools and techniques I use every day working on my and my clients' images. I never stop learning new tricks and improving my skills, and I will make sure to revise and improve the class program as I progress and discover new techniques.    - Julia Kuzmenko McKim -


    Meet your tutor:
    Julia Kuzmenko McKim

    Julia is an internationally published professional Beauty, Fashion & Portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher and educator. An International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate represented by Aston Models Agency, Beverly Hills, CA. The global Wacom & AfterCapture Digital Imaging Contest 2012 winner - second place in the Portrait Category.

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    The Tutor`s toolbox:

  • Apple iMac 27-Inch Desktop
  • Wacom Intuos5 Touch Pen Tablet (med)

  • Software:
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 [Mac]
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
  • Webex online meeting room
  • RadLab - Artistic color application plug-in for Photoshop

  • Gear:
  • Canon 5D Classic
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame DSLR Camera
  • Canon WFT-E4 IIA Wireless File Transmitter For Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens
  • Canon 100mm MACRO f/2.8 Prime Lens
  • Einstein E640
  • Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash
  • Vagabond Mini Lithium

  •     Please make sure to schedule your class with us before making your payment.
    Your spot will be reserved after 100% of the payment is received.