Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Retouching Classes
From basic Photoshop to High End Beauty, Fashion, Portrait retouching. Learn to perform digital miracles on your images from the internationally published professional Beauty & Fashion retoucher and photographer Julia Kuzmenko McKim in one-on-one online classes.
We currently offer the following training programs:
Photoshop is an extremely powerful application for photo processing and image manipulation, and we can make it work wonders for us by learning and mastering its tools, actions and tested techniques.
You don`t need to waste your time learning all the tools and panels Photoshop has to offer if you only want to improve your retouching skills. Our online courses will help you get a clear understanding as to what tools you need to be familiar with, and what to do with them to turn your photographs into works of art.
You can purchase your private training on the Private Photoshop Instruction page.
Mark Hersch, IL
"I have to say the stuff you taught me has really changed how I edit and really has helped take my images to another level, which is the whole reason I took the class. I'm a very visual person and it was a huge help to have you on the other end showing me how the techniques work in a real world application. I do love the actions, they are really really great, especially the sharpening and magic eyes!"
6 months later Craig emailed me again saying: "THANK YOU!!! My images are coming along awesome! Your class really is one of the best investments I have made! Changed everything for my editing! So excited to try the new stuff in the goodies!! Thanks so much!"
Craig Lamere, ID
Artistic Portraiture studio,
"I wanted to send you an email to thank you for your time! I learned a lot at the session! It's never my goal to take and 100% copy the way someone does something, but to take what works for ME out of it. I found a lot of your tips and tricks to really work for me. The thing I gathered from your session is to view editing with as critical an eye as I do shooting. I never really respected editing, it's purpose was to merely finish the vision I had. I now view it as just an important part of the process as image capture! Thanks again for that!"
Jay Kilgore, CO
Professional Photographer, Educator
Mark Hersch, IL
"The class was really awesome and the sheet you gave me, I use all the time. I can only speak from a perspective of someone who has used Photoshop before. So anyone who is new to the program.
I felt very relaxed and not talked down to during the session. I felt as I could speak my mind and not feel as I was uneducated.
After the class the tools really began to stick. I felt more comfortable choosing different tools I never used before and I felt very excited to get the chance to use them. The sheet you provided me with is very helpful. Every time I begin a retouching project I pull out that sheet. Even if I don't use all the suggestions, I go over the sheet to see if there may be something I may have missed.
Tyreece Smith, NE
Illustrator, Graphic Designer
"What I liked best about your course is the fact that you come at it from a creative perspective which is really the true key to getting a better picture at the end of the day. I think you can know some cool processes and tools in photoshop, but if you really don't have a vision of what the end goal/picture should look like, or don't have a sensibility for aesthetics/art and are not observant, then it's really not going to elevate the work all that much. The plus on top of that is your knowledge on the most efficient processes, and I like the non-destructive methods to achieve the same results.
The part of the course I enjoyed most, was when we reviewed aesthetics and lighting on the face. I never thought to look for shadows around the nose and chin until you mentioned it and I went back to the image I shot and noticed them there on this particular portrait. I learnt a lot about what makes a face look good, general aesthetics etc.... and I was impressed with the relentless attention to detail you approach your portraiture work with. You must be a neat freak at home! hehe (Note: I wouldn't mind to be! But nope... I'm only that in Photoshop :) - Julia).
Natasha Peterson, Melbourne, Australia & Los Angeles, USA
Professional Photographer, Global Events, Fashion Shows & Festivals, Australia & US Open coverage
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.
Please make sure to schedule your class with us first if you are purchasing One-on-One traning.
Your spot will be reserved after 100% of the payment is received.