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Advanced Color Grading to Create Mood & Drama with Unmesh Dinda

Master the art of color grading your photos with Unmesh Dinda! In this class you’ll learn practical steps you can apply to your photographs in a variety of ways and to achieve dramatic and moody results. You’ll learn how to color grade using gradient maps, curves, selective color adjustments, look up tables, and more. Unmesh even teaches you techniques for incorporating film-like grain, overlays, light flares, and spot light effects to take your creativity and color grading to new heights.



In Case You Missed It: Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Stopping, Eye-Popping Photoshop Effects

Join Unmesh Dinda and take your Photoshop skills to the next level! This class is jam-packed with tricks and techniques that will make your jaw drop. You’ll learn how to retouch any surface without damaging texture, how to selectively apply blur for dramatic effect, how to scale a photo without damaging the main subject, how to automate actions to work faster, how to gain unlimited filters through the Gradient Map, and so much more. Unmesh has a great knack for making complicated techniques simple and approachable, and he even provides files for you to download and practice with as you learn. By this end of the class these lessons will serve as a go-to reference to come back to anytime you need a refresher.

Speed Up Your Portrait Retouching Workflow Using The Perfectly Clear Plug-In with Kristina Sherk

Learn how to perform amazing portrait retouching with Perfectly Clear Complete with Kristina Sherk! Perfectly Clear Complete is a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom Classic that was developed from the ground up exclusively for retouching digital photographs. In this class you’ll get oriented to the interface and learn how to make the most of its face selection capabilities to apply intelligent edits to faces, eyes, teeth, and skin. Best of all you can leverage the built-in presets to create your own that you can batch apply right out of Lightroom ClassicClick here for a FREE TRIAL of Perfectly Clear and to get 20% off the purchase price.



In Case You Missed It… Master Post-Processing: 10 Mistakes Every New Photographer Makes and How to Fix Them

Become a more well rounded photographer! We all make mistakes, so be prepared by learning how to avoid them and how to fix them. Join Kristina Sherk, retoucher extraordinaire, as she teaches you how to deal with the 10 most common mistakes all photographers make. From correcting uneven exposures to dealing with the results of a mixed-lighting environment to correcting blur caused by camera shake, and more, Kristina discusses how to avoid problems in-camera and then shows you how to fix them in Photoshop. You’ll even learn how to be a power user of tools you probably already use. By the end of the class you’ll be ready to take your photography and Photoshop skills to the next level.


Client Proofing Like A Pro Using Lightroom Classic with Terry White

Learn the latest workflow for client proofing using either version of Lightroom! Join Terry White as he breaks down the process for selecting the best photos from a shoot, syncing them to the cloud, sharing them with your client, and viewing their interactions back in Lightroom. Through each step in the process Terry shares the ins and outs of what’s required and shows you the results that a client would see. Terry wraps up the class with an alternative workflow to include watermarks if that’s what your needs require. The collaborative proofing workflow in Lightroom is brand new and still evolving, so learn how to get started with it today!



In Case You Missed It: The Personal Side of Terry White

Come sit down with one of our favorite tech gurus and portrait photographers, Terry White! In this Personal Side Interview, Kalebra and Terry talk about the evolution of technology, where it’s been as well as where it’s going. You all know how much Terry loves his gadgets but did you know it dates back even to when he was a child? You’ll love hearing about his favorite toy he ever got for Christmas. Terry also chats about how technology has affected his career and offers encouraging advice for embracing tech in your own life.

20 Quick & Practical Photoshop Tricks with Unmesh Dinda

Learn how to work faster and more efficiently in Photoshop with Unmesh Dinda! In this class you’ll learn how to match colors, correct perspective while cropping, add drama to skies, make your colors pop, leverage automatic functions in Photoshop, fix motion blur, discover hidden tools and settings, save your looks as presets, and so much more. You’ll be amazed at all of things you’ll be able to add to your workflow to make your Photoshop life so much easier.

In Case You Missed It: Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Stopping, Eye-Popping Photoshop Effects

Join Unmesh Dinda and take your Photoshop skills to the next level! This class is jam-packed with tricks and techniques that will make your jaw drop. You’ll learn how to retouch any surface without damaging texture, how to selectively apply blur for dramatic effect, how to scale a photo without damaging the main subject, how to automate actions to work faster, how to gain unlimited filters through the Gradient Map, and so much more. Unmesh has a great knack for making complicated techniques simple and approachable, and he even provides files for you to download and practice with as you learn. By this end of the class these lessons will serve as a go-to reference to come back to anytime you need a refresher.

Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop with Victoria Pavlov

Learn how to get started as a digital painter in Photoshop with Victoria Pavlov! Whether you’ve painted before or are just getting started, this class will give you the foundation you need to add digital painting to your skillset. Victoria guides you through setting up your workspace for painting, organizing your brushes and brush presets, and introduces you to Creative Cloud libraries before diving into the art of painting itself. There are lessons on starting a digital painting from scratch, digital painting for photographers, and tips and techniques for making your paintings more visually interesting and engaging. By the end of the class you’ll be much more comfortable in your digital photography workflow. 

In Case You Missed It: Painting Portraits in Corel Painter

Turn your photographs into beautiful paintings! Join Heather the Painter as she introduces you to Corel Painter, and shares her tips and workflow to show you how to easily create custom paintings from your photos. Using a Wacom tablet for greater control and a natural brush stroke, Heather starts with an orientation to Painter, how to customize brushes, and how to configure your Wacom tablet for optimal settings. From there she expertly steps you through her workflow as she transforms a portrait photograph into a stunning painting. Whether you are painting for yourself or your clients, you’ll have a great foundation for getting the most out of Corel Painter.

Mastering Metadata in Lightroom Classic with Terry White

Learn how to become a master of metadata in Lightroom Classic! Join Terry White as he takes a deep dive into all of the ways you can add, edit, and utilize information about your photographs in your workflow. Metadata is simply information about your photos, and can include information applied during capture by your camera as well as information you add within Lightroom Classic. In this class Terry teaches you how to create and apply metadata templates, how to manually enter IPTC information, the value of keywording, how name people using facial recognition, how to apply location information, and how to manage that metadata during export. The more information you apply to your photographs, the better able you’ll be to organize and find them over time.



In Case You Missed It: How to Get More Attention on Social Media Using Adobe Spark

Join Terry White to learn how to leverage the tools in Adobe Spark to gain more attention to your social media efforts! Adobe Spark is a free social media content creation platform from Adobe that consists of three parts: Spark Post, Spark Video, and Spark Page. Spark Post is for creating single graphic posts with text, Spark Video makes it easy to combine stills, motion, text, and audio into easy to share videos, and Spark Page is a fantastic tool for telling any story in a single scrolling web page. All three are accessible from any web browser or an iOS device. In this class Terry takes you through each Spark component, step-by-step, to show you how to create dynamic and engaging content.

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