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Artistic Landscape Panoramas with Steve Hansen
Journey to Point Reyes National Seashore with Steve Hansen to master the artistic landscape panorama. From sunrise to sunset, Steve demonstrates the techniques he uses to create stunning high resolution panoramic photos. In this class you’ll learn what gear is required, how to seek out good panoramic subject matter, techniques for shooting two-image vertical panoramas, how to capture HDR panoramas, how to shoot for focus stacking, how to overcome stitching errors, how to post process various types of panoramic photos, and so much more! By the end of the class you’ll have all the expertise needed to head out into all kinds of light to start practicing the technical aspects of landscape panoramic photography.

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Explore along with professional photographer Moose Peterson during his first visit to Monument Valley. Moose walks through his camera gear and shooting strategies to set up for a successful shot. He walks through post-production for editing images and the entire workflow of setting up a time-lapse video. Follow Moose as he photographs one of the most impressive landscapes in America. This class is perfect for anyone interested in editing landscape photography and learning time-lapse.

Pro Quality Headshots Using A Simple Setup with Kristi Sherk
Learn how to create pro-level headshots with with Kristi Sherk! You may know Kristi as an amazing retoucher, but corporate headshots are a large part of her business. In the first part of this class Kristi takes you through her lighting setup, teaches you how to prepare for the shoot with the goal of saving you time in post production, how to coach your subjects, and how she reviews the shoot with the client to make the final selects. The second part of class is all about how to deal with some of the more problematic retouching situations you might encounter, such as reflections on glasses or reducing wrinkles on clothing. Kristi is all about saving you time in post production, so she wraps up the class with a look at actions and plug-ins you can leverage in your workflow.

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Join Kristina Sherk from Shark Pixel for an entire class dedicated to teaching you the best methods for retouching eyes using Photoshop. The eyes are the windows to the soul, and the first things viewers connect with when looking at your photographs. Correctly retouching eyes, without going overboard, is one of the most crucial aspects of portrait retouching, and can make or break a photo. In this class you’ll learn all aspects of eye retouching, including under the eyes, opening the eyes, whitening, adding lashes, exaggerating color, improving catchlights, and more. By the end of the class you’ll have a new bundle of tools, tips, and techniques for improving your retouching skills, as well as a free set of brushes you can download and use.

Advanced Landscape Post Processing Techniques with Ramtin Kazemi
Learn advanced techniques for processing your landscape photos with Ramtin Kazemi! In this class you’ll discover Ramtin’s workflow, from start to finish, for taking a raw photo from scratch through to being ready to print or share online. Ramtin takes you step-by-step through his techniques for creating vertical panoramas, color adjustments, luminosity masks, selective contrast adjustments, adding atmosphere, and so much more!

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Building on his previous landscape photography class, Scott Kelby uses the photos he captured at Cannon Beach to teach you 10 essential post processing techniques every landscape photographer should know. Starting from a simple example to get oriented to the tools, Scott takes you step-by-step through his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow to learn increasingly more advanced techniques. In this class you’ll learn how to evaluate each photo before processing, different ways to boost contrast, how to stitch multiple frames into a panorama, how to process realistic looking HDR images, how to sharpen to bring out detail, how to enhance washed out skies, and so much more! Be sure to watch the landscape photography class first so that you can see the process through from capture to finish!

Pro Techniques for Retouching Clothing with Viktor Fejes
Learn how to retouch clothing like a pro with Viktor Fejes! Retouching clothing requires its own set of tools, tricks, and techniques, and Viktor takes you through a series of exercises that demonstrates how to get the job done. In this class you’ll learn everything from removing wrinkles to toning down shiny surfaces, removing moire patterns to cleaning up dust, defining the shape of your subject to changing the color of the clothing, and so much more. All of the files used in the class are available for download so you can work along as you watch, or refer back to them later for practice. By the end of the class your digital ironing skills will be taken to a new level and you’ll have a whole new set of retouching solutions to whatever clothing problems you encounter.

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Learn the essential elements of retouching. Join Viktor Fejes as he provides you with a solid a foundation for how to approach retouching. This is not a class on how to use the basic tools of retouching, but rather how to think about retouching in a logical and methodical fashion, so that you can develop a workflow to properly retouch a photo from start to finish. You’ll learn how to evaluate an image, how to start in Camera Raw, how to structure your layers in Photoshop, how to use techniques involving false colors to fine tune texture, tones, and color, and all the while gaining a firm understanding for why you would approach retouching in this way.

The Photographer’s Guide To Traveling Right: What Gear To Take, How To Pack It, and Killer Accessories for Travel with Scott Kelby
Whether you are going on a big photo safari or a vacation with family, join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as they share their killer tips for how to travel right. In this class Scott covers everything from choosing the right bag for your gear, tips for ensuring you are within size and weight restrictions, what accessories can make your experience more successful, what to consider about tripods, strategies for backing up on the road, what to do when you get back home, and so much more. All through the class Scott and Larry share their experiences and advice to help you decide what gear to bring, how to get it there, and how to bring it all home with you. Safe travels!

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Consider this your very own photographer-friendly guide on where to go for the best photographs of London, England. Join Scott Kelby and Larry Becker as Scott shares his favorite locations to shoot, along with the kind of veteran traveler tips that will help you capture images that you’ll be delighted to bring back home. Timing is everything, so you’ll not only learn where to go, but what times will yield the best chances for great photographs. This is strictly a travel guide for photographers (including a downloadable PDF), so there’s no Photoshop or Lightroom involved, just the kind of information that will aid you on your photographic journey and inspire you to get out there and shoot.

Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Stopping, Eye-Popping Photoshop Effects with Unmesh Dinda
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.

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Get ready to take your compositing skills to the next level! Join Corey Barker as steps you through the creation of a fantasy composite image, from extracting the subject though the final touches. Whether you are using an older version of Photoshop or the latest, you’ll learn how to cleanly extract your subject from the source image, how to build a background environment around your subject, and how to blend all of the elements together using lighting and atmospheric effects to create a believable composite image with impact. Corey will show you ways to use Photoshop that you’ve never thought of before, and he wraps up the class with cool tips for adding text and blending non-human objects into your composite.

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