Course Features

  • On-demand Video

    Watch 1,5 hours on-demand video at your own pace, in your own time & on desktop or mobile device.

  • 66+K Students Worldwide

    Over 59,000 Students worldwide are enrolled in Digital Art Classes online courses.

  • High Quality Resources

    This course contains high quality supporting materials, free to download.

Course description

Welcome to "Master Photoshop Light Effects & Style Your Images”. In this series of videos I will show you how to add style to your photos with subtle but impressive sunlight effects. We will be working with 3 different photos - 3 nostalgic female portraits and we’ll focus on enhancing brightness and soft, tender look and feel. Each image we’ll approach differently focusing on it’s predominant visual characteristics.

When you join me in this course you will have access to high quality supporting materials (3 high resolution TIFF files) - they are downloadable and you can use them to speed up the learning process. The "hands-on" tutorial part of the course is based on the provided image base, you don't have to waste time on searching for suitable images. In complete, explained step by step edits I will reveal secrets of my personal workflow. Just join me in this course, download the supporting files and immediately start improving your Photoshop skills!

We will work with the Photoshop Lens Flare Filter, Light Leaks, Adjustment Layers, Blend Modes and more. Jump in and let me show some amazing Photoshop techniques.

What will I learn?

  • Add style to images with trendy Light Effects in Photoshop

  • Visually evaluate photos and decide on best enhancement method

  • Perform Color Correction with several different methods

  • Adjust Contrast, Sharpening and add a Matt Finish to images

What Students say?

"Every step is explained really well." Suzanne Ross-Hughes


"un cours toujours passionnant et des explications claires et concises." Guy-André BO


"that was amazing." Ahmed Elshweme


"Awesome course i recommend it , for every one want to makes Portraits in a beautiful artistic way. Adil Kima


  • Kasia Zmokla

    Instructor Bio:

    Kasia is a fine art photographer, designer and video creator with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. She worked full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer for numerous clients around the world. Her work is displayed internationally including the Asia Contemporary Art Gallery in Singapore. Kasia is a founder of Digital Art Classes where she makes complex concepts easy to grasp. She is also an active contributor to several photo stock agencies including Alamy and Stockimo. Born in Poland. She received her formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

    Kasia Zmokla

    Photographer & Educator

    Kasia Zmokla

Course curriculum

  • 02
    The Golden Hour
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    • Introduction
    • Quick Image Evaluation
    • Color Correction with the Curves
    • Emulating the Rising Sun
    • Color Correction with Blend Modes
    • Contrast, Sharpening and Levels
    • Remapping Shadow Color
  • 03
    The Retro Light Leak
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    • Introduction
    • Quick Photo Evaluation
    • Color Correction and Matt Effect
    • 1st Light Leak: Blue
    • 2nd Light Leak: Red
    • 3rd Light Leak: Orange
    • Final Touches
  • 04
    Show Content
    • Download Resources Here

Master Photoshop Light Effects & Style Your Images


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