Course Features

  • On-demand Video

    Watch 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

Master powerful Photoshop editing techniques, create stunning portfolio, amaze your clients with beautiful and timeless portraits! If you want to take your editing skills to entirely new level and turn your images from "flat" or "boring" to striking - take this course!

This course is packed with high quality supporting materials (10 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!

I will teach you all the Photoshop tricks and technics that I have learn during my over 10 years long artistic photography practice. You will learn how to improve your workflow to minimise time spend in digital darkroom and have more fun when shooting photos.

  • You will learn whole range of the most powerful and flexible portrait editing techniques
  • You will be working in "non-destructive" way with Adjustment Layers to massively speed up the editing work
  • You will master the most effective and flexible Photoshop tool in terms of photo editing - The Curves Tool
  • You will learn how to blend multiple adjustments in a seamless way in one image with help of masking techniques
  • You will learn how to evaluate tonal range in your images with the Histogram Tool and you will be using it as a basic reference in your workflow
  • You will achieve stunning results with your images and develop your artistic skills

What will I learn?

  • fix common issues in the photos ("flat" images, washed out sky, eyes in the shadow, low contrast, lack of definition, lack of details and texture)

  • master the most powerful Photoshop adjustment tool- The Curves

  • learn how to work with masks and how to blend them in a seamless way

  • learn efficient and quick workflow based on Adjustment Layers

  • learn useful techniques to pick out details and in an intelligent way sharpen selected areas in the photo

  • massively improve images by applying targeted adjustments in a few simple steps

  • increase distinction in the photographs & add drama

  • work with "non destructive" techniques to further enhance the images

  • work with "non destructive" techniques to further enhance the images

  • realise artistic vision with help of presented powerful Photoshop techniques

What Students say

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"excellent instructor easy to understand and follow." Frederic Bell

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"Simply amazing, wow the power of curves, this is the course I have been looking for. Thumbs up." Gregscurr

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"She makes sure to consistently reiterate the steps she is taking in each edit. She also tells you what keyboard shortcuts to use, which I find helpful. It's an excellent hands on experience for familiarizing yourself with some photoshop technique." Joseph Oliver

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"Vwey, very interesting course!!!" Santola Mastrandrea

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"Although I have beening editing with Photoshop for a long time, the technique used is very interesting! Loved it." Jorald Hartoonian

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"I am learning alot! thank you so much for this course." Saphia Alshaibi

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"This is a phenomenal course. As a complete beginner, the explanations given are very clear, and I am learning the skills to use photoshop by doing. I am so glad I purchased this course!" Elizabeth Green

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"great quality". Ally smoothy

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"Awesome content and very nice step by step approach.. The instructor without wasting any time gives exactly the right amount of information." Konstantinos Kalogerakis

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"Good explanation and result." Alex Lima

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"Really learned a lot from here." Zifeng Michael Zheng

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"Really enjoying it so far. The explanations are easy to follow and at just the right pace. I've watched a lot of tutorials on youtube and so far this is the easiest and clearest tutorial I've tried....looking forward to the rest of the course!" Adam Isfendiyar

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"I love the class so far, the instructor is clear, precise and knowledgeable in photography, photoshop and art. Just what I've been looking for. I also love that she has included the project photos to follow along. Excellent course." Annette Alexander

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"Very clear explanations about when and how to use tools and techniques. Learnt a lot about colour and tone adjustments." Mark Masters

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"Porque até o momento, as instruções são úteis, relativamente fáceis de aprender e de serem executadas na prática." Beto Roa

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"Great. Thanks Kasia." Jessica Novillo

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"Great, clear instruction. Learned a lot, honestly really glad I made this purchase. I can't wait to put into action what I've learned already in such a short time. One of the best teachers I have had on this platform. I was able to take what I learned in this class and apply it to my work. Great course!" Zach Z

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"Great techniques, well explained thank u for a wonderful course :)" Amy

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"The best course I have taken so far, I am so excited to learn more." Seth Bell

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"For me personally, the course is very enjoyable and useful. New techniques for working with photos on tools that have not used a show as much and quickly you can do in Photoshop. Besides often I wondered how to achieve the effect of the pictures, which are very good here described." Adam Popiel

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"I learned some new things that will help my workflow go much faster. Like keyboard shortcuts, and working with curves. I would definately recomend this course to a fellow photographer who's looking to enhance their images." Michael Greene

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"I have bought 3 courses off Kasia and I can honestly say I have learned more than than I ever expected. I have just finished this course and will watch it again and do the exercises along with Kasia. I feel it has helped me understand not only the way to get great portraits but as a beginner in photoshop it has helped a lot of things I didn't understand come together" Kevin OLeary

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"I have just completed this the second course presented by Kasia. I have viewed many a tutorial online and quickly have lost interest, but following Kasias' courses I have been engaged from the introductions to the conclusions of the courses. Thank you so much for yet another fantastic course from which I have learnt a lot and continue to improve my understanding of, and applying post processing techniques in Photo Shop to enhance my images to closley reveal my previsualisation thereof. Your teaching style, patience and the ability to make what may seem difficult, seem so easy is just what I needed. I look foward to more of your courses. Thanks again and best tegards, Patrick." Patrick Cummings

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  • 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

Course curriculum

  • 01
    1. Introduction to the Course
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  • 02
    2. Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Simona
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  • 03
    3. Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Kim
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    • Edit Overview
    • Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
    • Removing "halo" from the image
    • Black and White Conversion
    • Basic contrast adjustments with the "S" shaped Curve
    • Global light adjustments - the sky & foreground
    • Enhancements in precisely selected area - the branch
    • Enhancements in precisely selected area - the dress
    • Final touches and sharpening
  • 04
    4. Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Josefine
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    • Edit Overview
    • Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
    • Correcting model's shape with the Liquify Filter
    • Black and White Conversion
    • Basic contrast adjustments with the "S" shaped Curve
    • Enhancing the eyes FREE PREVIEW
    • Introducing highlights in the hair
    • Final enhancements of the face
    • Background adjustments
    • Final touches and sharpening
  • 05
    5. Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Charles
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    • Edit Overview
    • Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
    • Black and White Conversion
    • Face enhancements
    • Adjusting the key element - flowers
    • Introducing highlights in the hair
    • Adding subtle color tint to the image
    • Final touches and sharpening
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    6. Step By Step Portrait Edit Tutorial - Chris
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    • Edit Overview
    • Preparing the Base - Quick clean up
    • Black and White Conversion
    • Basic contrast adjustments with the "S" shaped Curve
    • Adjusting light on model's face
    • Enhancing the eyes
    • Changing the canvas size to square
    • Introducing color hint to the image
    • Final touches and sharpening
    • Thank you!
  • 07
    Resources
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