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Mastering Product Retouching- Advanced

Course From Artem Pissarevskiy, Part Three


Mastering Product Retouching Course - Advanced

Mastering Product Retouching, Part 3: Advanced

You have a solid foundation with product retouching and you’re ready to expand your skills to include the full range of techniques the pros use to create stunning commercial-quality images.

In Part 3 of this special series, professional retoucher Artem Pissarevskiy focuses on advanced product retouching, from texture recreation and Frequency Separation 2.0 to shadow reconstruction when compositing and advanced color grading.

It’s time to master product retouching and produce your best images yet.

About this course

Join Artem Pissarevskiy as he teaches you:

  • – How to use Check Layers
  • – How to recreate/replace textures
  • – When and how to use Blend If in Photoshop
  • – How and when to use advanced Frequency Separation techniques
  • – How to create replacement backgrounds
  • – How to remove banding even when working with 8-bit images
  • – How to create realistic reflections in a glossy object
  • – How to build Actions in Photoshop to optimize your workflow
  • – How to reconstruct accurate shadows when working with composite images
  • – How to match color and values when compositing for a seamless final image
  • – How to use Color Range and Channels for making precise selections
  • – How to add snap to your image using an HDR adjustment
  • – The basics of Color Theory and how to perform advanced color grading using Curves, Gradient Maps, and LUTs

And as a bonus, you also receive an in-depth start-to-finish, step-by-step retouch of the complex image first introduced in Part 1. Follow along as Artem puts all of the fundamental techniques into practice for an amazing result!


5 hours, 53 minutes




Online Video Course

Course Highlights

Expand your retouching skills beyond the basic techniques to achieve professional-quality results.

Quick and easy-to-follow lessons. We know that you don’t have lots of time to spend, so we keep it brief!

Follow along by using the included practice raw file.

Ask questions on our online forum and get answers from our professional instructors.

Lifetime access to the course materials.

After course completion, you’ll have an option to submit your homework to be reviewed by the instructor – professional feedback is key to successful learning!

Who will benefit the most from this course?

Photographers seeking to expand their retouching skills to achieve professional-quality results with their own images.

Individuals interested in honing their retouching skills through methodical, guided instruction that expands their fundamental knowledge through the application of more advanced topics and techniques.

Anyone with an understanding of retouching fundamentals.

Course Curriculum

Course includes nearly six hours of instruction in 19 video lessons

Artem introduces the course and sets expectations



In this first lesson, we teach you how to create and use check layers to your advantage in retouching.



In this lesson, we teach you how to replicate or replace a certain texture to match the original look using stock images and adjustment layers.


In this lesson, Artem teaches you how to use the Blend If layer style option in different scenarios.


In this lesson, you will learn how to use two different Frequency Separation techniques, how they differ from each other, and when to use them.


In this lesson, we take a look at a commonly used technique to replace backgrounds. You will learn how to create a background from scratch using a mix of colors and adjustment layers.


Building on the previous lesson, we show you how to get rid of banding in your images to make them look more professional


In this lesson, Artem demonstrates one technique for creating a realistic reflection on a glossy object while referencing the original object’s reflection and details..


In this lesson, we show you how to create actions in Photoshop to help you automate common retouching tasks and speed up your workflow..


In this lesson, Artem introduces the plan for the next several lessons working with a composite image.


In this lesson, we show you how to extract shadows from our practice image and use them effectively in a composite image. We also take a look at proper layering technique.


In this lesson, we talk about shadow theory and show you how you can easily create shadows to match your scene and make them look realistic..


In this lesson, we combine multiple images into one and talk about what you need to take into account when working with multiple images from different sources


In this lesson, Artem continues working on the composite image by correcting the values and colors of the combined images from the previous lesson.


In this lesson, we take a look at some alternative selection methods and how you can use them in different scenarios.


In this lesson, Artem demonstrates how you can utilize an HDR adjustment to spice up your image in a nondestructive way..


In this lesson, we take a more in-depth look at color theory and different grading styles to enhance the look of your images


In this lesson, we continue our color grading discussion and show you some alternative approaches to adjust colors in your image and achieve interesting results.


In this final lesson, Artem reviews color LUTs, or Look Up Tables, and discusses how they work, when to use them, and how you can make your own.


In this full retouch session, Artem takes into account all the techniques presented throughout the course and puts them into practice to retouch a more complex image with a lot of details to keep in mind.



Most frequent questions and answers

You will need a computer capable of running at least a relatively recent version of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, with sufficient memory and storage to accommodate working on and saving up to multi-gigabyte files.

Although you can work your way through the entire course without a graphics tablet by using a multi-button mouse, it is highly recommended if you plan to retouch a lot of images to invest in a decent graphics tablet as they make the entire process more accurate and efficient.

You will have 24/7 access to course videos, forums, and reviews on the website. It is optimized for mobile as well, and we stream from the worldwide cloud to ensure a worry-free learning experience.

You’ll have lifelong access to the course. There is no limitation on this.

All course students have access to a private forum dedicated to support. This is the place where Photigy instructors answer students’ questions, and students can share their own experiences and solutions.

It is highly recommended that you have a solid retouching foundation before starting this course. If you are completely new to retouching, start with our Mastering Product Retouching, Part 1: Beginner course; otherwise, jump into our Mastering Product Retouching, Part 2: Intermediate course so you will have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful with this advanced course.

Yes, all course materials are available to download and watch offline. Downloads include all videos as well as supplementary materials: PSD and RAW files for your own practice.

Special Bonus for Pre-Release Buyers!

Receive a full post-production tutorial from Artem Pissarevskiy made for Pro Club workshop #72!

Bonus includes: 1 hour 40 minutes of retouching the “Fire in Advertising Product Photography” workshop*

*Only available during pre-sale, offer expires April 17th 2020

Special "First Week Of Release" Price: save $100:

Mastering Product Retouching Course, Part 3

Course Instructor - Artem Pissarevskiy

Artem is a 23-year-old retoucher from Finland, who has worked in the post-production field for six years. He sees himself as more of a technically-skilled retoucher than an artistic one, specializing in product and creative retouching. He enjoys problem-solving as it is a huge part of the post-production process..



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