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Mastering Product Retouching - Intermediate

Course From Artem Pissarevskiy, Part Two



Mastering Product Retouching, Part 2: Intermediate

So you have a handle on the basics of product retouching like setting up your workspace, adjusting camera raw files and bringing them into Photoshop, doing essential cleanup and maybe some light dodging and burning. Then you’re ready to deepen your skill set by learning the topics covered in Part 2 of our Mastering Product Retouching series.

In Part 2 of this special series, professional retoucher Artem Pissarevskiy focuses on the next level of product retouching, from exposure blending and making complex selections to smart object manipulation and grain matching.

Take your retouching skills to the next level.

About this course

Join Artem Pissarevskiy as he teaches you:

  • – How to blend exposures
  • – The ins and outs of Blending modes
  • – Intermediate cloning techniques
  • – Tricks & tips for dust removal
  • – how to work with the Mixer Brush
  • – The essentials of micro Dodging & Burning
  • – How to make complex selections using a combination of tools
  • – The essentials of color correction
  • – Smart object manipulation
  • – How to use Liquify, Warping, and Puppet Warp to reshape elements in your image
  • – How to make nuanced adjustments to your image using a Black and White adjustment layer
  • – The pros and cons of three different sharpening methods
  • – How to create realistic grain to match your image

And as a bonus, you also receive an in-depth start-to-finish, step-by-step retouch of a second image so you can follow along as Artem puts all of the fundamental techniques into practice!


3 hours, 28 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.

Mastering Product Retouching - Course

Course Curriculum

Course includes more than 3 hours of instruction in 15 video lessons

Artem introduces the course and sets expectations

In the first lesson, we are going to take a look at how to use multiple images and raw conversions to achieve desired exposure and lighting and make sure that we get the best starting point for our retouching process.

In this lesson, we go through the different blending mode options on how, when and why use them.

In this lesson, we revisit the Clone Stamp tool from the first part, but examine it from a different point of view and explore some additional features of the tool.

In this lesson, we take a look at a powerful and quick way of removing large amounts of dust particles and at the same time compare the pros and cons of this  specific technique.

  • In this lesson, we demonstrate how to set up the Mixer Brush tool and use it to smooth out surfaces which are not well-suited for other methods such as cloning or healing.

In this lesson, we once again revisit another technique from the Beginner course and continue to push the boundaries to see what this technique is able to do in other instances.

In this lesson, we show you how you can combine different selection and masking methods to achieve a flawless selection result that cannot be done with just one tool.

In this lesson, we go through an important technique that uses smart objects that can be updated later to replace real life elements such as bottle labels and phone screens while maintaining texture and reflections.

In this lesson, we demonstrate how to use the Liquify tool to fix organic flaws in the image.

Continuing on the theme of transforming, in this lesson, we show the capabilities of the Warp transform modifier and how to use it to your advantage.

To round up our transformation trilogy, we go through the Puppet Warp modifier to demonstrate how to use it in more organic transforming scenarios.

In this brief lesson, we take a look at some interesting ways you can use a Black and White adjustment layer for more than simply turning an image black and white.

In this lesson, we go through three most commonly used sharpening methods and compare them to each other to find out the major differences and their pros and cons.

In this last lesson, we learn how to create a photo-realistic film grain from scratch, and how to modify it and match it to an existing grain in the image.

In this special bonus lesson, we demonstrate the application of many of the techniques presented in the course to create a final high quality image.


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 basic understanding of retouching fundamentals before starting this course. If you are new to retouching, you should start with the Mastering Product Retouching Part 1: Beginner course. The Beginner course will take you step-by-step through the entire process of retouching using a non-destructive workflow for top-quality results and it will lay the necessary foundation to master the more advanced topics and techniques taught in this intermediate 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.

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Mastering Product Retouching Course, Part 2

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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..



Left – SOOC (straight out of the camera),  Right– after Adobe Photoshop

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