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Mastering Product Retouching

Course From Artem Pissarevskiy, Part One


Mastering Product Retouching, Part 1

Photigy Launches New Online Product Retouching Series

Are you new to product retouching or have had it with trying to make sense of random YouTube videos dedicated to portrait retouching? Don’t know how to set up and maintain a non-destructive workflow?
Feel like your retouching efforts just don’t result in commercial-caliber final images? Want to spend less time laboring over your retouching so you can spend more time shooting?

In Part One of this brand new series, professional retoucher Artem Pissarevskiy teaches you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of product retouching, from setting up your software and hardware to processing your raw files for the best fidelity before taking them into Photoshop.

He then demonstrates his straight-forward workflow to achieve top quality results using the basic techniques every aspiring retoucher must master.

About this course

Join Artem Pissarevskiy as he teaches you:

  • – How to setup your workspace
  • – Configuring your software and hardware
  • – How to create calibrated color profiles
  • – How (and why) to setup and maintain a non-destructive workflow
  • – The most efficient approach to cloning and healing
  • – The essentials of Dodging & Burning
  • – How to make selections using the best tools for the job
  • – The essentials of color correction
  • – How to make the most of luminance and contrast for images that snap
  • – The essentials of color grading your images
  • – The best options for outputting your files

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, 2 minutes




Online Video Course

Course Highlights

Learn the fundamentals of a professional retouching workflow and all the basic techniques necessary 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 learn the fundamentals of professional-quality product retouching for their own images.

Individuals interested in honing their retouching skills through methodical, guided instruction that lays the foundation for more advanced topics and techniques.

Beginners to retouching.

Mastering Product Retouching - Course

Course Curriculum

Course includes more than 3 hours of instruction in 17 video lessons

In this lesson, we are going to go through the basic parts of Photoshop and its user interface. It is important to set up the workspace and tools so you know where everything is and can avoid wasting time searching for things, which is disruptive to your workflow.



In this lesson, we go through the various settings in the Preferences panel to make sure that Photoshop operates correctly.


In this lesson, we take a look at color settings in Photoshop and discuss why different color settings are used in different situations.


In this lesson, we explore the minimum required hardware and software you will need to get the most out of the course, from computers to tablets to Photoshop.


In this lesson we demonstrate how to create very accurate color profiles using a color passport and specific software for that action.


In this lesson, we go through the image and determine our plan for what needs to be retouched. By scanning through the image, we also establish key points for our workflow.


In this lesson, we take a look at basic layer structure for retouching. It is important to set up some layers for efficiency and speed when working on an image.


In this lesson, we go through important aspects of a non-destructive workflow and why it is important to maintain this type of layer management.


In this lesson, we take a look at some simple dust removal with different types of healing and cloning tools which are part of every retoucher’s essential toolkit.


In this lesson ,we tackle the basics of a couple different Dodge & Burn techniques. We also discuss how they work, why they differ, and what is the purpose of dodge and burning when it comes to retouching your image.


In this lesson, we go through the essential ways to select different sections of an image and how to use those selections in post production work.


In this lesson, we take a look at one of the most powerful selection tools in Photoshop and go through a quick Pen tool bootcamp.


In this lesson, we learn a couple of different color correction techniques and how to use them to correctly modify color in specific areas of the image.


In this lesson, we go through the basics of some different luminosity adjustments, how they work, and where to use them.


In this lesson, we look at the possibilities of color grading in Photoshop on a basic level, as grading is more of an artistic than technical approach. We also discuss how different color adjustment layers affect the image.


In the last lesson of our beginner section, we cover how and when to use specific file types and color profiles when saving your image.


In this bonus lesson, we put all of the techniques together to perform a complete retouch of a colorful 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.

No! This 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 more advanced topics and techniques.

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

Mastering Product Retouching Course, Part 1

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

Mastering Product Retouching - Retouching Image - after AFTER


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