Product Photography Retouching in Adobe Photoshop
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Product Photography Retouching in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create the perfect “Amazon shot” with Photoshop in this product photography retouching course for all levels.

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Product Photography Retouching in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to create the perfect “Amazon shot” with Photoshop in this product photography retouching course for all levels.

  • 4.9 (64 Reviews)

 
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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    Reach out to our customer support team within 30 days to receive a full refund.

  • Unlimited access, anywhere, anytime

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1

Introduction

  • Introduction (2:19)
  • Exercise files
Chapter 2

The Plain White BG

  • 1. Introduction - The Plain White BG (0:25)
  • 2. Equalizing Levels and Color Tones (6:52) Free
  • 3. Creating a Selection Using the Quick Selection Tool (7:46)
  • 4. Creating a Selection Using Color Range or Channels (8:06)
  • 5. Creating a Selection Using the Select Subject Feature (1:54)
  • 6. Creating a Selection Using the Pen Tool (8:36)
  • 7. Masking (5:40)
  • 8. Solid White Background (4:18)
  • 9. Sharpening (8:15)
  • 10. Adjusting Shadows (10:52)
  • 11. Removing Reflections (12:53)
  • The Plain White BG - Quiz
Chapter 3

Going from “OK” to “WOW!”

  • 12. Introduction - From "OK" to "WOW!" (0:24)
  • 13. Dealing Effectively with Color Casts (8:13)
  • 14. Balancing Tonal Values (5:53)
  • 15. Getting Extreme Tonal Control by Using Luminosity Masks (5:19)
  • 16. Color Saturation and Vibrancy (5:43)
  • 17. Dealing with Noise in the Image (5:55)
  • 18. Additional Finishing Effects (7:42)
  • Going from “OK” to “WOW!” - Quiz
Chapter 4

Creating The Hero Shot

  • 19. Introduction - Creating The Hero Shot (0:27)
  • 20. Cleaning Up the Photography (6:01)
  • 21. Lighting Effects (11:02)
  • 22. Adding Features (3:44)
  • 23. Blur/Bokeh Effects (5:08)
  • 24. Digital Displays (6:03)
  • 25. Synthetic Reflections (9:51)
  • Creating The Hero Shot - Quiz
Chapter 5

Lifestyle Shots

  • 26. Introduction - Lifestyle Shots (0:25)
  • 27. Working with a Raw Image (6:39)
  • 28. Compositing the Product Convincingly into the Stock Image (13:14)
  • 29. Finishing Effects (3:43)
  • 30. Crafting a Digital Scene using Adobe Dimension (8:02)
  • Lifestyle Shots - Quiz
Chapter 6

Best Practices for Online Use

  • 31. Introduction - Best Practices for Online Use (0:25)
  • 32. Size vs. Quality (6:23)
  • 33. Social Media (10:32)
  • 34. Amazon (2:40)
  • 35. Other Online Retail (4:02)
  • Best Practices for Online Use - Quiz
Chapter 7

Conclusion

  • Conclusion (1:10)
Chapter 8

Final Quiz

  • Final Quiz

After Completing This Course You Will Be Able To

  • Achieve a clean crisp and clear white background for the “Amazon shot”
  • Transform average product images into something eye-catching and special
  • Create an environment around your product to turn it into a hero image
  • Create a lifestyle shot by editing your product into any environment
  • Composite and capture the feeling and atmosphere of where your product lives
  • Know your way around best practices for online image use

About This Course

If you or your client sells goods on Amazon or another e-commerce platform, you know the importance of having photos that stand out from the hundreds of competing products. You want the images of your products to capture the attention of your audience right away and to display your items authentically in an appropriate environment without distractions or distortions.

This course will teach you how to clean up the classic white background, work with lifestyle settings and expertly craft those eye-catching hero shots that everyone wants to achieve. You’ll learn all about color correction, making selections, masking, adding effects, compositing and so much more.

By the end of this course, you’ll be retouching your product photos like a pro so enroll now to get started!

About This Course

If you or your client sells goods on Amazon or another e-commerce platform, you know the importance of having photos that stand out from the hundreds of competing products. You want the images of your products to capture the attention of your audience right away and to display your items authentically in an appropriate environment without distractions or distortions.

This course will teach you how to clean up the classic white background, work with lifestyle settings and expertly craft those eye-catching hero shots that everyone wants to achieve. You’ll learn all about color correction, making selections, masking, adding effects, compositing and so much more.

By the end of this course, you’ll be retouching your product photos like a pro so enroll now to get started!

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What You Will Learn

  • How to work with RAW images
  • How to equalize levels and color tones, deal effectively with color casts, saturation and vibrancy, removing noise in an image and apply finishing effects
  • How to create a selection using Quick Selection, Select Subject, Color Range, Channels or Pen tool
  • The ins and outs of masking, sharpening, adjusting shadows, and removing reflections
  • How to work with lighting effects, add features, apply blur and bokeh effects, digital displays and synthetic reflections
  • How to composite a product convincingly into a stock image
  • How to craft a digital scene using Adobe Dimension
  • Best practices for social media, Amazon and other online retail sites

Why learn with Kirk Nelson?

Graphic artist and Adobe Certified Specialist with 20+ years of experience in branding and design. Kirk has a BA degree from George Mason University and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop with his work being published globally over 400 times.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Photographers who want to start editing their product shots in Photoshop
  • Editors who want to fortify and enhance their existing skill set
  • Business owners with e-commerce stores
  • Amazon and online retail sellers
  • Creatives who want to add Adobe Photoshop product retouching to their offering
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CC to edit product shots
  • Digital nomads looking for skills that they can offer from anywhere in the world
  • All levels of experience

Requirements

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Access to Internet
  • Computer / Laptop / Mobile Device

What Is Included?

  • Immediate unlimited access to course materials
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Exercises and quizzes to help you put theory into practice
  • English Closed Captions
  • Suitable for mobile or desktop
  • A badge to showcase your expertise on your profile page upon completion

64 Reviews

  • 4.9
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  • eranganew

A great course. Unlike the courses in other learning flatforms, every time I follow a course in Fiverr learn, there are a lot of new things to learn. Kirk is an excellent mentor.

  • Zachary
  • boomlandjenkins

The course was informative and gave me a few new tricks to try when retouching client photos. Kirk is an enjoyable teacher and has a great pace throughout the course.

  • oliver555
  • kapscreation

awesome course , learned some new tricks

  • Anthony

Loved the course! A lot of useful and practical details! It also has inspired me to create my own tutorial videos to share my personal touch.

  • darrendesign

Nothing new for me on this course also I believe that there is some points could be done much better by the help of other techniques which will lead better and more accurate results. I think the course by itself could be useful for beginners to get information about the methods and tools. Thanks to the teacher for putting a lot of effort on this course!

  • todorf5

The course was great. Ive learnt some new stuff . I wish there were more videos regarding special effects and lifestyle shots because that`s the most tricky part in this craft.

  • Gabrielle

Amazing course with no fluff! All of it was great knowledge and to the point. I am looking forward to offering this service on Fiverr.

  • sunygraphics

This is my second course from this wonderful guy. You have really impacted a lot on me with this course. Thanks greatly.

  • graphix_villa

Overall good course, but too basic things that might be helpful for new users.
There is no such "wow" type things.

  • Kamila

Fantastic course!

I was looking for a course which could take my skills of product photography a bit further.

I learnt some new retouching techniques, which helped me with the most wanted white background style photo and lifestyle photography in a studio.

If your skills are beyond basics in photoshop and photography this is a course for you. The info is presented in a clear and concise manner.

Short sections which you can watch over and over again, allow you to practise new techniques on youe own photos.

For some with less experience with photoshop, some videos might drag on a little bit with too much info, but I was excited to see more and more of the content for each chapter. I specifically appreciate the information about copyrights and free stock photos.

I will look forward to another product photography course like this one in a future.

Kamila Bobrzak

  • Anna

I think Kirk's design of the smartwatch is really neat, awesome, and fancy. It's a good compromise between a classic and a smartwatch. Smartwatches are wearables. So, are smart clothes. He also seems to be an expert in 3D designing, where I am a total beginner, which makes it hard for me to follow.

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1

Introduction

  • Introduction (2:19)
  • Exercise files
Chapter 2

The Plain White BG

  • 1. Introduction - The Plain White BG (0:25)
  • 2. Equalizing Levels and Color Tones (6:52) Free
  • 3. Creating a Selection Using the Quick Selection Tool (7:46)
  • 4. Creating a Selection Using Color Range or Channels (8:06)
  • 5. Creating a Selection Using the Select Subject Feature (1:54)
  • 6. Creating a Selection Using the Pen Tool (8:36)
  • 7. Masking (5:40)
  • 8. Solid White Background (4:18)
  • 9. Sharpening (8:15)
  • 10. Adjusting Shadows (10:52)
  • 11. Removing Reflections (12:53)
  • The Plain White BG - Quiz
Chapter 3

Going from “OK” to “WOW!”

  • 12. Introduction - From "OK" to "WOW!" (0:24)
  • 13. Dealing Effectively with Color Casts (8:13)
  • 14. Balancing Tonal Values (5:53)
  • 15. Getting Extreme Tonal Control by Using Luminosity Masks (5:19)
  • 16. Color Saturation and Vibrancy (5:43)
  • 17. Dealing with Noise in the Image (5:55)
  • 18. Additional Finishing Effects (7:42)
  • Going from “OK” to “WOW!” - Quiz
Chapter 4

Creating The Hero Shot

  • 19. Introduction - Creating The Hero Shot (0:27)
  • 20. Cleaning Up the Photography (6:01)
  • 21. Lighting Effects (11:02)
  • 22. Adding Features (3:44)
  • 23. Blur/Bokeh Effects (5:08)
  • 24. Digital Displays (6:03)
  • 25. Synthetic Reflections (9:51)
  • Creating The Hero Shot - Quiz
Chapter 5

Lifestyle Shots

  • 26. Introduction - Lifestyle Shots (0:25)
  • 27. Working with a Raw Image (6:39)
  • 28. Compositing the Product Convincingly into the Stock Image (13:14)
  • 29. Finishing Effects (3:43)
  • 30. Crafting a Digital Scene using Adobe Dimension (8:02)
  • Lifestyle Shots - Quiz
Chapter 6

Best Practices for Online Use

  • 31. Introduction - Best Practices for Online Use (0:25)
  • 32. Size vs. Quality (6:23)
  • 33. Social Media (10:32)
  • 34. Amazon (2:40)
  • 35. Other Online Retail (4:02)
  • Best Practices for Online Use - Quiz
Chapter 7

Conclusion

  • Conclusion (1:10)
Chapter 8

Final Quiz

  • Final Quiz

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the need of product photography?

    Product photography provides eCommerce websites, regular websites, and distribution sites like Amazon.com and eBay.com with the visuals they need to sell their products. Before a consumer decides to purchase a certain product, they want to see 3-6 photos of that product in high quality, crisp lighting. Product photography can be the difference between sales or no sales for a company today.

  • How important is product photography in ecommerce?

    Product photography is the most important part of an eCommerce platform or profile. This has to do with the reason that humans are primarily visual creatures. We are unable to describe what we see – but we can easily form an opinion from an image that is already presented to us. Quality product photography should be able to replace all five senses, stimulating customers to purchase the product in front of them on the computer or on their mobile device.

  • What does photo retouching mean?

    Photo retouching is the art of improving elements within a photo. Professionals can use techniques like airbrushing to give a smooth, even-toned, and blemish-free appearance to surfaces like human skin. Imperfections can be hidden, teeth can be whitened, and effects like ‘red-eye’ can be removed. Photo retouching can also be used to improve product photos. Unwanted shadows or reflections can be removed to create a simpler, cleaner, and more appealing image. Today, most photo retouching is performed in Adobe Photoshop.

  • How did photo retouching work before Photoshop?

    Photo retouching has been performed for more than one-hundred years! Ever since the invention of the camera, photographers have used photo retouching to improve their images. Before Photoshop, photo retouching usually involved making physical changes to the surface of the negative. The negative could be painted to cover blemishes or block out whole elements of a picture. The surface could also be scratched to remove unwanted details. This retouched negative was then used to develop the finished photo.

  • What’s the difference between photo retouching and manipulation?

    Photo retouching involves making small changes to improve the quality of an image. The retouched image should look better than the original, but it will still show the same thing. Although photo retouching is used to ‘improve on nature’, the finished image should still look natural. Photo manipulation involves more radical changes. Aspects of the image may be altered to create eye-catching effects that couldn’t happen naturally. Totally new elements could be introduced – for instance, someone could be added to (or removed from) a group portrait.

  • Who needs photo-retouching services?

    There is a high demand for photo-retouching services from ecommerce sellers, product manufacturers, and retailers, as well as media agencies, professional photographers, publishers, and even private individuals. Ecommerce sellers, manufacturers, and retailers all need high-quality images to showcase their products. Media agencies and photographers use photo-retouching services to improve the images they present to clients. Magazine publishers rely on photo retouching to create the most appealing cover images. Meanwhile, individuals sometimes need to have family photos, holiday photos, or portraits retouched.