Master Color Retouching in Photoshop
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Master Color Retouching in Photoshop

Learn to use the important color editing tools within photoshop to get your images to look the way you've always wanted.
3.9 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
143 students enrolled
Created by Greyson Collins
Last updated 3/2016
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand and fully utilize the color correcting tools within Photoshop
  • Finally get the color "looks" you want every time
  • Color grade your photos like a pro
  • Dial in a color workflow that best works for you and your photographs
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  • Photoshop is required (full or download a free trial)
  • A basic understanding of the Photoshop interface is ideal

Have you been unhappy with the way your photographs look? Do you see other photographers work and wonder how they get the colors to look so good? This course will teach you how to get the color results you've always wanted with your photographs.

You will learn how color works within photoshop, the tools to master color correction and color editing, and how to implement this into your photographic editing workflow.

The course begins with an understanding of how color functions inside photoshop and then flows into how each of the most important tools work. Then I show you how I use these tools to edit my own photographs.

This course is essential for any photographer who wants to have great looking color photos.

I have been a successful photographer, retoucher, and full time color corrector for over 10 years. I will teach you the tools you need to master color correction and color editing in an easy to understand way.

How color works within Photoshop

Essential color tools in Photoshop

Adjustment layers and how to use them in combination with each other to get the results you want.

How to achieve creative color looks for any photo situation.

Learn all the tools you need with examples in 2 hours!

See how I color edit my photos in real time.

Who is the target audience?
  • ALL photographers should take this course.
  • Retouchers and Editors
  • Anyone who wants to understand how color works within photoshop and how to manipulate it
  • No prior color knowledge necessary
  • Photographers who want to improve the color in their images
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
Intro to the Course
1 Lecture 01:25

A brief intro to myself and what we will cover in the course!

Preview 01:25
Intro to Color/Color Theory in Photoshop - RGB & CMYK
3 Lectures 06:59

A brief description of RGB (additive color) vs CMYK (subtractive color)

Preview 01:51

Why and how we use RGB and CMYK

RGB and CMYK within Photoshop: Why and How

If you get this you will master color!! How RGB and CMY are opposites within photoshop.

Master Color by Understanding that RGB opposes CMY in all adjustment layers
Photoshop Editing: Destructive vs Non Destructive
1 Lecture 02:38

Learn how to edit your photos without losing any information. Ever.

Destructive vs Non Destructive Editing
9 Lectures 21:41

An introduction to the levels adjustment layer.  One of the most common layers for color correction.

Intro to Levels and the histogram

How to use levels to set basic contrast.

Levels A: Setting basic contrast

How to use individual color channels within levels to fine tune your results.

Levels B: Adjusting individual channels RGB

Using the output levels sliders

Levels C: Output Levels

Levels D: Main usage for contrast - End Points and how to set them

Learn how to use the auto function and the eye dropper tools within levels.

Levels E: Levels Extras

Learn what all of the buttons in the bottom of the levels pallette do:

Delete, Toggle Reset, View previous state, create clipping mask

Levels F: Bottom Buttons

Using levels extras and presets.

Levels G: Top Menu

Levels H: Top Menu - more
6 Lectures 16:55

An introduction to curves, the most used adjustment layers.

Intro to Curves

Learn how the curves line works.

Curves A: How a curve line works, basic S-curve, and all the points!

Learn how to click and drag to adjust your curves line automatically in the right spot.

Curves B: Click and drag to modify your curve line

Learn how to adjust the individual color channels inside curves to really master color correction!

Curves C: Individual color channels

Learnt the curves extras

Curves D: Extras

Learn the curves top menu

Curves E: Extras - Top Menu
Hue and Saturation
6 Lectures 13:31

An introduction to the Hue and Saturation adjustment layer

Preview 05:11

Learn to use the Lightness slider inside hue and saturation.

Hue and Saturation A: Lightness slider

Learn to use the bottom sliders inside hue and saturation.

Hue and Saturation B: Bottom bars

Learn how to set the range of effectiveness in hue and saturation.

Hue and Saturation C: Selecting range of effectiveness

auto select parameter, auto select targeted adjustment tool, save/load/delete presets, reset, close

Hue and Saturation D: Extras

Learn how to colorize within hue and saturation

Hue and Saturation E: Colorize
Black and White
3 Lectures 05:01

An introduction to the Black and White adjustment layer

Intro Black and White

Learn how to colorize/tint to any color you want within the black and white adjustment layer.

Black and White A: Tint to any color you want

How to use the black and white adjustment layer to effect luminosity only.

Preview 01:29
Selective Color
4 Lectures 10:54

An introduction to the Selective Color adjustment layer

Intro to Selective Color

How to create color shifts with individual colors within Selective color.

Selective Color A: Selective shifts

How to quickly and effectively color grade with selective color

Selective Color B: Color Grading

Learn to adjust the neutrals to color grade even more effectively.

Selective Color C: Adjusting Neutrals
Photo Filters
1 Lecture 04:32

Learn how to use the photo filter adjustment layer.

Photo Filters
Birghtness and Contrast
1 Lecture 02:16

Learn how to use the brightness and contrast adjustment layer.

Brightness and Contrast
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About the Instructor
Greyson Collins
3.9 Average rating
12 Reviews
143 Students
1 Course
Photographer & Retoucher


My name is Greyson Collins. I have been a successful photographer, retoucher, and color corrector for over 10 years. I am super passionate about helping other photographers and retouchers grow in their skills, knowledge, and inspiration.

When I first got into photography I had a hard time figuring out all of the skills that I needed to produce the looks I wanted in my photos. I felt like photographers were really secretive about their editing and shooting techniques. I want to change that.

My goal is to teach everything I have learned about photography and retouching to others who want to know. I don't want to hold anything back. I believe that every photographer who wants to be successful has to have the knowledge of the tools AND be unique. I want to help others be successful. I look forward to working with all of you!