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.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop is required (full or download a free trial)
  • A basic understanding of the Photoshop interface is ideal

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro to the Course

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

Section 2: Intro to Color/Color Theory in Photoshop - RGB & CMYK

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


Why and how we use RGB and CMYK


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

Section 3: Photoshop Editing: Destructive vs Non Destructive

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

Section 4: Levels

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


How to use levels to set basic contrast.


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


Using the output levels sliders

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.


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

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


Using levels extras and presets.

Levels H: Top Menu - more
Section 5: Curves

An introduction to curves, the most used adjustment layers.


Learn how the curves line works.


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


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


Learnt the curves extras


Learn the curves top menu

Section 6: Hue and Saturation

An introduction to the Hue and Saturation adjustment layer


Learn to use the Lightness slider inside hue and saturation.


Learn to use the bottom sliders inside hue and saturation.


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


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


Learn how to colorize within hue and saturation

Section 7: Black and White

An introduction to the Black and White adjustment layer


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


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

Section 8: Selective Color

An introduction to the Selective Color adjustment layer


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


How to quickly and effectively color grade with selective color


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

Section 9: Photo Filters

Learn how to use the photo filter adjustment layer.

Section 10: Birghtness and Contrast

Learn how to use the brightness and contrast adjustment layer.

Section 11: Color Balance for Color Grading

Learn how to use the color balance adjustment layer.

Section 12: Layer Masks

Learn how to use layers mask to fully master selective adjustments.

Section 13: See it in action!
How I edit: The Infamous baby
How I edit: The toddler
How I edit: The band photo
How I edit: The studio Portrait
How I edit: The "Cool" beauty portrait
How I edit: The Instagram
How I edit: Faking it: the sunset portrait
How I edit: The Advertisement portrait

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Instructor Biography

Greyson Collins, 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!

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