Retouching Food Photography
Take your food photos to the next level using easy Photoshop retouching techniques (in minutes not hours)
Enhancing a photo without making it look fake is a skill.
It can take your images to the next level.
What if you didn’t have to lose that winning shot because of a tiny imperfection?
Retouching wasn’t difficult and didn’t take you hours, or even days! You could easily remove the ugly parts without losing texture.
You could create what you had in your mind and didn’t have to settle for something you love less.
You didn’t have to pay someone to retouch your images for you, but instead you could charge your clients more for a premium retouching service.
Your images weren’t rejected because of oil spots you couldn’t remove.
You could easily clone the whipped cream on top of your hot chocolate and make the colour of your egg yolks consistent.
Let’s…Make an image look flawless.
We hear your frustrations!
“My images were rejected due to distractions and oil spots I couldn’t remove.”
“No one might notice, but not being able to remove that hair is driving me crazy.”
“I tried to change it in Lightroom, but it looked worse!”
“I live in a small town and cannot always find the best looking and most fresh fruits and vegetables. There's always blemishes.”
Have you ever been proud of an image only to start editing and notice a reflection, crack or a hair? It’s deflating!
Retouching delivers a higher quality of work.
It’s the missing link you need to give your images that little extra punch.
(But every time you open your Abode Photoshop package, you’re immediately overwhelmed and you’ve given up even trying.)
That’s why we created
This course provides you with fundamental Photoshop retouching skills to create picture-perfect food that looks natural yet well polished and will help you deliver higher quality work to your clients.
RETOUCHING FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHES THE RETOUCHING FUNDAMENTALS NEEDED TO FIX DISTRACTIONS AND PERFORM ENHANCEMENTS FOR FLAWLESS BUT NATURAL FOOD IMAGES.
This course is closed for enrollment.
Give your images that extra punch…
Using these fundamental Photoshop retouching techniques, we’ll teach you the best tools to use to remove the ugly parts of an image, while keeping a natural look without losing texture or detail.
You’ll discover how easy it is to produce commercial quality images for your clients.
The key to creating a natural and seamless blend is having a few ‘go-to’ tools.
Watch us use different tools on a range of images and situations to better grasp an effective retouching workflow.
Work smarter, not harder, by getting savvy with how to best use layers and masks in Photoshop. Create small, editable files that use masks for effective and seamless corrections. Layer organisation will be your new strong suit.
No more ‘no pixel selected’ pop-ups that prevent you from working.
To save you time, you don’t have to fast-forward through video after video to try and remind yourself which tools you need to use.
Our Tool & Technique Quick Guides will keep you from feeling overwhelmed. You’ll know exactly which tool to use for the specific retouching you need.
Stay organised by learning how to integrate a Photoshop retouching workflow with your RAW editor of choice, like Lightroom and Capture One. Create editable files you can go back and edit time and time again.
If a client needs an adjustment, don’t start over from scratch.
Practice is important. Put everything you’re learning into practice by downloading and retouching example avocado images.
Make a second rate photo look top-notch with
Retouching Made Easy
Before and Afters.
Learn these crucial Photoshop techniques and deliver a higher quality of work.
Object + Reflection Removals
Reflections and distractions happen, but they don’t have to stay. Learn how to remove unwanted objects, distractions and reflections like a boss.
Composites are a key part of the commercial photography process. Learn the different types of composites and how to build the perfect shot.
Blemishes + Cleaning
Understand the difference between imperfections and blemishes. Find which tools to use to clean different types of blemishes in food and on backgrounds.
Straightening + Shaping
Elevate the details in food by making straightening and shaping adjustments using Free Transform, Puppet Warp + Liquify tools. Don’t let crooked lines bug you anymore!
Light + Colour Enhancements
Shape and define light using Dodge + Burn techniques, as well as making food stand out with colour corrections and enhancements.
You too can create commercial quality egg yolks + the perfect burger buns.
YOU GET 30 DAYS TO TRY OUT RETOUCHING FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY.
IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT, I’LL GIVE YOU A FULL REFUND.
I'm confident that you'll LOVE this course and I genuinely want you to succeed, which is why I offer a generous 30-day money back guarantee. If you do the work, implement the quick guide techniques in Photoshop and don’t see any improvement to your work, simply let me know within 30-days if you’d like a refund.
It’s time to give your images that extra little punch.
StartHow Photoshop Works (16:37)
StartTool Introduction (12:43)
StartTool Shortcuts (8:18)
StartLayers, Masks + Brushes (24:27)
StartLayers Properties Panel **NEW (3:29)
StartCreating Assets + Plates (11:36)
StartSaving Files + Integration with Lightroom or Capture One (11:35)
StartTool Quick Guide
StartMethods of Removal (14:25)
StartRemoving Unwanted Objects - Clementines (14:08)
StartRemoving Unwanted Objects - Parma Ham Toast (12:13)
StartRemoving Unwanted Objects - Restaurants (10:54)
StartRemoving Distractions - Cafe (8:10)
StartRemoving Reflections Wine Glass (10:10)
StartRemoving Spoon Reflections (14:19)
StartRemoving Reflections - whiskey Cocktail (7:07)
StartMoving Objects - Cocktail Garnish (2:42)
StartCreate Floating Objects **NEW (15:18)
I’m Rachel, an Aussie food photographer living in Vancouver. I love capturing visual stories that emphasize the beauty of real food. When I take photographs, I focus on the honest details and intricacies that connects us emotionally to food.
More importantly, though, I know what it’s like to sit in your 9-5 gig and want something more. I've taught over 1,000 students how to create beautiful food photography that makes their community and clients hungry! Many students have gone onto land new clients and magazine features, plus get their work into stock agencies.
My work has been featured in a range of magazines and publications all over the world.