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

Learn how to compose food photography like a pro with Rachel Korinek

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.

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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.

Create Composites

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.




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.

Course Curriculum

  Assessment + Critiques
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Your Instructor

Rachel Korinek
Rachel Korinek

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you cover everything in Photoshop?
Photoshop is one of the most powerful programs photographers have access to. Its scope is huge! But you don’t need to know everything to offer your clients a premium service and make your images look flawless. Head to the curriculum section to see what we cover. If you have any questions, email me!
I'm new to retouching. Is this course suitable for beginners?
This course is a good fit for those who are new or overwhelmed by Photoshop, as we ease you into foundational concepts at the start and then usher you through to more advanced techniques. You will, however, need to be competent in either Lightroom or Capture One to post-process, tone and colour correct your images. If you can’t post-process at all, Lightroom Magic is the course to take before this one.
What version of Photoshop is this course taught in?
This course is taught in the latest Creative Cloud version. Older versions can be used as well if there is a feature or update that you can’t use, just reach out in the Facebook group and we’ll help you out.
What version of Photoshop is this course taught in?
This course is taught in the latest Creative Cloud version. Older versions can be used as well if there is a feature or update that you can’t use, just reach out in the Facebook group and we’ll help you out.
How are the lessons delivered? How long do I have to take the course?
The course materials are shared as video content. We’ll cover key ideas for each lesson, as well as lots of demonstrations. We share ‘Quick Guides’ to help you quickly and easily find the tools you need to use. There is also no time limit on the course, so you can learn at your leisure. Take in one new lesson a day or binge-watch. It’s just like Netflix and fits with your schedule.
Can I do a payment plan?
You sure can. This course can be purchased for three monthly payments of $109 USD and is available as an option when you check out. You can get started today for less!
I’ve used Photoshop for years! Is there more to learn?
It really depends on your level. If you’re a professional retoucher this course isn’t for you. It is for you however if you’ve been using Photoshop for years but still feel overwhelmed, or your images look worse than before you retouched them. If you’re not happy with your skills and knowledge then we’d love you to come and learn from us. We don’t cover Frequency Separation as that’s a high-level concept.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
You bet-ya! 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 core editing techniques for food and don’t see any improvement to your work, simply let me know within 30 days if you’d like a refund.
I don’t shoot food. Should I still take this course?
I totally believe this course will help you take your photos to the next level. There are many ways to do things in Photoshop and learning from others is how we find what’s best for our workflow. There are, however, nuances to food that other niches might not need to know. I highly recommend that if you don’t shoot still life, it’s best to find a course in your niche.
Want to learn how to edit in BOTH Lightroom & Photoshop?
You can bundle both Lightroom Magic and Retouching Food Photography by enrolling in the Editing Super Bundle. You'll get access to both masterclasses and save $97.
But isn’t retouching hard and time-consuming?
I get it. Photoshop is a powerful and complex program. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed. But when you have someone walking you through some really easy ways to fix and correct mistakes and blemishes, you’ll wonder how you ever created without Photoshop. You can learn techniques that with practice will take your workflow from countless hours to minutes. Not to brag, but I can remove something in 15 seconds flat with the right tool. That’s proof it’ll save you time.

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