Preview the Course
15+ Years of Experience
I've distilled everything I've learned in my years of commercial photography, social media, and blogging, and included all of my time-saving tips and tricks.
40+ Hours of Video Content
Comprehensive, step by step videos walking you through everything from basic Photoshop tools to full complex edits and real-world examples.
Presets and More
This course is a complete package with presets, exercise image files, and a private Facebook group to ask questions, share edits, and create a community!
Meet Your Instructor:
Amy Seder is a professional photographer, commercial film director, and travel blogger based in Los Angeles, California.
Amy took her first Photoshop class in high school in 2003, and photography has been her life's passion ever since. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Commercial Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in 2008, and worked in New York City for almost 10 years as a fashion photographer and photo producer before founding Away Lands along with her partner, Brandon, in 2016. From there, Amy and Brandon took off for a life of full-time travel, creating an international buzz through their travel and lifestyle photography and films.
As Away Lands, Amy and Brandon have shot photo and film campaigns all over the world, including work for Bose, Sony Music, Andaz Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, Sauza Tequila, Sephora and beyond. Over the past four years, Amy has been shooting and editing nonstop, and with the demands of a fast paced environment on the road, Amy has been forced to fine tune her skills more than ever - creating processes that streamline editing and produce high-quality images quickly and efficiently. Amy credits her engaged and growing community of over 235,000 Instagram followers, to the quality of the imagery she's able to produce and publish on a daily basis.
Amy's core belief is that your influence as a photographer is only as good as your imagery and your imagery is only as good as your editing!
A Preview of What You Will Learn:
The Course Curriculum:
1. Course Introduction
Welcome! Let's discuss the course purpose, expectations, and requirements - and how to make the most of these lessons. At the end of this module, we're also including a start-to-finish crash course for you to immediately get a taste of the entire editing workflow from processing, to retouching and exporting - we want you to get excited for everything you're about to learn!
2. Hardware Fundamentals
Computer and hardware basics, plus my most important retouching accessories, and why they are crucial to my workflow. Also a quick discussion on the camera I use and why I love it.
3. Starting with the Basics
Introductions to Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom. You'll learn how to import presets, the difference between file types, and how to implement hotkeys to make your editing life easier.
4. Mastering Raw Processing
An in-depth look at color science in Adobe Camera Raw, and how to make the most of your images before you even enter Photoshop.
5. Learning your Photoshop Toolkit
Take a deep dive into the most essential Photoshop tools, which are crucial for nearly every editing task within Photoshop.
6. Mastering Photoshop Layers
Use and gain an in-depth understanding of Photoshop layers - essentially the foundation of this powerful application.
7. Mastering Photoshop Clean-Up
Gain an in-depth understanding of cloning tools and how to use them to tackle a spectrum of the most common image problems.
8. Mastering Beauty Retouching
A masterclass in and of itself - my entire workflow and toolkit to retouching people beautifully and naturally, fine-tuned over 15 years of experience. Individual lessons on hair, skin, eyes, and retouching for fashion, portraits and virtually every image including the subject of people.
9. Creating with Photoshop
Get creative! Learn how to replace skies, add the moon and stars, expand image edges, and build on your skills to go beyond retouching and into the world of digital art.
10. Photoshop Beyond Retouching
Using Photoshop for graphic design, creating cinemagraphs, stop-motion photography, moving images, and much more.
11. Photography for Instagram and Social Media
Making and exporting specifically for blogs and Instagram, curating an Instagram feed, and all of Amy's best tips on using photography to build your online following.
12. Using Your Skills
Multiple start to finish image walkthroughs to help further your understanding of how to use all Photoshop elements together to create everything you can dream of!
13. Course Wrap-Up and Beyond
Our final thoughts and recommendations for you to kill it out there with your photography! We'll also be appending Bonus material as new topics and questions are brought up throughout the course in our private Facebook group. There is no end to building your skills!
Why We Believe YOU Should Take This Course...
It can take YEARS of watching tutorials, sifting through YouTube videos, and reading manuals (who does that?), before you can really master a powerful application like Photoshop. Alternatively, you can spend thousands of dollars taking university courses or similar online classes.
We believe what we're offering is going to give you so much more value than competing sources of education, while at the same time offering real life practical insight from a working, professional photographer with over 15 years of experience. We know your time is valuable, and we want to teach you powerful editing techniques that are efficient and will save you so much time in your editing workflow.
The Master of Photoshop modules are ordered with intention to take you through a logical tried and true workflow that has served professionals in the industry for years. Further, we're invested in your success, and are here to build a community! As soon as you enroll, you'll have access to our private Facebook group, where you can ask questions, share your work, engage in discussions, and we'll be there to share new tips and techniques as we discover them along the way.
There is no end to the learning process, and we want to support you in every way we can to be a true Master of Photoshop. And just remember, the course is all here in one place, with hours and hours of lessons for you to come back and refer to forever.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Do I Need to Complete This Course?
You will need:
1. A desktop or laptop computer
2. A subscription to Adobe Photoshop - we recommend the Adobe Photography Bundle for $9.99/month
What if I don't have a camera or I only use my phone to take photos?
No worries! We got you covered. We wanted this course to be accessible to everyone, whether you're an enthusiast, someone that uses photography frequently for your business, or you want to make photography your full-time career. If you don't have a camera, we're providing you with some of our very own raw image files for you to follow along with. If you only shoot with your phone, that's great! You can use your own photos or follow along with the exercise files. We also have a lesson focused entirely on iPhone image processing, and all of the techniques we use will carry over to other mobile phone models as well. The idea is that once you learn the tools and methods for image processing and retouching, your skills will be universal and you can apply them and feel confident editing images from any type of camera.
Do I need to know Photoshop or Lightroom already?
No! We'll walk you through all you need to know, step by step.
What If I already know Lightroom?
That's a great place to start! Our first sections go over Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw, and all raw processing basics, but quickly move into advanced processing and editing in Photoshop. If you already know Lightroom, but want to learn how to clean up images, composite photos together, and hone professional retouching skills for everything from travel to portraiture to fashion photography - this is the course for you!
Will you cover Lightroom and Photoshop for mobile?
This course is focused on the desktop versions of Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge. However, we will have some lessons on mobile image processing in Lightroom for mobile, and finishing tips for getting the most out of your images on Instagram. We chose to teach the desktop apps as they're the most "feature rich" and used by professionals. Further, if you have a solid understanding of the full desktop applications, the same principles will carry over to the mobile applications.
When Does This Course Start and Finish?
Master of Photoshop will go LIVE in June, with the first 5 modules dropping on the official launch date (to be determined) and new modules released every week for the following eight weeks thereafter. Every week for eight weeks after launch, we'll be hosting live office hours on our private Facebook group, where you can ask questions, get real time feedback, discuss new areas of interest, share your work, and engage with the community. But take your time! Once the live run of the course is complete, the course is yours to access and work on at your own pace, and you can return to it whenever you need.
What's Included In This Course?
- A total of 13 modules, covering over 40+ hours of video lessons and walkthroughs.
- We'll cover the entire image editing workflow from file management, raw image processing in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, how to really get the most out of your presets, and the CORE of the course - in-depth instruction on Photoshop tools, advanced retouching techniques, compositing (combining multiple images together in creative ways), and all the tips, tricks and efficiency techniques that the pros use! You're going to become a Photoshop master!
- Access to our private Facebook group where we'll continue to share new content and updates, and a place for you to share your work, ask questions, and engage with our community!
- LIVE office hours held once weekly, for 8 weeks after course launch to answer questions in real time.
- A unique Away Lands preset pack to get you started.
- Sample images to practice your skills and follow along with the lessons.
What If I'm Unhappy with this Course?
If you have any issues or concerns, please email us at [email protected] and we are always happy to help come up with a solution!