The Retouching Series
As a portrait photographer, your time is extremely valuable – and that includes the time you spend retouching! The Retouching Series from one of the most renowned retouchers on the market, Pratik Naik, will bring your workflow to a new level. Learn the tools and techniques to help you quickly develop and improve your retouching results faster than ever. From mastering the fundamentals, to conquering advanced issues like contouring and frequency separation, Pratik takes us through step-by-step. Start applying these powerful methods to conquer your retouching efficiently, beautifully, and with time to spare.
63 Reviews for The Retouching Series
“Despite being a little worried before purchasing this course, as to whether there would be anything new to learn (there are SO many other courses, teachers and guides available online, both paid for and free), I can honestly say that this is absolutely brilliant and totally worth your attention. I have spent hours with other teachers, yet Pratik teaches you actual real-world techniques, solutions and (best of all) WORKFLOWS! There is even an action designed to help you retouch a complete image. His methods are solid, often ingenious and brilliant, and he is a master at explaining and guiding. This is a course that will really help you, not dazzle you with techniques. And on top of it all, he is a lovely teacher and a fine person to spend your time with.
It's just a brilliant course! Thanks Pratik, thanks so much!”
— Michael D.
“Pratik's style of working and teaching is so effective. He's a combination of Yoda and Mr. Roger's when it comes to retouching—super calm, knowledgeable, and very wise he is. He doesn't just explain how to do something, there are many who do that, but he shows you why a technique is used and why it's his preferred way of working. This course has brought back excitement to the whole post-production process for me as a photographer.”
— Bret R.
“This is a must-have for anybody who is doing retouching for portraits. Unlike other retouching series, which are generic and cover a lot of topics that make finding the relevant information hard, this library is very focused and well designed. The teacher has an excellent grasp of the subject and the length of the videos is perfect. Having the option to download the videos is great. You will be hard pressed to find another video tutorial series that provides this much content, focused topics, a great teacher, and everything under $100. This is an exceptional value.
The only reason why I didn't give 5 stars to this product is about production values. I would give it 4.5 stars but that option is not available. This is really nit-picking. The main problem is with the opening titles. They are too long. Seeing the montage with music once is enough, to have to go through that sequence for each video is just a waste of time. I would understand a 10-15 second opening sequence but what is the opening titles here are just too long and forces the viewer to scrub forward to skip the filler. For such a long sequence you would expect professional music but the soundtrack uses very fake-sounding orchestra that detracts from the otherwise professional product. The music itself is not bad, but the sound production is just not up to standard. On a similar token, the quality of the narration degraded a few times, sounds like there were microphone problems. When producing a professional video, audio must be impeccable. For the most part, the sound is great but it's clear that there was nobody monitoring the sound while recording. That is a serious mistake. And after the video was produced, and the sound distortion noted, there should have been a pickup recording to correct the defect.
Other than those issues, this is a spectacular series that it's worth the price. Highly recommended.”
— Paolo C.
“Thank you Pratik, you teaching style is fantastic. I will rewatch the videos till i will be as good as you. ;)”
— Brigitta B.
“I have been looking for someone to teach retouching that's quick, easy and at a professional level that I have been striving to reach for awhile. Pratik's series has done that EASILY! He addresses thing you may not have even known what to look for and how to fix it still keeping the details of your images in tact. Most importantly I LOVE that he made actions for you as well as step by step videos breaking down each process. My images improved immediately! Purchasing this class was the best gift to myself and for my business.”
— Jacqueline P.
“I love that he has broken down the different classes into separate videos! So convenient to go straight to the source while in the middle of a project. An unexpected bonus was the he continues to add to the course list new videos, this is a must have course, great for beginners and old dogs too!”
— Trina J.
“Pratik's teaching method is so simple, break it down and help you create impactful images. This series is for someone like me who has been using PS for several years or someone who is very new to PS. Everyone can learn and grow. I really love this series and high recommend it. Pratik shows its not about knowing complex methods or tools in PS but to learn how to use simple tools and use them effectively. This is one of the best investments you can make... take the action and take your work to next level!”
— Neha M.
“Pratik is easy to follow and understand, he takes you through step by step. I love how it has transformed my images already, and I have still so much to learn. I can't wait to re-edit some more photos are learning his techniques.”
— Nicole D.
“If you've ever wanted to MASTER retouching, EASLIY work with adjustment layers while QUICKLY and EFFECTIVELY editing beautiful portraits, Pratik's course is THE answer. His retouching tutorials are absolutely amazing and without a doubt a total game changer, both for speeding up my workflow and for the quality of my work output. These tutorials are the missing puzzle piece I have been looking for. His teaching style is simple, easy to understand and can be immediately implemented. It is worth its weight in gold. I’ve been telling every photographer I know about this!”
— Angi L.
“Pratik's retouching series actually brought " joy" back into my editing workflow. Through a very logical and extremely well explained system it is possible to move securely ahead in the editing process and be able to rely on achieving goals. Although I am just learning his methods, they are yielding far better results than I ever had before and I am sure it only get's better. Everything is outlined so exactly that if you follow the path you can't go wrong( well sometimes yes, it has happened ) It does take time , practice and patience but this series will get you there safe and sound. Thank you Pratik for your way of showing us in such a calm , cool and reassuring tone. That goes a long way!”
— Dayle Ann C.
“If you are a beginner or advanced in the area of retouching, this series is the best investment. I’ve retouched my own images since 2009 and I’m extremely picky about courses and workshops. But Pratik is calm and to the point, it’s easy to follow along, and the videos are short and filled with “aha’s“!! This is a no-brainer, buy The Retouching Series, you won’t regret it!! Thank you Pratik, you are an amazing educator!!”
— Pia R.
“This course is excellent. Just watching a few videos made a tremendous difference in the end result of my editing! The actions do help you speed up your processing time, but Pratik also explains you what the actions do. I very much appreciate it , because I really would like to understand the process instead of just clicking the button.
Also, I had some old images sitting for a year that I couldn't deliver to a friend because I made some bad lighting mistakes and didn't know how to fix it. After this I finally had enough skills to save the images and make my friend very happy.”
— Yuliya B.
“Pratik has provided time tested, expert quality instruction and insight into the art AND science of portrait retouching. His measured and methodical approach to the subtle details behind extracting every minute detail in an image is the best I have ever seen. He is a constant reference and resource to my workflow and has been the prime motivation behind my love for retouching my images. In these lessons you will be equipped with the requisite tools and subsequent confidence to tackle any and all clientele and their portraits. Moreover, from this confidence that you will gain and earn comes a joy in completing the process. Pratik’s series removes any ideations of drudgery as you learn to build upon each step of the post process from start to finish.
Do not miss out on this incredible series as your return on investment far outweighs any cost!”
— Joshua S.
“Pratik’s retouching series has made me so much more comfortable in Photoshop and retouching! I struggled greatly with making my retouching look natural and while going through his series, I’ve been able to greatly improve my retouching abilities! He teaches in such a way that you don’t get frustrated and he’s very calm in his tone which is great. He explains the whys instead of just teaching you “do this” which is also incredibly helpful. THANK YOU Pratik!”
— Annmarie S.
“Wonderful teaching skill... pragmatic yet creative ! 100% recommend-- whether it is to polish skill or to stimulate further study! /c”
— Christy B.
“Totally impressed with this retouching series. Pratik delivers great instruction which is easy to understand in his calming voice.
This was the best investment and worth every cent.
Thank you Pratik !!”
— Steavie L.
“Totally impressed with this retouching series. Pratik delivers great instruction which is easy to understand in his calming voice.
This was the best investment and worth every cent.
Thank you Patrik!!”
— Steavie L.
“Very good tutorial. I love the way Pratik teaches. The main question that's not addressed is workflow. The retouching setup solved a lot of issues I was have, but when you visible stamp, everything is trapped underneath and you can't go back to correct anything. When you are addressing hair, underarms are any other subject, you start with a background layer. Can you address retouching workflow. Where does skin, hair etc fit in in regards to workflow... I can't give 5 stars because to me, this is a very important topic that was left out.
— GARY A.
“Pratik is a great artist and instructor. Worth every penny. Great tutors. Everything you need to know about retouching is in this series.”
— Orcun A.
“Extremely worth buying. His teaching style is incredible! This tutorial helped me a lot to improve my retouching skills. Im so glad to be a student of the world-renowned retoucher. Thank you so much Pratik!”
— Hemali K.
“World class tutorials made for everyone to understand! This is definitely going to take my editing to the next level... Many Thanx”
— Willie B.
“EXTREMELY impressed with this retouching series by Pratik Naik. I've purchased several other retouching tutorials by other togs and while they each taught me something valuable, I haven't seen a series like this that leads you by the virtual hand from the very beginning (the hardest part is knowing where to start), to tackling some of the most common issues in photos (hard lines, clothing wrinkles, fly-aways, and more). Pratik offers some incredible tips on how NOT to get in that retouch-jumble of working on everything at once and ways to help you stay on track. I love the actions provided, especially the "retouching setup" which sets up your initial "game plan" layers with adjustment layers, masks, curves, etc.... for you, with the click of a button. Pratik makes it so simple and uses some really innovative ways of getting things done (dodge and burn without the actual dodge and burn tools for example).
Color correction and evening skin-tone was a big problem for me -- not after this series! My retouching looks 1000 times better after watching only a few tutorials from this series! Best money I ever spent on retouching education! Thank you Pratik!”
— Arlene B.
“Not even halfway through - this is worth its weight in gold!”
— Thomas C.
“Love this series. So easy to understand. Patrik is a great teacher and is one of the best retouchers out there . WORTH EVERY PENNY!”
— Lavona G.
“This retouching series is a must buy!!! There is saying that goes something like, "You don't know what you don't know; until you know what you don't know." This series is full of "ah-ha" moments and "oh that's how you do that" or "oh so that's right way to do it" moments. Praitk breaks everything down, makes it easy to understand. And the actions provided save you a boat load of time. Worth the investment.”
— Rosaria D.
“I purchased Pratik's Creative Live video and was loathe to purchase this one from Portrait Masters. However, I must say it was a wise decision....it is so much more comprehensive.”
— Anne P.
“For the longest time, I have wondered why my retouch was always out of balance, why I had little control over the elements and looked plastic when I was completed. Learning to control the brushes, getting my flow set to 5% (it has NEVER been that low) and layering in changes has been a huge game changer. Pratik explains every change, starts at the beginning every time and I feel confident that I have more controlled editing that maintains texture and beauty. Thank you so much for this wonderful resource.”
— Larissa E.
“I bought many expensive retouching tutorials, but nothing matches the combination of Sue Bryce Education and Pratik's Retouching Series and the best of all... the promise of more to come just like Sue's educational series! I am on cloud #9!
Cloud 10 is just around the next corner.
The best ever, 'from ME, to ME'”
— Iréne K.
“I've taken other non destructive retouching classes, that I paid more for than this class. I've learned more in just the Retouching Fundamentals, than I did in the other 4 classes combined.....and I had not even taken the skin correction class yet. That one was over $160 alone! Those classes you only had 1 yr access to the materials and with Praitk's classes I can download them and watch a section when I need that particular subject. Mind B.L.O.W.N!
Buy his class NOW! You won't regret it!”
— Diana K.
“I watched the whole retouching series inside of 2 days. Thank you so much Pratik! There were somethings that I knew already, but you gave me plenty of tips and tricks and that has expanded my knowledge. Thank you for being informative, clear, and for giving us such and easy to understand course. This will definitely be a big help for people just starting out with retouching!”
— Melanie M.
“Pratik you are really Guru I have learned much from this series which helped me to take my editing to a new level.
But there must be a chapter on basic processing of RAW images.”
— Anand C.
“This is an amazing comprehensive approach for teaching how to retouch an image. Teaching is concise,clear and easy to understand. Would I recommend this course...absolutely 100%.”
— Cathy P.
“Top notch as always! But I'm missing one thing in particular, goose bumps! Tried harsh skin texture technique but didn't work, maybe Ill submit the image so Pratik can work it out and show us all. But overall amazing and incisive videos!”
— Omar S.
“I thought I was good at retouching until I got this series. I have improved my skill and my workflow 100%. I could not be more satisfied with this series. Pratik's teaching style kept me engaged and the videos are short enough that I can get through them and still continue to work. Thank you so much for creating this series. It is definitely worth every penny!!!”
— Kelly D.
“I think what is missing here is WORKFLOW video on what steps to start image editing. Also i cant download videos to my computer as id like to be able to watch it when i am not online too.”
— Anzelika M.
“Pratik....I have NEVER had such an easy time understanding how best to edit portraits than with going through your videos. I have struggled over the years and HACKED up my own ways of doing things but never could feel like I "knew what I was doing" and "hoped the clients don't see how bad the edits really are!" But, with your training and actions included, I have actually gotten rid of every single action that I've purchased over the years (or attempted to create) and have left only yours in my Actions section. My editing has jumped levels and levels higher in the last few days of going through your videos. The Actions that are included are phenomenal....
Thank you and Sue again for SUCH AN AWESOME training! This has made my confidence jump a thousand fold!!!!”
— Clare A.
“I am only just scratching the surface with this collection of videos but I can already see that it is worth every penny! Pratik has provided such a great body of work that everyone can find beneficial. Can't wait to finish watching them all! Highly recommend :)”
— Katy B.
“I have another question. I am on the tutorial for healing, spot healing and patch tools, along the top menu bar there is no aligned sample drop down menu and I was wondering how to have it visible. Thank-you”
— Dane W.
“Pratnik you have made a great tutorial on the Wacom tablet. I am currently setting up my Intuos Pro M which has 8 buttons on the left side and I was wondering what you would suggest I use the 2 extra buttons for.”
— Dane W.
“I bought this and learnt so much already but would like to know where can I find the grading tool explanation in this series and how it works.”
— FREDA R.
“This course is worth every penny! Pratik's teaching style is engaging, and at the same time simple and easy to follow. He provides step-by-step instruction on how to deal with each and every issue I come up against when retouching portraits. His approach is easy to follow and, more importantly, to understand. At last I know what to do when I'm retouching and why. My retouching has improved exponentially since watching Pratik's videos. I highly recommend this course.”
— Jennifer T.
“Great retouching videos! Pratik is such a fabulous teacher. Thank you. I wonder if anyone could help me. I downloaded the actions and the worked perfectly. I must have done something and all the actions become ungrouped and lost their color coding. Any advice? Thanks”
— wanda H.
“Thank you for explaning it calm. I am learning a lot from the videos. And thank you for the workshop at Sue's!”
— Henk W.
“I have just purchased this class. Looks great. Is the file of the woman that Pratik is retouching in a demo that can be watch for free included when you buy the class. It will be helpful for me to learn using this photo.”
— Lena S.
“Where does one go to see the edited version of the photo that I uploaded?
One other question. When will the retouching videos be available to download?”
— Michael C.
“This is an amazing retouching series. I was in the middle of editing images for a client when this was released. I picked it up and I decided to re-edit the images with some of the techniques in these videos. There was so much improvement in the images, I could not believe it! I would recommend this series to anyone that wants to step up their retouching game.”
— Erin B.
“Brilliant video series! Pratik is an "empowering" teacher. He doesn't hold anything back, he gives you all the tools and the methodology to use them.
The difference between good and great images? The edit.”
— Hal H.
“Thank you so much for this series. I will never have to take another retouching course. Pratik covers elements that are problematic but that many others who attempt to teach retouching often leave out. This series is just the right pace allowing you to work on the download while Pratik teaches. I absolutely love that "The Fundamentals of Retouching" was included before diving in. I recommend that everyone who purchases the series watch the fundamentals video no matter where you are as a retoucher. Thank you again to all involved in making this series. $99 is a steal. Take it from someone who paid more than $3000 for a photography and retouching course from a major university.
Thank you again. I love this series.”
— Maria B.
“Three videos in and I can already tell that my game has gone up tremendously. Thank you SO MUCH for this invaluable resource!”
— Kristen V.
“OMG i was waiting for similar class so long and only from Pratik as he is PERFECTION!!! I just watching the introduction video and purchased the class but its first time I am so excited about all thing :)”
— Anzelika M.
“I would love a session on cracked lips”
— Andrea F.
“I can't wait to dig in to this series! I watched the first one and I am very excited to learn as mucha s I can about retouching! Thank you so much! How do I download the videos? I can see the PSD downloads, but not the actual download links to the videos.”
— Leah H.
“Binged watched it all the way through. Love your teaching style Pratik. Learned an awful lot. This is going to help me advance more quickly. BTW bought Felix's Lighting Course too. Also great.”
— Martin D.
“Pratik is a fabulous teacher, these classes are great value for the price and in one day have taken my editing to another level. I can't thank you enough.”
— Lorraine M.
“Praktik is very good at teaching. He shares a lot of knowledge, understandable for different kind of levels. Happy with it.”
— Gerie-Janne v.
“I have always loved Pratik's teaching style. I find myself engaged with his way of teaching and have used his techniques for years. I am always in line to buy anything Pratik puts out because I know it is quality education. Thanks again Pratik !”
— Pamela D.
“Pratik makes it so so easy to understand and completely demystifies the techniques he is teaching. Having some retouching experience but just not nailing those few make or break methods, this was a total game changer for me. I particularly love how he gives almost "short cuts" to extensive and lengthy retouching techniques - time and life savers! Excited to apply all this new knowledge and push my work to a higher level.”
— Stine J.
“You want your ship to go faster? Pratik is the person to see if you want to acquire better skills. I have learnt so much with him. Now with the retouching series you have a gem in your hands, the content of the lessons are priceless. Very easy to understand and fun to learn, great content, clarity and excellently taught by an experienced instructor who has professional experience, the videos are very informative, very explanatory and well structured, they enlightened more than my expectation. Keep up the great work.”
— Carolina Z.
“Pratik is a sensational teacher. Concise and methodical presentation of all the pertinent tools makes this a dream to use. I just realized there are all these additional tutorials beyond the video explanations. I'm in heaven.”
— Andrea F.
“Pratik knocks it out of the park as always. Great info, great results!”
— Joseph P.
“Incredible amount of content! Precise and informative! Helpful tips, tools and even tricks to take my editing to another level. I've been following Pratik for about 5yrs and completely blown away by his technique and usage of tools. Thank you Sue for collaborating with other talented Mentors/Educators to bring us the best of everything and helping us to bring our service and level of skills to the top.”
— Michelle S.
“Just purchased this as I want to take my editing to the top. I have already learnt somethings that will make my workflow better and easier. Thank you for your ever giving nature Sue and bringing these fantastic mentors on board. Pratik Naik, you are empowering us to fly! Thank you so much!”
— FREDA R.
“Pratik has a really calm and professional teaching style. Learning is easy and fun. He shares a lot of knowledge and I’m happy that I purchased this course (and I’m really picky 😉)”
— Bianca B.