Beyond the basics. Take your existing Photoshop skills to new levels where the sky isn’t the limit.

  • Bring your creative ideas to life with Advanced Photoshop Editing on par with industry professionals

  • Learn to add that extra touch by using filters, brush presets and advanced tone and colour adjustment tools

  • Learn to create stunning composites using detailed deep-etching, manipulation and blending techniques

  • Master advanced portrait editing principles by using advanced frequency separation, face and body styling, and other techniques

About the Advanced Photoshop Course (Photoshop 102)

Perfect your craft. The Advanced Photoshop Course takes your skills to new heights. With this course, you will learn complex retouching techniques and create cutting-edge composites using Photoshop’s Smart Objects and the all-new non-destructive Smart Filters. Our Photoshop instructor will share dozens of tips that are used by leading industry creatives.

Course details

  • Small and friendly classes with a maximum of 12 people.
  • Photoshop on a higher level. Learn the intricate details of fine editing and advanced compositing used by professional retouchers.
  • Class material: Sample image files, Photoshop actions, video tutorials, cheat sheets, a step-by-step guide covering all the reference edits done in class and more.

Presented by

The Advanced Photoshop Workshop is presented by founder and director of Lumia Studio, Meagan Lubbe. She has been teaching Photoshop and design courses for over a decade and has more than 20 years of experience in art, design and photo editing. She works with clients such as M&C Saatchi, Pierre Peters, Avon / Justine, Nando’s, Carvella, Windhoek Beer, Pilsener, CNA, Matsimela.

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken by the wind. 

Johannes Brahms

Key aspects

The most important aspects covered in the Photoshop 102 Course:

Advanced retouching, improving colours, and contrast using levels and curves.

High-level dodging and burning.

Professional sharpening.

Advanced selections and layer masks.

Removing unwanted elements and adding elements.

Advanced compositing.

Adding textured overlays.

Introduction to luminosity masks.

Creating contact sheets in Photoshop.

Advanced frequency separation.

Portrait retouching: Enhancing eyes, hair, teeth, skin softening, etc.

Body styling using the liquify tool.

Matching light and exposure in Photoshop.

Colour grading and using selective colour.

Advanced colour, tone and mood.

Working with layer styles.

Detailed deep etching using paths.

Transformation tools for object manipulation.

Advanced techniques using your filters.

Brush presets and techniques.

Batch saving files in Photoshop.

Who is this course for?

Photoshop 102 is an advanced course designed for photographers who already comprehend the aspects covered in our Basic Photoshop Course and would like to master more advanced editing techniques. Whereas the previous course focuses on basic photo retouching, covering different genres, this course zeros in on high-end portraits and fashion edits.


  • You will need a computer or laptop with a working copy of Photoshop CC.
  • If you do not already have Photoshop CC, we recommend Adobe’s Photography plan (20GB) for $9.99 per month, which include Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and 20GB of cloud storage. Please note that subscribing to the Photography plan will not automatically install Photoshop and you will have to install it seperately from the Creative Cloud App.
  • You can get the Photography Plan (20GB) here.
  • Attendees should have basic computer skills and be able to navigate their desktop and file system, copy and paste, select files, etc.
  • At least 20 GB free disk space for course material.
  • If you are in the process of buying a computer or laptop, we strongly recommend that you read the article The Best Computer for Photo Editing. Feel free to contact our office if you need any assistance.


R2 800 per person. R500 discount for ex-DPC students. Lunch and refreshments included.

Course duration

2-Day weekend workshop.

Upcoming Advanced Photoshop Courses for 2020

  • To be announced