Professional Retouching for Product Photography in Photoshop

A course by Mareike Keicher , Photo Editor

Photo Editor. Munich, Germany.
Joined December 2021

Learn to make products pop with flawless photo edits, from the creation of sleek backgrounds and image optimization to the use of light gradients and textures

73% positive reviews (26)
814 students
Audio: German
German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to make products pop with flawless photo edits, from the creation of sleek backgrounds and image optimization to the use of light gradients and textures

Retouching an image is much like solving a puzzle, except first you have to completely take it apart before putting it together again in the perfect order. As a photo editor, Mareike Keicher is responsible for the final result of a photoshoot. In this online course, she shares her vision and teaches you how to edit a product composition from start to finish for professional results.

Follow Mareike to discover basic retouching concepts for product photography as well as how to achieve an organized and effective workflow in Photoshop. She shows you a wide repertoire of retouching tools that you can use to solve the most common problems encountered while editing photographs, along with different approaches and professional instruments for optimizing your work in the future.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 22 downloads

Your own positioning
2 minutes, 16 seconds
Brand and image use as a guide
3 minutes, 56 seconds
The choice of color profile
2 minutes, 28 seconds
Image preparations
15 minutes, 19 seconds
The non-destructive workflow
7 minutes, 59 seconds
  • 73% positive reviews (26)
  • 814 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 47m)
  • 22 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: German
  • German, Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a structured Photoshop file to digitally optimize each element of a commercial product composition.

Who is this online course for?

Product photography professionals who do their own retouching, design professionals looking to broaden their knowledge of this process, and Photoshop enthusiasts or anyone curious about professional retouching for product photography.

Requirements and materials

No previous photo-editing experience is required to take this course. You do however need to be familiar with the Photoshop interface and workspaces as well as have a working knowledge of layers, paths, channels, and the basic shortcuts.

The only materials needed are a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed. If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, it would be useful, but by no means essential, to install Adobe Bridge. The same goes for a graphics tablet (using a mouse is fine but might take you a little longer!) Before starting, make sure your computer or laptop has enough memory and a good graphics card.


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814 Students
26 Reviews
73% Positive ratings
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Mareike Keicher

A course by Mareike Keicher

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Photo Editor

Mareike Keicher is an expert in retouching and post-production who collaborates on a range of international projects. Her passion for photography with a high-end finish led her seamlessly into this profession, where she eventually specialized in beauty, hair, and product images in both the commercial and editorial sector. As a photo editor, she sees herself as a creative problem solver with complete responsibility over the final outcome of a piece.

The ability to adapt an image to taste while combining her personal style with the client brief is what keeps her inspiration alive. Her work has won her the trust of brands like L'Oréal, Douglas, and 8X4, with whom she has developed long-term collaborations.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The world of photography and retouching

    • Your own positioning
    • Brand and image use as a guide
    • The preparations of the project
  • U3

    The implementation of the project

    • The choice of color profile
    • Image preparations
    • The non-destructive workflow
    • Recreate background and shadow
    • Optimize set items: pedestals and boxes
    • Optimizing products 1
    • Optimize products 2
  • U4

    The follow-up of the data for everyone involved

    • Prepare customer data intelligently
    • Smart export for the web
  • FP

    Final project

    • Professional Retouching for Product Photography in Photoshop

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Professional Retouching for Product Photography in Photoshop. Photography, and Video course by Mareike Keicher

Professional Retouching for Product Photography in Photoshop

A course by Mareike Keicher
Photo Editor. Munich, Germany.
Joined December 2021
  • 73% positive reviews (26)
  • 814 students