Fine Art Retouching in Photoshop

A course by Alisa Sibirskaya , Photographer

Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2022

Discover the art of Fine Art retouching in Photoshop. Explore the significance of lighting and techniques to create a mesmerizing photographic composition.

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  • 1253 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover the art of Fine Art retouching in Photoshop. Explore the significance of lighting and techniques to create a mesmerizing photographic composition.

A course by Alisa Sibirskaya

With the help of Alisa Sibirskaya, you will enter the fascinating world of artistic photography. Throughout the lessons, you'll explore how to transform your portraits into works of art using digital tools like Lightroom and Photoshop. Without magic formulas, but with a creative approach, you will discover how to provoke ideas, manipulate objects, people and lights to create striking images.

You will learn the art of retouching, exploring various techniques such as double development and the liquefy filter, as well as how to clean and separate frequencies. But the most exciting thing will be the photomontage, where you will learn to select, cut out objects, create shadows and add narrative and symbolic elements to give life to your own pictorial compositions.

With Alisa as your guide, you can transform your photographs into unique pieces of art by exploring advanced editing techniques. You don't need to be an expert, but prior basic knowledge of Photoshop is recommended. Discover how to add a touch of magic to your portraits and create images that tell stories.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 16 downloads

Provoke a creative idea
9 minutes, 14 seconds
7 minutes, 40 seconds
The lighting
6 minutes, 47 seconds
The retouching process
11 minutes, 22 seconds
Double development technique
15 minutes, 20 seconds
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  • 1253 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 47m)
  • 16 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

The final project will challenge you to apply all the techniques learned. You will create a Fine Art photomontage, using symbolic and narrative elements to tell a story through your image. This project will allow you to demonstrate your skills and create a unique and personal work of art.

Who is this online course for?

Designed for any photography lover who wants to take their portraits to the next level. Whether you're a beginner with basic Photoshop knowledge or a more experienced photographer, this course will give you the tools you need to create artistic and emotive portraits.

Requirements and materials

To get the most out of this course, it is advisable to have basic prior knowledge of Photoshop. As for materials, you will need a computer with internet access and, of course, your passion for photography. Alisa will guide you through the rest of the process, providing you with the skills necessary to create impactful images.


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Alisa Sibirskaya

A course by Alisa Sibirskaya

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Alisa Sibirskaya, passionate photographer, uses light and her camera to bring her reflections and emotions to life. His work has been exhibited in prestigious venues around the world, from Turkey to the Netherlands, and has been featured in renowned magazines such as La Photography Magazine and Photo World. Alisa has been awarded at the LUX Awards in Spain, demonstrating her excellence in the world of photography.

For Alisa, photography is a means to question, claim and express her love for art. Each of his images is a personal diary that reflects his deep commitment to photography as a form of therapy and expression. In addition to her passion for photography, Alisa finds inspiration in painting, which is reflected in her unique style and focus on light. With a diverse background that covers music and theater, Alisa has found in photography her ideal tool to communicate her emotions and reflections.

His work has come a long way, from the conception of an idea in his mind to its display in galleries around the world. Alisa shares her deep knowledge and passion for photography, giving students the opportunity to explore their own creative potential and take their portraits to the next level.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Basic concepts

    • Provoke a creative idea
    • Objects: universal code of art
    • People
    • The lighting
  • U3

    Prepare the base

    • The retouching process
    • Double development technique
    • "Liquify" filter and image reconstruction
    • Cleaning and frequency separation 1
    • Cleaning and frequency separation 2
  • U4

    The photomontage

    • Prepare elements: smooth edge and irregular edge 1
    • Prepare elements: smooth edge and irregular edge 2
    • Prepare semi-transparent elements
    • Integration: light and shadows 1
    • Integration: light and shadows 2
    • Integration: background and details
    • adjustment layers
  • U5

    What's coming now?

    • Once the work is done
    • Tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Artistic retouching in Photoshop

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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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Fine Art Retouching in Photoshop. Photography, and Video course by Alisa Sibirskaya

Fine Art Retouching in Photoshop

A course by Alisa Sibirskaya
Photographer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined June 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (10)
  • 1253 students