Photograph Retouching for Advertising

A course by Jonathan Chafloque , Photo Retouching Expert

Photo Retouching Expert. Lima District, Peru.
Joined August 2017

Learn the fundamental techniques for image post-production in Photoshop

93% positive reviews (254)
4317 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Learn the fundamental techniques for image post-production in Photoshop

    This course was updated in June 2020 with extra video lessons to give more insight on the teacher's work process. More resources were also added to complement your learning experience.

    If you are passionate about photo editing and retouching and want to learn the workflow for doing advertising assignments, photograph retouching expert and graphic designer Jonathan Chafloque can guide you from the moment you receive the brief from the agency to the delivery of your final artwork. He has worked for clients such as Mitsubishi, DirecTV, Cantol, Yura, and Progresol, among others.

    In this online course, Jonathan teaches you everything about advertising photography post-production, from the sketch to the final artwork. Using various photographs and an elaborate photo retouching process in Photoshop, get all the skills to create an image with a high visual impact to advertise a product.

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    What will you learn in this online course?

    17 lessons & 16 downloads

    8 minutes, 13 seconds
    Composition techniques
    12 minutes, 7 seconds
    Concept, moodboard and sketch
    15 minutes, 27 seconds
    Trimming techniques (part 1)
    7 minutes, 56 seconds
    • 93% positive reviews (254)
    • 4317 students
    • 17 lessons (2h 36m)
    • 16 additional resources (8 files)
    • Online and at your own pace
    • Available on the app
    • Audio: Spanish
    • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
    • Level: Intermediate
    • Unlimited access forever
    • Updated on 06/05/2020

    What is this course's project?

    Edit and retouch an advertising campaign photo for the automotive industry.

    Projects by course students

    Who is this online course for?

    Anyone just starting out in photo retouching, as well as photographers, designers, and anyone interested in discovering and developing new digital skills with Photoshop.

    Requirements and materials

    It is recommended to have basic knowledge of Photoshop (working with layers, selections, and masks), although these are explained during the course.

    As for materials, you need a computer with Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and access to photographic resources. The use of a graphics tablet is recommended to facilitate your work.


    4317 Students
    254 Reviews
    93% Positive ratings

    Jonathan Chafloque

    A course by Jonathan Chafloque

    Teacher Plus
    Photo Retouching Expert

    Jonathan Chafloque is a trained graphic designer, but is also a specialist in creative retouching and photographic post-production: from advising on capture to the final delivery of the image. He has been a photo retouching expert for a decade, a teacher in high schools and training centers, and more recently dedicated exclusively to advertising retouching. He was one of the 5 winners of the "Adobe Talent 2016" contest, held by Adobe Latin America in which more than 60 artists from different countries participated.


    • U1


      • Presentation
      • Influences
      • What will we do during the course?
    • U2

      General concepts

      • Workflow
      • Composition techniques
      • Interface and actions customization.
      • Concept, moodboard and sketch
    • U3

      Integration and look of the motif

      • Trimming techniques (part 1)
      • Trimming techniques (part 2)
      • Asset preparation and integration (Part 1)
      • Asset preparation and integration (Part 2)
      • Dodge & Burn
      • Visual effects (Part 1)
      • Visual effects (Part 2)
      • Visual effects (Part 3)
    • U4

      Last finishes

      • Colorimetry and final look in Camera Raw
      • Final details and reason export
    • FP

      Final project

      • Photo retouching for advertising

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    Photograph Retouching for Advertising. Photography, and Video course by Jonathan Chafloque

    Photograph Retouching for Advertising

    A course by Jonathan Chafloque
    Photo Retouching Expert. Lima District, Peru.
    Joined August 2017
    • 93% positive reviews (254)
    • 4317 students