New Zealand Community Education Centres

Photo Editing and Retouching

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to edit, retouch and manipulate photographs (a working knowledge of Photoshop is required).


Focusing on portrait editing, you’ll learn skills that will be applicable to all areas of photography. Using Photoshop's tools, you’ll find out how to make seamless changes, realistically and naturally enhancing your images. Portrait-retouching essentials such as minimisation of wrinkles and skin imperfections, head-swaps, slimming and removing objects will also be covered.


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

- Confidently use layers and layer masks
- Minimise bags and wrinkles
- Whiten teeth/eyes
- Perform a “head-swap”
- Change body dimensions
- Remove objects and extend backgrounds

 Bring pen and paper or your device for note taking.

 Note: Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".


You need to have a completed an “Adobe Photoshop – Beginners” course or have a good working knowledge of Photoshop tools.

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