Damien has turned my editing upside down and the results are fantastic!
The wealth of information he packs into the lessons are amazing.
Your Raw tutorial was awesome! I learned so much more than I ever imagined I could. Thank you so much!
Damien not only has a gift for image retouching but he has a gift for teaching.
I can’t recommend Damien’s classes enough! It’s all of the knowledge you never knew you needed! I’ve taken every class he offers and my photography has been taken to a new level! Another plus is that you’ll be able to look at others’ advice and sort the good from the bad. No more learning poor techniques from people who don’t actually know what they’re doing! I tell anyone that will listen: Take his classes!! He’s a Photoshop wizard!!
Damien is a phenomenal teacher but also bends over backward to help with any problems that occur. I’ve now taken all three of the available classes and they are the best investment I have made to date.
Just have to say what a great learning experience this has been. I have learnt so much about post processing images and I’m only on the first read through of the classes. The best thing about these classes has been the feedback. How Damien keeps up with everyone I don’t know but knowing there is a professional there to point you in the right direction is invaluable.
I have taken 2 of Damiens courses even though i am not a photographer. I am a graphic/web designer but I wanted to improve my editing skills. I am so glad I decided to do those courses because it has given me skills that other designers dont have, setting me apart and in return it has landed me a job straight away. So thank you Damien, much appreciated.
Absolutely brilliant! Don’t hesitate to take these classes. I learnt more than I could imagine and can’t wait to read them again to see what else I will learn. This is a MUST do for anyone wanting to make a profitable business from photography.
So thankful for the canvas prep tutorial! Had my first canvas photo sale and used the tutorial. The results were breathtaking! Thank you so much!
In the past, I was learning Photoshop ad hoc, Googling things here and there. I even bought books as well as online courses but sadly never even took the time to read/watch them. In my mind, ’twas all too complex. Then you came along. You brought a subject that was overwhelming to me and made it simple and actually exciting to learn! You have really changed my views on post-processing and the way I look at images.
As an education professional with more than 2 decades involved in training people, Damien’s classes are some of the best I have ever experienced. His logical approach that takes the learner through step by step, it has been very easy to follow and understand. You can’t go wrong by enrolling into these courses.
All I can say is WOW!!! The levels class really did rock my world! Thank you so much!!
Sometimes it is a great idea to go back to the basics and learn from the master!!!
Damien gave to help me better my understanding and skills to be able to create my own beautiful clean edits with plenty of pops of colour. Highly recommend!
If you are serious about pursuing your passion for photography and mastering post processing, Damien’s classes are a must. His Layers & Masking, Raw and Levels classes are the absolute best value you will find in the marketplace today. His no-nonsense teaching style, the extensive collection of videos that clearly illustrate his processing techniques and, most significantly, his willingness to make himself available to students daily for questions and coaching stand out as the gold standard in photo processing education.
I have taken Damien’s RAW class, Layers & Masks class and his Levels class. He has taught me so much, not only has my editing improved 10 fold but he has taught me so many new things to help enhance my photos to their full potential. I am so thankful for everything I have learned and I am also grateful that he is always there to answer even the silliest questions. The information he gives is worth 10 times the price. Thank you Damien! 🙂
I can’t say enough good things about Damien’s classes. My only regret is not taking them sooner. The material easy to understand and he’s so helpful in the class groups answering questions and giving critique.
I am a serious amateur photographer. I can say I have a pretty extensive knowledge of photography, but in teh advent of digital photography and post processing, I can say I was at a lost at first. The best thing that’s happened to me is finding Damien’s page. I took all of his classes so far and I can say without reserve, that I’ve learned the proper way of processing my raw images without the use of actions. His classes have taken my images to the next level. They are super easy to follow even for someone photoshopped challenged like me. Thanks Damien!
I just paid for the layers and masks course and JUST finished reading it for the first time, I have only ready it and followed all the tutorials once but i am amazed with the out come so far!!! I’d suggest taking this class to anyone looking to just understand Photoshop a bit more that also wants to find a easier way of editing!!! THANKS DAMIEN!!!
Damien, I can’t even tell you how enlightened I feel after taking your classes. I have learned more than I ever dreamed I would learn from such inexpensive classes! I will be signing up for everything you offer in the future. Thank you so much!
I just signed up for all three classes on Friday. I have been using Photoshop for 20 years so I was able to go through them all in just two days. Most of the information was not new to me but of the things that were – wow – LIFE CHANGING! Seriously, so worth every penny! Especially the RAW class. I wish I had discovered you years ago! Thank you for making it easy to understand and to go at my own pace. I appreciate your generosity of time and I look forward to taking your skin class when it’s available.
Thank you! I’ve been taking other online classes for 6 months or more and only became more frustrated. I learned more from you in one evening than in all those months.
My workflow is soooooooo much easier because I UNDERSTAND how to look at my photos!
I started Damien’s classes one year ago today and it was one of the best choices I’ve made. I’ve taken classes from several big name photographers and none of them compare to Damien’s. In my year with him I’ve gone from being a hobbiest mom-tographer to having my work on the cover of a couple of regional magazines, winning a photography competition and starting a thriving small business. Thank you Damien for your help!
I’ve done all three of the classes currently on offer and they have totally changed the way I process from start to finish and dramatically improved my images. I can’t recommend them highly enough! Thank you!!
I am NOT a read and learn person so I was very hesitant that this could work for me. Being able to go one page at a time and also read other people’s questions/your answers on the page was perfect. I love that you answer in ways I can understand.
I am my family’s photographer. I do not get paid except with smiles and the joy I see when they frame a photo and remember the moment. Damien’s style of teaching, and his knowledge, has given me the skill and confidence to produce beautiful images, that when viewed by strangers, they comment on how they thought a professional had taken them. Damien’s class are unrivaled for the beginner as well as the professional.
You are a (bleeping) genius and awesome teacher.
Your way of teaching is so different to everything else out there on the market – you make complicated things seem so simple. Thank you.
I feel that my editing is MUCH stronger since taking the RAW class and the layers/masks class too. Thanks to Damien for his HUGE talent in teaching complicated stuff in such an easy to learn manner.
I have been taking Damien’s classes for almost three years. I have had a passion for photography for a long time, but felt lost in workflow and felt oblivious in the programs. Damien changed all of that for me. I have a workflow, a great workflow. I have acquired knowledge that no other instructor/artist could even compete. It sounds silly, but where I was once lost I now feel found. It’s as simple as that statement.
I continue to remain in his courses so I can re-read material and I always gain some additional insight into the world of editing. His deluxe courses are the best because you can submit photos for feedback which always provide tremendous insight, learning and growth. I am confident as an amateur, a professional and lover-of-photography thanks to Damien!
Thank you for all you do Damien. You are a wonderful educator!
My mind is still blown away. I felt like being converted or born again to a religion or something but in Photo post processing workflow. After taking your RAW, layers-masking and Photoshop it all comes together perfectly for me now.
Damien, I’ve spent a lot of money, thousands total, attending workshops of very well known photographers, and I didn’t learn a thing in the editing parts, compared to what I’ve learned in two of your classes. Your clean processing is going to reshape all my work.
Damien is the bestest PS teacher I know!!! He is patient, a guru, and funny as hell!
I wish I had all this knowledge when I first got Photoshop. I’ve been doing it wrong for years! Thank You, Damien!
Damien said the Raw and Levels classes would blow me away. And they did. And then some. It’s ALL I could think about all day for quite some time – I just wanted to get to my computer to edit because now I KNOW what to do as opposed to mucking around endlessly and not getting what I wanted to get. And his methods are so simple. So simple, that once you become used to this way of editing, it feels like you should have known it all your life. Thank you so much, Damien, for sharing and mentoring.
Damien’s classes have taught me not only the correct workflow and editing techniques, but how to see and identify the issues within an image.
These classes are life-changing. My work flow is crazy fast and consistent. If the raw, layers and levels classes are the layers of cake, then the print sharpening class is the frosting. Your images mean nothing if you do phenomenal editing, but over or under sharpen. I’m so grateful that I can confidently sharpen images, and not worry that I’ve blown a bunch of money on prints that aren’t perfect. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Damien for being an incredible instructor who is willing to share your wealth of knowledge. These classes have completely changed my work!
As a new photographer I felt overwhelmed by today’s needs to properly edit my photos. I had started shooting in Raw but I didn’t know what to do with the files. I am very grateful to have run across Damien. Without his classes I was lost and frustrated with Photoshop Elements. I started from the beginning with his classes and haven’t looked back. Proper workflow speeds up editing and his classes teach editing the right way! I’m glad that I found his classes before I learned bad habits. Very well worth it! Thank you Damien!
Just wanted to say how amazed I am in the difference in my photos. Thanks Damien!
There is a reason I take Damien’s classes–My pictures turn out better! The classes build a series of aha moments that culminate into satisfying photographs. The skills I gain give me confidence to produce photos I have in my mind.
I recommend Damien’s classes to everyone I know interested in photography!
Thanks for all you do. Your class has helped my professional growth tremendously.
Since I have taken all of your classes my clients have noticed a difference and I have had so many more bookings than before with a lot of positive feedback on what I deliver! I am truly thankful for your classes and sharing your knowledge!
For the beginner or the advanced users..these classes are easy to follow and such an enormous wealth of information. Each of these classes will give you the knowledge to give your photos the amazing touches from beginning to end that you are looking for.
Fantastic classes! I’ve learned so much that my head is about to explode. SO much of what I’ve been trying to learn from disparate sources was brought together in these classes. I’m happy I’ll have the year to keep coming back as I’m sure I’ll need refreshers as I begin to apply these techniques. Thank you!
As a serious amateur, I find it as important to invest in good processing skills as in photographic equipment. Damien’s classes are an extremely cost effective way to learn good post processing techniques and the level of support he offers is unsurpassed in the industry.
I have had so many “AHA” moments as I have read through all of the class materials. This is going to be a game changer for me. Thank You so very much Damien.
It is the best money I have spent! Damien has a way of explaining things to make it click! And if you still don’t understand, he answers your questions so quickly. And he ensures that you truly understand it. I am so glad that I found Damien and his amazing knowledge! I have learned so much in such a small amount of time!
Damien’s knowledge is beyond amazing. I thought I knew how to edit before, but what he teaches is mind blowing! Damien has forever changed the way I edit and sharpen images for print. Thank you for sharing your amazing knowledge with us!
Just sat down and went through your layers and masks class, and want to congratulate you on a great job!!! Nice and easy to read. Also want to say, that I admire your patience and dedication to the questions asked, you seem to explain so simply.
I just finished my first read through the 3 classes. I am amazed and so happy that I found you. I am relatively new to photography and editing. I have to admit I was lost with the amount of informations/tutorials out there and had trouble to find the right workflow. I found answers to a lot of my questions and you make everything so simple and clear. Still need a lot of practice but feel like I finally have the right tools in hand. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!
Wow – where do I begin. I feel I need to go back to the beginning of my photos and re-edit
I have to say your courses has drastically improved my life!!! I’ve been editing photos for years (I thought I was pretty comfortable with LR, PS, etc) but your online classes have totally changed my process and streamlined everything for me. Bottom line, this will save me countless hours of work in the future. THANK YOU Damien!!!
Fantastic classes! I’ve learned so much that my head is about to explode. SO much of what I’ve been trying to learn from disparate sources was brought together in these classes. I’m happy I’ll have the year to keep coming back as I’m sure I’ll need refreshers as I begin to apply these techniques. Thank you!
No more expensive actions and presets that never work. You will be in control of how your images turn out. Once you have the basics mastered you can edit anything from simple to multiple layered projects.
Read Channon’s full testimonial here.
Thank you so much for your classes, clear explanations and wonderful methods. The things I’ve learned from you have improved my editing dramatically and also helped me be so much more efficient and fast.
Since taking these classes my editing ability has improved no end. I have learnt so much and would prompt anyone to take them and l thank Damien so much for creating these classes l would have been lost without them and all the help provided by Damien. It has made my editing life so much easier…thankyou Damien…
Damien’s teaching style is extremely easy to follow. He explains things in everyday terms and uses examples that are easy to relate to. In addition, he is lightning-fast about replying to questions!
Never in my wildest dreams could I have achieved so much without your classes and words of encouragement. So Damien, thank you heaps.
These classes have changed everything for me. I have learned so much not just about editing but about my photography too. I’m just starting up my own business and would have given up without them. AMAZING!!
I just want to start by saying, these classes are AMAZING! If you are on the fence on whether or not to take them, DO IT! You will not regret it! I cannot thank you enough for all the knowledge I have gained after taking your classes. Money very well spent! Thank you!
With the Raw and Levels classes, Damien has totally rocked my photo-editing world.
I invested more for books for the first Photoshop class I took than it costs to take the RAW class and the Layers/Mask class with Damien. Now I find myself in the awkward position of trying to unlearn some of the crap I learned in the first class…
Damien’s classes are fantastic! The slideshow delivery is excellent as it means you can really go at your own pace.
Your site looks fantastic, Damien! You totally elevated my PS skills and I am continually grateful.
I will never edit my photos the same way again. I loved what your classes did for my photos.
Love your teaching style! So clear and easy to understand. I got a confidence boost because I understand layers and masks better than I thought I did, and I learned several new things as well. I can’t wait to do more classes.
OMG…I can not find enough time in the day to practice all my new found knowledge. Damien is simply the BEST! I love that you can read through a slide or 2…ask a question…and BANG he has replied. And so easy to understand and great visuals! You MUST take his classes!
It’s coming up to a year now since I found Ask Damien and his classes which I feel has lifted my photography to a completely different level. I was a competent Lightroom user but frustrated at my attempts to use Photoshop, which I ventured into only for my complex edits. Little did I know just how much I didn’t know about post processing.
The layers and masks class was the perfect introduction, clearing up the mess of complex web tutorials with their often terribly destructive methods. With basics in this class explained so simply, suddenly Photoshop made sense. The RAW class helped me streamline my workflow, produce consistent results and truly understand white balance – as well as make the no regrets switch to Bridge/ACR. The levels class has made a significant difference to the quality of my images. They pop and shine more than I could ever have imagined – this is selective editing and on steroids and what feels like ultimate control. I’ve loved being able to get feedback and assistance on my edits are part of the deluxe class. I knew nothing about printing prior to Damien’s classes and with all the free resources on his website I learned so much for free with the Print Sharpening class being the icing on the cake. This has helped me confidently produce stunning prints for competition, exhibitions, personal display and clients I am proud of.
In short, thank you so very much Damien for teaching me everything I know about colour management, Photoshop and printing – the sum total of which dare I say is now quite significant.
I have completed a number of courses over the last few years in the pursuit of bettering my skills as a photographer. Damien’s classes are hands down the best investment I have made to date. The free tutorials on this site, the Ask Damien group, and the paid classes available have, hands down, contributed the most significantly to improving the quality of my images. I have been able to transition from a shoot-and-burn photographer to providing prints solely because of the skills I gained here. The information is always easy to understand, straight to the point, and unbelievably affordable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I had a very basic knowledge of Photoshop, so decided to try one of Damiens classes. I took the Layers class first and was blown away. He made me understand – like REALLY understand layers and masks. I quickly took the Levels class afterwards, and I cannot express how amazed I was. I was so excited to start editing my pictures and seeing the new results…without any actions. Now I am going back years, to re-edit pictures and am in awe of how awesome they look.
Really amazing stuff, changed my workflow for good! Thanks Damien!
Wow! I have been editing for many years but I was too lazy or didn’t have enough time to learn the powerful tools in PS. Over the years I have spent thousands of dollars on actions. In taking Damien’s classes I will never have to spend another dime!! Not only has my editing time been cut in 1/2 I feel that my photos now represent more of the “look” I want. His classes are simple to understand (if you have some knowledge of PS), he is very through and explains things in simple terms. I highly recommend Damien’s classes! I cannot wait for the skin class!
Where were you 2 years ago Damien? Or rather, where was I two years ago? I should have signed up for your classes then…Could have saved myself headaches, frustrations, sleepless nights, not to mention money! Thanks for this class – brilliantly put together.
Having worked in the Photographic Space, Design space & Print space for over 15 yrs… This Guy Knows his stuff. His explanations on Screen Calibration, SRGB and CMYK and working with images is to the point and arguably the best I’ve read or seen.
There were so many exciting A-HA moments and I feel like everyone should take these classes. They are so easy to follow and you certainly can’t go wrong with the price. Thank you Damien!
I signed up to Damiens classes knowing absolutely nothing about Photoshop, his courses are amazing and very easy to understand i have learnt so much it has opened my eyes to a whole new world of editing.
I have taken several post processing courses (live and online) over the past four years which did not address or help with my workflow nor did they help with knowing what the heck to do with these images to make them awesome. Then I discovered Damien and my life has changed in so many ways: I no longer dread post processing, I have a workflow that has drastically reduced the time I spend in front of my computer which increases the time I have to spend behind my camera and last but not least I am so much prouder of the images I provide to my clients. Thank you Damien, you have truly rocked my world!
Hey there Damien – because of you I look at all my work with different and new eyes. It’s making me strive to be a better ME in my photography. And I am thankful. Your classes are awesome. Thanks for being you!
I’ve been following you since 2008 and I always appreciate what you do for the photography community. Always above and beyond.
I am just beginning to learn how to edit pictures and Damien’s layers and masks class has already taught me so much! He teaches in a way that even I can understand (having never used any Photoshop software). Thank you!!
Words cannot express how grateful I am to have come across Damien and his knowledge for photoshop! I truly thought I had a handle of the editing processes of photoshop, but it was not until taking his courses that I realized how much I was lacking in my knowledge and overall understanding of the process of editing! Though I wish I had found Damien so much sooner (as does my bank account for all the $$$ I have spent on actions), I am so grateful to have him as a resource! If you are on the fence of whether or not his classes are worth the investment… INDEED! His classes and willingness to help will surpass your expectations! THANK YOU DAMIEN!
I’m so grateful I’m a novice with no preconceptions of what to do – no ideas what actions were. I have stepped through all Damien’s classes over a period of 10 months, slowly. Repetitively. Carefully. And the result has made me understand at all levels (including when I take a photo) what I can do better to frame ‘my style’. Damien, I took these classes to be able to put some family photos up on the wall that didn’t look flat and boring. I am, and will continue to be a hobbyist. Your mentoring, suggestions and ability to point me in the right direction has been nothing short of extraordinary. Thank you. So very much.
WOW! How nice to have things explained so clearly and on top of that have a little chuckle along the way. Editing will take on a whole new meaning for me and no longer will I avoid it like the plague. Well done Damien!
Wow! I can’t tell you how much these classes have changed my photographic life. The raw class taught me all I thought I knew but didn’t. The levels class taught me that to do things myself was just as fast as fiddling with actions which were costing me a fortune. Not to mention the satisfaction of getting a better result doing it myself! I can’t thank Damien enough for these classes. If you are on the edge, take the plunge.
Thanks for all you do for photographers…your classes have changed my editing and my business!!!!
All of Damien’s classes are great. They are well written and easy to understand. I knew a bit about RAW processing and photoshop…but he expanded my knowledge greatly. Not only is the content great, he is there in person to help almost every day. He gives you honest feedback and helps you make your images the best possible. This was money well spent.
Incredibly accessible and useful. The ongoing membership in the forums is a very useful resource too. Each time I take one of the classes I’m immediately kicking myself that I hadn’t done it sooner.
You’ve completely changed the way I look at editing (and all photographs for that matter!). I love your teaching style. Everything is easy to understand with such great, useful, information!
WOW you have opened my eyes in a big way! I will no longer have to rely on actions to finish my images 🙂 You explain things so it is easy to understand. I will be able to go back and look over it whenever I need to. I am so glad I took the layers and masks class. I wish I had not waited as long as I did.
Recently completed Damien’s Levels class after having taken the Layers and RAW class. Every class has something new and worthwhile to learn. My editing and thus my photographs have reached a new level. I feel so much more competent now. Damien’s teaching style is clear and concise and he is wonderful about answering questions. Highly highly recommend any and all of his classes. Thanks so much Damien!!
The RAW class is so amazing! Damien really helped me understand exactly what I’m doing to a RAW file in ACR. I can now quickly process an image and get consistent, amazing results. Thank you Damien! 5 STARS!
I absolutely loved your layers and masks class. I love the way it was laid out, so easy to follow.
Damien’s classes have completely changed how I edit. Before I was using actions and only knew the bare minimum in Photoshop. Now, I feel confident editing my photos and I can now explore different editing styles. Damien’s classes opened up a whole new world of editing! My own editing and not some other person’s actions. When my clients see my work, it is just that, my work. Thank you, Damien!
You weren’t joking when you said Levels will rock your world! I am mind blown! Your classes and instruction are second to none!! Seriously!
If you are thinking about taking any of Damien’s classes, don’t hesitate, they are worth it and you will learn, understand and be amazed at the difference it makes in your editing.
Damien is amazing. I have all of his classes and have read them multiple times and learn something new every time I read. You do not need actions, you do not need to spend hundreds watching another photographer edit, you need Damien’s classes. He is a one stop shop for learning photoshop and making your pictures look awesome.
Damien’s classes are the BEST ever. He makes each lesson easy to understand and apply learning immediately. Changed my life in such a good way.
Best classes ever. Lots of information explained in a simple, structured and effective way.
I always knew my photos were lacking and I just didn’t know how to achieve the look I wanted. I always thought my photo should just come out looking good. Everything Damien will teach you will help you develop YOUR OWN style and make your photos POP.
No more guessing what to do and spending hours on one photo. I am beyond grateful that I found Damien and his plethora of knowledge.
I have taken two of Damian’s online classes and learned more in the time going through them than I have in browsing two 700 + page books I had previously purchased! THANK YOU Damian! You make life so much easier! 🙂
I just finished all three of Damien’s classes. I am so lucky that I found him so early in my career because I feel all the time I have spent editing my pictures before taking his classes has been time wasted. This is literally one of the best INVESTMENTS I have made in my business. I cannot emphasize how clear his classes are. I am so exponentially more knowledgeable and confident now.
Damien, your classes are the most powerful tool I’ve ever came across learning post-processing! Thank you.
Awesome teaching! You made everything so easy to understand. This was the best money I have spent!
From the very first class, I saw a huge improvement in my edited photos. Damien has made this learning curve painless. I feel very confident using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop now. Knowing that I can print at any size perfectly takes my photography to a whole new level!
I now make purposeful adjustments in my editing, I understand what and why I am doing something, and I am happier with my photos. Damien’s classes should be required equipment with a camera and a lens!
While I still have a lot to learn, Damien’s classes have opened my eyes to a new style of editing. Each class is very informative and well written. You will be amazed with all this information! If you are new or seasoned, there is so much to learn! Thanks Damien!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Damien’s classes! I love the format and like that I can go back and reread at any time. Thank you internet for allowing me to learn from a master halfway around the world, in my own home and on my own time schedule!
It is amazing what you can do with levels. Damien makes it so easy to understand. He is so willing to help.
I have taken all of Damien’s classes and when people say taking his classes will ROCK YOUR WORLD, they are NOT kidding! I’ve learned more about editing in Damien’s classes than anywhere else. Best money ever spent! I highly recommend taking all of them! Thanks, Damien!
When I signed up for the first layers class, I thought I might learn a little to help me take my photography to the next level. I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. I’ve completed all three courses now and have learned more than I ever thought I would. Having Damien around to answer questions, guide, and show how to make things better is invaluable. Thanks, Damien!
I’ve taken two online PS classes prior to taking Damien’s courses and I was always totally confused. After these courses, things make so much more sense! Damien’s style is simple, straightforward and most important, logical. Thank you!
I highly recommend Damien’s raw and levels classes to anyone who wants to take their images to the next level 🙂
Thank you Damian for sharing all your invaluable wisdom with us. Your classes are user friendly, easy to digest and your humour is a little bonus. I really appreciate all the time you have put into them and think your prices are extremely great value for money. I have no doubt that my photo processing has improved out of sight since finding your wonderful classes.
Oh My Gosh! Damien’s class are Phenomenal! Each class is nothing short of amazing! I can not begin to express the level of improvement that I see, and feel with each and every read through of his classes. The Level of knowledge that Damien imparts to his students is nothing short of amazing! It is not a stuffy oh gee class, allowing yourself to embark upon this journey, you feel as if you have made a friend. You will be ready to pull your hair out, groan, scratch your head, but the results are astounding. Just learn! Listen! I will forever be a fan of Damien’s Classes! Run Don’t Walk! Enroll today!
Damien, I just wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for your classes! I have taken all of them since January and I have learned so much. I have seen such a huge difference in my workflow and end result that I am in love with my work and at times in awe that it’s mine. With the exception of three actions I have eliminated the use of all the actions that I had bought before taking your classes and my prints have never looked better! I just want to say thank you! My largest regret is not taking your classes sooner. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and for all of your support.
I thought I had a pretty good grasp on editing; I had watched some videos on YouTube and blundered my way through Lightroom and very basic techniques in Photoshop Elements. I spent hundreds of dollars on presets and was frustrated that my images didnt look anything like the images used as their marketing examples. As my experience as a photographer grew, I could see a huge gap in my editing knowledge.
I started to follow Ask Damien on Facebook, and could immediately see that Damian really understood editing. His advice around tricky edits was incredible, and his no-nonsense attitude meant I was going to receive criticism and feedback that would push me to produce consistent work. Following the completion of The Raw Class, my understanding about white balance, contrast, balanced exposure and noise reduction was turned on its head. My raw processing workflow was non-existent before this class. I had JPEG and PSD files saved all over my hard drives; there was no rhyme or reason to my exposure adjustments. Thanks to Damiens Raw Class, I now have a very structured and deliberate workflow that I follow when I process every single image I take. Not only has this class given me the skills to consistently edit and prepare my images for further work in Photoshop; I am now an even better photographer in terms of getting it right in camera. I can see how the lighting in an image I take now will translate into ACR and Photoshop; I know to look for beautiful contrast, to be mindful of focus, to shoot loose. Damiens words are in the back of my mind every time I press the shutter.
The Layers and Masks Class provided me with a solid foundation on how to use Photoshop. I was completely overwhelmed by this program; however this class was beautifully put together. It broke down the key elements in a very concise manner; I felt far more confident to open Photoshop and start using it properly.
The Levels Class pulled everything together and gave the key ingredients to become truly proficient in creating stunning images in Photoshop. The Levels Class would have been wasted on me had I not first completed The Raw Class. My images would not have been consistently prepared; my white balance would have been all over the place, and my noise reduction would not have been effective. I can now photograph an image with an artistic vision in mind, and confidently re-create it in Photoshop thanks to Damiens class and ongoing critiques of my images (Deluxe). Why go to all the effort to take and edit beautiful images, and then botch them at the lab? Damien provides the most incredible training when it comes to cropping, preparing and sharpening prints.
After I completed The Print Sharpening Class, I no longer feared ordering a canvas. Damiens class gave me the skills to confidently prepare an image to print on any medium. The comparison of my prints before and after the sharpening class are beyond belief. When I look at my unsharpened prints, they look blurry and fuzzy; as though Im looking at them without my glasses on. Compared to my sharpened images following The Print Sharpening Class, they are simply stunning. I can see the beautiful detail in a childs jumper, the clear, gorgeous sharpness of my childrens eyes. I feel this class provides us with a huge professional advantage; I can show a client the difference between a sharpened and unsharpened print and they are shocked every time.
The layers and masks class is amazing, direct and to the point. I love with way you teach, very easy to understand and not a lot of techo stuff to swallow. Thanks you for all that you do.
WOW! Damien’s knowledge and skills are amazing! He is a true gem. We are fortunate that he is ready and willing to share is talent and teach us so readily. I don’t know where he finds the time to do it all! If you’re wondering if you can benefit from any of his classes…YES YOU CAN! Thanks Damien!
I have never met someone so knowledgeable, so willing to help a complete stranger half way around the world, and that can also explain the most complicated stuff in the most easiest to understand format. I would highly, highly recommend his classes. I enjoyed my learning throughout the layers and masks class so much since he makes it so easy to understand. These classes have forever changed my photos and I now feel so confident in my editing.
Wow. I think I just learned more in the last hour than in the last year using the various books I own.
Are you still on the fence about taking Damien’s classes? Just do it! He’s not joking when he says they’ll change your life.
I like your direct, clear and detailed teaching style.
I read a comment in my Raw class than somebody is planning to take the class in a few months or so. If youre on the fence to take or not or postpone for a few months or never, its a big mistake. Do it now, take it, and dont delay. Youre not saving any money. For me, the classes were the best money I spent in photography. I used buy endless books and magazines to learn Ps and Lr (yes I spent a lot on Lightroom). I watched Creative Live and different programs for hours. It all was waste of time and money. I should have taken theses classes right away and not to straggle in front of computer for hours. My editing improved dramatically!! and there is not pain about Photoshop any more. Thank you Damien, for sharing the knowledge and inspiration! Your way of explaining things is amazing. And thank you for helping this world.
Sped up my workflow by at least 50 percent!
Clear and concise information! I learned why and how to edit–I no longer click around in actions! Thank you, Damien, for making Photoshop feel like second nature to me!
Well, it all seems so simple now, it seems like I’ve known these principles forever BUT, I only have to look back on work only a couple months old to see I knew nothing about white balance, nothing at all. Create a layer, no problem, mask it, clip it, no problem. Oy, I swear that stuff used to make me cry and pull my hair out. This is truly a testament to how Damien laid this all out, how easy it was to understand. I sit here today and feel like I’ve known it my whole life 😉
I don’t even know what to say. I’ve been trying to learn to have more control over my images for almost a year. I’ve taken classes and workshops, watched YouTube videos and stalked forums. Only Damien’s classes have put all the information together in one spot to help me understand my workflow and why I’m actually doing what I’m doing to an image. The format makes the classes super simple and easily accessible, and the ability to chat with Damien to troubleshoot is invaluable. Thanks, D!
Damien’s classes are written in a very easy-to-understand format. He includes videos for several of the steps also. Even if you have been using Photoshop or Elements before taking his classes, I promise you new light bulbs will go off. Plus, you can post your edits and get honest help and critique. And in the end honest evaluation will help you grow as an artist. His classes are well worth every cent you spend.
Thank you so much for putting together such fabulous classes! I feel like I’ve learned more from your tutorials and website than I have in years of reading LR/PS books, blogs, websites, and other editing classes. You have a real gift for explaining not only the steps to take to achieve a certain look, but the reasons behind everything you do. Can’t wait to go back and re-edit some of my favorite photos using your techniques!
I can’t say enough about Damien’s classes. My editing has drastically improved. I cannot wait to take his Raw class!!! They are so easy to go through and I was surprised but how much I learned. Thank you Damien!!!
I went from having good photos to having GREAT photos. Thanks Damien.
Damien has the ability to explain and show techniques in all his courses so they are simple to understand. If you don’t understand them, stop what you’re doing and ask…right there during the slides. Brilliant! Can’t say enough good things about his teaching style. You can go back and re-visit any area you need more clarification on. Brilliant!
It amazes me how simple Damien makes things to understand. I am so very excited with all I have learned.
Damien, it’s amazing how much I learned from your class vs. all the books and classes I’ve had! I’m so excited to get working. Thank you!!
I’m just a mom with a camera. But I want the photos that I take of my beautiful girls to look as best as they can. After taking Damien’s classes, I have the skills to do just that. I’m glad that I’ve learned the right way early on in my journey with my camera and Photoshop. Thanks for EVERYTHING!
Damien’s classes, culminating with the print sharpening class, have taken me to the next level in my photography. Using the skills learned in his classes, I was able to turn an old average looking photo of a sea turtle into a professional looking photo that took me to the top 5 percent of all photos submitted to a popular online photo competiton website. Thank you Damien! I have more to learn, and I look forward to further honing my skills through your classes.
WOW that’s all I have to say. These classes have totally changed my editing time as well as the quality of my photos. I recommend them to everyone and anyone. I now understand what I am doing and why I am doing it instead of just aimlessly moving sliders around. Thanks!
Damien, just read your tutorial on adding a noise layer to help with banding. Love it, thank you!! So many useful tutorials on your website.
I picked up my first camera not even 8 months ago. After a couple of months of hunting and pecking on the internet, another photographer suggested I check out Damien’s classes. So I did and was blown away with how quickly I was able to learn! He is an amazing teacher and teaches is a very concise and clear way. I began with the RAW class, then added all the rest. When he allowed me to move into his Levels class, you would’ve seriously thought I was a kid at Christmas! I obviously have so much left to learn, and I’m constantly going back to re-read Damien’s classes. But I just received my first order of canvasses today–three 30 by 40’s. It was a risk ordering three that big right off the bat, but they turned out AMAZING! I cannot believe the difference in sharpness as compared to the 30 by 40 canvas I have from our family pictures we had taken awhile back. So thank you, Damien! I have recommended your classes to everyone who has asked me about anything photography related!
If you are brand new to editing, or you have been editing for years, regardless trust me you will learn new things taking any of these courses. They are well laid out, excellent videos and tutorials for you to look at, and any questions you have are always answered. Don’t waste any more time! sign up, trust me you wont regret it.
Big hugs to you for being an excellent and *generous* teacher.
Damien’s classes are the best investment I have made in my photography journey without a doubt.
When I first wanted to start learning photoshop and how to process my photos, I was determined not to go down somebody else’s “action” route, and wanted to learn how to do it properly myself. Damien’s name cropped up in my research enough times for me to enrol on his classes. Thank goodness I did – they are straightforward, to the point and easy to understand. As a non-professional photographer, having professionals tell me that they can’t believe that I don’t use actions, and having friends and family tell me that I have given them the best prints that they have ever had is testament to the excellence of Damien’s classes. Not only are they rock solid, they are also exceptionally reasonable and without a doubt, one of the best investments that I have made.
I highly recommend Damien’s classes – they are reasonably priced, easy to access, logically presented, and will immeasurably improve your PS skills and satisfaction with the photos that you produce. I especially like the combination of written format combined with examples in accompanying videos. I’ve taken full advantage of the opportunity to go back several times to review portions of a class. I can now for the first time state that I have a good working knowledge of layers & masks! Kudos Damien!
I really appreciate Damien’s teaching style, and I have taken tons of classes lately. The set up gives you a year to learn, review, and ask questions. The format is easy and you go at your own speed. The information itself is explained so well with simple examples and is so easy to understand you forget what amazing stuff you are actually learning. Thanks Damien!!
Best classes I’ve taken! Damien is so helpful and patient. I’ve learned so much from his classes. Don’t wait! Sign up today!
The classes have totally changed the way I edit photos. I used to edit a photo and then look at it and decide it wasn’t right, try to fix it and then give up and start over again. And again. Now I go through once, efficiently, and it looks better any of the other versions and matches the prints. Incredible. I wish I had had this quality of instruction when I was learning Photoshop 6 years ago.
I consider these courses one of, if not THE, best investment in my photography journey. Concise, clear and articulate, clearly based on years of practice and ‘insider knowledge’; the content is exactly what a serious photographer needs, the come as you please delivery is exactly what works in our busy lives, and the one of one support from Damien is quite astonishing in its generosity of time and effort, as well as skilled, professional, timely, refreshingly honest and more often than not a bloody good laugh too.
Amazing. Good quality teaching, well written and I appreciate all the help you’ve given me. Thank you so much. Best money spent on training EVER!
I use the tips that I learned in your Photoshop courses EVERY day. I am so glad I did it!
I wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for the classes you offer, and the way you teach them. I love the ability to go back an read again and again. I have honestly learned more from the two courses I have taken from you, than I have from all of the other articles, tutorial etc combined. I am now a more confident Photographer in all aspects, including my photography skills. I can now see from beginning to the final print how to execute my vision for my clients.
I am so beyond belief blown away. There are no words intense enough to convey how much I wish I had taken these classes long ago. I am so excited to understand Levels, Layers, and Masks finally as previous classes have no where near the quality of Damien’s classes.
I’ve learned so much this last year and the Print Sharpening Class was the icing on the cake. I finally feel confident to take my images from concept to print in a consistent, quality fashion. Thank You!