The Editing Bootcamp is for You If...
You're a photographer with no shortage of artistic vision who is tired of comparing your RAW files to everyone else's edits and berating yourself for not measuring up. You are ready (so ready!) to take the vision you have in your head and teach your fingers how to bring that to life on-screen.
You're frustrated with trying techniques from here-there and everywhere and are looking for a solid, tried-and-true workflow that gets the job done.
You want to be confident in your ability to create consistent edits that people recognize as your style, even without a watermark.
a true beginner who has never touched photoshop before...
an experienced editor looking to nosh some tips on how to make your edits look more like these,
You've come to the right place, and I'm going to tell you exactly how The Editing Bootcamp will give you the skills, processes, support, and inspiration you need to get edits like mine.
Curious about how one course can cater to both beginners and bosses? We have separate segments to serve each, you can attend one or both depending on your needs. See more about Segments here.
Take your images from 'meh' to magic and give your clients painterly pieces they will beg to pay for.
Up your image editing game! This 10-week, hands-on course teaches you my exact step-by-step personal workflow in easy-peasy baby pieces, so you can master your edits and confidently create consistent artwork that your audience easily recognizes as your style, even without a watermark.
By the end of this program, you will be:
Super comfortable in Photoshop, with an efficient workspace setup conducive to image editing
In love with Lightroom and your ability to cull and sync image edits super-fast in it
A master at working with layers and masks - so well, you could do it in your sleep
Effortlessly rocking head-changes and background swaps
Skilled in my favorite method of smoothing skin to believable perfection, without it looking fake and plastic-y
In on the beautiful secret of enhancing definition to create painterly edits
Skilled in using textures and overlays to enhance, not detract from your vision
Adept at crafting your own, personal sequence of your favorite styling and overlay techniques
Editing with a consistent workflow for consistent results
Confident that you can create magical edits, every time
learn to create edits like these
"Fraidy is my #1 Teacher! In just a month, my pictures went from looking nice to being WOW!
I now produce magical artwork and dreamy looking images. I immediately saw my clients recognizing the work and paying more for additional images to be edited.
Thank you Fraidy for your hard work, patience, and trustworthiness - I know that when you promise results, you deliver!
- Gitty Fligman
student work - Gitty Fligman
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Some of our Awesome Student Work +
what people are saying about The Editing Bootcamp
*all photos in this gallery shot and edited by students of The Editing Bootcamp*
my promise to you
Not convinced you can actually see results in 10 weeks? I'll be totally honest with you - you can do it even faster.
By the end of the first 30 days, you'll have received access to the first 4 modules - that's all of Segment One. Meaning, by then you'll have already gotten comfy in Photoshop, done a head-swap, learned how to use curves, and how to do quick adjustments in Lightroom.
Here's my promise to you. If at the end of those first 30 days you haven't learned something new, simply reach out, show me you've done the work, and I'll refund your investment.
It's a big promise because I know I can deliver. Because I have a tried-and-true curriculum. Because I have awesome students to prove it. And because I believe anyone can create magic.
I believe in magic, and I believe in you. do you?
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Got more questions? Want to talk before you register?
I'm offering free 10 minute phone calls so that you can get to know me, address all your questions and concerns, and make sure Image Editing Bootcamp is the right fit for you before you register.
Success stories from The Editing Bootcamp graduates
"After years of frustration, I've finally got it, thanks to your action!"
Thanks so much for the skin editing tutorial and action! This is something I tried a few times int he past but never created the action so I didn't really use it. I just tried to blur it a little but thanks for sharing your action it made me want to use frequency separation and it made me want to create more actions!
This bootcamp is divided into 2 segments, so if you're a total newbie - Segment One has got you. And if you've been editing for a while now, start in Segment Two - no need to go back to kindergarten lol! Either way, I've got your back!
In Segment One, I teach you all the skills you need to successfully navigate Photoshop and Lightroom as an image editor. Set-up, tools, selection techniques, brushes, adjustments, and blending modes, using layers and masks, curves, liquify, frequency separation... All broken down in easy-peasy baby pieces, even if you've never touched Photoshop before.
Segment Two teaches you "How I Roll." In it, I take you through my entire editing process from start to finish. I'll teach you my exact step-by-step workflow and how I consistently use it for all my images to attain consistent, magical results.
The entire bootcamp is very hands-on. In each lesson, you'll be following along using the same files as me, and by the end of the course you should be able to consistently create edits that look as beautiful as mine.
Professional, pre-recorded classes let you learn on your own time, but are dripped on a specific schedule so you're always on the same page as your fellow campers. That makes for great support on our private chat and accountability pods!
Learn on your Level:
Separate Segments mean you get all the deets you need if you're a beginner...
But don't need to go back to basics if you're more advanced
Foster friendship and accountability with our Pod Partner Program
Get in before Registration closes Dec 19!
"You so easily taught me this method... that had always seemed so complicated when I tried learning it in the past"
Thank you so much for this free tutorial!
I love your editing style and your work in general.
Yesterday as soon as I had a chance, I tried it out on 2 of my photos, you explained it so well
(I tried learning this method but it seemed too complicated when others taught it to me... I'm a easy and fast learner but somehow I never caught onto it. I sometimes get annoyed when ppl explain things too much but your teaching skills are perfectly balanced)
I had to say thank you as soon as I could. I'm too excited about the results!
Draizy from Photogenic Pics
Classes dripped Tuesdays,
December 20 2022
- March 28, 2023
Every Question Answered!
Live Zoom Sessions:
Homework Review Hotseats
(Always recorded so you can replay on your own time)
Access additional Peer Support via our students-only chat and private Accountabilty Pods
Incorporate and master your skills with weekly practice projects and live homework review hotseats.
Learn at your own pace
SEGMENT 1: THE BASICS
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Get a full tour down the toolbar
We’ll go through all the tools so you know how and when to use them. Here’s a rundown of what my favorite tools can help you do:
Selections - almost half the things in the editing process start with selections. It's one of the biggest things you need to master in many different ways so that you can get results. There are many different selection methods, and the faster you get to know which to use when, the easier editing your images will be for you.
Learn how to pull off perfect head-changes and background changes
Rulers and guides - and how they can help
Get rid of spots, blemishes, and people in the background using everyone’s favorite tool
Learn how to crop images to size and still maintain high resolution.
LIGHT & COLOR
understanding light & color
Understanding light and color and how to effectively manipulate them in Photoshop is the foundation of your work as an image editor. In this module, I’ll take you through the art and science of light and color and how they work together. This will help you:
> Fix Exposures: Brighten or darken an image that is under- or over-exposed
> Adjust contrast for more punch or more softness
> Remove color casts
> Get perfect skin tones
> Add color or light to stylize the image
> Change colors to whatever suits your fancy
> Adjust the white balance and tint of your image to warm or cool images as needed
> Color Grade your images for beautiful stylistic results
> Whiten / Brighten teeth
This module is also where I take you through filters and panels. You'll learn techniques that are all kinds of cool, like:
> How to pull and prod at your image to remove double chins, take in bunchy clothing, widen smiles, do nose jobs, liposuctions, slim people down, fix your posing… It’s the miracle filter!
> Different filters for blurring parts of your image - which ones to use (and how) - and which ones to stick away from so you don’t get that fake, “I blurred this in Photoshop” kind of look.
> Filters that sharpen you image and prep it for print
> Frequency Separation - how I use it to smooth skin to believable perfection - without losing the texture
(none of the fake, plastic-y looking, overeditied skin thing!)
> Learn the History panel which enables you to go back to your previous work.
> Learn how to use Actions in the actions panel
CULL, ADJUST & SYNC
QUICKLY IN LIGHTROOM
In this lesson, I’ll teach you how I use Lightroom for the first step of my workflow. You’ll learn how to:
Cull your images quickly and efficiently to narrow down your images to the best ones.
Do quick, basic adjustments on one image and then sync them to all the images in that set to speed up the editing process.
SEGMENT 2: HOW I ROLL
Segment two is all about how I roll. You’ll take what you learned in segment one (how to use Photoshop) and put them into practice so you end each lesson with a beautifully edited piece of art.
MY PERSONAL EDITING WORKFLOW
In this module, I'll teach you my full personal workflow for editing studio images, from start to finish! We’ll start with smoothing out the skin, then you'll learn the unique way I dodge-and-burn for much quicker results than the traditional way. I’ll teach you the 3-step I use to create that smooth, painterly effect. We’ll also cover how to add textures to your background so that you can use cheap paper backdrops that are easy to set up and move around, and make them look like $2k hand-painted drops (the ones that need to be steamed and prepped and carried with care) in a matter of seconds.
INDOOR LIFESTYLE EDIT
In week 6 I'll teach you an indoor lifestyle edit. On top of my regular workflow, you’ll also learn how to enhance the sunlight, clean up the background and perfect the color and lighting.
In this module, we'll apply the editing workflow to newborn photography, and add some additional techniques to help you get that beautifully smooth, glowy look + perfect coloring that take your newborn images to the next level.
In week 8 I'll teach you my workflow for outdoor Summer and Fall edits. Learn how to deal with greens, and get perfect rich coloring or matte, filmy tones instead of neon green grass. For fall edits, learn how to get richer, more vibrant fall tones - and even how to add fall color for those late seasons when the leaves just haven’t changed yet.
SPRING & SNOW
In this module, you'll apply the editing workflow to outdoor snow and spring images to get glowy, snowy backgrounds for winter images, and magical pinky backgrounds for spring images.
You'll also learn how to use overlays to add in more flowers or falling snow.
In module 10, we’ll work on applying our workflow to your own - and your fellow bootcampers' - images, so you can see how the same framework works in all kinds of different situations.
...and then, WE
Work hard, play harder! Wrap it all up with our graduation ceremony and course completion certificates.
GET COMFY IN PHOTOSHOP
(even if you’ve never touched it before)
Image Editing - The Fundamentals.
Before you start editing Images, you need to understand what image editing is all about. What exactly is your job as an image editor? Learn more about what your goals should be, and the 2 biggest things to always keep in mind.
For the newbie editor, photoshop can seem like an overwhelming space. One of my students told me, “I opened the program and all I saw were stars, lol”. It’s funny, because it’s got more than a speck of truth in it… But with the right teacher, photoshop can (and should!) be a breeze! In this lesson, I’ll help you orient yourself to Photoshop and learn your ideal photoshop layout:
where the toolbar is
where the menu options for each tool are located.
where the windows panel is
where the adjustments panel is
… and what each of those do.
I’ll also teach you how to customize your workspace efficiently in a way that suits you, so that you can get more done, more easily
Learn different ways to open a new document in photoshop, and how to make sure that your image is high resolution and in the right color space. Learn how to save your images, what different formats are meant for, and when to use what.
Working with Layers
Gain a thorough understanding of how layers work to build the magic and create different effects by:
Using layers for non-destructive editing
Using blending modes to create natural looking overlays.
Grouping layers to keep organized and help you stay efficient
Duplicating layers - when and why
Merging select layers as needed
How to flatten all layers - when and why
The great wonder of MASKING and how to make it second nature
The simplest explanation of masking you’ve ever heard
Why masking is the most efficient and effective way to edit
Quickly hide or show parts of a layer
Work with the non-destructive method of editing
Tools of the Trade You Absolutely Must Master, Before We Get to “Tools of the Trade”
Get familiar with the move tool, hand tool, zoom tool to help you navigate through the image editing process.
All about the erase tool… and when not to use it
Learn how to use brushes and different ways of how to adjust them.
Quick shortcuts to adjust the size, shape, and softness of your brush
Flow vs. opacity
How to change your brush colors
Learn how to use the adjustments to create solid color overlays.
When you enroll during this special, limited time period, you'll get:
The Editing Bootcamp