Practical demonstration on landscape retouch

In this photography class Karl demonstrates how to retouch a landscape image using Camera RAW and Photoshop.

He shows you how to use Camera RAW to get the best out of each image, using colour adjustment tools and adjustment brushes, and how to combine these in Photoshop. You’ll also learn how to recover shadow and highlight detail before working with the images in Photoshop.

Karl then shows you how to combine layers in Photoshop and how to use layer masks to reveal the best parts of multiple layers.

You can download the work-along file for this class here.

In this Photoshop class we cover the following:

  • Photoshop tutorial: How to edit landscape images
  • Landscape retouching tips
  • Using Camera RAW and Photoshop together
  • How to recover highlight and shadow detail in Camera RAW
  • Colour correction in Camera RAW
  • Using layers and layer masks
  • Using rulers and guides in Photoshop

For more advanced retouching techniques for landscape images visit our Advanced section.

If you have any questions about this course please post them in the comments section belo.


  1. Hi Karl,

    I want to purchase an editing tool, I am considering Adobe Creative Cloud (PS & LR) or Luminar AR and I would appreciate your opinion on both of them if you have one. Is one better than another for product photography?



    1. Hi Juliana, I use PS extensively and all of our post production training on this site is geared towards PS and LR. I’m afraid I’ve not used Luminar so I can’t really comment on it. Kind regards Karl.

  2. Hey Karl, Just curious have you colour calibrated the TV screen that you’ve got on the table??

  3. I appreciated this training video Karl, so thank you. One minor point was the ability to open up both images in the Camera Raw view and to have both images showing on the left side bar under “Filmstrip.” It appeared that you located the files in File Explorer, double clicked them with the result that they both appeared in the “Filmstrip.” I had problems with this and contacted Adobe and found that for Photoshop Classic you have to open up Photoshop first then click on “File” and “Open” located and highlight the two images the click on Open. Going the File Explorer route gave only one image. Going through Photoshop gave multiple images.
    Cheers from a Brit in California. Peter

  4. Thanks for this video. I found the adjustment brush tool in CR very useful. Regarding this, the mask I am going to create with this tool, Can’t I adjust curves and tonalities?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Luigi, yes you can do similar with curves and a mask in photoshop, that’s basically burn and dodge which is covered extensively in our post production courses.

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