Photoshop Techniques: Create Efficiencies to Save Time and Money

Suzette Allen Cr.Photog., CPP, API

Again, you could read your Photoshop instruction manual…but who would pass up having some of the best portrait photography tools explained and shown to you by another pro photographer? Don’t make your life (or your business) harder than it has to be! Take Suzette’s Retouching Portraits series now!

Anyone can jump into Photoshop and start retouching and editing by trial and error, but Suzette shows how knowledge and preparation can make all the difference. Customizing shortcuts, setting preferences and managing workflow are just a few of the things you’ll learn that make you a Photoshop whiz—she’ll even explain how to set up your desktop and work area to maximize efficiency!

So get your note-taking tools ready. It’s a full hour of ideas to help you create a more effective workflow, and you won’t want to miss a minute!

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Suzette Allen Bio

The in-demand Adobe® Photoshop® instructor in the photographic industry, Suzette Allen is known for her down-to-earth and easy-to-understand teaching style with an intense focus on efficiency. She has a remarkable talent for simplifying Adobe Photoshop, and consistently gets rave reviews from her students. All of her material is relevant to portrait/wedding/event photographers because she is backed by 25 years as a professional photographer and years of experience as a photo lab’s digital retoucher. Understanding what is truly valuable, applicable and practical for today’s photographer is what makes her classes so popular—and useful!  Suzette has been an international speaker for photographic conventions and an instructor at a dozen of the PPA Affiliate Schools. She is the recipient of many imaging awards and is currently the “Photoshop Expert” on, a resource site dedicated to digital photographers. Her classes, programs and instructional products all reflect this solid philosophy for working in Adobe Photoshop: Use nondestructive methods that are flexible for creativity but still maintain the vital element of efficiency!