Go from apprentice to artisan with a wide selection of ONLINE courses designed to Elevate Your Art.

Photoshop retouching & fine art courses for all levels!

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Apprentice Level Courses

Apprentice: / uh-pren-tis /

One who studies the rudimentary techniques of a master craftsman with the desire to become an artisan.

The Quest for Creating the Creative Competition Image

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The Progressive
Black & White

Black and white photography - if done right - conveys a sense of timelessness. Poorly done black and white images wil...

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Off Camera Flash

Imagine this... Your best client calls and needs a session.  The only time they can be there is NOON and they w...

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Masking Fur 101

Learn how to create impossibly complex masks in as little as three minutes!

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Artisan Level Courses

Artisan: / är·də·zən /

One who creates high-quality, distinctive products usually by hand using traditional methods, a master craftsman.

Photoshop Artisan ~ Level #1

  Learning to paint in Photoshop is a lot easier than you might think!  Unlike other painting programs, Ph...

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Preparing for Competition

Five week, intensive online retouching course for photographers and competitors. Take your skills to the next level! ...

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The Storybook Look

Creating a believable composite can be maddeningly frustrating!  But it doesn't have to be!  In this course...

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One-on-One Apprenticeships

Customized education to launch yourself from apprentice to artisan!


 / əˈku•trə•mənts /

an accessory item, odds and ends that are used for a particular technique, job, or activity.

Competition Mat Templates

With three different sets to choose from, you'll be able to choose the perfect mats for your image styles. Option#1T...

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Rain and Snow Action

If you’ve ever struggled to create rain or snow, this action is for YOU! It is a HUGE time saver! Just watch th...

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Hand Drawn Grass Brushes

If you enjoy painting but struggle with details like grass, you’re going to LOVE these brushes. If you can scri...

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Michelle's Vignette Action

Brilliant in its simplicity, this action will become a "go to" when creating images for both clients and competition ...

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What other instructors have said...

Testimonial: / tes•tə•ˈmōn•ē•əl /

a formal statement testifying to someone's character and qualifications.

Heather Chinn

a.k.a. "Heather the Painter"
M.Photog., M.Artist, Cr.

"Michelle is a gifted educator. She really breaks it down and teaches methodically. If you're looking to understand how to retouch or paint an image, Michelle's classes are a worthwhile investment!"

Helen Yancy

M.Photog., M.Artist, MEI, Hon.M.Photog., Cr.,CPP, API, A-ASP, F-ASP

"What a pleasure it was to attend a seminar with Michelle Parsley! She is completely organized in her presentation and gives attendees real, useful, and easy to follow information. No fluff in this one - it's the real thing. Michelle is open, honest, well prepared, and helpful.
Thanks Michelle!"

Tiffany Reed Briley

M.Photog., M.PPCSI
Director of Landscape Photography Magazine, Director of Wild Planet Photo Magazine, Owner of Charleston Photography Tours

"Learning from Michelle is an absolute pleasure. she conducts her classes in a way that makes it very easy to follow, comprehend and grasp. I can't recommend her teaching enough. Whether you're a beginner or experienced photographer/artist you'll enjoy this experience and walk away enriched."

Course Features

Feature: / fē•CHər /

the distinctive attributes that make something unique

Accessible Anytime, Anywhere!

Since all the tutorials are stored "in the cloud" they can be accessed from anywhere you have internet access on almost any device - including phones!

Speed Your Workflow

Get your life back with time saving techniques that will allow you to spend more time with your family.

Increase Your Profits

Increasing your skills will set you apart from your competition and result in higher profits.

Reduce Frustration

Photoshop can be an absolute BEAST to master! Save yourself frustration by learning simple, proven techniques!


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