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Online Courses

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FREE Mini-Courses

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Four Keys to Black & White Success!

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The Quest for Creating the Creative Competition Image

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VIP Mastery Courses

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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Small Scale Masterpiece

Because imagination has no size limit - your ideas shouldn't be limited by space!  In this course, you'll discov...

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Self-Guided Courses

Create a Painting in 10 Minutes or Less!

This technique is HUGE in my client workflow - and now made even better by Heather the Painter's BEAUTIFUL Classical ...

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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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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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Templates, Actions, & Brushes

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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Corel Landscape Brushes

My brand new Corel Painter Landscape Brushes have been designed to make painting clouds and trees EASY! Click the vid...

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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!"

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 and prepare a print, Michelle's classes are a worthwhile investment!"

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."

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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.

Reduce Frustration

Digital imaging softwares such as Photoshop are an absolute BEAST to master! Save yourself frustration by learning simple, proven techniques!

Increase Your Profits

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

Increase Your Creativity

Learning new skills often brings a boost in creativity. Create stunning new imagery and amaze your clients!

"Secret Groups"

Some courses have "secret groups" on Facebook where students can interact with one another and ask questions of the instructor.