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It's Giving Perfection

By MaryElla Crist


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What to expect

Photo editing is all the hype today, especially when it comes to posting your images on social media. Whether you've been yearning to improve your photo editing or you're a seasoned photographer seeking to refine your craft.. No matter where you are in your photo editing journey, it’s worthwhile to take a look at this course! I created this course to guide you through some of my most valuable portrait editing tools, while also emphasizing the importance of quality gear and the understanding of light to capture the perfect mood in your images. I'll reveal my basic portrait photography essentials, like my top choices in gear to my ideal atmosphere/setting. Ill share my go-to portrait editing techniques to help you take your skills to insane new heights.
I am totally self-taught. I worked hard to acquire the knowledge I will share with you. Believe me when I say that I truly understand how stressful learning Photoshop may seem. It can be incredibly intimidating, right? Here's the thing, my course is designed to break down the process, so you won't feel confused and overwhelmed. It's Giving Perfection - Polishing Portraits w/ MaryElla is a super straightforward, easy-to-follow course. Anyone who is interested in polishing & perfecting their portraits will benefit from it. My goal is for you to leave this course with a deeper understanding of portrait retouching. I want you to have confidence in your art! You absolutely have the capability to master your portrait editing! So, let me teach you while also alleviating some of the stress that comes w/ it.

What you will learn

- My equipment/tools for portrait photography

- Insights into my portrait camera settings

- Insights into my ideal lighting

- Aesthetics of portrait photography.

- Creating mood boards

- Wardrobe do's and don'ts

- The importance of locations

- Portrait posing tips

- Removing blemishes

- Softening skin

- Simple dodge & burn

- Brightening eyes

- Change eye color

- Eye sparkle

- Fixing/adding lip color

- Adding/editing freckles or beauty marks

- Polishing off your image using the curve panel


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Dina Young

average rating is 5 out of 5

Theresa is the best!!! She breaks things down so simply, and helps your photos go not just to the next level, but to the top level! Cant recommend her enough!!

Tiffany Bond

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Absolutely loved this course and did a session just a few weeks later! I even reached out to AnneMarie afterward for some pointers on lighting. She messaged me back and answered all my questions! Highly recommend!!

Rei Vossler

average rating is 5 out of 5

This course is a MUST! It is tailored to all skill levels. Nicole is so detail oriented and makes it very easy to follow along. I highly recommend this course to everyone!

Amanda Sitterding

average rating is 5 out of 5

Gaahhh! Nicole's course is amazing! I am already a big fan of her other courses and also did a mentorship with her. I love that as she learns new techniques and improves her skills, she continues to share her knowledge with others. Her new painterly preset that comes with this course is amazing and has been a great base paired with her brushes for creamy beautiful skin tones. I can't recommend this course and others from Nicole enough! <3

Aly Andrews

average rating is 5 out of 5

I am just at the beginning of the course and already WOWED. The attention to detail, the step-by-step that lets me follow along, makes a world of a difference. I am learning so much about Lightroom already. Nicole is also just so soothing to listen to! I am such a fan girl, and can't get enough of her content. This course is a MUST <3

Kayla Scribner

average rating is 5 out of 5

I LOVED this course! I am wanting to offer Fresh 48 sessions

Taylor Rollins

average rating is 5 out of 5

This course was incredible!!! I loved that it offered practical tips for how to approach fresh 48 sessions as well as tangible examples of how AnnaMarie edits. The BTS videos were also super helpful in seeing how a successful session goes. Highly recommend!

Meg Chapman

average rating is 4 out of 5

This is a great course for those who are just starting out growing their business and may need guidance on how to connect with clients and design a basic questionnaire. Amber's work is gorgeous and the editing videos add some creative options for newer photographers. If you are a seasoned photographer, you would likely find this course a bit too basic for your needs. I would definitely recommend this for beginners.

cynthia voskamp

average rating is 5 out of 5

Easy to read and oh so helpful. Erica sparked my creative side and helped me realize what I need to do and how to go about it. The Hustle has helped me with another business that is not photography. Sometimes you need to be pointed in the right direction and Erica does this very well.

Mila Kroft

average rating is 5 out of 5

This course was jam packed with such good information I put into practice immediately while reading through! The game changers for me were setting up my profile info which increased inquiries and better understanding my analytics! I have gone back to reference many times!

Kathryn Armstrong

average rating is 5 out of 5

This is not my first Brianna course. I wondered if it was worth the time and money to purchase another of hers and HOLY COW YES! I basically will be throwing away all of my photos before this course. Okay, maybe not, but I will go back for re edits. I’ve had so many photos that felt like man this has so much potential but I can’t quite figure out what it’s missing. This course fills in those gaps. 10/10 recommend (and the Lightroom/photoshop presets and actions are just perfection!)

Daphney J.

average rating is 5 out of 5

OMG THANK YOU!!! I've learned so much about spending up or cutting down my editing process. Everything was described and broken down so well, which made is so easy to follow. I've learned so much in this course and I can't thank you enough!!!

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- 4 modules of course materials
-8 voiced over editing with Photoshop videos
- Exclusive action pack with how to use voiced over video (included in the first two weeks of launch, can purchase pack otherwise) :
*Skin smoothing action
*Dodge & Burn action
*Lip color action
*Iris brightening action
*Iris color change
*Iris sparkle action
*Lip tint action
*Polish off image action
Bonus: Downloadable - Portrait setting cheat sheet created by MaryElla
Bonus: Downloadable - MaryEllas most used Photoshop key shortcuts sheet

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