With all of the retouching tutorials available, it's natural to want to make sure that this is the real deal. First, remember that Mastering Retouching™ isn't teaching you a one-click filter that will unforgivingly apply a porcelain skin-coat to your models. It is an entire system that will arm you with the tools to handle any retouching situation, from the simple fixes to the extreme problem areas. Over time, not only will the methods taught in the series become second-nature, but you'll notice that the techniques automatically adjust to your artistic style as well as your personal tastes.


Furthermore, retouchers and photographers love the Mastering Retouching™ series because it can be incorporated into your existing post-production workflow. Our signature approach to non-destructive image editing allows you to scale-up or scale-back the intensity of the retouching, even after the shot is completed! Take a look at just a few before-and-after samples. Every image displayed here actually appears in Mastering Retouching™, and you'll learn every technique required to get you from point A to point B.



When looking for someone to record a state-of-the-art compositing series, Nick Saglimbeni chose veteran art director Clint Davis because of his extreme compositing precision, his friendly and accesible teaching style, and his impressive magazine track record, having laid out over 100+ covers for more than 10 titles.


Like Mastering Retouching, the Mastering Compositing series includes all of the hi-res images necessary to follow along with Clint and complete a mind-blowing final masterpiece. Clint has also created custom smoke and effects brushes, which you are free to use in your own work. His tutorials include such attention to detail as fine hair extraction, preserving your original files using masks, and easy-to-understand instruction on photo-real layer blending, matching lighting & perspective, and learning to visualize your final composite from the beginning.


And if that still doesn't convince you, then read what some of our actual customers have to say about the SlickforceSystem tutorials on our Testimonials page.


Or you could just take a look at a handful of the 150+ magazine covers and thousands of models that we've perfected at SlickforceStudio, using the techniques taught in Mastering Retouching & Mastering Compositing.


Nick has without a doubt taken my magazine titles to the top level, and his attention to detail is second to none. I can always count on him to deliver the best possible results every time.

-Clint Davis
 Art Director, Source Interlink