"It is ridiculous how much my retouching skills have improved in just a few short hours. Learning the Slickforce Technique™ is like finding the Holy Grail of retouching knowledge. I've been on this quest for years, via nine Photoshop retouching books, attending the multi-day NAPP Photoshop World seminars, and downloading every retouching tutorial available.
Mastering Retouching doesn't teach those plastic-looking, plug-in automated skin blur methods—just professional industry retouching secrets that I will happily keep to myself.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Nick. You may be the only person in the world that is this qualified to teach a mastering retouching series specializing in beautiful women. I now use the skills I have learned to increase my company's profile and blow away every model that I photograph."
"With all the so-called 'professional retouching' classes available to photographers these days, I admit I was skeptical about Nick's Mastering Retouching series. All that went out the window when I learned the Slickforce Technique. I learned more about retouching in one day than I have learned in my entire life. Nick really shows you each step to take to produce phenomenal finished images. From skin-smoothing to body-shaping to eliminating stray hairs, I learned things I never knew were even possible.
My work has improved ten-fold, and I am booking more work because of what I am now able to offer my clients. Save yourself years of time searching for the answers—they're right here."
"I've been shooting for over 6 years, and post-production has always been my weak point—until now. I can honestly say that these techniques are incredible. Nick has done the IMPOSSIBLE by teaching high-end retouching in a way that is simple and easy to understand. My work has improved so quickly, I now have models flying in from other states to shoot with me.
It boggles my mind that many photographers don't mind paying THOUSANDS of dollars on equipment, but won't spend a few hundred to actually make their shots 10,000 times better. This series has been a life-changer for me."
"I just received the Slickforce System and watched it from beginning to end. Are you kidding me?! I have NEVER seen anything like the steps and principles that Nick presents. Someone would simply have to dislike photography not to be completely blown away at his methods for retouching photos. The training is incredibly detailed, easy to follow along, and allows the user to improvise to their taste in retouching photos. It's my opinion that the Slickforce System is EQUALLY important as that 24-70mm f/2.8 lens in your camera bag, but a fraction the cost. The professionally packaged DVD's, and quick delivery (both download and shipping) are just not heard of anymore.... thank you!
In order to compete in photography, you have to set yourself apart from the rest of the field. I laughed, I chuckled, and only two days after practicing the Slickforce System, I showed a model friend some of my new found techniques, and she was awe-struck. What do you think she did? Yep... called all her friends. I am forever grateful, Nick!"
Photographer, Doug Martin Visuals
"Nick's methods are faster than the Beauty Retouch methods—not every image warrants 6 hours of dodge and burn. The techniques and tools are plain and simple, and I appreciate how Nick teaches restraint and emphasizes maintaining detail."
Photographer/Retoucher, Baker Creative Services
"Mastering Retouching is the best video series on retouching I've ever bought. The main problem I've had with other retouching videos is that the author is a Photoshop technician and not a working photographer like Nick Saglimbeni. The videos are extremely well produced. Nick's voice is very easy to listen to, and he gives you insight to what he's thinking in each retouching situation. Also, he features models of different complexions and skin tones, which is very important in the ever-changing world of modeling. An added bonus that sealed the deal for me is 24-hour access to the Slickforce Forum where you can share your images and get advice and feedback on retouching. Nick's work represents a standard that all digital photographers should be striving for."
Photographer, TheGlamourImage Studio
"I've been in the magazine business for many years, and I've never seen a photographer that could produce such a high-volume of images with consistently superb quality. In my publications, we choose pictures from a wide variety of models, complexions, poses, lighting conditions and environments, and I've never given Nick an image that he or his team couldn't perfect.
If you want to be taken seriously as a photographer, you need to learn what he knows."
CEO/Publisher, Cummings Media/SHOW
"The Slickforce Technique™ is above and beyond any of the usual retouching styles everyone is using. My models and commercial clients are blown away by how good their shots look—because it doesn't look like retouching, it just looks like a great photo. Best of all, I was able to combine the Slickforce method with my own style without having to change my own workflow. Thanks Nick, you've given my business a tremendous edge."
Commercial/Advertising Photographer - MTM Studios
"I've been an Art Director for major national magazines for over five years, and I can say that Nick has without a doubt taken my titles to the top level. His attention to detail is second to none. I can always count on him to deliver the best possible results every time."
Art Director, Import Tuner
"The inspiration I've drawn from Nick and his techniques is unmatched. If you want to learn the true artistry of retouching glamour, there is no one better."
Glamour Photographer - DC Photo Imaging