Manfred Werner 

Independant Photographer


I'm an instructor that teaches Photoshop for beginners, but if you are more experienced, then take advantage of my free Photoshop courses. I’ve been teaching Photoshop & Retouching on Udemy since 2012. In my personal capacity, I’m an owner of a Digital Media Agency where the core focus lays in Content Creation. I’ve been an active photographer and retoucher since 2010 and have worked on many advertising campaigns in Cape Town “South Africa” for clients like Mercedes, Zara, H&M, etc, When I'm not working on campaigns, I'm producing online training courses & I have realized that it has become my passion to teach online, this may vary between Photoshop, Photography, Design or Business Content.

My Courses


—  Manfred Werner 


"Taking Control of Your Creative Vision" is an engaging course designed to empower photoshop users and individuals seeking to broaden their skills in the realm of creative directing, styling, and photography. Led by the renowned creative expert Irene, the course offers a structured approach to understanding and implementing creative vision in various scenarios. Irene emphasizes the importance of staying abreast with current trends. The session is dedicated to learning how to maintain an updated understanding of various styling trends, thereby making your work relevant and appealing in a rapidly evolving fashion and style landscape. Delves into the art of modification, where Irene shares her expert tips on how to manipulate clothing in intriguing ways. This DIY approach encourages learners to use their imagination and creativity to give a personalized touch to their outfits, thereby adding an element of uniqueness. Additionally, Irene underscores the importance of first impressions when meeting with your team. This segment focuses on building effective communication and presentation skills to ensure that you leave a positive, lasting impression that fosters confidence and harmony within your team. The course offers valuable insight into the world of posing. Irene provides practical tips on how to guide someone who isn’t a professional model into striking the right poses. As the model becomes more comfortable, the course transitions into advanced posing techniques to create more dynamic and compelling shots. Furthermore, Irene discusses how to work with models to ensure that they understand the required movement after each shutter click, creating a sense of continuity and movement within the photoshoot. The course expands into working with multiple models. Here, Irene explores the creative possibilities and challenges that arise when shooting with more than one subject. This session prepares learners for the complexities and opportunities that arise in multi-subject shoots. The course, as a whole, offers a holistic approach to mastering creative direction in styling and photography. It provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of the industry and equips them with the practical skills they need to succeed.



—  Manfred Werner 


Welcome to the Photoshop Introduction course, where you'll embark on a comprehensive journey to master the art of Photoshop editing. This course covers a wide range of topics, from understanding the Photoshop layout and modifying the workspace to exploring various tools and techniques for retouching and enhancing images. In the initial lessons, you'll become familiar with the Photoshop interface and learn how to customize the workspace to suit your needs. Dive into menu functions, understand the concept of layers, and discover the power of adjustment layers and layer masks for non-destructive editing. Gain insights into blending options, layer styles, and smart objects to take your creativity to new heights. The course also delves into the essential Photoshop tools, providing in-depth explanations and practical demonstrations. From the move tool to the selection tools, brush tool to the pen tool, you'll learn how to effectively utilize these tools to achieve precise edits. Discover valuable keyboard shortcuts that will speed up your workflow and make editing more efficient. Additionally, this course offers specialized retouching classes, catering to portrait retouching, photographer retouching, and Instagram editing. Explore techniques for hair retouching, skin retouching, color and light control adjustments, dodge and burn, and more. You'll gain insights into professional workflows, lighting setups, and strategies for achieving stunning results. By the end of this photoshop masterclass, you'll have developed a solid foundation in Photoshop and gained the skills to transform ordinary images into extraordinary works of art. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience with Photoshop, this course will elevate your editing skills and open up a world of creative possibilities. Join this Photoshop masterclass and unlock your full potential as an image editor. Let's dive into the exciting world of Photoshop and take your editing skills to the next level!


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