If you’re interested in learning retouching from me — I am currently offering three proven methods.


1on1 — Individual Lessons


''My Retouch Process from A to Z 📷''


Ideal for those of you willing to learn retouching in-depth. The preferred method of my students, beginners and advanced ones alike. Includes:


  • My Complete Color Grading Workflow
    (ACR & Layer Compositing)
  • Retouch Methods and Techniques:
  • Frequency Separation the Right Way!
  • How Do I Make the Skin Shine?
    (Macro Dodge and Burn)
  • Creative Use of Tools in Photoshop.
  • Patch Tool and Mixer Brush Retouch.
  • Detail Work: Hair, Eyes & Lips
    (Micro Dodge and Burn)
  • Retouching related PS PlugIns
  • Color Science and Contrast
  • Special Effects and Assets
  • Final Color Correction
  • Homework & Practice
  • Your photo or mine, you choose!
  • Gift: Smilyanic Portrait Retouch Actions


35 € - 60min Class
95 € - My Complete 3h Portrait Retouch Course

Group Retouch Classes


Visit my place in Belgrade! 🏠


Perfect for a small group of photography lovers willing to study hard! Ask me anything and we’ll cover it on the spot!


  • up to 3 people.
  • Ideal for beginners and intermediate level photographers and retouchers willing to sharpen their skills.
  • Covering Basics of Photoshop and its Retouching Tools.
  • Master Camera Raw like a Pro!
  • Non Destructive Editing & Layers
  • Skinwork & Detail Preservation
  • The Art of Color Grade etc.



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  • You can bring your laptop and follow along.
  • Homework & Practice
  • Your photo or mine, your choice!
  • Gift: Smilyanic Portrait Retouch Actions


30 € - 60min Group Class

(price per person)

Skype and E-mentoring


For those of you unable to meet with me in person 🙋‍♂️

Organized via Skype through Screen Sharing. Perfect for travelers and people on the move. Stable connection preferred!


  • Beginner or Intermediate level.
  • Walk through a extensive retouch process
  • Covering any topic you’d like to know more about!
  • Follow along and retouch with me!
  • Homework & Practice
  • Your photo or mine, your choice!
  • Gift: Smilyanic Portrait Retouch Actions


Available as:


My Retouch Process from A to Z

  • My Online Complete 3h Portrait Retouch Course via Skype & Screen Sharing

    + Gift Included



35 € - 60min Class

(10 € discount on every 3 hours taken)


''BECOMING AN ACCOMPLISHED PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES PERSISTENCE, PRACTICE AND TIME''


I believe you can yours by working with a skillful teacher, and learn fast what would otherwise take you years.

Don’t embarrass yourself by hauling expensive gear without having any idea how to use it and unlock its full potential.


layer compositing (head) / color grading / dodge and burn / detail enhancement / color contrast & complete skin work

Frequency Separation / Mixer Brush / Patch Tool + Fade / Dodge&Burn / Texture Stamping / Skin Texture Creation

more examples below 🔽

Frequently Asked Questions

DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY PHOTO EDITING KNOWLEDGE BEFORE TAKING A CLASS?

Not at all! I have created a program for each level of knowledge, including beginners who never even opened any of the software we use for photo edit and retouch. It’s actually quite fun teaching someone with no skills and going back to those years when I was just starting this adventure!

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN LAPTOP?
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ONE?

If you wish to — feel free to!
No need to have one! :)
After the lesson is completed I will give you a video file recorded during your lesson so you can track and practice at home

WHICH SOFTWARE DO YOU USE?

I use Adobe Photoshop. While I believe Lightroom is a helpful tool when time is short, it lacks a lot of options available only in Photoshop. Off course, there is a range of retouching related PlugIns which I daily use in my retouch process that I would show you too!

HOW MANY LESSON DO I NEED TO TAKE?


WHAT’S THE ACTUAL TIME NECESSARY IN ORDER TO MASTER THE RETOUCH PROCESS?

If you’re into portrait retouching of any kind, be it wedding, baby, business, family or the style of photography I do — what you need to cover are the basics of skin work first

I recommend taking a full course of 3 hours which I call ''My Retouch Process from A to Z '' that will be more than enough! You can see a list of what it includes above. Oh yes, taking that one — You’ll be getting a discount as well!


WHAT IF I FORGET SOMETHING WE DID ON A LESSON?

Just hit me up and let me know what troubles you, with no additional costs I will record and send you an explanation back quickly!

I WANT TO LEARN RETOUCHING BUT I AM NOT INTO SHOOTING GIRLS, WILL YOUR LESSONS GET ME COVERED?

Absolutely, and I am fully confident when I say so! What I teach is the creative use of tools, which you can apply on any Photography style. Being your mentor, I can help you look for your own. Remember, portraiture isn’t the only thing I do for living! :)

There’s no denying — Photoretouching is a game changer

We live in a digital era. Knowing how to process your photos is a must, unless you enjoy watching your colleagues get your job.

All of the photos you like and see on a daily basis in the magazines, on Instagram accounts of the people you follow, on billboards or on any kind of advertising in the media — are retouched and that’s what makes those photos stand out.

Gone is the era of film when senior photographers made fun of the youngsters with their digital cameras and editing software.

I work for a variety of brands worldwide, and not once has it happened that my clients decided to publish their images unedited.


Majority of my career I’ve shot using outdated cameras like Canon 350D and 5D that are now 15 years old!

— Why I didn’t bother changing?

The answer is simple, I didn’t need to!

My photos done back in the day still have the edge over the photos shot on the newest gear nowadays!

I know that a skillfully edited smartphone or a ~$ 250 ''point and shoot'' shot beats a unedited $ 3000 Full Frame DSLR photo in 8 out of 10 cases and I’ve witnessed this many times over.

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If you have any questions feel free to hit me up anytime, I’d be glad to help!
I’m looking forward to our future study together!




If you are interested in being my student, send me an email via the contact form below
We can discuss your specific needs, fees, and the method of teaching that suits you best.