Photography Retouching & Compositing

Thu, Jun 25, 2020
Thu, Jul 2, 2020
Thu, Jul 9, 2020
Programming Series

VFX artist John Mutter shows you how to combine multiple photos and apply effects to create any image desired.


Sign up:


9 hours total over 3 sessions, online


    Session 1: Thur June 25, 6pm - 9pm
    Session 2: Thur July 2, 6pm - 9pm
    Session 3: Thur July 9, 6pm - 9pm 


All times are Pacific Time 

BY DONATION (suggested $35) for VIVO Producer Members or those facing reduced income due to COVID-19 


Regular ticket is $65 (+GST)


  • Participants must have Photoshop (any version).
  • basic working knowledge of Photoshop is recommended, but keen beginners also welcome.
  • To join the workshop, participants will use the free Zoom Desktop Client, available for free here (click on the Download button under "Zoom Client for Meetings"):


This workshop focuses on developing correct techniques in Photoshop to mask and reveal different images, layers, and effects, providing students with the foundation needed to combine multiple photos, retouch portraits, and source and blend different elements to create any image desired.

Students will also be introduced to a non-destructive workflow that preserves the original image, making it effortless to create multiple versions or quickly reverse any modifications made to source imagery.

By engaging in hands-on practice, students will understand how Photoshop works, allowing them to create powerful portraitsband photosfashion photographslandscapes, etc.

With these skills students will feel confident when:

  • combining and colour-correcting multiple images into a final composite
  • retouching portraits
  • accentuating or warping features of a face or scene
  • “relighting” figures
  • removing or adding blemishes and wrinkles
  • adding effects such as fire, smoke, or sparks.

The instructor will provide image files for participants to use during workshop exercises.

Session Dates
Session 1
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 6pm—9pm
Session 2
Thu, Jul 2, 2020 6pm—9pm
Session 3
Thu, Jul 9, 2020 6pm—9pm