2-Day Perfect Photo Suite 9 Crash Course in Phoenix, Arizona




Matt Suess' popular “Eclipse Blood Moon over Phoenix” photograph was mostly composited and enhanced with Perfect Photo Suite 8.
Read the story here.

Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, 2014 from 9am to 5pm


Skill Level:
Any. No prior experience with Perfect Photo Suite 9 is necessary.

Class Size:
Class is limited to 12 students

SOLD OUT - new date added December 13 & 14



How many of you have had a hard time learning Photoshop? This software has been around for over 20 years, and it seems like it would take 20 years to learn it (it can - I have been using it for about 20 years). You would think there would be something easier to use by now, wouldn’t you?

Have you heard of Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software? They call it “The Photographer’s Choice for Photo Editing” and here is why:

For many photographers Perfect Photo Suite can replace Photoshop for many, if not most, of the things you do photographically in Photoshop. But not only can it replace Photoshop, it can make enhancing a photo, adding special effects, masking objects, resizing photos for print & web, working in layers, enhancing skin in portraits, replacing a sky, converting to black and white, and more so much easier you will wonder where this software has been hiding throughout your photography hobby or career.

All of the above, and more, will be covered in this 2-Day crash course on Perfect Photo Suite 8. Read on for more details about this class.



In this 2-Day crash course on Perfect Photo Suite 8 we will go through all of the basics (and some advanced) features of onOne Software’s image editing and enhancing software Perfect Photo Suite 8. While Perfect Photo Suite can be used as a plugin to Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture for this class we will only be using it as a stand-alone program and working on jpg, tiff, and psd files and not RAW files.


Perfect Photo Suite 8 is made up of 8 different modules and we will spend time in each one during the two days. I will demonstrate each module using my laptop hooked up to a projector. You will watch and take notes, and then following each lecture you will have the opportunity to work on your own photos using the techniques just learned as Matt and I walk around and help each student individually.

What you will learn:


Perfect Browse

The Browse module of Perfect Photo Suite 8

The Browse module of Perfect Photo Suite 8

In Browse you will learn how to find your photos, add new folders, rename files, read camera metadata, move photos, delete photos, view photos at 100%, and more.

Perfect Layers

Perfect Layers in Perfect Photo Suite 8

Perfect Layers in Perfect Photo Suite 8

The layers module allows us to stack and blend numerous photo layers to suite most all of your composite photography needs. Learn about layers, stacking and blending, transform layer sizes, moving and deleting layers, and more. In addition Perfect Layers is great for cropping, erasing objects, cloning with the stamp tool, and much more.

 “Other than the folks at onOne, I am confident that no one knows more about the actual use of the software.” 
(quote from one of our students from a previous class on Perfect Photo Suite)

Perfect Enhance

The Perfect Enhance Module.

The Perfect Enhance Module.

Perfect Enhance allows one to go in and make quick adjustments to your photo. Learn how to control brightness, contrast, vibrance, temperature, detail, vignettes, sharpening, and more. Use the Magic Eraser and Retouch Brush to remove things from power lines to dust spots. Also learn how to use and create your own presets to use over and over again.

Perfect Portrait

The Perfect Portrait Module.

The Perfect Portrait Module.

If you photograph people you are going to love the Perfect Portrait module. Learn how to easily whiten eyes and teeth, add detail to the eyes and enhance lip color, smooth skin and remove blemishes, adjust skin color and reduce shine, and more. Learn how to use the included presets as well.

Perfect Effects

The Perfect Effects Module

The Perfect Effects Module

Perfect Effects is where you can take your ordinary photos and make them extraordinary. With an extensive library of presets – each one fully customizable – you will learn how to add single or numerous effects to your photos to give them a unique and creative look that would be hard to achieve in any other software program.

 “It made me interested in going even further into photo editing than I had expected it would.”
(quote from one of our students from a previous class)

Here is how the photo just above looked prior to enhancing in Perfect Photo Suite 8:

Perfect B&W

The Perfect B&W Module

The Perfect B&W Module

Creating amazing black and white photos is easy with the Perfect B&W module in Perfect Photo Suite. In addition to numerous presets you will learn how to convert your photo into a black & white using the numerous manual controls to give you the exact look you want. In addition to b&w you can convert your photo to sepia or use other colors to tint your image. You will also learn how to bring back some of the original color for truly creative looks.

Perfect Mask

The Perfect Mask Module

The Perfect Mask Module

Learn how to remove backgrounds and replace boring skies with dramatic clouds and cut out objects to place in other photos. Perfect Mask has numerous tools to help make even complicated masks like those with hair or leaves easier than you may think. We will go through all the tools, showing the benefits and drawbacks to each, and share with you our secrets and tips to masking.

Perfect Resize

The Perfect Resize Module

The Perfect Resize Module

You have your photo perfected and now it is time to have it printed and shared on social media sites. Perfect Resize is the perfect tool to do that with. Learn how to use the built-in presets for popular photo sizes and printers, and learn how to manually resize your photos. You can resize them smaller or much larger than your original while keeping all of the details.

Who this class is for:


No prior experience with Perfect Photo Suite is necessary. In this 2-day course we will cover every important feature of Perfect Photo Suite starting with the basics and continuing through more advanced techniques and enhancements.

If you do not yet own Perfect Photo Suite – which is just $79.95 for the standard edition and $179.95 for the entire suite – you can download a fully working 30-day free trial just prior to the start of the workshop.

“Great job – especially with patience. Some of my/our questions were repeats, but I greatly appreciate your patience and re-education where needed.”
(quote from one of our students from a previous class on Perfect Photo Suite)

Detailed Location and Schedule:


We will begin the class on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am sharp. Please arrive around 8:30am to allow time to get your computer all set up and be ready to go at 9:00. We will take an hour break at noon for lunch. Following lunch the workshop resumes at 1:00pm and ends at 5:00pm each evening.



What to bring:

Your laptop computer with Perfect Photo Suite already installed and running – either in trial mode or purchased version. Be sure to install and launch the software prior to the class to make sure it is working properly. Make sure you have some of your photos on your hard drive to work on during the class. Also bring a notebook and pen, ipad, or other way to take notes during the class.

Tuition fees and registration:


Tuition for this 2-day classroom is just $295. Overnight accommodations are not included. You can use the Add to Cart button below to register.

SOLD OUT - New dates added  - December 13 & 14



You can also register by calling me at 303-578-2787 .


Feel free to give me a call or contact me.

The fine print:


- Payment for this workshop acknowledges reading and understanding our workshop policies listed on this page and here.

- We have a no tag-along policy. Spouses, family members, friends, etc. who are traveling with you and who have not registered are unable to partake in any group functions. Workshops are also not a location for pets and as such are not allowed with the exception of guide dogs.

Cancellation Policy: All workshop tuition fees are non-refundable. We understand, however, that emergencies do come up at the last moment that could effect your participation. Should you need to cancel, Christine and I can transfer the fees you paid towards another one of our photo workshops. Note that there is a $150 administrative fee to do this, and you must sign up for one of our workshops that occurs within 1 year of the workshop you cancel. If the workshop  you are transferring to is more than your original amount paid, the remaining balance will be due to secure registration. No fees are to be returned if the transferred workshop is less than your original payment. Students transferring from another workshop to this one will be registered in excess of the regular class size listed for this workshop with a maximum of 2 students transferred. Workshop fees can only be transferred towards another workshop and can not be used to purchase artwork or other items for sale.

In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund of tuition fees which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We strongly recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. Things beyond our control such as government shutdowns and weather can effect scheduling. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.

Liability Limitation: Christine Hauber and Matt Suess aim to provide a safe, educational and enjoyable experience. We assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. – By participating in this workshop you acknowledge that you have read the information concerning responsibility and release Christine Hauber, Matt Suess, their guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. Christine Hauber and Matt Suess will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. You also acknowledge that Christine Hauber and Matt Suess have the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and that these policies are subject to change at any time.   

About Matt Suess:


matt_200pxMatt began his professional photography career while in college in 1990 and for the next 17 years worked as an award-winning photojournalist and winner of the 2003 New England Press Associations’ Photographer of the Year Award. His editorial and advertising photography has been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, books, and more.

Matt is a digital photography pioneer who began working with digital imaging in the early 1990′s and helped implement and teach digital image processing to fellow newspaper staff photographers in the late 90′s and early 2000′s.

In 2006 Matt left behind his photojournalism career and ever since he has been a full-time artist selling his artwork at some of the best juried fine art festivals throughout the Southwest, with collectors worldwide.

With his vast experience in photography it is no surprise that Matt loves teaching. Due to the demands of being a full-time artist constantly traveling, he is only able to teach a small number of workshops each year. You can view his upcoming photo workshop schedule here. For more about Matt you can visit here.

About Christine Hauber:


christine_200pxChristine began her professional photography career in 1993.

A graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and the University of Colorado, her photographs have been shown in galleries nationally and showcased in B&W and Photo Technique Magazine.

The author of the book Working in the USA, Christine has been the subject of several television programs, including the Fine Living Channel’s Radical Sabbatical and CNN’s NewsNight with Aaron Brown and interviewed for such internet and podcast programs as the Candid Frame and Photo Talk Radio.

She has conducted national lectures, seminars and workshops in addition to teaching photography at a community college. Since she now travels extensively selling her artwork, she is able to conduct a small number of workshops each year.

Christine began selling her artwork as a full-time artist in 2004. She has taken her photography into the realm of mixed media, creating one-of-a-kind pieces combining patina or oil painted metals with her photographs. Her work is now collected internationally.  Her website is ChristineHauber.com