Perfect Photo Suite 9 Crash Course Classroom Photography Workshops


Join Perfect Photo Suite experts Matt Suess & Christine Hauber for 2 days of classroom training on using Perfect Photo Suite 9 from onOne Software. Our most popular classroom photo workshop, in 2015 Christine and I will be greatly expanding our teaching schedule and will be teaching this course in a number of different states this year.

Discover how much easier Perfect Photo Suite is to learn over Photoshop

Discover how much easier Perfect Photo Suite is to learn over Photoshop

For many photographers, once they learn Perfect Photo Suite they rarely - if at all - need to use Photoshop anymore. It is easier to learn, easier to use, and in no time you will be producing photos you never thought were possible.

Course is designed for plenty of one-on-one time

Course is designed for plenty of one-on-one time

We have structured this course to provide plenty of hands-on time for the students. Lectures are followed by sessions in which the students work on class photos (or their own) while Christine and I walk around helping each student individually.

Learn from 2 experts

Learn from 2 experts

Matt & Christine have been using & teaching Perfect Photo Suite for years. In addition we use Perfect Photo Suite almost daily for all of our own photography, from personal projects to our fine art photography collections.

Upcoming Classes:


April 11 & 12, 2015 in Tempe SOLD OUT

April 18 & 19, 2015 in Tempe Register Here

Additional dates for Tempe in the fall/winter will be added soon.

 New Mexico

June 13 & 14, 2015 in Santa Fe Register Here

July 25 & 26, 2015 in Santa Fe Register Here


May 16 & 17, 2015 in the Dallas area  (exact location and registration coming soon)


July 4 & 5, 2015 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming  outside Grand Teton National Park (exact location and registration coming soon)

See below for exact class locations. More classes may be added to this schedule

Previous Perfect Photo Suite Crash Courses:


November 22 & 23, 2014 in Scottsdale – Sold Out

December 13 & 14, 2014 in Tempe – Sold Out

 New Mexico

 August 16 & 17, 2014 in Santa Fe

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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 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 our 2-Day crash course on Perfect Photo Suite 9 taught by two Perfect Photo Suite experts: Matt Suess & Christine Hauber. Read on for more details about this class.




In these 2-Day crash courses on Perfect Photo Suite 9 we will go through all of the basics (and some advanced) features of onOne Software’s image editing and enhancing software Perfect Photo Suite 9. PPS9-apps Perfect Photo Suite 9 is made up of 7 different powerful apps integrated into one suite, and we will spend time in each app 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 Christine and I walk around and help each student individually.

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.

What you will learn:

Perfect Browse
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%, add keywords and labels, rate your photos, and more.
Perfect Layers
The layers module allows us to stack and blend numerous photo layers to satisfy 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.We will also learn how to remove backgrounds and replace boring skies with dramatic clouds. There are 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 Enhance
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, reduce noise, crop and level your photos, send your photos to your printer, 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
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
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.
Perfect B&W
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 stunning black & white image 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 Resize
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.


Testimonials from students who have taken this Perfect Photo Suite Crash Course before:

Steve H.

"[This class] exceeded my expectations. Getting 16 hours of instruction from two knowledgeable photographer/software/communicators for less than $20 an hour is a real bargain...other than the folks at onOne, I am confident that no one knows more about the actual use of the software."

Perfect Photo Suite class student

"It made me interested in going even further into photo editing than I had expected it would."

Richard - Tampa, FL

"This was the class I was looking for. I had been using Perfect Photo for about a year and had watched some of the video presentations but did not really have the feel I wanted for the program. I had been searching for several months for someone to teach a face-to-face class and finally came upon Matt & Christine after seeing a link through onOne’s emails. This was a crash course but it was perfect. Great explanations and demonstrations with plenty of time to ask questions and receive one-on-one time when needed. Matt and Christine’s experience as photographers and users of the software was very evident. It’s nice to have someone who actually uses a program in real life situations instead of a company representative. After sitting through this class, I can now start to do more with my photos and use Matt’s and onOne’s videos as refreshers to the class. I now have a better understanding of the capabilities of the program and what I want to do or need to do with my photos."

Perfect Photo Suite class student

"Great job – especially with patience. Some of my/our questions were repeats, but I greatly appreciate your patience and re-education where needed."

Jay M.

"After the course I came home and have been back through my India photos and reprocessed them all. I was able to really enhance my final output significantly. Kudos to you and your instruction."


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, you can download a fully working 30-day free trial just prior to the start of the workshop.

This class is ideal for beginners as well as those who may have some experience with Perfect Photo Suite but want to get a firm grasp on all the major features and techniques.


Tuition fees:

Tuition for the 2-day classroom course is just $325.

Classes are limited to between 9 and 14 students depending upon location unless otherwise specified. Tuition covers the classroom workshop but does not include lunch (unless otherwise specified) nor overnight accommodations.

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.


Detailed Class Locations & Registration:


April 11 & 12, 2015 class in Tempe is limited to 14 students.


April 18 & 19, 2015 class in Tempe is limited to 14 students.


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. Lunch is not provided. During the lunch hour we will take a walk to nearby restaurants or you may decide to bring your own lunch. Following lunch the workshop resumes at 1:00pm and ends at 5:00pm each evening.

The class is being held just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at Executive Training Solutions, 1500 N. Priest Dr., Suite 123 in Tempe, AZ 85281 Click for directions.

Contact me if you need a list of nearby hotel accommodations with special rates and shuttle service.


New Mexico:

June 13 & 14, 2015 class in Santa Fe is limited to 9 students


July 25 & 26, 2015 class in Santa Fe is limited to 9 students


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. Lunch is included in this workshop – let us know at time of registration of any dietary concerns. Following lunch the workshop resumes at 1:00pm and ends at 5:00pm each evening.

If you are traveling to this workshop from outside Santa Fe we have arranged a special rate for you at the Inn at Santa Fe. Call the hotel directly at 888-871-7138 and mention the Suess Hauber Photo Workshop. The hotel is conveniently located just off of I25 on Cerrillos RD. Click here for directions.

Click for directions.

Hotel address & phone number: Inn at Santa Fe Hotel 8376 Cerrillos RD Santa Fe, NM 87507 888-871-7138



class info coming soon


class info coming soon


lunar-eclipse-PPS8My popular “Eclipse Blood Moon over Phoenix” photograph was mostly composited and enhanced with Perfect Photo Suite. Read the story here.


Feel free to give me a call at 480-818-9566 or contact me.




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About Matt Suess

About Matt Suess

I have been a full-time professional photographer for over 25 years. I was a photojournalist for the first 17 years and since 2006 I have been a full-time fine art photographer and workshop teacher. I have been using digital imaging since the mid 1990's. Be sure to read more about be by clicking on the link above.

Why choose my photo workshops

Why choose my photo workshops

I have over 25 years of professional photography experience and love teaching and sharing my knowledge. Read more about what makes my workshops & classes stand out. (more info coming soon)

The Fine Print

The Fine Print

I strive to create a safe and fun environment during my workshops & classes. Be sure to read The Fine Print regarding my workshop policies, terms, cancellation policy, liability limitation, and FAQ's by clicking on the link above.