Photographers • Designers • Artists

Finding it impossible to learn Photoshop? Or even just keeping up with the changes?

Then how about a fun, easy, collaborative and future-proof way to create beautiful and resonating images.

What if Photoshop was actually fun again?

  • Stop feeling confused & overwhelmed in Photoshop
  • Get creative with real results, really easy
  • Future-proof yourself versus the AI insanity to come
  • Find the support and friendship of creatives like you that deep down you’re craving
  • Use my 20+ years of Photoshop experience via hands-on, simple courses
  • Finally ... ENJOY creating with Photoshop! Less stress, more fun!
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Photoshop Academy

ALL-ACCESS to our online courses with regular updates, downloadable assets, presets and tools, Q&As, discussions, challenges, live meetups, and a true community for any Photoshop creator!
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I have 15 years retouching experience & have learnt more in the past week from his courses than in those 15 years!
– SC
Rikard's tutorials will open up possibilities in your work that you have only dreamed of!
– AC

The projects are fun, creative, engaging, and the learning happens without you even noticing.– AJ
The Ultimate Photoshop Playground

Finally... a place where Photoshop artists of all levels feel like they belong

Over 20 years ago I was first introduced to Photoshop and instantly fell in love. Here was a virtual playground to bring the imagination to life. But learning it wasn’t easy. At all. No YouTube. No forums. No online help. Just a 500 page manual, blood and sweat.

But I stumbled on a recipe-based method for learning that unlocked Photoshop for me. And soon enough, I went from self-learner to head of a 20-person design department. Over the last few years I’ve focused on teaching others. More than 50,000 people have now taken my courses with far, far more learning through my free Nucly tutorials.

Now, though, it seems like change is coming so fast that our students can’t keep up – just think of AI, Generative Fill, and the changes in selections. So I spent the last few months working to figure out a solution that answers one big question:

“What would be the best way for someone to learn and keep up with Photoshop today?”

And that’s how I came up with Nucly Photoshop Academy –– where you have access to 5+ years and dozens of hours of Photoshop courses, all my tools, regular updates, as well as a vibrant community with challenges, Q&As, a leaderboard, discussions, live meetups, guest artists, as well as ongoing future-proof updates on AI, generative fill, and more!

The Power of Community

Over the last 5 years, we've built a large community on Facebook (15k members and growing). While this has been an amazing opportunity to connect with students and answer questions, it lacks the exclusivity and one-on-one connection that I wanted with my students.

With the new exclusive Academy community, this all changes. 

Engage in Photoshop and creative challenges.  Join live Q&A sessions where I deep dive into your questions in Photoshop and creating visual effects. Seek guidance and find solutions in our dedicated help forum. Share your work for feedback, explore guest artist courses, and connect with other members through our interactive leaderboard and messaging system.

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Coaching & Live Demos

Live, online coaching with screen share means never getting stuck again. 

Regular Zoom Meetups

Join our regular zoom meetings and connect with other members.

Photoshop Challenges

Enter our challenges to push your creative boundaries and skills.

Connections & Collaborations

Promote yourself to other members. Make connections. Flourish. 

Q&A, Forums & Discussions

Get your questions answered, discuss features, share your work.

Nucly Academy Leaderboard

We've got a leaderboard! Earn points by connecting and engaging.

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It doesn't have to be this way!

Frustrated with Photoshop? Ready for something better?

  1. Does it feel like Photoshop is way too complex? Like, you know what you want to do, but all the buttons and menus and tools just get in the way?
  2. Are you a professional who wants to make more money? Or a hobbyist who wants to more more art?
  3. Are you worried about AI and all the rapid changes in Photoshop? (Who isn’t!)
  4. Do you feel alone, and wish you had a community of like-minded creatives to inspire, challenge and help you through your Photoshop journey?
  5. Do you wish there was a simple way to both learn and keep up in Photoshop, so you could just be more creative, without worrying about the technology?

Photoshop Academy


For the first time ever, I’m taking my professional photoshop training (260 video lessons) and ALL of my asset packs, tools and presets (more than 2,600 individual assets) and giving you FULL ACCESS to them. 

In addition, I’ve jump-started a Photoshop community with art challenges, story-sharing, Q&A Forums, online meetups with me, guest-artist content, and regular updates to our courses (such as AI updates).

This is the best deal we’ve ever offered. For just a few Starbucks, you’ve got everything you need to make Photoshop easy, fun, and future-proof. (There’s even a free 5-day trial.)

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So... what do you get?

Monthly Members get all this! It’s like you’re a Photoshop VIP!

  1. Full access to every single Nucly Photoshop course AND access to our FULL library of overlays, brushes, textures, presets and tools. See the lineup below. $1,200 value alone!
  2. As if that weren’t enough ... we’re now future-proofing our courses, with regular updates to cover all the new technological changes like AI and Generative technologies.
  3. Exclusive-access to our vibrant Nucly Photoshop community! This includes artistic challenges, Q&A sessions, online meetups, a help forum, a place to share your work for feedback, guest artist courses, discounts to other content ... even a leaderboard with messaging to other members! (This is not Facebook!)
  4. Connect regularly with me directly via online Zoom meetings in our comunity. I’ll do live tutorials, show you behind the scene editing and answer your Photoshop questions.
  5. Wait ... there’s more. You’ll also get regular guest-content courses, with topics such as photoshoots, InDesign, branding, and more. Plus significant discounts for other courses that we’ve curated and found to be valuable. 

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  • Nucly Photoshop Masterclass
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  • Exclusive Community
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  • Nucly Photoshop Masterclass
  • All Nucly Pro Courses
  • All Nucly Asset packs
  • On-going Tutorials
  • Exclusive Community
  • Monthly updates
  • Online Meetups with Rikard

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  • Nucly Photoshop Masterclass
  • All Nucly Pro Courses
  • All Nucly Asset packs
  • On-going Tutorials
  • Exclusive Community
  • Monthly updates
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Your Photoshop PHD

The Nucly Photoshop Masterclass

Creating the image of your dreams doesn't have to be a challenging task. These lessons are designed as a recipe, where you can collaborate to make something exceptional, starting from a simple base. Throughout the process, you'll not only have fun but also gain valuable knowledge in Photoshop, design, color theory, and much more. With this Masterclass, you'll create 15+ stunning images, with each one building on the previous one. This allows you to progress from being a novice to a master in the art of retouching, compositing, and manipulation. 

Moreover, the MASTERCLASS is Nucly's premiere course and is regularly updated to keep up with Photoshop's new features. We've just added a module covering Generative Fill and will be adding more in the future.

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Other Masterclasses

These comprehensive courses will get you up and running in Photoshop with fun, engaging project lessons that you can do at your own pace. You get all the images I use and can follow along, step by step. 


Brilliant! The courses are laid out brilliantly. Easy to navigate through and can jump back into for a quick refresher, at any stage of his videos. The quality of the end products gets you fired up to do another project. I would highly recommend him… Thank you!!”

— Craig B (TrustPilot)

Project Courses

Our growing library of composite project courses are 1 to 2 hour courses that will take you through a project from start to finish. Learn specific techniques such as watercolor painting, orbital landscapes, lightning and more. 


Drag-and-drop solution for texture, detail and depth. Transform your images with these high-resolution overlays.


Create character, add contrast offsetting your subject, and allow your viewers to view your composite with new eyes.

Presets & Tools

Elevate your workflow and save countless hours with these versatile Photoshop Power Tools!

Photoshop Brushes

Custom designed brush presets (with accompanying overlays) for photographers, digital artists, and designers.

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The Nucly Photoshop Masterclass

This is your masterclass in Photoshop.
Strap in for some fun, creative projects.


Are you someone who wants to learn how to create stunning images in Photoshop? My passion lies in using this powerful tool to bring images to life through composites, and after teaching a friend, I realized that I could help others too. With over 2 million views on my videos, I'm thrilled to announce my ultimate Photoshop Masterclass, which is my biggest and most exciting project to date. You'll learn all my tips and tricks, and discover the possibilities of Photoshop. Join me on this journey to take your image editing skills to the next level! I’m super excited to share my newest, biggest, most fun project yet – my ultimate Photoshop Masterclass.


New Modules on Generative Fill

When you sign up for the Nucly Photoshop Masterclass, you are also signing up to our future updates. Our first update just released on Generative Fill in Photoshop.

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Take a sneak peak inside...

Module 1:
An Introduction to Photoshop

Get ready to master the Photoshop workspace! We'll show you where to find all the tools, familiarize you with the menus, and introduce you to the almighty layers stack. Trust us, this is the foundation you need to build your Photoshop empire.

Module 2:
Creating a Light Portal

Ready to dive into some Photoshop action? In this section, we'll tackle our first composite project and cover all sorts of useful skills, like cropping, object selection, masks, the gradient editor, brushes, and layer styles. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Module 3:
Fashion Bee

Let's dive into our second composite project! In this lesson, we'll cover some advanced techniques for spot and dust removal, making realistic image blends, creating shadows, and using Camera RAW for post-processing.

Module 4:
Enlightened Animal

Let's dive into some photo manipulation fun! We'll combine the head of a meerkat with the body of a person and cover all sorts of cool techniques like overlays and grunge, the liquify tool, and color curves. Get ready to get creative!

Module 5:
Mood Cliffs

Let's dive into the world of brushes in Photoshop! We'll create our own brushes, load custom brushes, and use them to add details to our composite. We'll also learn how to color grade with a curves adjustment layer and the Export As workflow. Get ready to brush up on your skills!

Module 6:
Return of the Bee

In this lesson, we'll cover focus stacking, auto-blending layers, photomerge, and other handy tools for working with multiple images at the same time. We'll focus stack the bee, composite it into a new background, and use custom brushes to make it all look seamless. By the end, you'll be a pro at combining multiple images into one cohesive masterpiece.

Module 7:
Female Potion

In this lesson, we'll cover skin retouching, compositing workflows, putting objects behind glass, and creating image-based glows. We'll also learn how to age a photo with overlays and color. Get ready to up your retouching and compositing skills!

Module 8:

It's time to dive into the deep end of compositing workflow! In this lesson, we'll navigate the process from start to finish, experimenting with different approaches to create the desired effect and testing the waters to see which works best. By the end of it, you'll be a compositing pro who can swim with the best of them!

Module 9:
Painting in Photoshop

It's time to turn your photos into works of art with Photoshop! In this group of projects, we'll explore the various methods and filters for achieving this effect, including the filter gallery, the oil paint filter, the mix brush, the art history brush, and more. By the end of it, you'll be able to paint with the masters!

Module 10:
Swapping Heads & Faces

In these two projects, we'll look at ways of replacing heads in Photoshop. The first will cover puppet warp, color and style matching. The other will show how to use Auto-Blend in Photoshop to do a quick face replacement. By the end of it, you'll be a head replacement pro!

Module 11:
Floating Jedi

In this project, we'll explore fantasy compositing, including how to create plasma, making someone float, adding depth and much more. We'll also explore Actions—how you can automate a set of steps in Photoshop to a single click.

Module 12:
UFO Arrival

Get ready for a close encounter of the Photoshop kind! In this project, you'll learn about the Vanishing Point effect and dive into typography, from loading fonts to creating your own Layer Style presets for titling. We'll also explore patterns in Photoshop and how to use them. It’s time to beam up your skills to the next level.

Module 13:
Portrait of a Lady

Get ready to strut your stuff with some high-end skin retouching skills! In this project, we'll cover everything you need to know about skin smoothing neural filters, high pass filters, frequency separation, and makeup transfer. We'll also delve into the different methods and use cases for each, so you understand when to use what. Become an icon of Photoshop skin retouching.

Module 14:
Gates of Eternity

Open the door to advanced image editing skills with this project! We'll replace in-image text, use flare overlays, master the patch tool, create atmospheric depth, and much more. We'll also learn how to color grade using gradient maps, giving your images a polished and professional finish. But that's just the beginning - we'll also delve into a variety of other techniques and strategies that will help you unlock your full potential and create truly breathtaking images. 

Module 15 & 16:

In these two projects, we'll delve into the depths of the liquify filter and explore all the tools available for distorting faces. We'll also learn how to recreate hair, add scares, blood, teeth, and other elements using the tools in Photoshop. By the end of it, you'll be a Shakespearean master of image manipulation, capable of creating some truly amusing (or horrifying) images that will make your friends and family say, 'To Photoshop or not to Photoshop, that is the question!'

Module 17:
Jasmine and Rajah

Get ready to rub the lamp and unleash the power of Photoshop in our final project! We'll use all the tools we've learned to create a composite with three different subjects, a newly created background, and foreground elements. We'll use Camera RAW, advanced masking, overlays, brushes, and much more. We'll also delve into the blur gallery and using channels to make selections. By the end of it, you'll be a genie of Photoshop, capable of granting wishes of stunning composites with the wave of a mouse.


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