How To Create Room Makeover Photos With Photoshop (Presto Change-o Class)

Hi, and happy Monday!

Kevin and I put the finishing touches on our Room Makeover class this past weekend, so if you’re interested in learning how I create my “presto change-o” inspiration room makeover photos, this is the class for you!

Room Makeover short banner

Like all the other Shoot Fly Shoot classes, Kevin and I taught our Room Makeover class through a series of videos that are hosted on Vimeo, so as long as you have an internet connection, you’ll be good to go!

The Room Makeover class is all about creating inspiration photos on top of your existing room photos so that you can play around with colors and patterns and furniture styles before you actually start spending time or money making over a room.

Room Makeover class using Photoshop by Shoot Fly Shoot and The Lettered Cottage

The Room Makeover class is made up of 20 separate videos that range between 5 and 20 minutes in length, and because they’re hosted on Vimeo, you can watch them at your own pace. You can pause, fast forward, or rewind them as much as you want- and once you purchase the class, you’ll have access to it forever!

You don’t have to know how to use Photoshop to take the class (I’ll teach you that in the class), but you do have to HAVE Photoshop. If you don’t have it, there’s information about where to purchase or rent it ($20/month) over at

Photoshop Room Makeover Class by Shoot Fly Shoot and The Lettered Cottage

Recording this class with my hubby was really fun and we made sure to explain our steps numerous times so that even someone who has never used Photoshop would understand exactly how to create an inspiration photo like the ones above.

Move your cursor on and off of the photos below to see some more examples of how I used Photoshop to (virtually) makeover more rooms!

Ree’s Long Room

Jen’s Off-Center Fireplace

Julie’s Off-Center Fireplace

Shaunna’s Dining Room

Heidi’s Basement Family Room

Beverly’s Galley Kitchen

(I made them move using the code I blogged about in this post: “Mouseover How To“)

The Room MakeoverΒ class is priced at $57.

I’ve had so much fun creating my presto change-o photos over the years, and I hope anyone who takes this class will enjoy doing them as much as I have! It’s been such a great way to map out my makeovers before I break out my brushes or my billfold! πŸ˜€

PS- We used Photoshop CS5 in our class, but any version Photoshop will do. The layouts (especially in Elements) will differ slightly, but the tools will all work the same.

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  1. Shelene says


    This may seem like a stupid question but here goes: Is this class in person or online? I would love to take it but I live in Denver! :)


    • Layla says

      Hi Shelene!

      The Room Makeover class is something you take at your own pace, online. It is made up of 20 videos that you watch (in order), and they are hosted on, so as long as you have an internet connection, you’ll be good to go! πŸ˜€

  2. Becky says

    Kevin & Layla, I finished the class late last night and it was AWSOME!
    So easy and I loved the fact that you repeated the steps it really stuck in my head, then moved on to the short cuts. PERFECT! I have taken a lot of your classes and they have all been GREAT! Can’t wait to see what class you come up with next! (hint hint)

  3. Debbie says

    We have CS4, and my daughter is telling me that we don’t have the “depth” feature as on CS5. Really want to do this class, but need to confirm that I can get the same results as your examples with our version of Photoshop. Thanks!

    • Layla says

      Hi Debbie!

      I’m not sure what the “depth feature” is. Can you ask your daughter which tool or adjustment she is referring to? I used to use CS3 to create my presto change-o makeover photos, so I think you should be good to go with CS4. I’ll check with Kevin just to make sure! :-)

    • Layla says

      Hi again!
      Talked with Kev- the class will definitely work using CS4. Photoshop Elements, too! πŸ˜€

      • Donna says

        Again I like to know that photoshop elements can be used to do everything in this class. I’ve tried to “mask” before painting using photoshop elements and haven’t figured out how to. I’ve seen the pen tool used to mask but photoshop element does not have this tool. I would kind to take your classes but I want to be sure I can use photoshop elements when taking the class. Thanks

        • Layla says

          Hi Donna!

          Yes, you can learn the same techniques in Photoshop Elements. Kevin offers a 100% money back guarantee too, so if you’re not satisfied with the class, just let him know and he’ll send you a refund, lickety split! πŸ˜€

  4. Jessie Brown says

    I was wondering if the techniques learned in this class could be used to transform other photos as well. My husband owns a landscaping company and lots of our customers want to see what things could look like before they commit to new shrubs/beds etc. I’m thinking this could work great but I’m not sure. If you have never used photoshop before would this class give you a basic understanding as well?

    • Layla says

      Hi Jessie!
      This class will definitely give you a basic understanding of Photoshop, and I think it would work great for landscaping photos! :-) Thanks for asking about it and please let me know if you have any other questions about it!

  5. Maira says

    Hi Layla!

    Do you think I’ll be able to use the tools you teach on this class to design my backyard?

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