Certified Instructor

Voted one of Top 10 Adobe instructors worldwide

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Martin Perhiniak

Founder and CEO

Martin has over 10 years experience as a professional Graphic Designer and Adobe Certified Instructor. In his online courses besides the technical knowledge you need, Martin also teaches a lot about design principles, compositional techniques and plenty of best practices that he picked up and developed while working as a designer and retoucher on projects such as Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story, BBC’s Dr Who or Mattel’s Team Hot Wheels.

Emily Melling

Digital Media Manager

Emily studied a degree in Visual Communication at Arts University Bournemouth. After graduating she became a freelance Graphic Designer, specialising in Branding & Identity, working one on one with her own clients. As a creative she enjoys exploring new and innovative ideas both in her professional and personal projects. 

Passionate about developing creative connections, learning and sharing new design skills/techniques and following new trends and technological updates within the industry she is our Digital Marketing Manager her at YES.

Shumi Perhiniak

Designer & Editor

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer, in 2012 she took one year sabbatical career break, where she devoted her time studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just after 6 months she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert.

Over the years she worked both in-house and in agency roles as retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles. She has designed for brands such as JJW hotels and Resorts, Toni&Guy Hair, Baker Ross and Renaissance Education. Currently she spends most of her time at YES and also studies short Illustration and print pattern courses at 
Arts University Bournemouth.

Clients and Testimonials

  • Martin, I just wanted to tell you I think you are a wonderful teacher and do amazing work. I have gotten so much out of your classes, and thank you for that.
    Jane Schulberg
  • “Martin Perhiniak not only knows his stuff, he knows how to make YOU know his stuff. I didn’t have a clue about Photoshop when I started Martin’s course. I’m not a “design person”, and Photoshop has always been just out of reach. Thanks to Martin, I learned enough to make Photoshop do useful things. He didn’t waste my time with interface tours or background blabbery. Martin taught a practical, hands-on course, and I look forward to his next one.”
    Bob McLain
  • Let me please express my gratitude for your PS tutorial! I find your courses not only informative and useful but also pleasant to listen to and view. I believe they are made for all kinds of users, pros and beginners. By nature I am quite lazy but your tutorials are made with a kind and easy attitude and warm energy that you do not often see around the Internet. You make me want to study!
    Sviatla profile image
    Sviatla
  • “Martin is a qualified lecturer with extensive knowledge across programs which made the event interesting, covering the subject at an expert level. Time well spent!”
    Anna
  • Hello sir, I work for Berea College in Berea, KY USA and I just view your tutorial titled “The Advantages of Camera RAW Editing”. I have been getting more into photography of the last several years and have recently upgraded my equipment so I have been increasing my interest in the field. That being said, I have view many many tutorials over the years and yours was by far one of the best I’ve seen. I though it was appropriate to take the time to properly thank you for that and your willingness to share your knowledge. Thank you very much and I look forward to my future photo edits in RAW format!
    Vernon Bentley
  • “You are an awesome teacher, and explain things extremely well, and am thankful for your online tutorials.”
    Cesar
  • “Thanks for such nice and very helpful tutorials! I love your accent as well, though my english is not very good, but I can understand you clearly and follow the videos easily.”
    Richard
  • “I wish Adobe got someone like you to write a manual for the rest of us so I didn’t waste so much time” 
    Harry
  • “Let me please express my gratitude for your PS tutorials! I find them not only informative and useful but also pleasant to listen to and view. I believe they are made for all kinds of users pros and beginners. By nature i am quite lazy but your tutorials are made with a kind and easy attitude and warm energy that you do not really see around the Internet often, it makes me want to study!”
    Sviatla
  • “I have been working through the Adobe Photoshop “Classroom in a book” and finding it powerful but extremely tedious. Martin’s tutorials are like splashing your face in a cool, crystal clear mountain stream (ie. invigorating).”
    Ross
  • “I watched some of your Photoshop tutorials and they are excellent. You explain things very clearly at a good pace. Thanks for providing such highly instructive tutorials.”
    Neil
  • I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful courses. I only took one course so far and I’m very excited about the rest that I purchased. I printed the “Skills for Creative Professionals” because I find it very helpful. I desperately want to check all of the check list. Your courses are better than the courses I took at university where I completed my bachelors degree in graphic design.
    Muneera
  • “Not all genius can share their knowledge. You’re not just tutoring, you’re inspiring!”
    Mike
  • “Please do sanctify Martin!”
    Octavian
  • I just wanted to say thanks for your work, I am learning a great deal from your tutorials. You have a very nice teaching style that is very easy to understand, and you seem so relaxed and it’s calming to listen to 🙂 So thanks very much for your help, it means a lot. Greetings from sunny Florida, USA.
    Jeff Jones
  • ‘I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found this site and your tutorials.”
    Carol
  • “I’ve just started working with Photoshop and been trying to do it on my own, which I think was quite a challenge. Your tutorial comes as a a blessing and I believe i will learn more quickly and the end result will be more professional. Thanks so much.”
    Gloriande
  • All I can say is you are making me love Photoshop. There is probably many people who are brilliant at using Photoshop, however it doesn’t make them good teachers, but this is where Martin Perhiniak SHINES! You are an amazing teacher, thank you so much. I love my media and web design course but without your tutorials it would be much more difficult.
    Jane in Tasmania
  • “Just watched a couple of your seminars on the Adobe website and I am really impressed, you have so much enthusiasm!”
    Chris
  • “Thank you for the wonderful presentation! Hunger comes with eating, they say, so does learning! :)”
    Desislava Peeva image
    Desislava Peeva
  • “I watched your video tutorials on vimeo and just wanted to say you are a gifted teacher. The tutorials are very easy to follow. I have bought some books and watched some video tutorials but yours are top class.”
    Socrates
  • “Martin does a really nice job laying out the foundations and his resources are incredibly helpful. I highly recommend his courses to anyone interested about design.”
    Ogechi Ike image
    Ogechi Ike
  • “I learned many useful things from you which helped me work quicker and inspired me.”
    Guillaume
  • “I’ve been using Photoshop for years and have never understood the full potential of masking techniques. Thank you for sharing your expertise in such easy to understand steps. I have been doing things the hard way for a very long time, so these newly discovered techniques will save me a whole lot of time! I am forever grateful!”
    Jessica Barst picture
    Jessica Barst
  • “Great tutorial! I have taken a graphic design class and this tutorial added a lot of new information to what I have already learned. You put things into easy and understandable terms. I will definitely continue with the other videos.”
    Lisa
  • “Your tutorials are good; really good and voice narration is superb. Learning from your tuts is above and beyond helpful.”
    Marvin
  • Dear Martin, I would just like to tank you for all your Tutorials/Information on Adobe Programs, they are incredibly helpful to me (and my career). Thank you. Greetings from the Netherlands
    Stefan van der Heijden
  • I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful courses. I only took one course so far and I’m very excited about the rest that I purchased. I printed the “Skills for Creative Professionals” because I find it very helpful. I desperately want to check all of the check list. Your courses are better than the courses I took at university where I completed my bachelors degree in graphic design.
    Muneera
  • “Martin does a really nice job laying out the foundations and his resources are incredibly helpful. I highly recommend his courses to anyone interested about design.”
    Ogechi Ike image
    Ogechi Ike
  • “I’ve been using Photoshop for years and have never understood the full potential of masking techniques. Thank you for sharing your expertise in such easy to understand steps. I have been doing things the hard way for a very long time, so these newly discovered techniques will save me a whole lot of time! I am forever grateful!”
    Jessica Barst picture
    Jessica Barst
  • “Thank you for the wonderful presentation! Hunger comes with eating, they say, so does learning! :)”
    Desislava Peeva image
    Desislava Peeva
  • “You are an awesome teacher, and explain things extremely well, and am thankful for your online tutorials.”
    Cesar
  • “Please do sanctify Martin!”
    Octavian
  • “Martin Perhiniak not only knows his stuff, he knows how to make YOU know his stuff. I didn’t have a clue about Photoshop when I started Martin’s course. I’m not a “design person”, and Photoshop has always been just out of reach. Thanks to Martin, I learned enough to make Photoshop do useful things. He didn’t waste my time with interface tours or background blabbery. Martin taught a practical, hands-on course, and I look forward to his next one.”
    Bob McLain
  • “Not all genius can share their knowledge. You’re not just tutoring, you’re inspiring!”
    Mike
  • “Your tutorials are good; really good and voice narration is superb. Learning from your tuts is above and beyond helpful.”
    Marvin
  • “Let me please express my gratitude for your PS tutorials! I find them not only informative and useful but also pleasant to listen to and view. I believe they are made for all kinds of users pros and beginners. By nature i am quite lazy but your tutorials are made with a kind and easy attitude and warm energy that you do not really see around the Internet often, it makes me want to study!”
    Sviatla
  • “I learned many useful things from you which helped me work quicker and inspired me.”
    Guillaume
  • “I have been working through the Adobe Photoshop “Classroom in a book” and finding it powerful but extremely tedious. Martin’s tutorials are like splashing your face in a cool, crystal clear mountain stream (ie. invigorating).”
    Ross
  • ‘I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found this site and your tutorials.”
    Carol
  • “Martin is a qualified lecturer with extensive knowledge across programs which made the event interesting, covering the subject at an expert level. Time well spent!”
    Anna
  • “I watched your video tutorials on vimeo and just wanted to say you are a gifted teacher. The tutorials are very easy to follow. I have bought some books and watched some video tutorials but yours are top class.”
    Socrates
  • “I’ve just started working with Photoshop and been trying to do it on my own, which I think was quite a challenge. Your tutorial comes as a a blessing and I believe i will learn more quickly and the end result will be more professional. Thanks so much.”
    Gloriande
  • “I watched some of your Photoshop tutorials and they are excellent. You explain things very clearly at a good pace. Thanks for providing such highly instructive tutorials.”
    Neil
  • Let me please express my gratitude for your PS tutorial! I find your courses not only informative and useful but also pleasant to listen to and view. I believe they are made for all kinds of users, pros and beginners. By nature I am quite lazy but your tutorials are made with a kind and easy attitude and warm energy that you do not often see around the Internet. You make me want to study!
    Sviatla profile image
    Sviatla
  • Dear Martin, I would just like to tank you for all your Tutorials/Information on Adobe Programs, they are incredibly helpful to me (and my career). Thank you. Greetings from the Netherlands
    Stefan van der Heijden
  • “Thanks for such nice and very helpful tutorials! I love your accent as well, though my english is not very good, but I can understand you clearly and follow the videos easily.”
    Richard
  • “I wish Adobe got someone like you to write a manual for the rest of us so I didn’t waste so much time” 
    Harry
  • “Just watched a couple of your seminars on the Adobe website and I am really impressed, you have so much enthusiasm!”
    Chris
  • I just wanted to say thanks for your work, I am learning a great deal from your tutorials. You have a very nice teaching style that is very easy to understand, and you seem so relaxed and it’s calming to listen to 🙂 So thanks very much for your help, it means a lot. Greetings from sunny Florida, USA.
    Jeff Jones
  • Hello sir, I work for Berea College in Berea, KY USA and I just view your tutorial titled “The Advantages of Camera RAW Editing”. I have been getting more into photography of the last several years and have recently upgraded my equipment so I have been increasing my interest in the field. That being said, I have view many many tutorials over the years and yours was by far one of the best I’ve seen. I though it was appropriate to take the time to properly thank you for that and your willingness to share your knowledge. Thank you very much and I look forward to my future photo edits in RAW format!
    Vernon Bentley
  • All I can say is you are making me love Photoshop. There is probably many people who are brilliant at using Photoshop, however it doesn’t make them good teachers, but this is where Martin Perhiniak SHINES! You are an amazing teacher, thank you so much. I love my media and web design course but without your tutorials it would be much more difficult.
    Jane in Tasmania
  • “Great tutorial! I have taken a graphic design class and this tutorial added a lot of new information to what I have already learned. You put things into easy and understandable terms. I will definitely continue with the other videos.”
    Lisa
  • Martin, I just wanted to tell you I think you are a wonderful teacher and do amazing work. I have gotten so much out of your classes, and thank you for that.
    Jane Schulberg
  • “Martin Perhiniak not only knows his stuff, he knows how to make YOU know his stuff. I didn’t have a clue about Photoshop when I started Martin’s course. I’m not a “design person”, and Photoshop has always been just out of reach. Thanks to Martin, I learned enough to make Photoshop do useful things. He didn’t waste my time with interface tours or background blabbery. Martin taught a practical, hands-on course, and I look forward to his next one.”
    Bob McLain
  • “You are an awesome teacher, and explain things extremely well, and am thankful for your online tutorials.”
    Cesar
  • “Martin does a really nice job laying out the foundations and his resources are incredibly helpful. I highly recommend his courses to anyone interested about design.”
    Ogechi Ike image
    Ogechi Ike
  • “Your tutorials are good; really good and voice narration is superb. Learning from your tuts is above and beyond helpful.”
    Marvin
  • “I watched your video tutorials on vimeo and just wanted to say you are a gifted teacher. The tutorials are very easy to follow. I have bought some books and watched some video tutorials but yours are top class.”
    Socrates
  • Dear Martin, I would just like to tank you for all your Tutorials/Information on Adobe Programs, they are incredibly helpful to me (and my career). Thank you. Greetings from the Netherlands
    Stefan van der Heijden
  • “Martin is a qualified lecturer with extensive knowledge across programs which made the event interesting, covering the subject at an expert level. Time well spent!”
    Anna
  • Hello sir, I work for Berea College in Berea, KY USA and I just view your tutorial titled “The Advantages of Camera RAW Editing”. I have been getting more into photography of the last several years and have recently upgraded my equipment so I have been increasing my interest in the field. That being said, I have view many many tutorials over the years and yours was by far one of the best I’ve seen. I though it was appropriate to take the time to properly thank you for that and your willingness to share your knowledge. Thank you very much and I look forward to my future photo edits in RAW format!
    Vernon Bentley
  • “I’ve been using Photoshop for years and have never understood the full potential of masking techniques. Thank you for sharing your expertise in such easy to understand steps. I have been doing things the hard way for a very long time, so these newly discovered techniques will save me a whole lot of time! I am forever grateful!”
    Jessica Barst picture
    Jessica Barst
  • “I’ve just started working with Photoshop and been trying to do it on my own, which I think was quite a challenge. Your tutorial comes as a a blessing and I believe i will learn more quickly and the end result will be more professional. Thanks so much.”
    Gloriande
  • Martin, I just wanted to tell you I think you are a wonderful teacher and do amazing work. I have gotten so much out of your classes, and thank you for that.
    Jane Schulberg
  • “Thanks for such nice and very helpful tutorials! I love your accent as well, though my english is not very good, but I can understand you clearly and follow the videos easily.”
    Richard
  • All I can say is you are making me love Photoshop. There is probably many people who are brilliant at using Photoshop, however it doesn’t make them good teachers, but this is where Martin Perhiniak SHINES! You are an amazing teacher, thank you so much. I love my media and web design course but without your tutorials it would be much more difficult.
    Jane in Tasmania
  • “I have been working through the Adobe Photoshop “Classroom in a book” and finding it powerful but extremely tedious. Martin’s tutorials are like splashing your face in a cool, crystal clear mountain stream (ie. invigorating).”
    Ross
  • “I wish Adobe got someone like you to write a manual for the rest of us so I didn’t waste so much time” 
    Harry
  • “Let me please express my gratitude for your PS tutorials! I find them not only informative and useful but also pleasant to listen to and view. I believe they are made for all kinds of users pros and beginners. By nature i am quite lazy but your tutorials are made with a kind and easy attitude and warm energy that you do not really see around the Internet often, it makes me want to study!”
    Sviatla
  • Let me please express my gratitude for your PS tutorial! I find your courses not only informative and useful but also pleasant to listen to and view. I believe they are made for all kinds of users, pros and beginners. By nature I am quite lazy but your tutorials are made with a kind and easy attitude and warm energy that you do not often see around the Internet. You make me want to study!
    Sviatla profile image
    Sviatla
  • I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful courses. I only took one course so far and I’m very excited about the rest that I purchased. I printed the “Skills for Creative Professionals” because I find it very helpful. I desperately want to check all of the check list. Your courses are better than the courses I took at university where I completed my bachelors degree in graphic design.
    Muneera
  • “Just watched a couple of your seminars on the Adobe website and I am really impressed, you have so much enthusiasm!”
    Chris
  • “Thank you for the wonderful presentation! Hunger comes with eating, they say, so does learning! :)”
    Desislava Peeva image
    Desislava Peeva
  • ‘I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found this site and your tutorials.”
    Carol
  • I just wanted to say thanks for your work, I am learning a great deal from your tutorials. You have a very nice teaching style that is very easy to understand, and you seem so relaxed and it’s calming to listen to 🙂 So thanks very much for your help, it means a lot. Greetings from sunny Florida, USA.
    Jeff Jones
  • “Not all genius can share their knowledge. You’re not just tutoring, you’re inspiring!”
    Mike
  • “I watched some of your Photoshop tutorials and they are excellent. You explain things very clearly at a good pace. Thanks for providing such highly instructive tutorials.”
    Neil
  • “I learned many useful things from you which helped me work quicker and inspired me.”
    Guillaume
  • “Great tutorial! I have taken a graphic design class and this tutorial added a lot of new information to what I have already learned. You put things into easy and understandable terms. I will definitely continue with the other videos.”
    Lisa
  • “Please do sanctify Martin!”
    Octavian