Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration #27

As the visuals in our world remain ever-changing with vibrant films, campaigns, computer generated graphics, and even adventures in virtual reality, it is more challenging than ever to grab the attention of your audience. Perceived beauty and intrigue are ephemeral, further adding to those aspects that every curator must consider when organizing a gallery of

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Artist Spotlight: Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison is a London-based beauty and advertising photographer. Her love for color and creative lighting, as well as her distinctive style, set her apart from other photographers in the industry. EyeLure, Nivea, Garnier and L’Oreal are just some of the many beauty brands on Claire’s client list. Check out her story in this Artist Spotlight feature: —————

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Artist Spotlight: Lubo Sergeev

Lubo Sergeev is a Bulgarian conceptual and advertising photographer with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. In today’s Artist Spotlight we will introduce you to a selection of his mesmerizing works as well as his workflow, ideology and inspirations. ————— HOW LONG I have been making a living in photography for 20 years but I

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Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration # 24

To fuel your inspiration we have found and shared explosive colors and serene portraits in hopes to ignite your desire to create this week . If you share your work on Instagram, tag us #retouchingacademy for a chance to be featured. Check out this list of important points to consider when submitting your work. Enjoy the most appreciated images from this past week and make

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Creating Banding-Free Gradients In Photoshop

Seattle-based guest writer Josh Fredman is with us today to share how he avoids banding when creating gradient-based background in his images.  ————— In this tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create banding-free gradients in Adobe Photoshop. Although often misunderstood, when used properly, gradients are a great tool that can be used in all sorts of applications including shading, or filling and

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Artist Spotlight: Alexander Wätzel

Alexander Wätzel is a Germany-based fashion and beauty retoucher at his own dgtl-craft.com. In this Artist Spotlight feature, we’d love to introduce you to his beautiful work and some insights into his artistic processes.  ————— HOW LONG I started working with clients and established my retouching business “dgtl-craft.com” back in 2014. Before that, I was retouching my

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Retouching Eyelashes and Eyebrows in Beauty Portraits

In this beauty retouching tutorial, out guest writer, Minsk-based Art Director & Retoucher, Alexey Adamitsky will demonstrate how to deal with delicate facial features such as eyebrows and eyelashes in post-production. ————— Beauty retouching requires a great deal of concentration and attention to details. Some of the areas which need careful, detailed retouching are eyelashes and eyebrows. Many

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