Ambition to Become Better

There are numerous opportunities and specialization options when it comes to post-production work. However, many think that to succeed as a retoucher, you need to have outstanding skills in every aspect of post-production: CGI, 3D modeling, heavy photo compositions, and so on. Although it doesn’t hurt to have some basic knowledge in every discipline, having

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Italy: Beauty Studio Photography & Retouching Workshops – November 2015

Dates: November 23, 2014 – December 2, 2014 Instructor: Julia Kuzmenko McKim Location: Rome & Milan, Italy Organized by Marianna Santoni, sponsored by X-Rite & Pantone   Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Retouching Techniques Seminar   ROME Sunday, November 23, 2014 MILAN Saturday, November 29, 2014         2-Day Hands-on High-End Retouch Advanced Class – Limited seats

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Fstoppers: Beauty Studio Photography & Retouching Workshop – May 16-17, 2015

Dates: May 16, 2015 – May 17, 2015 Instructor: Julia Kuzmenko McKim Location: 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas Map and Directions | Register Description: → Day 1: Photo Shoot With a Creative Team 9:00am – 5:00pm  THEORY Essential fundamentals – how to understand light and its behavior, the “right” gear and lighting equipment for different projects and

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Fstoppers: Beauty Studio Photography & Retouching Workshop

Dates: May 13, 2015 – May 14, 2015 Instructor: Julia Kuzmenko McKim Location: 1 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas Map and Directions | Register Description: → Day 1: Photo Shoot With a Creative Team 9:00am – 5:00pm  THEORY Essential fundamentals – how to understand light and its behavior, the “right” gear and lighting equipment for different projects and

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Retouching Academy Past Events 2014

Check Out Our Upcoming Educational Events Calendar is Here.     BEAUTY RETOUCHING: SKIN & SKIN TONES with Julia Kuzmenko McKim & Lulie Talmor Online, July 2014 Registration Closed  STARTS on July 12th 2014  ENDS on July 13th, 2014 In this online weekend workshop Julia and Lulie will explore the key high end retouching techniques for achieving flawless yet naturally looking skin in

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Retouching Academy Interview: Milton Menezes, Digital Artist

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with established digital artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Milton Menezes (www.lightfarmbrasil.com) is a Rio de Janeiro  Brazil-based digital artist with 15 years experience in design, art direction, and photography. Milton is the director of Lightfarm Brasil, one of the

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Retouching Academy Interview: Glyn Dewis, Digital Composite Artist

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Glyn Dewis (www.glyndewis.com) is a photographer, retoucher, and trainer located just outside of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Glyn’s main area of work centers around shooting promotional

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Retouching Academy Interview: Brandon Cawood, Digital Composite Artist

This is the third in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Brandon Cawood (www.brandoncawood.com), is an internationally recognized and published photographer based in Dalton, Georgia, who is known for his detail-oriented and creative images. He specializes

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Retouching Academy Interview: Jeff Whitlock, Digital Composite Artist

This is the second in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Jeff Whitlock (www.jeffwhitlockdigitalartist.com) is a Maumee, Ohio-based digital artist with more than 20 years experience who specializes in photo illustration and creative retouching for the advertising, marketing, and

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Retouching Academy Interview: Greg Agee, Digital Composite Artist

Greg Agee (www.pixelogyarts.com) is a Fort Myers, Florida-based artist with 12 years experience creating digital composites. His work has received numerous awards, including the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Guru Award, and earned the distinction of having been accepted into the Professional Photographers of America’s (PPA) 2015 International Loan Collection. This is the first in a series of interviews

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LightFarm Studios: Harmful Nature Artwork and the Story Behind It

Our friends from LightFarm Studios, Brazil are back as guest contributors with their amazing new artwork entitled “Harmful Nature,” as well as the story behind it. Nothing is more inspiring to me than seeing the beautiful execution of an art project from its inception to its final creation. I hope you enjoy their latest contribution as much as I

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June & July 2014 Mentorship Program Submissions Critiques

Scheduled for Aug 15, 2014 – 8am PDT Retouching Academy Google + Event page with comments from the Live show: https://plus.google.com/events/c4vnui72n9q8ce04sl7qv0ii7g0 The judging panel today consists of Julia Kuzmenko McKim (Los Angeles, California), Rebecca Britt (McAllen, Texas), Lulie Talmor (Vancouver, Canada), Brock McFadzean (London, UK), and Greg Agee (Fort Myers, Florida). Special thanks to Philip Sydow,

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The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part IV

This is the fourth part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Start with Part I here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I. Part II can be found here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II. Part III can be found here: The Importance of Layer

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The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko McKim

If you are new to the Dodge & Burn technique, make sure to read this 3-part article “The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique” I recently published on Fstoppers. For more of my Fstoppers articles please visit: http://fstoppers.com/author/julia   DODGE & BURN TECHNIQUE Part 1 – The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique: The

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The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching. Part III

This is the third part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Start with Part I here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I. Part II can be found here: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II. Grouping Related Layers You’re probably starting to get your head

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