Retouching Academy Interview: Lulie Talmor

Retouching Academy on Facebook. Listen to Julia and Lulie chat about retouching as a craft, retouching career and growing as a creative professional.     Lulie’s Website & Social Media Pages: www.lulielens.com www.behance.net/LulieLens www.facebook.com/LulieLens . Lulie’s Articles on Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.com/author/lulie/ Stay tuned for more interviews and retouching courses on Retouching Academy in 2014!    

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Breathtaking Work of The Amazing Australian Artist Alexia Sinclair

I recently published my interview with one of my most favorite digital artists Alexia Sinclair on Fstoppers. My full interview, however, was much longer and I picked Alexia’s brain about her post-production stage & Photoshop as well specifically for the Retouching Academy followers and students. Back in my Photography college in Australia (2008-2010), I was introduced

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The Making It Up Beauty Series & Retouching Details

I recently published an article on Fstoppers about one of the Retouching Academy community group members  Juan Sánchez Castillo from Spain and his beautiful series “Making It Up”.  In that article Juan explained how he photographed the images, and exclusively for Retouching Academy he now shares the before and after images from his shoot as well. Check

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Real World Retouching Practices: What Do I Charge For Maternity, Boudoir and Infant Retouching?

I often receive emails from friends and strangers asking if I could recommend a retoucher for a particular job. Sometimes it’s just a portrait, sometimes a series of shots, and sometimes those potential clients are looking for a retoucher for an ongoing collaboration. I have just received an email from a friend, fellow photographer from

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Educational Event Alert – Pratik Naik, Mikhail Malyugin & Julia Kuzmenko McKim

As you already know, we are an educational organization, and, although we are very young, we’re working towards having a wide range of online and offline educational programs for artists from around the world. Ultimately, most of our offline events will be organized in Los Angeles, but our instructors also travel all over the world

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Automate Your Workflow Using Actions, Batches and Droplets

WHAT ARE PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS? Actions are simply recorded tasks in Photoshop that create automated steps or parameters, which once executed, produce desired results depending on the pre-recorded steps they contain. These steps can be quite simple, for example general exposure or contrast adjustments, or something more advanced like the Frequency Separation technique setup. Some time

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Let’s Play! Fun Robocop Retouching Contest & Prizes

UPDATE: The finalists and the Winner are announced on Fstoppers: The Awesome Robocop Retouching Contest Winners Congratulations, Jeff Whitlock! My Fstoppers colleague, NYC based Commercial Photographer Douglas Sonders, is running a fun retouching contest and giving away some sweet prizes! Douglas recently had an amazing Robocop photo shoot in Arizona, and now he is sharing

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Retouching Academy Interview: Mikhail Malyugin, Commercial & Beauty Photographer & Retoucher

Today I’d like to invite you to read my interview with one of the Retouching Academy instructors and my fellow countryman, Commercial & Beauty Photographer & Retoucher Mikhail Malyugin. I must confess I love Mikhail’s work, so it was a great pleasure to pick his brain about all things retouching for you, our readers. Enjoy! ~ Julia 

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Importance Of Self-Promotion For Artists and Practical Tips by Michael Herb

In this post our Guest Artist Michael Herb, Commercial, Editorial and Conceptual Photographer from Las Vegas, NV talks about the importance of self-promotion for artists and shares his own methods. I absolutely agree with Michael on how necessary self-promotion is, hope you hear him too and learn from his approach. Enjoy! – Julia Kuzmenko McKim, Beauty

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