Key Steps to Freelance Success

Working as a freelance retoucher is not easy, especially if you’re just starting on your journey down this long and bumpy road. People often don’t understand how difficult it is, and the fact that you have the word “free” on your title makes people underestimate you more. Often, they simply consider you as a Temp

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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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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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Dynamic Range

DYNAMIC RANGE In photography, dynamic range is the ratio between the least and the highest measurable intensity of light. Simply put, it is the range of light and tonal detail from the darkest shadows to the brightest highlights. A good understanding of this concept will not only make us better photographers and visual artists, but

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Sharpness Vs. Focus

Sharpness: Acutance + Resolution Sharpness is the level of the clarity of detail in a photo and is a valuable tool for emphasizing textures of subjects and subjects’ details in an image. The sharpness of an image is described by two main factors: resolution and acutance. Resolution is the ability of the camera to distinguish between two very

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