The Art & Business of Retouching
Become a Retouching Professional
Whether you are a beginner or a freelancer, here you will find a wealth of information from successful retouching pros to help you improve your skills and business. Everything you need from the basics to running your freelance business efficiently.
Our video courses, taught by the best in class, will provide an excellent skill foundation in Beauty, Portrait and Fashion Retouching and help you to successfully transition from being a student to running a successful freelance business.
Our smart Retouching Panels are designed to help you simplify and speed up your retouching workflow. They will allow you to get more work done faster, which for freelancers always means a positive impact on the bottom line, and more happy clients.
HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SKIN RETOUCHING
NEW! SKIN Retouching VIDEO Course
In this course, we approach skin retouching using a manageable and repeatable workflow based on a strong foundation and understanding of the elements that make up skin problems in digital photography.
LEARN, PRACTICE & EXCEL
FUNDAMENTAL COURSE FOR EVERYONE INTERESTED IN RETOUCHING
NEW! Retouching jumpstart!
The absolutely necessary in-depth practical introduction course that is tailored to true beginners, aspiring retouchers, working photographers, makeup artists, or anyone looking to upgrade their online presence in the beauty, fashion or wellness industries.
Learn the nuts and bolts of retouching using a non-destructive approach taught in a digestible, accessible way – no experience necessary!
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, EXPERT APPROACH & WORKFLOW
NEW! Professional Beauty Retouching Course
WHAT OUR STUDENTS & PANEL USERS aRE SAYING
get more jobs done faster and impress your clients
WORK SMART, NOT HARD
RA Panels are Photoshop extensions designed to help speed up your Beauty, Fashion & Portrait retouching workflow by performing the tedious and repetitive parts of your routine, and increase the quality of the finished product.
In today’s fast-paced digital world, we independent artists must offer superior, swift and consistent service to be ahead of our competition. Whether you are a freelance retoucher or a professional photographer, this smart panel will simplify and speed up your workflow by performing the tedious and repetitive parts of your routine.
Utilizing extremely helpful scripts, as well as the ability to add your own custom User Actions, this extension panel will help you achieve repeatable top-quality results, impress your clients, and save you hours of work in the process.
Fire Up Your Workflow With RA Panels!
INDUSTRY NEWS & EDUCATION
Software Updates, Tutorials, Business Advice
In this quick tutorial, we share an easy way to keep your files adjustable and lean after using the Frequency Separation scripts on the Beauty Retouch Panel.
The Skin Retouching course is available on our new streaming platform located at learn.retouchingacademy.com, and now you can conveniently continue learning even when you are away from your desk and watch the lessons on your mobile devices via this mobile app.
Frequency Separation is an extremely powerful technique when used correctly, but often gets misused and abused by beginner retouchers. It can easily ruin your image if you slap it on without understanding how it works and the logic behind it but will do wonders for you if you take the time to really understand the concept and practice.
While it used to be the case that a full portrait or beauty retouch was the exclusive domain of raster-based photo editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo, the release of Capture One 20 (13.1) has now made it possible entirely at the raw level…