About Julia Kuzmenko McKim, RA Team

LA-based Commercial Photographer & Retoucher in the Cosmetics industry: http://www.juliakuzmenko.com/about/ IG: @juliakuzmenko

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Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

No, CVS is Not Banning Retouched Images

Yesterday, a myriad of news websites proclaimed that CVS, one of the largest drugstores in the U.S., had announced a ban on photo manipulation in makeup marketing created for in-store promotional displays, websites, social media and any other marketing...

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Commercial Retouching, Retouching Job Alert

#JOBALERT: Retouching Manager for an English Marketing Company

Location: England, Oxfordshire (1h from London) Posted: Jan 11, 2018 Source:  onlymarketingjobs.com Position: Full-time on-site Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum   Job description: Retouching Manager - Stock Imagery Company This company are one of the market leaders in Stock Imagery and Footage, supplying some well-known companies...

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Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

New French Law Requires Label For Retouched Images

Effective October 1st, a new French law goes into effect that requires any commercial photos of models that have been digitally altered to appear thinner or thicker to bear the warning that the photo has been retouched,"photographie retouchée". Initiated by the...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices

The Art of Flawless Skin: Photography & Retouching

"On the subject of beauty photography and retouching, one of the first aspects that comes to mind is flawless skin. The core of most beauty work is the art of conveying perfection. While few complexions are naturally perfect, it is...

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Fundamentals, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Real World Practices

Stop Doing These 5 Things For Better Retouching Results

As photographers and retouchers we all begin from zero and improve our skills by constantly learning and refining our workflow. Looking back at my own progress in retouching, I realize that simply correcting some of my habits and beliefs...

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Fundamentals, Industry & Community News, Software

The Hidden Treasures of Creativity in Adobe Photoshop

Every experienced digital artist and retoucher knows how important your choice of brushes is for each specific purpose. With that in mind, on June 15, 2017, Adobe announced the release of a new set of digital brushes created from 360 scans of...

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Retouching Job Alert

#JOBALERT: Senior Digital Retoucher for Logitech

Location: Newark, CA Posted: Jun 12, 2017 Source: Logitech Employment type:  Full-time Job description: SENIOR DIGITAL RETOUCHER The Sr. Digital Retoucher is responsible for performing photo retouching, masking and swatch matching for a variety or products. He or she will work closely with the creative team...

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Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Unretouched and Beautiful

This summer, a few swimwear brands are making their marketing campaigns louder by refusing to retouch their images. The 21-year-old founder of Rheya Swim, Chloe Madison told Seventeen that she wasn't happy with the images of her body "enhanced to someone else’s idealistic version...

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Commercial Retouching, Retouching Job Alert

#JOBALERT: Senior Retoucher for Rankin

Location: London, United Kingdom Posted: Jun 9, 2017 Source: Rankin Photography Ltd Employment type:  Full-time Job function: Advertising, Art/Creative Job description: SENIOR RETOUCHER We’re looking for an exceptionally talented Retoucher to join the in house team. You will have a minimum of 5 years professional retouching behind you with...

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Commercial Retouching, Retouching Job Alert

#JOBALERT: Retouching Artist for Verizon

Location: New York, NY Posted: Jun 7, 2017 Source: Coroflot   Job Description: RETOUCHING ARTIST At 140 West, you will be part of the energy that’s evolving the Verizon brand to become a leading technology player. The new Tribeca space will bring together some of...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

How to Color Grade Using Luminosity Masks

I have been using Luminosity Masks in my retouching for many years now and I absolutely love the flexibility they offer when making selections for exposure adjustments and color grading in Photoshop. I love how Zoë Noble explained her color grading...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories, Stay Inspired

Making of “The Reflection Of Me”

Welcome our next guest artist Isaac Alvarez to continue our Making Of segment with the creation of his fun and dog-loving  portrait series “Reflection of Me”. I hope you enjoy hearing how this project came about and what tools Isaac used to create...

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Industry & Community News, Software

The New and Old Features of The Latest Update: Photoshop CC2015.5

While I am very happy about the return of the Legacy Healing Algorithm for the Healing Brush tool and excited to play with the new features, I can't wrap my head around the name of the update - why is...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

RA Quick Tip: A Few Very Important Steps of Beauty Retouching Workflow Before Retouching Even Begins

I often get asked about my retouching techniques and by the way those questions are asked I realize that a lot of photographers and retouchers dismiss the true power of Raw files. So today I would like to share with you...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Industry & Community News

#RETOUCHINGSPACE Contest Winner!

Congratulations Manuela Crippa! Manuela participated in the ‪#‎RETOUCHINGSPACE‬ contest that we held a couple of weeks ago on Instagram. Her image was short-listed and consequently selected by majority vote in the Retouching Academy group. Manuela is a Beauty & Fashion Retoucher from...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools

Back Up Your Wacom Tablet Settings

Dear RA Artists, A member of our RA Community reported some issues that he encountered with his Wacom tablet (Intuos Pro S) after updating his tablet driver to the latest version, from 6.3.15 to 6.3.16 today and we wanted to remind you to always back...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

New Video Tutorials For RA Panels Users

With the release of the latest version of the RA Panels we have been working on updating and adding new video tutorials to our Retouching Academy Lab website. The new Installation Instructions video, the Additional Features Installation, new Magical Skin...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Changing Hair Color In Beauty and Fashion Images

In beauty and fashion photography sometimes we want to have our model to look a little more extravagant, but not many professional working models will allow a permanent or even an extended temporary change to her appearance without costing you an arm...

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Fundamentals, Hardware & Tools

Camera Sensors, Megapixels and How They Affect Post-Production Results

LESSON 3:BEFORE THE CAPTURE Camera Sensors, Megapixels and How They Affect Post-Production Results What Is ISO Camera Settings For Better Source Images Light & Shadow Basics <<< RETURN TO THE COURSE PAGE We are excited to share a guest article from Ontario-based...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories

Interview with Benjamin Von Wong, Presented by Wacom

By Wacom: Every picture holds two stories: the one within the image and the one behind its creation. That’s what Benjamin Von Wong believes and wants to transport into his artwork. By now, the 28-year-old visual engineer has become notorious for his...

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