We have selected our Winner for April 2014 RAMP!
We haven't recorded a video of our selection process this time, but our RA team have discussed all submissions and runner ups in our secret group.
Mentor: Lulie Talmor Retouching
In our Retouching Academy Community Group we are all about correct retouching.
Mo Ment: Retouching: my early days :)
Ntc Meyer: ok there are some points you should have worked on...
I recently had the honor to be interviewed by Melissa Niu of PhotoFocus.com in Las Vegas. Melissa asked me about Retouching Academy, so I had a chance to talk a little bit about where it all started and what...
Just like most artists who share their work on the internet, I often get emails from people I don't know. Typically, they are just expressing their appreciation for what I create or write, or asking me some photography- or retouching-related questions.
Yesterday, I got a...
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:
Lulie's Articles on Retouching Academy:
Stay tuned for more interviews...
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...
This is becoming a good tradition, and we hope that our RA Mentorship Program can last longer, despite the fact that it is far from perfect at this point. Many RA community members apply and get a spot as...
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...
This time we've actually got together and looked through the submitted images. We've talked about what we thought was done well, as well as what could have been done better. The video ended up being 2 hours long, so...
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...
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...
We are super excited to announce that the first round of the Mentorship Program in our Retouching Academy Community group is finished and our winner Mentees are announced along with the Mentors of the month!
Join our community group to...
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,...
In this post our Guest Artist Shayne Gray from Toronto, Canada will walk us through the creation process of his "Red Dress Twirl" image.
I am really enjoying reading through our Guest posts and seeing their BTS and Before images...
There are thousands of video tutorials on how to retouch skin, hair, etc., but I haven't seen anyone talk about what it is that needs to be retouched to make a female portrait more flattering.
In this video I've attempted...
Please read How to Set Preferences & Memory Usage for Peak Performance before you continue reading this article.
History & Caches
Simply put, keep History States and Cache Levels at their default settings, and get into the habit of working on separate Layers,...
These are the things every visual artist must know and understand.
LIGHT & COLOR
If you want to learn to manage color, it helps to first understand just what it is:
Color is a property of both an object and light, and...
This is a great video from Derek Halpern of Social Triggers talking about how to prevent new clients from haggling your rates. He also offers a great script of response to client requests negotiating your rates down.
We often find...
Here are a few ways to enhance Photoshop performance:
Optimize your current hardware
Customize Performance Preferences in Photoshop
Tailor your Photoshop work habits (read more: History, Caches & Performance-Friendly Work Habits)
The faster the processor you’re using and the more random...
It is important to understand the basics of the studio and ambient lighting for retouchers just as it is for painters, photographers and any visual artists for that matter. The following is a quick review of some basics that...