color grading with split toning in lightroom
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How to Use Split Toning to Color Grade Your Images in Lightroom

Color grading photographs is an essential part of retouching, as beautiful skin and hair can be undermined by a poor use of color. There is no shortage of methods for manipulating color, which can range from complicated to simplistic. Split...

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five ways to remove any objects in photoshop
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5 Ways to Remove Anything From an Image in Photoshop

Retouching often involves removing distractions and imperfections, so understanding the various techniques for accomplishing this task is essential. There are multiple tools within Photoshop that you can turn to, but appreciating the differences of each will help you to...

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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, Successful Retouching Business

Why Professional Photographers Need Professional Retouchers

Today's article comes from guest contributor, Kris Fulk. Born in the Philippines, Kris is now a commercial photographer and educator currently based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. One of the things I get asked about is why I don’t retouch all...

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restoring skin texture for great skin retouching
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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

How to Recover Skin Texture in Overexposed Areas

Quality beauty and portrait retouching is all about the skin, and how we preserve or enhance the detail of it, rather than blur it all away. Today’s video tutorial centers on how to recover skin texture from blown out...

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inexpensive ways to market your photography and retouching
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5 Inexpensive Ways to Market Your Work as a Photographer or Retoucher

As freelance artists, it is our sole responsibility to market our work so that we can gain a loyal clientele. While many artists can produce work that will please their clients, they often struggle when it comes to self-promotion...

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hidden tricks and hacks in lightroom for retouching workflow
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5 Hidden Tricks for Speeding up Your Workflow in Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is a robust application with hundreds of tools, making it very possible to discover entirely new techniques years into using it. Lightroom is not just a powerful RAW Converter, but it is a fantastic program for organizing...

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retouching natural light fashion with julia trotti
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How to Retouch Natural Light Photographs in Lightroom and Photoshop

Photography captured outdoors with natural light is typically the starting point for many new photographers, and the approach to retouching those images is often entirely different from studio shots. This excellent video by Sydney-based fashion photographer, Julia Trotti, goes...

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how to get hired on a creative team for beauty and fashion photography
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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, Real World Practices

14 Tips on How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired Again

As a freelance artist, one of your primary goals is securing return clientele. For retouchers, makeup artists, hairstylists, wardrobe stylists, digital techs, photography assistants, models, and others, one of those primary sources of income can be from the photographers...

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color calibrate monitors and printers for retouching
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How to Color Calibrate All of Your Devices for Accurate Color

Color calibration is one of those topics that can be intimidating to beginner retouchers and photographers alike. This fantastic tutorial by our friends at Fstoppers makes calibration easy to understand by breaking down the process for several devices. If...

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hidden gems in photoshop
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Improve Your Workflow With These Hidden Gems in Photoshop

Photoshop is one of those astounding applications where learning never ends. Despite this, it’s possible to get complacent when it comes to seeking out new methods for improving your workflow. These useful, little-known techniques from Blake Rudis might be...

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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity

Streamline Your Instagram Marketing With Later

Gone are the days of traditional marketing and a well-designed website being the go-to strategy for gaining new clients. Social media has made itself king, with Instagram currently reigning supreme. While dependence on one social network can be worrisome...

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lighten or darken selective colors in photoshop
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How to Lighten or Darken Selective Colors in Photoshop

There are endless techniques for color grading your images, but one aspect that can be tricky is manipulating the tonal range of those colors. If you prefer performing your color work in Photoshop, this quick tip will show you...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

How to Use History Snapshots in Photoshop While Retouching

Post-production is a thoughtful and meticulous process, with a variety of applied techniques and adjustments to color, texture, and exposure. While working on an image, it is common to go too far in a particular direction or find yourself...

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protect your photographs and retouching by kendra paige
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Business & Clients, Real World Practices, Successful Retouching Business

How to Protect Your Work as a Photographer or Digital Artist

When it comes to protecting your work and your brand, there are many things to consider, and the top of that list is copyright. With images on display on websites, digital magazines, social media, online contests, etc, the opportunities for someone to misuse your work are plentiful.

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upscaling with preserve details 2.0 in photoshop cc 2018
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Enlarging Photos with Preserve Details 2.0 in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

One of the under-appreciated features of Photoshop CC 2018 is the new algorithm for enlarging images. In this video comparison, Michael Woloszynowicz shows the difference between the original and new algorithms, to prove whether or not this new tool...

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using the color tool in adobe lightroom
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Manipulating Hues with the Color Tool in Lightroom

RAW conversion applications like Adobe Lightroom are often the first place that color grading begins. One incredibly useful tool that tends to be forgotten about is the Color Tool. In this video tutorial by Matt Kloskowski, you will learn how...

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fixing patchy discolored skin in capture one and photoshop
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How to Fix Patchy Skin With Capture One and Photoshop

One of the most challenging issues to fix while retouching skin is when it is patchy and discolored. This masterful video tutorial by the RA Instructor and author our Master Dodge & Burn and Color Grade video courses, Michael...

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gradient maps and blend if sliders for skin tones
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Enhancing Skin Tones with Gradient Maps in Photoshop

Gradient Maps are a versatile tool for color grading, especially when you want to change the color temperature of the skin. This video tutorial by Prince Meyson demonstrates how to make skin tones look rich and vibrant by using...

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retouching with the ipad pro and astropad studio
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Hardware & Tools, Software, Video Tutorial

Review: Using the iPad Pro for Professional Retouching

If you were to take Apple’s marketing at face value, you might think that the latest generation of the iPad Pro could be a true computer replacement. But can it replace a Wacom Intuos or Cintiq? In this video,...

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