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Software, Video Tutorial

The Differences Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

During the journey to become proficient with Adobe Photoshop, two tools - Levels and Curves - will likely beg the question: what is the difference between them? This video by Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, details their similarities and differences. When it...

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Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Using Gradient Maps to Color Grade Your Photographs

Color grading images is an essential aspect of post-production. Just as films are always color graded to instill a certain aesthetic or mood, the same is often true when retouching a stylized photoshoot. This quick tip by Kevin Roodhorst...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

14 Lightroom Tips to Speed up Your Workflow

Adobe Lightroom contains a plethora of hidden settings and shortcuts that can make photo-editing a breeze. This helpful tutorial by photographer, Evan Ranft will guide you through his top fourteen tips and tricks for adding efficiency and visibility to...

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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Quickly Add Color to a Gray Background in Photoshop

A neutral gray backdrop is a staple of any studio setup, a versatile choice that can be easily adapted for various lighting situations. However, too much of a good thing can be bad, as too much gray can begin...

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Software, Video Tutorial

Color & Luminance Range Masking in Lightroom Classic CC

Lightroom Classic CC is Adobe’s new lightning-fast desktop update, that brought much more than performance improvements to the table. Color and Luminance Range Masking is one of the more exciting new features, ushering forth a whole new way to make...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

5 New Features In Photoshop CC 2018

Last week, Adobe launched Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 with a host of improvements and new features. There were over eighteen noteworthy new additions to the application, but which ones should you try out first? In this video Howard Pinsky reviews the...

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Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe’s New Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Adobe has launched a brand new version of Adobe Lightroom, along with a host of popularly requested new features for Photoshop CC 2018 and Lightroom Classic CC. With these feature-filled upgrades, Adobe has released several options for their monthly...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Get The Most Out Of Your Photos Before Retouching Begins

To achieve high quality retouching, it’s essential to start by getting the most detail out of the original photograph. This video tutorial by Julia Kuzmenko, walks you through her process for ensuring that before retouching even begins, the best...

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Creative Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Quickly Save Photoshop Layers As Separate Files

There are thousands of tools, techniques, and shortcuts within Photoshop, and today we will share one that you’ll want to remember. When working with composite images, retouching a set of photographs, or applying color grading, often we want to have...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Enhancing Makeup With Dodging and Burning in Photoshop

In beauty and fashion photography, perfecting makeup is an essential part of retouching. When you are showcasing skillfully applied cosmetics or selling a feeling, often times the makeup will need special attention paid to it in order to enhance...

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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Color Grading with the Color Balance Tool in Photoshop

One of the most powerful means of impacting your audience is through the effective use of color. Setting the mood, creating an atmosphere, or even just using an aesthetically pleasing color palette is vital to attracting the clients you...

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using color calibration profiles in adobe lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Use Color Calibration Profiles in Lightroom

Effective use of color should be a top priority for all retouchers and photographers. While there are multiple ways to manage colors, one particularly underused yet simple feature is the Camera Calibration tool within Adobe Lightroom. In this video tutorial...

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Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Quickly Change Your Background Color in Photoshop

There will often be times when retouchers are asked to change the background color of an image. Like many aspects of retouching, there are a myriad of ways to accomplish this task. One of our favorite methods in Photoshop...

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Quality Printing, Video Tutorial

How To Prepare Your Images For Print

As retouchers, we enhance, polish, and perfect images in order to create a beautiful final result. Part of our role is to ensure that wherever the images are displayed, they are shown in the best light. Our laser-focused attention to detail should not stop once the image is retouched, but should continue through the printing stage when our work is meant for print.

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common mistakes retouchers make
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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Six Mistakes to Avoid While Retouching

In order to become a skilled retoucher, it is vital for every artist to recognize when they’ve gone too far with their retouching, and what mistakes to watch out for. Training your eye to discern the differences between quality retouching and visually poor retouching should be one of the first steps on your journey. Below, we will discuss six aspects that can greatly impact the quality of your retouching.

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corel paintshop pro 2018
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Industry & Community News, Software

Corel Launches PaintShop Pro 2018

Canadian software company, Corel, best known for CorelDRAW and Corel Painter, have a habit of successfully revamping beloved applications. WordPerfect from Novell, and even PaintShop Pro from JASC (back when I used to use Paint Shop Pro 7 in...

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Industry & Community News, Stay Inspired

Take a Peek Into The New Adobe’s Office in London

Have you ever wondered where Adobe magic is made? US multinational software giant Adobe, the creator of our very main retouching software Photoshop, has opened a new vibrant office in the UK to host its 600 employees. This colorful space...

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