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Creative Retouching

History of Retouching: Photographers and Retouchers Synergy in the Analog Photography Era

It is a widely spread misconception that retouching as an art was born with the invention of Photoshop. Yes, digital retouching is relatively new, but analog post-processing was created hand in hand with photography in the beginning of 19th...

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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison is a London-based beauty and advertising photographer. Her love for color and creative lighting, as well as her distinctive style, set her apart from other photographers in the industry. EyeLure, Nivea, Garnier and L'Oreal are just some of...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Lubo Sergeev

Lubo Sergeev is a Bulgarian conceptual and advertising photographer with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. In today's Artist Spotlight we will introduce you to a selection of his mesmerizing works as well as his workflow, ideology and...

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Fundamentals, Software

Creating Banding-Free Gradients In Photoshop

Seattle-based guest writer Josh Fredman is with us today to share how he avoids banding when creating gradient-based background in his images.  --------------- In this tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create banding-free gradients in Adobe Photoshop. Although often misunderstood, when used properly, gradients...

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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Alexander Wätzel

Alexander Wätzel is a Germany-based fashion and beauty retoucher at his own dgtl-craft.com. In this Artist Spotlight feature, we'd love to introduce you to his beautiful work and some insights into his artistic processes.  --------------- HOW LONG I started working with clients and established...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Jon Jacobsen

Jon Jacobsen is a self-taught artist and photographer born in Quintero, Chile. In this Artist Spotlight feature, Jon tells us about his work, his inspirations, and his highest achievements. With exhibitions both in South America and Europe, worldwide publications and...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Step-by-Step Guide to Visualizing Movement by Benjamin Von Wong. Presented by Wacom.

This tutorial is an excerpt from TOUCHED Magazine, Issue 4: YOUR PORTFOLIO. Benjamin Von Wong Photographer & Visual Engineer Website: www.vonwong.com Our special guest artist Benjamin Von Wong is well known for his hyper-creative, mind-blowing images. Learn his approach to visualizing movement in...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Ionut Matache

Ionut Matache is a Romanian fashion and beauty retoucher whose work stands out with its clean and natural finish. With only 5 years of experience in the industry, he already has a solid collection of international publications in the leading...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

How to Build Your Dream Retouching Portfolio in 5 Easy Steps

My passion for retouching was sparked by my dear friend photographer and retoucher Natalia Fadejeva who taught me the basics of the craft about three years ago. In the beginning, as with most things, I was taking it slow through a lot of trial...

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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Baard Lunde

In this Artist Spotlight feature, we asked Norway-based Fashion and Beauty photographer Baard Lunde, a seasoned professional with publications in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, L'Officiel, Marie Claire and others, how he started, who inspires him and what important steps he...

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Business & Clients, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Industry Insider: Portfolio Panel Discussion with Pratik Naik

In the Industry Insider section of issue 4 of TOUCHED Magazine "YOUR PORTFOLIO" we asked a few brilliant artists Webb Bland, Pratik Naik, Daniel Meadows, Simon Webb, Todd Riddiford and Milton Menezes to share their perspectives on creating portfolios with...

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Industry & Community News, Retouching Educational Events

RA Community News: The Photography Show Birmingham, UK

This year's Photography Show will take place in NEC Birmingham, UK from the 19th through the 22nd of March 2016. All photography and retouching enthusiasts and professionals are welcome to attend. You can book your tickets at the Photography Show website. Note that professional photographers...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Pearl Studios

Cover shoot for Magpie Darling Magazine; Photographer: Sarah Fountain; Retoucher: Pearl Studios  Pearl Studios is an England-based retouching studio. Robyn, the founder of Pearl Studios, has a clean and natural style which is eminent throughout her portfolio. With publications in magazines like Vogue, Elle,...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Oleg Ti, Fashion & Beauty Photographer

Oleg Ti is a fashion, beauty and advertising photographer from Moscow, Russia. He has photographed for multiple major brands in both Russia and the USA. About five years ago Oleg started hosting photography workshops around the globe, including New York City, Los Angeles, London, Dubai...

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Creative Retouching, Industry & Community News

Imagine: Created Reality – Exhibition Opening and Book Release by Erik Johansson

Well known Swedish Stage photographer Erik Johansson opens his debut exhibition "Imagine: Created Reality" at Stockholm’s Fotografiska Museum of Photography on 26th of February. Imagine: Created Reality presents 25 works from 2008 until now, including previously unseen new work,...

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Stay Inspired

Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration #7

At the end of each week we present you with the best 5 images featured on our Instagram page where our IG Editors post daily inspiration. Have a look at this week's selection: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAiBylwwe_r/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BAehU2rwe13/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BAcJ9T9we9S/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BAZ9HIAwe1-/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BAXMc_eQe-D/ If you think you are our next talent, tag...

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