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Our Powerful Beauty Retouch Bundle is On Sale This Week

We are running a flash sale this week to bring our BEAUTY RETOUCH BUNDLE into the spotlight! In this powerful 2-course bundle @juliakuzmenko and @michaelwoloszynowicz share their refined beauty retouching tools, techniques, and methods that they use in personal and commercial photography...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Stay Inspired

New Practice Beauty Images

As an ever-evolving and continually developing creative professional, you understand the significance of refining your skills and expanding your artistic vision through hands-on practice. Photographers who have access to skilled creative teams and professional models often find themselves in a...

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices, Stay Inspired

Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities for 2023

While retouching artists aren't usually really independent in their work and art (I guess, apart from AI creations now accessible to all, but that's a separate topic altogether), we often form partnerships based on commercial and/or artistic interests with...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices

New Practice Image in the Skin Retouching Course

We've got some exciting news for those of you who are interested in continuous growth and professional development! We've added a new additional image file (.PSD) for the Oily Skin lesson in the Skin Retouching video course for you to...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Real World Practices, Working With Colors

How Good are Your Color Matching Skills?

As a retouching professional in the beauty industry, you have to hone certain skills to be able to make necessary color adjustments to achieve target (reference) colors provided by the client. These skills include: the ability to discern subtle differences...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Video Tutorial

The Blot Button on the MUA Retouch Panel

The Blot button on the MUA Retouch panel allows you to “mattify” oily skin patches quickly and easily – just like blotting sheets in your makeup kit do. You can easily adjust the strength of the effect or even its...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

Retouching Eyes with the Eye Drops Button on the MUA Retouch Panel

The Eye Drops button on our MUA Retouch panel is like virtual Visine, only better. Use it to quickly clean up the whites of the eyes, add light and vitality to the eyes, as well as make adjustments to...

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Fundamentals, Software

How to Install Brush Presets in Photoshop

A Photoshop Brush is a brush tip with defined characteristics, such as size, shape, and hardness (.ABR files). Brushes can be found in Window > Brush panel in Photoshop. Before the CC2020 version of Photoshop, you could also separately save Brush Presets – they were the same brush tips,...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Software, Video Tutorial

Luminosity Masking with the Beauty Retouch Panel

Check out our new video for the Beauty Retouch panel users on how to use the Luminosity Masking buttons.  Our Luminosity Masking scripts create quick selections based on the luminosity values of your image, so you can turn them...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

New Skin Retouching Course on Our New Streaming Platform

The Skin Retouching course is available on our new streaming platform located at learn.retouchingacademy.com, and now you can conveniently continue learning even when you are away from your desk and watch the lessons on your mobile devices via this mobile app.

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Video Tutorial

New! Skin Retouching Course and MUA Retouch Panel

It doesn't matter how well you know Photoshop and basic retouching techniques, when it comes to retouching skin and makeup, to be a successful beauty retoucher requires a whole new subset of skills. When beauty photographers and beauty brands are...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

New Video: Frequency Separation Scripts on the Beauty Retouch Panel

Frequency Separation is an extremely powerful technique when used correctly, but often gets misused and abused by beginner retouchers. It can easily ruin your image if you slap it on without understanding how it works and the logic behind it but will do wonders for you if you take the time to really understand the concept and practice.

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Dodging and Burning with Capture One Pro 20

While it used to be the case that a full portrait or beauty retouch was the exclusive domain of raster-based photo editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo, the release of Capture One 20 (13.1) has now made it possible entirely at the raw level…

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