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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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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Software

Changes to The Supported Photoshop Versions for RA Panels

We care deeply about the quality of our products and choose not to jeopardize our users’ experience by offering panels that might not perform as they should due to outdated Adobe software. As a result, we will no longer offer RA Panels for Photoshop CS6 for purchase…

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices

New Round! Beauty Retouching Challenge #3

Find out the results of the first two rounds here: Challenge #1 Results and Challenge #2 Results Overview with my notes and a timelapse retouching video. NEW ROUND! CHALLENGE #3 📌 RA Beauty Retouching Challenge #3 starts on April 13th, 2020; 📌...

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Real World Practices, Stay Inspired, Video Tutorial

Challenge #2 Results Overview

As we wrap up our second RA Beauty Retouching Challenge, I am pleased to find that this time there were more submissions that I personally liked compared to the first round. This is such a unique opportunity for everyone...

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices

New Round! Beauty Retouching Challenge #2

CHALLENGE #1 RESULTS Our first Beauty Retouching Challenge went really well and over 200 artists of all skill levels submitted their retouches to the Challenge album. The Challenge #1 winner Axelle Manfrini‎ (laretouchefrancaise.com) now has 10x voting power in the...

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices

Beauty Retouching Challenge #1: Ready, Set, Go!

Let’s use this downtime as an opportunity to practice, better ourselves, learn something new and have a little fun!✎ Challenge #1 starts on March 20th, 2020; ✎ Retouched Challenge Images are to be submitted by participants directly into a designated...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching

Becoming a Professional Beauty Retoucher

The world of professional beauty retouching is very exciting, collaborative and diverse. You never stop learning and growing as a creative professional because every job is a set of new challenges that keep your problem-solving and retouching skills sharp and ever-evolving. 

Read on if you are interested in becoming a Professional Commercial Beauty Retoucher.

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Hardware & Tools, Software, Video Tutorial

Hands On With Photoshop for iPad for Retouching

The much-anticipated release of Photoshop for the iPad is finally here. With its initial launch version, most of the features that retouchers rely on are present: the Clone Stamp tool, Spot Healing Brush, layers, adjustment layers, and more. You...

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retain skin texture with dodging and burning
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How to Retain Skin Texture While Fixing Imperfections With Dodging and Burning

The difference between a professional retoucher and an amateur is how they handle skin texture. While the average person may be content with editing their selfies using Facetune, the results wouldn't fly in the professional space. To this end, dodging...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Enhance Details Using New Features in Photoshop and Lightroom

With recent updates to Photoshop and Lightroom CC, Adobe has rolled out new features for detail enhancement that are worth exploring. Each of these features function differently, and today's video tutorial will show you a deep dive into the...

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Beauty Retouching, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

How to Dodge and Burn Darker Skin Tones

Any retoucher worth their salt will know how to work with any skin tone. However, I tend to find that this is one area where photographers and retouchers struggle, as there is a tendency to overly lighten the skin...

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Business & Clients, Industry & Community News

Why You Should Not Give A Magazine Exclusive Rights To Your Images For Free

Editorials are a hot commodity when it comes to photographers and other artists looking to showcase their work to potential clients. While in the past, a photographer could expect to be compensated for their work, 2019 is a very...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Black and White Conversions in Relation to Dodging and Burning

This is an outtake from the RA online workshop Beauty Retouching: Skin & Skin Tones.   The technique of Dodging and Burning, where one selectively adjusts the exposure on various areas of a film is as old as photography itself. With traditional...

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Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How To Use Luma Masks for Precise Adjustments in Capture One Pro 12

Luminosity masks are a useful tool for manipulating color, texture, as well as contrast. This feature, coined "Luma Masks," joins Capture One Pro 12, allowing you to easily create masks based on the Luma Range of a file. For retouching,...

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Retouching Job Alert

#JOBALERT: Experienced Beauty & Product Retouchers for Avenue Retouching Agency

Avenue is a retouching agency catering to cosmetics brands and commercial photographers in the beauty industry, currently hand-picking a small selection of highly skilled freelance beauty retouchers:

We’re looking for an exceptionally talented retoucher to join our Freelance Talent Pool. You should have a minimum of 2 years professional retouching behind you with significant experience across commercial and editorial beauty. You must be used to a fast-paced, high-volume workflow and willing to go the extra mile when deadlines demand.

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how to retouch eyelashes and eyebrows
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Retouch Eyelashes and Eyebrows for Beauty Photographs

When retouching beauty images, the finer details matter. Skin retouching is typically the focus during post-production, considered one of the most critical aspects of quality retouching. But the difference between amateur retouching and genuinely professional work are details that sometimes...

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Hardware & Tools, Industry & Community News

Roundup of Apple WWDC Announcements for Photographers and Retouchers

This year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was an eventful one for Apple, announcing many exciting new software features and products. Notably, the pro users (or power users) got the recognition they wanted, with a refresh of the Mac Pro, as well as Apple finally releasing a new display. We’ll discuss some of these in more detail, as well as one particular new feature that may give you the drawing tablet you’ve always wanted.

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