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Swapping Faces In Photoshop

While we always encourage photographers to get everything "right in camera", in many situations corrections are still needed to be done in post. When working with a group of subjects, for example, client demands or budget restrictions could make...

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WARNING: Elaborate Scams Targeting Photographers and How to Avoid Them

The digital age has given rise to a new type of criminal: sophisticated scammers capable of repeated feats of social engineering and elaborate long cons. The Hollywood Reporter initially broke this story, about a suspected group of scammers that...

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productivity applications for freelance artists
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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity

16 Useful Productivity Tools for Freelance Artists

Freelance artists have it harder than most because we have to wear every hat for our business. We are the marketers, the customer service representatives, the sales team, the producer, the artisan, the bookkeeper, and every other role in...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Using Luminosity Masking and Blend If Sliders in Photoshop

Luminosity Masks and making use of Blend If are two phenomenal ways to gain precise control over the tonal range of your image. In general, these tools grant you the ability to make accurate selections for manipulating the dynamic...

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basic skin retouching with frequency separation
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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices

Skin Retouching Tips for Beginners: Frequency Separation

Practice makes perfect, which is especially true for a retoucher. It is important to practice various techniques for different applications so that you can begin to train your eye for what it should be editing. Noticing distractions, uneven tones,...

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how to retouch eyes in photoshop
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How to Retouch Eyes in Photoshop

As the universal saying goes "Eyes are the mirror of the soul", and Beauty and Portrait photography tend to share one commonality: they both emphasize the subject’s eyes. The eyes might be highlighted in a more commercial sense to showcase...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Video Tutorial

The Best Methods for Retouching Hair in Photoshop

There is no shortcut to quality hair retouching, which may explain why it is by far one of the most neglected aspects of beauty retouching. Reducing distractions by polishing skin and makeup is one part of the equation, but...

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Understanding The Color Composition of an Image
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Commercial Retouching, Fundamentals, Working With Colors

Understanding the Color Composition of an Image

If you're a new photographer just starting to produce your shoots, you might mistakingly think that post production and/or color grading is what makes the "look" or "feel" of a photograph. Analyzing the use of color in an...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Change the Default Develop Settings in Lightroom

The way color is captured in-camera can differ between brands, models, and lenses. When you first import your photographs to your RAW Converter of choice, you may find yourself making the same adjustments again and again. Or,...

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how to use all adjustment layers in photoshop
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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Learn All 19 Adjustment Layers in Photoshop in Just 33 Minutes

Working non-destructively in Photoshop is the best way to edit photographs as each modification can be revised throughout post-production. Using Adjustment Layers allows making changes to your photograph without permanently altering the underlying image. There are nineteen adjustments available in...

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Black Friday Sales at Retouching Academy and Fstoppers

It's that time of the year again! Grab all of the educational materials you have been eyeballing for a while and walk into 2019 with the newly acquired pro skills! Take advantage of these incredible deals from now until midnight November...

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color correcting skin tones in photoshop
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Fundamentals, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Color Correcting Skin Tones With Adjustment Layers In Photoshop

Getting skin tones to look natural and flattering in your photographs can sometimes be a challenge. There are many causes of incorrect colors in-camera, from inaccurate White Balance to random colors from the subjects' surroundings reflected onto the captured...

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why you should color calibrate your display for retouching
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Why You Should Color Calibrate Your Monitor

Accuracy is imperative for a retoucher, as your goal is creating a perfected final product. Color accuracy is one of those aspects of post-production that is vitally important, especially for commercial or editorial imagery. There is nothing more frustrating than...

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retouching eyebrows in photoshop
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Fill and Shape Eyebrows Using Photoshop

While eyebrow trends keep changing from pencil-thin to thick and bushy, eyebrows always require special attention as they frame the face and give it character. Today makeup artists and regular women make sure the eyebrows look filled and groomed,...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Remove Blemishes and Wrinkles Quickly in Photoshop

To become a skilled retoucher, you must master the use of the basic tools available to you, especially when it comes to perfecting skin. One such tool is the Healing Brush for cleaning up the skin by removing blemishes, wrinkles,...

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