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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Approaching a Beauty Shoot Like an Art Master

Today our guest writer, Minsk-based Art Director & Retoucher Alexey Adamitsky shares his methodical approach to a beauty photo shoot from an artistic perspective, and outlines his thought process as well as workflow steps from the start of the shoot to the final touches...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration #29

As the heat rises and seasons change, so of course, does fashion. The summer season is in full swing, and with that, editorials and styles shift to reflect it. The top inspiration of the week is no exception, with...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

RA Quick Tip: A Few Very Important Steps of Beauty Retouching Workflow Before Retouching Even Begins

I often get asked about my retouching techniques and by the way those questions are asked I realize that a lot of photographers and retouchers dismiss the true power of Raw files. So today I would like to share with you...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration #27

As the visuals in our world remain ever-changing with vibrant films, campaigns, computer generated graphics, and even adventures in virtual reality, it is more challenging than ever to grab the attention of your audience. Perceived beauty and intrigue are...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration #25

There is always something so engaging about eyes, whether they are at a distance, from a photograph, or rendered in awe-inspiring detail. The top inspirations of the week are nearly all focused on the power of eyes. From striking...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Retouching Eyelashes and Eyebrows in Beauty Portraits

In this beauty retouching tutorial, out guest writer, Minsk-based Art Director & Retoucher, Alexey Adamitsky will demonstrate how to deal with delicate facial features such as eyebrows and eyelashes in post-production. --------------- Beauty retouching requires a great deal of concentration and attention to...

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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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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Changing Hair Color In Beauty and Fashion Images

In beauty and fashion photography sometimes we want to have our model to look a little more extravagant, but not many professional working models will allow a permanent or even an extended temporary change to her appearance without costing you an arm...

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

5 Mistakes to Look Out For When Retouching Skin

Beautiful, believable skin is one of the tell tale signs of a good retoucher. It takes time and practice to train your eye and your hands. Learning when to stop is as critical as learning all the techniques available...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Weekly RA Instagram Inspiration #11

As artists and professionals, it is imperative to surround ourselves with visions that stimulate our imagination. At Retouching Academy, our curators make it their job to find that guiding light, to allow our followers to start each day with...

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

7 Key Areas for Beauty Photography Retouching

Beauty Photography is an exquisite genre of photography, but also one of the more difficult and tedious for photographers and retouchers. Photography, lighting, team and retouching have to be at their best to really make the image shine. There is...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Dealing With Peach Fuzz in Beauty Retouching

What do we call "peach fuzz"? Otherwise known as vellus hair, those are the fine, light-pigmented hairs on the face, neck and other parts of the body. Usually so fine, that they can be noticed only in extreme close-ups or...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Software

Temporary Healing Brush Fix in Photoshop CC2015

This post is long overdue, but better late than never. I recently had the honor to spend a couple of hours speaking with the Adobe Photoshop Engineers and Product Quality team and share my retouching workflow steps with them. As...

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

50 Shapes of Brows: How To Treat Eyebrows in Post-Production

It is common knowledge in the beauty and fashion photography world that eyebrow shape can "make or break" the face. And while in most cases we, as retouchers, are lucky to have make-up artists style and shape the models'...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Adding Shine To The Hair Using Custom Photoshop Brush and Luminosity Masking

One of the major components in our interpretation of healthy looking hair is its shine. Apart from giving the hair a shiny look, highlights create the much-sought after volume. As with almost every task, Photoshop gives us numerous ways of...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Dodge and Burn: Working with Micro Transitions

Transitional Values, Tonal Transitions, and Micro Transitions are a big part of how we define the qualities that make up an image in photography. Transitional Values are the values found between the midtones and the shadows, and between the midtones...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

A Fast Way To Remove Stray and Body Hair

In today's RA Quick Tip I'd like to share my favorite way to quickly clean up the outline of the neck and shoulders from stray and body hair. I am a big fan of getting everything right in camera as I shoot,...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity

Beauty Retouch RA Panel for Photoshop® CC2015

Dear Beauty Retouch Panel users, Please note that the new Adobe® CC2015 Update will by default completely wipe off all your CS6 and CC2014 Photoshop® extensions, including RA Panels. In order to continue using the RA Panels, please login to your Member Area...

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