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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices

Improve Your Retouching By Learning From Make-Up Artists

At Retouching Academy we've recently started highlighting blogs, articles and opinion pieces from around the internet that we find compelling and have value for our professional and aspiring professional readers. In Five Ways To Improve Your Retouching (full of great tips, check...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Six Mistakes to Avoid While Retouching

In order to become a skilled retoucher, it is vital for every artist to recognize when too much is too much, and what mistakes to watch out for. Training your eye to discern the differences between quality retouching and visually...

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

Retouching Skin with Dodging and Burning

A vital technique for every retoucher to master, dodging and burning is a non-destructive method for retouching. This video tutorial demonstrates a successful workflow for utilizing dodging and burning on skin. We previously shared Zoë Noble’s tutorial on using the...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices

The Art of Flawless Skin: Photography & Retouching

"On the subject of beauty photography and retouching, one of the first aspects that comes to mind is flawless skin. The core of most beauty work is the art of conveying perfection. While few complexions are naturally perfect, it is...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Software

A Review of the Beauty Retouch Panel

For thousands of retouchers around the world, the Beauty Retouch and Pixel Juggler Panels have brought efficiency to their workflow by optimizing the retouching techniques we often use. RA Panels are an extension that works with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and...

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Beauty Retouching, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

Retouching Skin With The Clone Stamp Tool

In beauty, portrait and fashion photography skin retouching is arguably the most important and challenging part of the post-production process. Among the simple retouching tools in Adobe Photoshop, the Clone Stamp tool is our number one instrument when it comes...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

Natural Trends in Fashion Retouching

Retouching, as with photography and fashion itself, has always been a slave to trends, and the driving force behind what we as industry professionals produce for our clients has always been what the consumer wants to see. These are...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

How to Color Grade Using Luminosity Masks

I have been using Luminosity Masks in my retouching for many years now and I absolutely love the flexibility they offer when making selections for exposure adjustments and color grading in Photoshop. I love how Zoë Noble explained her color grading...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Don’t Let Facebook Image Compression Ruin Your Images

So, you just spent hours retouching your perfect shot. Naturally, you want to share it with the world, so you upload it to your Facebook page, only to find your hard work trashed and frankly looking like sh!#t. Well, rumor has...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Approaching a Beauty Shoot Like an Art Master

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

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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

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, 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

10 Things You Can Learn From Makeup Artists

As a retouching artist you have probably already understood that we don't work in a vacuum. We retouchers are always a part of a team that strives toward a common goal: the creation of a beautiful image. And knowing...

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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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