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...
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...
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'...
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 tackling...
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...
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,...
It's soon going to be a year since the Beauty Retouch and Pixel Juggler panels were released, and we have been receiving lots and lots of great feedback from our users.
An updated version of the Beauty Retouch panel with a few...
Dominique Fraser, an artist who is quickly becoming one of the most sought after professionals in the world of high-end photo retouching, has just joined Retouching Academy as one of the high-end commercial retouching instructors. We are pleased to...
There's a lot of controversy about retouching, and anti-retouching campaigns keep sweeping the internet communities bashing the very art form that many of us photographers and retouchers are deeply in love with and desire to master.
Let's hear what the big...
Check out this wonderful guest article on Scott Kelby's blog by one of our top instructors Michael Woloszynowicz:
It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Michael Woloszynowicz
In this article, Michael talks about such fundamental things and their importance for successful retouching like:
If you are new to the Dodge & Burn technique, make sure to read this 3-part article "The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique" I recently published on Fstoppers.
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I recently published an article on Fstoppers about one of the Retouching Academy community group members Juan Sánchez Castillo from Spain and his beautiful series "Making It Up". In that article Juan explained how he photographed the images, and exclusively for...