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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

How Much to Charge For Retouching. Part One: Billing Hourly

One of more frequent questions we’re asked at Retouching Academy is ‘how much should I be charging for retouching?’ Tutorials, articles, and advice on how to improve your retouching output are widely available, but the issue of pricing can...

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Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Retouching Controversy – How We Need To Move Forward

Advertising photography has always presented the viewer with a fantasy, a flawless, idealised framing of a product as it might appear at its most desirable, carefully posed and painstakingly lit. To some this is art, to others a willful,...

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

How to Build Your Dream Retouching Portfolio in 5 Easy Steps

My passion for retouching was sparked by my dear friend photographer and retoucher Natalia Fadejeva who taught me the basics of the craft about three years ago. In the beginning, as with most things, I was taking it slow through a lot of trial...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Types of Retouching Careers

If you’re seriously considering a future career in retouching, you’re undoubtedly aware of the huge range of potential options and specializations in the industry. From working fashion in-house, to remotely delivering an architectural interiors project, or assisting at a shoot...

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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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Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

How to Apply Textures to Create Interest in your Images

At times when you’re done retouching an image, it still feels incomplete, like something is missing to really make it come together. Sometimes the answer isn’t in further skin and hair retouching, but in your overall creative choices. Like most techniques in retouching,...

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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, 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, 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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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity

RA Panels Get A Great Review On Fstoppers

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...

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Beauty Retouching, Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Interview With High-End Commercial Retoucher Dominique Fraser

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...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching

RA Inspiration: Creativity Takes Courage

Advertising is one of the primary markets for creative professionals such as photographers, retouchers and graphic designers. Successful artists’ fees are higher and the reach of the created artworks is wider, making Advertising one of the most desirable fields...

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Commercial Retouching

RA Inspiration: Unstoppable Creativity

Unlock your creativity in 5 simple steps with Creativeblog.com, get inspired and dream big! Orion Telescopes   Jardiland Garden Centre   Colgate Dental Floss     Volkswagen: Precision Parking     Museum of Architecture: Discover the Full Story   Nivea Men: Because Life Makes Wrinkles       Durex: Extra Large Every leaf traps CO2 – Plant...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Real World Practices

Russell James & Nigel Barker Share Their Views On Retouching in Their #BehindtheGlass Interviews

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...

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Commercial Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry

Ambition to Become Better

There are numerous opportunities and specialization options when it comes to post-production work. However, many think that to succeed as a retoucher, you need to have outstanding skills in every aspect of post-production: CGI, 3D modeling, heavy photo compositions,...

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Commercial Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Milton Menezes, Digital Artist

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with established digital artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Milton Menezes (www.lightfarmbrasil.com) is a Rio de Janeiro  Brazil-based digital artist with 15 years...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Glyn Dewis, Digital Composite Artist

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Glyn Dewis (www.glyndewis.com) is a photographer, retoucher, and trainer located just...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Brandon Cawood, Digital Composite Artist

This is the third in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Brandon Cawood (www.brandoncawood.com), is an internationally recognized and published photographer...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Key Steps to Freelance Success. Part III: Building Your Career

First, we covered what’s essential for a freelancer to make it in this world in Part I. Then, we went deeper into what it means to truly succeed when you’re working as a freelancer in Part II. In this third installment, we're...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Greg Agee, Digital Composite Artist

Greg Agee (www.pixelogyarts.com) is a Fort Myers, Florida-based artist with 12 years experience creating digital composites. His work has received numerous awards, including the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Guru Award, and earned the distinction of having been accepted into the Professional Photographers...

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