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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Industry & Community News

XP-Pen Products Might Be The Best Budget Alternative to the Industry Standard Wacom Tablets

We all love our Wacom tools and consider them a mandatory piece of hardware for any professional or aspiring professional retoucher. The Wacom Cintiq Pro line of graphic displays are coveted as the standard for high-end retouching. However, the...

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What's New in Lightroom 7.5 Classic and Lightroom 3.6 CC
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Hardware & Tools, Video Tutorial

New Features in Lightroom Classic 7.5 and Lightroom CC 3.6

Adobe recently released update 7.5 for Lightroom Classic as well as an update for Lightroom CC version 3.6. While these updates aren’t necessarily game-changing, they do come with improvements and fixes worth getting excited over. New in Lightroom Classic 7.5 ...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Industry & Community News

Apple Releasing a Pro-Focused Mac Mini and Low-Cost MacBook Air

Apple Inc. recently announced the upcoming  pro-focused Mac Mini and a new “low-cost” MacBook Air. The new laptop is rumored to include a Retina Display and said to have thinner bezels, but will look similar to the company's current...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Industry & Community News

Fastest Storage Drives Ever Created Introduced by Intel

Intel's latest memory technology named Optane 800P uses recently developed 3D XPoint (pronounced “cross-point”) technology to deliver incredible speed. This new memory tech uses a type of non-volatile memory (NVM) and is now being touted as a potential SSD...

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Fundamentals, Hardware & Tools, Working With Colors

Using a Color Chart to Ensure Color Accuracy in Your Photography from Capture to Resulting Image

Color accuracy is an important factor in photography and retouching. Modern day cameras rely entirely on the built-in software to interpret the color data in the captured images, and how the colors are captured will be a direct reflection...

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What was once a desk job that chained us to our offices, surrounded by our monster computer rigs, giant screens, sitting in uncomfortable positions, despite having purchased an expensive ergo chair. All the while still suffering from premature lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, as if being divinely punished for the sins of our ancestors, could soon become a thing of the past.
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Hardware & Tools, Industry & Community News, Software

Full Photoshop on Your Apple iPad Next Year

It’s no secret that hardware performance in mobile devices is progressing so rapidly that it's been seriously changing the way smartphones and tablets are used by creative professionals, especially visual artists. With the emergence of the innovations like Microsoft's...

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Hardware & Tools, Industry & Community News

The New Most Powerful GPU Technology Promises Amazing Improvements In Post-Production Tools and Techniques

NVIDIA recently announced its new Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) named “Volta” which will bring Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercomputing and Deep Learning technology to GPUs in every industry. A few months ago the company shared that it had been working on...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools

Wacom Releases the New Cintiq Pro 24 and 32

Like a contractor’s hammer, a Wacom pen tablet is a mandatory piece of hardware for any creative looking to become a retoucher. The pen-to-paper-like experience allows the creative to work with greater precision and finesse, which is otherwise not...

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Hardware & Tools, Video Tutorial

6 Tricks for Better Performance With a Wacom Tablet

For any professional retoucher, a graphics tablet is a necessity. However, there is an initial adjustment period, and like many tools, there are many customization options and little-known features. In the video tutorial below, Colin Smith of Photoshop Cafe demonstrates six handy...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Software

System Requirements for Retouching

Becoming a retoucher is one of those things that doesn’t involve many barriers to entry. Most computers will run the necessary software, making retouching accessible to many. For those that are just beginning their journey as a retoucher, or those...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools

Back Up Your Wacom Tablet Settings

Dear RA Artists, A member of our RA Community reported some issues that he encountered with his Wacom tablet (Intuos Pro S) after updating his tablet driver to the latest version, from 6.3.15 to 6.3.16 today and we wanted to remind you to always back...

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Hardware & Tools, Working With Colors

Why You Need to Calibrate Your Screen

Screen Calibration has left people scratching their heads for years. Common questions like “Why do I need to calibrate my monitor if my clients aren’t calibrating theirs?” are all too reasonable and provide an interesting argument to the debate....

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