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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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Business & Clients, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Industry Insider: Portfolio Panel Discussion with Pratik Naik

In the Industry Insider section of issue 4 of TOUCHED Magazine "YOUR PORTFOLIO" we asked a few brilliant artists Webb Bland, Pratik Naik, Daniel Meadows, Simon Webb, Todd Riddiford and Milton Menezes to share their perspectives on creating portfolios with...

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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, 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, 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 tackling...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko McKim

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. For more of my Fstoppers articles please visit: http://fstoppers.com/author/julia   DODGE & BURN...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Lulie Talmor

Retouching Academy on Facebook. Listen to Julia and Lulie chat about retouching as a craft, retouching career and growing as a creative professional.      Lulie's Website & Social Media Pages: www.lulielens.com www.behance.net/LulieLens www.facebook.com/LulieLens . Lulie's Articles on Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.com/author/lulie/ Stay tuned for more interviews and retouching courses on Retouching...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

The Making It Up Beauty Series & Retouching Details

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...

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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Industry & Community News, Retouching Educational Events

Educational Event Alert – Pratik Naik, Mikhail Malyugin & Julia Kuzmenko McKim

As you already know, we are an educational organization, and, although we are very young, we're working towards having a wide range of online and offline educational programs for artists from around the world. Ultimately, most of our offline events...

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