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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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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

The Making Of the “Oh No!!!” by Derek Johnston

Our new guest Derek Johnston continues our Making Of segment with a documented process of the creation of his fun “Oh No!!!” image. I am always inspired by the BTS stories and projects when an artist has a complete...

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Creative Retouching

MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH – Homage To Photographic Masters By Sandro Miller

Anyone who is familiar with the History of Photography will not be able to hold back a smile looking through these brilliantly executed images from the recent exhibition MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH, MALKOVICH - HOMAGE TO PHOTOGRAPHIC MASTERS by Sandro Miller at the Fahey/Klein...

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Retouching Educational Events

The WPPI Schedule of Seminars Inside the WPPI + KelbyOne Theater

WPPI + KelbyOne Announce Joint Theater at 3-Day Expo Featuring Free Presentations Focused on Image Retouching, Workflow & More Industry Icons like Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Cliff Mautner, and Pete Collins Take to the Stage to Present Lighting, Retouching, Lightroom...

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Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Photoshop

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! We wouldn't be here if not for the existence of this wonderful software that gives us -retouchers, graphic designers, photographers and digital artists - wings to fly. Check out the Photoshop Anniversary timeline:   Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel entertains...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Mastering Brushes for Dodge & Burn Work. Beauty Retouch Panel Update Details.

I have recently changed the way I work with brushes when Dodging & Burning and they made my D&B work more convenient and precise. I'd like to share why and how this happened and what it led to. My D&B brush...

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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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Beauty Retouching, Fundamentals, Real World Practices

Your Roadmap to Retouching Greatness

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: Dynamic Range ...

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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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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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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

LightFarm Studios: Harmful Nature Artwork and the Story Behind It

Our friends from LightFarm Studios, Brazil are back as guest contributors with their amazing new artwork entitled "Harmful Nature," as well as the story behind it. Nothing is more inspiring to me than seeing the beautiful execution of an art project from...

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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part IV

This is the fourth part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Part I: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I Part II: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II Part...

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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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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching. Part III

This is the third part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Part I: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I Part II: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II Grouping Related Layers You're probably...

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Creative Retouching, Real World Practices

Storytelling in Concept Photography. Part III: Tools to Develop Your Story

In this final part of the series, I will describe some of the tools I use to generate and develop story ideas to make them compatible with the photographic medium. You can find Par 1 and Part 2 of this...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Food, Product & Jewelry

3 Ways to Save Retouching Time with Food Photography

Shooting food is different than portrait, architectural, or landscape photography. When shooting food, there is one end goal of your image. YOU WANT YOUR VIEWER TO BE HUNGRY! If the viewer wants to eat what is in your shot,...

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