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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II

This is the second 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. Enjoy! Previously, I mentioned how to select all of the images you require in Adobe...

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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I

In this tutorial our guest Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington will walk us through his workflow and share the most effective ways of handling layers in your master files as you progress with a retouching job. Peter is currently based...

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Commercial Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Nick Duell, Commercial Advertising Retoucher

Nick Duell (www.nicholasduell.com) is a commercial advertising photo retoucher with over 10 years experience based out of Melbourne, Australia. It is always interesting and important to know what successful creative professionals think, believe and what they have been through to get to...

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Creative Retouching, Real World Practices

Storytelling in Concept Photography. Part II: The Mechanics Of Storytelling

This is the second part of the series of John's articles on Storytelling in Concept Photography. You can find Part 1 and Part 3 of the series here: Storytelling In Concept Photography. Part 1: The Power Of Stories Storytelling in Concept Photography. Part III...

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Commercial Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry

Product Photography & Retouching: Light, Shadows & Reflections

Everything you do in any field of photography and retouching starts with an idea, but to achieve your vision, you must know how to shape, control, and modify the light that illuminates your subject. As a product photographer and retoucher,...

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Creative Retouching, Real World Practices

Storytelling In Concept Photography. Part 1: The Power Of Stories

This is the first part of the series of John's articles on Storytelling in Concept Photography. You can find Part 2 and Part 3 of the series here: Storytelling in Concept Photography. Part II: The Mechanics Of Storytelling Storytelling in Concept Photography....

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Retouching Educational Events

Sydney & Melbourne Australia: 2-day Studio Beauty Lighting & Retouching Workshops With Julia Kuzmenko

WORKSHOP PROGRAM  Organized by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and taught by Julia Kuzmenko, this 2-day photography workshop will cover industry standard working strategies used in shooting and in high-end retouching of beauty photography - cosmetic, fashion, hairstyling and advertising - from start...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

The Making Of The Verge Artwork by LightFarm Studios

I was very happy to see an email from Milton Menezes, director of LightFarm Studios, Brazil in our Retouching Academy Facebook page mailbox. The LFS team have just released their "The Verge" artwork along with the making-of video and we'd...

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product retouching
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Commercial Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry

Commercial Product Retoucher: Key Skills and Knowledge

When I first started out as a product photographer and retoucher at a large fashion company, I tried to search for tutorials, tips, and tricks to take my game to the next level. I found plenty of good articles...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

How to Use Apply Image Function to Expand Dynamic Range While Retaining Detail In Shadows And Highlights

A typical issue that photographers face when capturing digital images is limited dynamic range of DSLR cameras. We always have to choose between which detail we would like to keep, and which detail will unfortunately be lost. If you choose...

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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...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Breathtaking Work of The Amazing Australian Artist Alexia Sinclair

I recently published my interview with one of my most favorite digital artists Alexia Sinclair on Fstoppers. My full interview, however, was much longer and I picked Alexia's brain about her post-production stage & Photoshop as well specifically for the...

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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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Creative Retouching

Let’s Play! Fun Robocop Retouching Contest & Prizes

UPDATE: The finalists and the Winner are announced on Fstoppers: The Awesome Robocop Retouching Contest Winners Congratulations, Jeff Whitlock! My Fstoppers colleague, NYC based Commercial Photographer Douglas Sonders, is running a fun retouching contest and giving away some sweet prizes! Douglas recently had...

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Creative Retouching, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

Practical Uses for Photoshop Layer Blending Modes

In this video we'll be discussing some of the most important layer Blending modes for retouchers to understand, as well as present practical examples of when they are used. We've divided our discussion into four main Blending mode groupings: Lightening...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Importance Of Self-Promotion For Artists and Practical Tips

In this post our Guest Artist Michael Herb, Commercial, Editorial and Conceptual Photographer from Las Vegas, NV talks about the importance of self-promotion for artists and shares his own methods. I absolutely agree with Michael on how necessary self-promotion is,...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

The Making Of The "Red Dress Twirl" Artwork by Shayne Gray

In this post our Guest Artist Shayne Gray from Toronto, Canada will walk us through the creation process of his "Red Dress Twirl" image. I am really enjoying reading through our Guest posts and seeing their BTS and Before images...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

The Story Behind “The Princess And The Golden Chair” Artwork by Johan Normén

In this post our Guest Artist photographer & master photoshopper (who is a full-time consultant and a team leader at an e-commerce company by day) Johan Normén from Alingsås, Sweden will show us the entire process of his “Princess and the golden chair” image...

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