get perfect skin tones using curves adjustment in photoshop
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

4 Great Methods to Perfect Skin Tones Using Curves in Photoshop

Correcting and controlling color, especially in skin tones, is an imperative part of the retouching process. Skin tone can be impacted by a variety of causes, such as lighting setups, the surrounding environment, as well as how the camera...

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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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Creative Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Advertising Product Photography Behind-The-Scenes: Creating Aqua Minerale Visuals

If you ever wondered how real-world Advertising Product Photography & Retouching jobs unfold for the hired creative professionals, this article by our talented friends Ilya and Max Plotnikov, will take you through the project steps from shoot to the...

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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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how to remove color fringe from hair in photoshop
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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Remove Color Fringing From Hair in Photoshop

Hair can sometimes feel like the bane of a retoucher’s existence, due to the visual complexity of hair and the various techniques you need to know to handle it correctly. If you need to remove a subject from their background,...

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Beauty Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Interview with the RA Beauty Retouching Contest Winner

Our first Beauty Retouching contest was a fascinating experience not only for our community, but also for the RA team as we got a chance to review the work of hundreds of retouching artists of all skill levels applied...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

Quick Tip for Getting Better Results Using Content Aware Fill

Originally released in Photoshop CS5, Content Aware Fill was a tool ahead of its time. Using texture replacement synthesis, which was originally developed from space-time video completion as a means to correct corrupted data in video. In Photoshop however,...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

Exporting Images for Facebook, Instagram and Your Website from Photoshop

This week we are taking a look at one of the most frequently asked questions in the photography community on the web: What is the best way to export images for social media and your website? We’ll talk about optimizing...

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Business & Clients, Video Tutorial

How to Respond When Clients Ask You for RAW Files

One aspect of our job description as photographers is educating our clients. A question that comes up often with smaller business and individual clients is: "Can I have all of the RAW files from the shoot?" This is a question...

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six mistakes to avoid for your retouching portfolio by kendra paige
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Beauty Retouching, Business & Clients

6 Mistakes You Can Avoid When Building Your Retouching Portfolio

As retouchers and photographers, it is imperative that we produce a great product, and that we successfully promote ourselves and our business. It can be challenging to remain objective when it comes to how we display our art online,...

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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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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

New Hair Retouching Video Course Released

We are very excited to announce the release of our new Hair Retouching video course taught by Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot Photography, the author of our Master D&B and Color Grade courses. This course is in an instant...

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Creative Retouching, Fundamentals, Working With Colors

Super Quick Technique For Easy Color Matching Elements In Your Images

Love it or hate it, compositing is a common part of digital imaging today. Whether you’re superimposing a model onto a different than captured background, or compositing a series of product photos together for a commercial campaign, a uniform...

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color grading with split toning in lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Use Split Toning to Color Grade Your Images in Lightroom

Color grading photographs is an essential part of retouching, as beautiful skin and hair can be undermined by a poor use of color. There is no shortage of methods for manipulating color, which can range from complicated to simplistic. Split...

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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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five ways to remove any objects in photoshop
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Real World Practices, Software, Video Tutorial

5 Ways to Remove Anything From an Image in Photoshop

Retouching often involves removing distractions and imperfections, so understanding the various techniques for accomplishing this task is essential. There are multiple tools within Photoshop that you can turn to, but appreciating the differences of each will help you to...

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How to Add Neon Effects In Photoshop
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How to Make Neon Effects Using Photoshop

Are you bored with the same old portraits, are you in a creative funk? Thankfully Photoshop has you covered with tons of ways to express your creativity and sometimes the simplest tips yield the biggest results. In this quick...

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restoring skin texture for great skin retouching
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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

How to Recover Skin Texture in Overexposed Areas

Quality beauty and portrait retouching is all about the skin, and how we preserve or enhance the detail of it, rather than blur it all away. Today’s video tutorial centers on how to recover skin texture from blown out...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

Auto Mask: The Lightroom Power Tool You Probably Never Heard Of

Every once in a while we discover a retouching tip or trick that blows us away, and we wonder how it was possible that we had not already heard about it? Buried deep within Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic...

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