Adobe Creative Cloud
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Industry & Community News, Software, Stay Inspired

Adobe Slashes Creative Cloud Subscription Fee for Students

Last January Adobe announced that it would provide Spark Education — a set of storytelling apps — free of charge for K-12 (kindergarten to 12th grade, primary and secondary education) schools and High Education institutions. This was great news for...

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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Stay Inspired

Announcing the RA Beauty Retouching Contest

We hope that you’ve been inspired by our @retouchingacademy Instagram feed while learning and growing as a retouching artist and member of our Facebook RA Community. Now is your chance to show off your skills and win some cool prizes...

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Styles and Presets in Capture One
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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

How to Use Styles and Presets in Your Capture One Workflow

Capture One Pro version 10.1 brought us an improved Styles workflow, which has now been enhanced in version 11.1 with the addition of Style Packs. Styles and Presets are a quick way to apply adjustments on the background layer...

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lighten or darken selective colors in photoshop
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Lighten or Darken Selective Colors in Photoshop

There are endless techniques for color grading your images, but one aspect that can be tricky is manipulating the tonal range of those colors. If you prefer performing your color work in Photoshop, this quick tip will show you...

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Wacom Cintiq Pro 32
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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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Business & Clients, Real World Practices

5 Ways To Alienate Clients & Lose Potential Jobs

There are so many similarities in business practices among different creative fields, that I constantly pick up great advice from brilliant people of completely different professions than my own. I am a big fan of the great blog for writers Write...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

When Are You Good Enough to Become a Retouching Freelancer?

Waking up all hazy, you raise your head up, your eyes slowly focusing back in, you come to and suddenly realize, you fell asleep at your day job, again. Most days, you find yourself unfulfilled, bored and unchallenged. Back at...

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Real World Practices, Software, Working With Colors

Adobe Profiles vs Capture One Color Curves

Adobe has recently released a substantial update to Camera RAW and Lightroom in the form of “Profiles.” These profiles determine how the software renders color during initial RAW conversion. In this article, we will compare the new profiles from...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

How to Use History Snapshots in Photoshop While Retouching

Post-production is a thoughtful and meticulous process, with a variety of applied techniques and adjustments to color, texture, and exposure. While working on an image, it is common to go too far in a particular direction or find yourself...

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protect your photographs and retouching by kendra paige
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Business & Clients, Real World Practices, Successful Retouching Business

How to Protect Your Work as a Photographer or Digital Artist

When it comes to protecting your work and your brand, there are many things to consider, and the top of that list is copyright. With images on display on websites, digital magazines, social media, online contests, etc, the opportunities for someone to misuse your work are plentiful.

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profiles in lightroom and acr
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Efficiency & Productivity, Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Adds Profiles to Lightroom and ACR

Today, Lightroom and Camera RAW users can rejoice! Adobe has just released “Profiles” for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw. Within ACR and Lightroom, a profile is used to render your photograph, converting it from raw camera information...

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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Software

New Release: Beauty Retouch v3.2 & Pixel Juggler 2.2 for CS6 to CC2018

We are happy to announce the release of the newest versions of the Beauty Retouch and Pixel Juggler Panels, which now include their own installers! In this update, we have responded to the changes in Brush controls in Adobe® Photoshop®...

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deep learning color grading by nvidia
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Industry & Community News, Working With Colors

How Deep Learning May Change How We Color Grade

Have you ever wanted to recreate a look or color palette from a favorite photo? Or have you ever wondered what it was like to turn a day scene into a night scene? Most professionals will put together reference...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Stay Inspired

How to Photograph Macro Beauty: Before Retouching Begins

In this guest article by Netherlands-based photographer, Sonja de Vlaming, she shares her process for preparing for a macro beauty photoshoot. From the right kind of equipment to consider, to lighting, to casting the right talent and creative team,...

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love car 2018 by felix hernandez
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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories, Stay Inspired

The Love Car 2018 by Felix Hernandez

In this guest blog by our dear friend, Cancun-based photographer Felix Hernandez of @Hernandez Dreamphography, he revisits the project that first put him on the map as a Digital Artist: The Love Car. This project was originally published in...

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upscaling with preserve details 2.0 in photoshop cc 2018
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Software, Video Tutorial

Enlarging Photos with Preserve Details 2.0 in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

One of the under-appreciated features of Photoshop CC 2018 is the new algorithm for enlarging images. In this video comparison, Michael Woloszynowicz shows the difference between the original and new algorithms, to prove whether or not this new tool...

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using the color tool in adobe lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Manipulating Hues with the Color Tool in Lightroom

RAW conversion applications like Adobe Lightroom are often the first place that color grading begins. One incredibly useful tool that tends to be forgotten about is the Color Tool. In this video tutorial by Matt Kloskowski, you will learn how...

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Industry & Community News, Software, Stay Inspired

Follow the New Capture One Dedication Campaign

In the newly released Capture One Dedication Campaign, Phase One highlights the dedication and creativity behind professional photography. Check out their new series of videos exploring various photography disciplines through the lens of leading photographers in an effort to...

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