fixing patchy discolored skin in capture one and photoshop
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Real World Practices, Software, Video Tutorial

How to Fix Patchy Skin With Capture One and Photoshop

One of the most challenging issues to fix while retouching skin is when it is patchy and discolored. This masterful video tutorial by the RA Instructor and author our Master Dodge & Burn and Color Grade video courses, Michael...

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gradient maps and blend if sliders for skin tones
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Enhancing Skin Tones with Gradient Maps in Photoshop

Gradient Maps are a versatile tool for color grading, especially when you want to change the color temperature of the skin. This video tutorial by Prince Meyson demonstrates how to make skin tones look rich and vibrant by using...

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retouching with the ipad pro and astropad studio
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Hardware & Tools, Software, Video Tutorial

Review: Using the iPad Pro for Professional Retouching

If you were to take Apple’s marketing at face value, you might think that the latest generation of the iPad Pro could be a true computer replacement. But can it replace a Wacom Intuos or Cintiq? In this video,...

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hidden photoshop tricks to improve editing
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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Hidden Photoshop Tricks to Improve Your Editing

Photoshop is one of those applications with such a massive array of tools and settings that you can learn something new every day. This video tutorial by Brendan Williams may help you in that quest, as it is loaded...

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beginner mistakes in photoshop and how to fix them
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Fundamentals, Real World Practices, Software

The Top Beginner Mistakes in Photoshop and How to Fix Them

Learning Photoshop can be an intimidating endeavor for many beginning retouchers, as there are literally thousands of techniques that the software is capable of. The fact that many people are self-taught tends to lend itself to those users picking...

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lightroom shortcuts for a faster workflow
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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Lightroom Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Workflow

Adobe Lightroom is a robust application with many features under the hood for photographers and retouchers. Leveraging all of its capabilities requires an amount of familiarization, and this three-minute video is a perfect option for picking up nearly twenty...

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Beauty Retouching, Software, Video Tutorial

Working On Skin Tones In Capture One

While I am still extremely attached to my own Beauty Retouching workflow in LR and PS, I like seeing how much Capture One has evolved over the years and now offers more great tools for Beauty Retouching. Beauty and portrait...

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color grading with color balance in capture one pro by zoe noble
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Color Grade using the Color Balance Tool in Capture One Pro

Color goes a long way in creating a strong first impression with viewers, making it an essential part of every image maker’s workflow. In this video tutorial by Zoë Noble, you will learn how to use the Color Balance Tool...

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select subject photoshop cc 2018 january update
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Software, Video Tutorial

One-Click Subject Selection Is Here and It Is Glorious

With the January 2018 update to Photoshop CC 2018, users gained one of the most anticipated features to date: Select Subject. Powered by Adobe Sensei, their enigmatic AI, the time it once took to make complex selections has now...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Understanding Blending Modes in Photoshop

Whether you are color grading, manipulating tones, or creating a composite, understanding blending modes will help you achieve the desired result. This crash course by Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel breaks down the basic fundamentals of these...

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Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

No, CVS is Not Banning Retouched Images

Yesterday, a myriad of news websites proclaimed that CVS, one of the largest drugstores in the U.S., had announced a ban on photo manipulation in makeup marketing created for in-store promotional displays, websites, social media and any other marketing...

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tricks for speeding up your photoshop workflow
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Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

Four Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow in Photoshop

There are many methods for increasing your productivity while working in Photoshop, but they're not always obvious. This useful tutorial by Kevin Roodhorst demonstrates four ways for taking control of your time while retouching.  1....

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Commercial Retouching, Retouching Job Alert

#JOBALERT: Retouching Manager for an English Marketing Company

Location: England, Oxfordshire (1h from London) Posted: Jan 11, 2018 Source:  onlymarketingjobs.com Position: Full-time on-site Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum   Job description: Retouching Manager - Stock Imagery Company This company are one of the market leaders in Stock Imagery and Footage, supplying some well-known companies...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Six Retouching Issues to Prevent Before The Capture

The old adage of “time is money” could not be truer for retouchers, as our detail-oriented work demands hours of our time. For photographers that retouch their own work, the cause-and-effect of accuracy in-capture pays dividends when it comes time...

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Industry & Community News, Software

Darktable Now Available in Windows Too

Beginner photographers and retouchers who are looking for free alternatives to Adobe subscription software until their hobby turns into a freelance business, may be delighted to know that Darktable, a free open-source alternative to Adobe Lightroom previously only available...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Tone Images With Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

There is no understating the importance of thoughtful color when it comes to post-production. Regardless of the genre of photography, color impacts the viewer’s perception of mood, texture, atmosphere, and more. Because of that, refining the process for color grading...

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