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Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

A PSD That Shows You What Every Adjustment Layer Is Doing Via Curves

When you use an adjustment layer in Photoshop that manipulates colors, you don’t see the coding that goes on behind each of them. What if you were able to understand exactly what is happening? Now there’s finally a way!  Edmon Amiraghyan,...

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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 WoloszynowiczIn this article Michael talks about such fundamental things and their importance for successful retouching like:Dynamic Range ...

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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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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 IIGrouping Related Layers You're probably...

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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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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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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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Retouching Guidelines & Considerations
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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, Fundamentals

Retouching Guidelines & Considerations

The general term “Retouching” can be categorized under the following subject-specific areas of Portrait, Editorial, Commercial, Beauty and Creative Retouching. Each of these areas possesses its own assembly of considerations around what “retouching” is when editing the image in question....

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

History, Caches & Good Work Habits For Better Photoshop Performance

Please read How to Set Preferences & Memory Usage for Peak Performance before you continue reading this article. History & Caches Simply put, keep History States and Cache Levels at their default settings, and get into the habit of working on separate Layers,...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

The difference between Brush Opacity & Fill and Layer Opacity & Flow

BRUSH OPACITY vs. FLOW While most people starting out with Photoshop tend to utilize Opacity slider and leave Flow untouched, knowing the difference between the two will allow you to select the one that will perform best for a given...

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Fundamentals, Software

How to Set Preferences & Memory Usage for Peak Performance – Photoshop CC, CS6

Here are a few ways to enhance Photoshop performance:Optimize your current hardware Customize Performance Preferences in Photoshop Tailor your Photoshop work habits (read more: History, Caches & Performance-Friendly Work Habits)Hardware The faster the processor you’re using and the more random...

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