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!
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
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
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
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.
Previously, I mentioned how to select all of the images you require in Adobe...
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...
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...
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...
We recently had a lengthy discussion in our Retouching Academy Community group regarding the importance and definition of image resolution. Even though it is pretty straight forward there is still a lot of confusion. With this quick post I...
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....
There are thousands of video tutorials on how to retouch skin, hair, etc., but I haven't seen anyone talk about what it is that needs to be retouched to make a female portrait more flattering.
In this video I've attempted...
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,...
In this tutorial we will cover what Clipping Masks are and how to create them in Photoshop. We will also touch on some retouching scenarios when they can be very useful.KEY POINTS:Clipping Masks allow you to apply pixels...
In this video we will talk about the Pen Tool and how you can make and adjust precise and complex selections using this tool.
The Pen Tool is one of the most highly underestimated and underused tools in Photoshop and...
Color management is the process of coordinating colors from nature to camera, then to monitor, then to print, so you can be sure of the color that will be produced in your final images.
It’s a big and pretty...
These are the things every visual artist MUST know and understand.LIGHT & COLOR
If you want to learn to manage color, it helps to first understand just what it is:
Color is a property of both an object and light, and it...
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...
Learn how to work with this super useful and often overlooked function of Layers Blending Options - Blend If Sliders.In this video I will show you how the Blend If sliders work and give a couple of practical examples...
Quick mask is a Photoshop tool that can be used in a wide range of image editing situations. It will be quite handy for a retoucher working with Architectural photography as well as Product, Advertising and even Wedding images.In...
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...