retouching on the ipad
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Hands On With Photoshop for iPad for Retouching

The much-anticipated release of Photoshop for the iPad is finally here. With its initial launch version, most of the features that retouchers rely on are present: the Clone Stamp tool, Spot Healing Brush, layers, adjustment layers, and more. You...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Enhance Details Using New Features in Photoshop and Lightroom

With recent updates to Photoshop and Lightroom CC, Adobe has rolled out new features for detail enhancement that are worth exploring. Each of these features function differently, and today's video tutorial will show you a deep dive into the...

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learn lightroom in under thirty minutes
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Learn Adobe Lightroom in Under 30 Minutes

Adobe Lightroom has been an industry heavyweight for many photographers and retouchers. With each update bringing new features and performance improvements, Lightroom is a fully-loaded RAW Converter, image-editor, and a powerful file management system.While some photographers and retouchers may prefer to live entirely within Photoshop’s interface, there are many benefits to learning the ins and outs of this software as a complement to Photoshop, especially if you are dealing with large volumes of images.

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Adobe Warns Subscribers Running Old Versions of Apps of Infringement Claims

On May 8th, Adobe mysteriously pulled all but the two most recent versions of their applications for download. Immediately following this announcement, however, actively subscribed customers began receiving e-mails from Adobe informing them that they are no longer licensed...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Using Luminosity Masking and Blend If Sliders in Photoshop

Luminosity Masks and making use of Blend If are two phenomenal ways to gain precise control over the tonal range of your image. In general, these tools grant you the ability to make accurate selections for manipulating the dynamic...

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default develop settings in lightroom
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How to Change the Default Develop Settings in Lightroom

The way color is captured in-camera can differ between brands, models, and lenses. When you first import your photographs to your RAW Converter of choice, you may find yourself making the same adjustments again and again. Or,...

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how to use all adjustment layers in photoshop
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Learn All 19 Adjustment Layers in Photoshop in Just 33 Minutes

Working non-destructively in Photoshop is the best way to edit photographs as each modification can be revised throughout post-production. Using Adjustment Layers allows making changes to your photograph without permanently altering the underlying image. There are nineteen adjustments available in...

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why you should color calibrate your display for retouching
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Why You Should Color Calibrate Your Monitor

Accuracy is imperative for a retoucher, as your goal is creating a perfected final product. Color accuracy is one of those aspects of post-production that is vitally important, especially for commercial or editorial imagery. There is nothing more frustrating than...

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Free Up Two-Thirds of Memory Space With Lossy DNG Compression in Lightroom

As megapixel counts go up, so do file sizes, making data management a critical aspect of every digital artist's workflow. With RAW file sizes typically ranging between 30MB-50MB an image, that can add up drastically and require a host...

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new features in photoshop cc 2019
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The Top 20 New Features in Photoshop CC 2019

Adobe's latest release of Photoshop CC 2019 came with an impressive list of new features that are well worth the upgrade. While some features, such as the Frame Tool, bring in new options like those within InDesign, others will...

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Adobe Releases New Features and Updates for Lightroom

There has been no shortage of exciting announcements for digital artists from Adobe MAX 2018. For photographers and retouchers making use of the Adobe photography ecosystem, the latest updates to Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC will be particularly of...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Did You Know Vivid Light Blending Mode is Great For Color Grading?

Color plays a vital role in photography and is often the marker of a skilled artist versus a beginner. When crafting one’s style and visual aesthetic, the way one tones their images can say a lot about their body...

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photoshop tricks and hacks for retouching
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These 19 Hacks Will Help You Improve Your Retouching in Photoshop

To stay relevant and marketable in this highly competitive industry, it’s important to keep your skills sharp and to constantly learn new and improved ways to get the job done. Photoshop is a tool of our trade, but with...

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how to use puppet warp for retouching in photoshop
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Commercial Retouching, Software, Video Tutorial

Using Puppet Warp in Adobe Photoshop

By using Puppet Warp in Adobe Photoshop, you can manipulate the structure of a subject’s shape, features, or even reposition things like limbs or hair. It’s as if you’re the puppet master and the subject is the puppet. By...

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using lightroom to color grade a video in premiere
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Color Grade Your Videos Using LUTs From Lightroom

Color Look Up Tables (or LUTs) can give your images a distinct look and feel though their colors. In our recent LUT-related article, you learned how to use LUTs in Photoshop to color grade an image, and this video tutorial...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Industry & Community News, Software

Next Major Adobe Creative Cloud Release Won’t Support Older Operating Systems (Mac & Win)

Some alerting news come from Adobe for the artists who stick with older Mac and Windows Operating Systems: the next major release of Creative Cloud won’t support older versions of both Windows and Mac OS. The cut off is at...

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using the color grading options in lightroom
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Demystifying the HSL Tool in Lightroom

One of the most overlooked tools in Lightroom is the HSL (Hue, Saturation, and Luminance) color adjustment window. If you’re just beginning your journey into editing your images and learning Lightroom, you’ll find that HSL is a powerful color grading tool...

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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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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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