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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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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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Color Grading with Color Lookup Tables in Photoshop

A hidden gem within Photoshop is the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer, which utilizes LUTs for a different approach to color grading images. This lightning-fast tutorial by tutvid will give you a crash course in how to create LUTs, as...

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Industry & Community News, Software

Powerful New Tools for One-Click Selections Coming Soon to Photoshop

Adobe Sensei, which is Adobe’s AI machine-learning apparatus, has been the backbone for much of the powerful innovations brought to their applications. Recently, Adobe teased a new feature that removes the guesswork from masking out subjects: Select Subject. Presently, the primary...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Phase One Releases Capture One 11 With New Features & Improved Performance

Phase One has recently launched Capture One 11 with an impressive host of new features for retouchers and photographers alike. Capture One has enjoyed increasing popularity among professionals for raw conversion, tethered capture, and as a primary image processing...

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Software, Video Tutorial

Quickly Learn the Curvature Pen Tool in Photoshop CC 2018

The Curvature Pen Tool is one of the most exciting new features brought to Photoshop CC 2018, making selecting and masking a breeze.  This quick video tutorial will have you using this powerful new tool in no time.  The Pen Tool...

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Software, Video Tutorial

The Differences Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

During the journey to become proficient with Adobe Photoshop, two tools - Levels and Curves - will likely beg the question: what is the difference between them? This video by Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, details their similarities and differences. When it...

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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

14 Lightroom Tips to Speed up Your Workflow

Adobe Lightroom contains a plethora of hidden settings and shortcuts that can make photo-editing a breeze. This helpful tutorial by photographer, Evan Ranft will guide you through his top fourteen tips and tricks for adding efficiency and visibility to...

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Fundamentals, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Software

Blurring – Clarifying Some Misconceptions

As any resourceful retoucher would know, there is a strict low tolerance towards over-blurring in the high-end retouching community. On online forums where retouchers post their work for online peers to critique and advise, I come across some good-intentioned...

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Software, Video Tutorial

Color & Luminance Range Masking in Lightroom Classic CC

Lightroom Classic CC is Adobe’s new lightning-fast desktop update, that brought much more than performance improvements to the table. Color and Luminance Range Masking is one of the more exciting new features, ushering forth a whole new way to make...

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