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Fundamentals, Software, Video Tutorial

Adobe Launches a YouTube Series for Beginners

This week, Adobe launched a new YouTube series of Photoshop tutorials aimed at beginners, called ‘3, 2, 1 … Photoshop!’ This series of videos created by longtime Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost, covers a useful sampling of tips and tricks for...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Software

A Review of the Beauty Retouch Panel

For thousands of retouchers around the world, the Beauty Retouch and Pixel Juggler Panels have brought efficiency to their workflow by optimizing the retouching techniques we often use. RA Panels are an extension that works with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Software

System Requirements for Retouching

Becoming a retoucher is one of those things that doesn’t involve many barriers to entry. Most computers will run the necessary software, making retouching accessible to many. For those that are just beginning their journey as a retoucher, or those...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

Customizing Your Workspace in Photoshop

Software: Adobe Photoshop Skill level: Beginner Workspaces A workspace, is the entire working area of Photoshop. It’s what encompasses all the menus, tools and panels. Simply put, it’s pretty much everything you can see and click within Photoshop. So it’s high time you dropped the...

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Fundamentals, Industry & Community News, Software

The Hidden Treasures of Creativity in Adobe Photoshop

Every experienced digital artist and retoucher knows how important your choice of brushes is for each specific purpose. With that in mind, on June 15, 2017, Adobe announced the release of a new set of digital brushes created from 360 scans of...

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Business & Clients, Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions – The Devil is in the Details

We all love our Adobe products, but recently I had the misfortune of being caught by the Adobe Creative Cloud cancellation ‟penalty.” Turns out, when you sign up for any annual Adobe CC subscription that’s paid monthly, you’re actually committing...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

Working With Selections: The New Select and Mask Feature

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 recently released their 5.0 update which brought us a revamp of the already useful tool formerly known as Refine Edge. Let’s look at what’s new and how we can take advantage of this new update...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

New Video Tutorials For RA Panels Users

With the release of the latest version of the RA Panels we have been working on updating and adding new video tutorials to our Retouching Academy Lab website. The new Installation Instructions video, the Additional Features Installation, new Magical Skin...

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Fundamentals, Software

Creating Banding-Free Gradients In Photoshop

Seattle-based guest writer Josh Fredman is with us today to share how he avoids banding when creating gradient-based background in his images.  --------------- In this tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create banding-free gradients in Adobe Photoshop. Although often misunderstood, when used properly, gradients...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Software

Temporary Healing Brush Fix in Photoshop CC2015

This post is long overdue, but better late than never. I recently had the honor to spend a couple of hours speaking with the Adobe Photoshop Engineers and Product Quality team and share my retouching workflow steps with them. As...

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Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Photoshop

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! We wouldn't be here if not for the existence of this wonderful software that gives us -retouchers, graphic designers, photographers and digital artists - wings to fly. Check out the Photoshop Anniversary timeline:   Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel entertains...

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