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Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe’s New Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Adobe has launched a brand new version of Adobe Lightroom, along with a host of popularly requested new features for Photoshop CC 2018 and Lightroom Classic CC. With these feature-filled upgrades, Adobe has released several options for their monthly...

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using color calibration profiles in adobe lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Use Color Calibration Profiles in Lightroom

Effective use of color should be a top priority for all retouchers and photographers. While there are multiple ways to manage colors, one particularly underused yet simple feature is the Camera Calibration tool within Adobe Lightroom. In this video tutorial...

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corel paintshop pro 2018
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Industry & Community News, Software

Corel Launches PaintShop Pro 2018

Canadian software company, Corel, best known for CorelDRAW and Corel Painter, have a habit of successfully revamping beloved applications. WordPerfect from Novell, and even PaintShop Pro from JASC (back when I used to use Paint Shop Pro 7 in...

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adobe launches youtube series
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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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testimonial of retouching academy beauty retouch panel
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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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system requirements for retouching software
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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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pixel peeper io shows exif data and lightroom adjustments
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Industry & Community News, Software

Find Out How That Photo Was Edited With Pixel Peeper

Have you ever admired a photograph and wondered just how they achieved that look in post? If you have, and the photographer used Adobe Lightroom, then you’re in luck! Web developer, Piotr Chmolowski, has launched a website that lifts...

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adobe posts record sales and launches adobe advertising cloud tv
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Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe’s Upward Momentum and What Is Next

Adobe is having a record week: beating profit estimates, launching Adobe Advertising Cloud TV, and utilizing Adobe Sensei’s sophisticated A.I. machine learning. It has been a busy week, and that can only be good news for us. On Tuesday, June...

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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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History Panel
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Fundamentals, Software

Photoshop Basics: Getting To Know The History Panel

History Panel The History Panel is a tool which creates a chronological top-down view of everything you do in your working session in Photoshop. To access the History Panel, choose Window > History, or click the History Panel tab if it's already...

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Industry & Community News, Software

The New and Old Features of The Latest Update: Photoshop CC2015.5

While I am very happy about the return of the Legacy Healing Algorithm for the Healing Brush tool and excited to play with the new features, I can't wrap my head around the name of the update - why is...

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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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