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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adobe posts record sales and launches adobe advertising cloud tv
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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, 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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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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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Mastering Brushes for Dodge & Burn Work. Beauty Retouch Panel Update Details.

I have recently changed the way I work with brushes when Dodging & Burning and they made my D&B work more convenient and precise. I'd like to share why and how this happened and what it led to. My D&B brush...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

How to Use Apply Image Function to Expand Dynamic Range While Retaining Detail In Shadows And Highlights

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...

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