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RA Beauty Retouching Contest Update & Timelapse Retouching Video

Wow, what a great run! We accepted 785 submissions from artists all over the globe! On behalf of the Retouching Academy team and the Contest sponsors, Wacom and Capture One, I'd like to thank everyone who participated! We really enjoyed seeing how...

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color calibrate monitors and printers for retouching
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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Color Calibrate All of Your Devices for Accurate Color

Color calibration is one of those topics that can be intimidating to beginner retouchers and photographers alike. This fantastic tutorial by our friends at Fstoppers makes calibration easy to understand by breaking down the process for several devices. If...

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hidden gems in photoshop
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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Improve Your Workflow With These Hidden Gems in Photoshop

Photoshop is one of those astounding applications where learning never ends. Despite this, it’s possible to get complacent when it comes to seeking out new methods for improving your workflow. These useful, little-known techniques from Blake Rudis might be...

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lighten or darken selective colors in photoshop
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Lighten or Darken Selective Colors in Photoshop

There are endless techniques for color grading your images, but one aspect that can be tricky is manipulating the tonal range of those colors. If you prefer performing your color work in Photoshop, this quick tip will show you...

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Beauty Retouch
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Fundamentals, Hardware & Tools, Video Tutorial

Setting Up Your First Wacom Tablet

My first Wacom tablet was the original Wacom Bamboo. At the time, I couldn’t afford nor needed the professional Intuos line, which is what I now use, having grown into that professional tier. Before that, I had only been...

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How to Use History Snapshots in Photoshop While Retouching

Post-production is a thoughtful and meticulous process, with a variety of applied techniques and adjustments to color, texture, and exposure. While working on an image, it is common to go too far in a particular direction or find yourself...

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upscaling with preserve details 2.0 in photoshop cc 2018
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Software, Video Tutorial

Enlarging Photos with Preserve Details 2.0 in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

One of the under-appreciated features of Photoshop CC 2018 is the new algorithm for enlarging images. In this video comparison, Michael Woloszynowicz shows the difference between the original and new algorithms, to prove whether or not this new tool...

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using the color tool in adobe lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Manipulating Hues with the Color Tool in Lightroom

RAW conversion applications like Adobe Lightroom are often the first place that color grading begins. One incredibly useful tool that tends to be forgotten about is the Color Tool. In this video tutorial by Matt Kloskowski, you will learn how...

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fixing patchy discolored skin in capture one and photoshop
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Real World Practices, Software, Video Tutorial

How to Fix Patchy Skin With Capture One and Photoshop

One of the most challenging issues to fix while retouching skin is when it is patchy and discolored. This masterful video tutorial by the RA Instructor and author our Master Dodge & Burn and Color Grade video courses, Michael...

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gradient maps and blend if sliders for skin tones
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Enhancing Skin Tones with Gradient Maps in Photoshop

Gradient Maps are a versatile tool for color grading, especially when you want to change the color temperature of the skin. This video tutorial by Prince Meyson demonstrates how to make skin tones look rich and vibrant by using...

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retouching with the ipad pro and astropad studio
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Hardware & Tools, Software, Video Tutorial

Review: Using the iPad Pro for Professional Retouching

If you were to take Apple’s marketing at face value, you might think that the latest generation of the iPad Pro could be a true computer replacement. But can it replace a Wacom Intuos or Cintiq? In this video,...

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hidden photoshop tricks to improve editing
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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Hidden Photoshop Tricks to Improve Your Editing

Photoshop is one of those applications with such a massive array of tools and settings that you can learn something new every day. This video tutorial by Brendan Williams may help you in that quest, as it is loaded...

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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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tricks for speeding up your photoshop workflow
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Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

Four Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow in Photoshop

There are many methods for increasing your productivity while working in Photoshop, but they're not always obvious. This useful tutorial by Kevin Roodhorst demonstrates four ways for taking control of your time while retouching.  1. Scrubby Zoom There are several techniques...

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