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Real World Practices, Stay Inspired, Working With Colors

Psychology of Color for Creative Professionals: Money’s Hidden Palette

This article on Psychology of Color for Creative Professionals is written by our guest author, top-pro Makeup Artist and educator Irina Rudova, Los Angeles, CA and edited by Julia Kuzmenko McKim. Read more about Irina below.  Markets are currently experiencing...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Industry & Community News, Real World Practices, Stay Inspired

Generative AI for Freelancer: Will You Be a Disruptor or Disrupted?

As I advance in the Applied Generative AI course by MIT, I am completely and irrevocably convinced that the freelance business in the content creation field is experiencing a monumental transformation. The type that will permanently alter its landscape. I won't...

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Creative Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Industry & Community News, Stay Inspired

Generative AI for Freelancers

The freelance world is undergoing a seismic shift propelled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially Generative AI. In my latest blog post, you will find how I believe this transformative technology is reshaping the industry and can help YOU to recession-proof your freelance...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices, Stay Inspired

New Practice Beauty Images

As an ever-evolving and continually developing creative professional, you understand the significance of refining your skills and expanding your artistic vision through hands-on practice. Photographers who have access to skilled creative teams and professional models often find themselves in a...

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices, Stay Inspired

Guide to the Best Artist Grants and Opportunities for 2023

While retouching artists aren't usually really independent in their work and art (I guess, apart from AI creations now accessible to all, but that's a separate topic altogether), we often form partnerships based on commercial and/or artistic interests with...

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Creative Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Advertising Product Photography Behind-The-Scenes: Creating Aqua Minerale Visuals

If you ever wondered how real-world Advertising Product Photography & Retouching jobs unfold for creative professionals, this article by our talented friends Maier Product Photography, will take you through the project steps from shoot to the final image. Max &...

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Beauty Retouching, Stay Inspired, Video Tutorial

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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Composition Study
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Creative Retouching, Fundamentals, Stay Inspired

How Understanding Composition Can Make You A Better Retoucher

Retouchers can learn a lot from traditional art forms like painting, as many of the fundamental concepts are quite similar. While retouchers tend to lend their focus in the areas of skin retouching and color grading techniques, composition is...

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Adobe Creative Cloud
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Industry & Community News, Software for Retouching, Stay Inspired

Adobe Slashes Creative Cloud Subscription Fee for Students

Last January Adobe announced that it would provide Spark Education — a set of storytelling apps — free of charge for K-12 (kindergarten to 12th grade, primary and secondary education) schools and High Education institutions. This was great news for...

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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Stay Inspired

Announcing the RA Beauty Retouching Contest

We hope that you’ve been inspired by our @retouchingacademy Instagram feed while learning and growing as a retouching artist and member of our Facebook RA Community. Now is your chance to show off your skills and win some cool prizes...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Stay Inspired

How to Photograph Macro Beauty: Before Retouching Begins

In this guest article by Netherlands-based photographer, Sonja de Vlaming, she shares her process for preparing for a macro beauty photoshoot. From the right kind of equipment to consider, to lighting, to casting the right talent and creative team,...

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love car 2018 by felix hernandez
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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories, Stay Inspired

The Love Car 2018 by Felix Hernandez

In this guest blog by our dear friend, Cancun-based photographer Felix Hernandez of @Hernandez Dreamphography, he revisits the project that first put him on the map as a Digital Artist: The Love Car. This project was originally published in...

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Industry & Community News, Software for Retouching, Stay Inspired

Follow the New Capture One Dedication Campaign

In the newly released Capture One Dedication Campaign, Phase One highlights the dedication and creativity behind professional photography. Check out their new series of videos exploring various photography disciplines through the lens of leading photographers in an effort to...

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