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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Alexander Wätzel

Alexander Wätzel is a Germany-based fashion and beauty retoucher at his own dgtl-craft.com. In this Artist Spotlight feature, we'd love to introduce you to his beautiful work and some insights into his artistic processes.  --------------- HOW LONG I started working with clients and established...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices, Stay Inspired

8 Tips for Finding and Keeping Inspiration for Retouchers and Creatives

We all go through it. We’ve all been there. We will all go through it again. We feel bored and complacent. Getting stuck and feeling uninspired is part of the process of being a creative. We can’t run from...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Jon Jacobsen

Jon Jacobsen is a self-taught artist and photographer born in Quintero, Chile. In this Artist Spotlight feature, Jon tells us about his work, his inspirations, and his highest achievements. With exhibitions both in South America and Europe, worldwide publications and...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Step-by-Step Guide to Visualizing Movement by Benjamin Von Wong. Presented by Wacom.

This tutorial is an excerpt from TOUCHED Magazine, Issue 4: YOUR PORTFOLIO. Benjamin Von Wong Photographer & Visual Engineer Website: www.vonwong.com Our special guest artist Benjamin Von Wong is well known for his hyper-creative, mind-blowing images. Learn his approach to visualizing movement in...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Ionut Matache

Ionut Matache is a Romanian fashion and beauty retoucher whose work stands out with its clean and natural finish. With only 5 years of experience in the industry, he already has a solid collection of international publications in the leading...

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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Baard Lunde

In this Artist Spotlight feature, we asked Norway-based Fashion and Beauty photographer Baard Lunde, a seasoned professional with publications in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, L'Officiel, Marie Claire and others, how he started, who inspires him and what important steps he...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

A Guide to Creative Toy Photography and Focus Stacking by Felix Hernandez Rodriguez

Felix Hernandez Rodriguez is a conceptual and commercial photographer and graphic designer from Cancun, Mexico. Today he shares his Guide to Toy Photography which is designed to help all enthusiasts in this genre create realistic images by using a few...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Pearl Studios

Cover shoot for Magpie Darling Magazine; Photographer: Sarah Fountain; Retoucher: Pearl Studios  Pearl Studios is an England-based retouching studio. Robyn, the founder of Pearl Studios, has a clean and natural style which is eminent throughout her portfolio. With publications in magazines like Vogue, Elle,...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories

Artist Spotlight: Oleg Ti, Fashion & Beauty Photographer

Oleg Ti is a fashion, beauty and advertising photographer from Moscow, Russia. He has photographed for multiple major brands in both Russia and the USA. About five years ago Oleg started hosting photography workshops around the globe, including New York City, Los Angeles, London, Dubai...

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Interviews & Making Of Stories

Interview with Benjamin Von Wong, Presented by Wacom

By Wacom: Every picture holds two stories: the one within the image and the one behind its creation. That’s what Benjamin Von Wong believes and wants to transport into his artwork. By now, the 28-year-old visual engineer has become notorious for his...

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Creative Retouching, Stay Inspired

Photo Series Captures the Imagination of Children to Create a Calendar for Charity

https://vimeo.com/144526468 As a commercial photographer I am constantly creating content for clients. As much as I love my jobs, I inevitably reach a point where I find myself with a hankering for my own personal creative outlet. This eventually leads me...

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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, Stay Inspired

10 Tips: How to Stay Organized and Productive as a Freelancer

When I made the jump from my 9 to 5 job to full-time photographer and freelancer, I was ecstatic to have the freedom that came with the entrepreneurial life. Little did I know that there are unique pros and...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Making of "The Queen of Hearts" by Mark Soon

Guest artist Mark Soon continues our Making Of segment with the creation of his whimsical “Queen of Hearts” image. We first shared the finished image in our Artists You Should Follow feature in Issue 2 of TOUCHED magazine. It's...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

The Making Of the “Oh No!!!” by Derek Johnston

Our new guest Derek Johnston continues our Making Of segment with a documented process of the creation of his fun “Oh No!!!” image. I am always inspired by the BTS stories and projects when an artist has a complete...

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Commercial Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Milton Menezes, Digital Artist

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with established digital artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Milton Menezes (www.lightfarmbrasil.com) is a Rio de Janeiro  Brazil-based digital artist with 15 years...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Glyn Dewis, Digital Composite Artist

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Glyn Dewis (www.glyndewis.com) is a photographer, retoucher, and trainer located just...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Brandon Cawood, Digital Composite Artist

This is the third in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Brandon Cawood (www.brandoncawood.com), is an internationally recognized and published photographer...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Greg Agee, Digital Composite Artist

Greg Agee (www.pixelogyarts.com) is a Fort Myers, Florida-based artist with 12 years experience creating digital composites. His work has received numerous awards, including the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Guru Award, and earned the distinction of having been accepted into the Professional Photographers...

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Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

LightFarm Studios: Harmful Nature Artwork and the Story Behind It

Our friends from LightFarm Studios, Brazil are back as guest contributors with their amazing new artwork entitled "Harmful Nature," as well as the story behind it. Nothing is more inspiring to me than seeing the beautiful execution of an art project from...

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Commercial Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Nick Duell, Commercial Advertising Retoucher

Nick Duell (www.nicholasduell.com) is a commercial advertising photo retoucher with over 10 years experience based out of Melbourne, Australia. It is always interesting and important to know what successful creative professionals think, believe and what they have been through to get to...

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