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Quality Printing, Real World Practices, Retouching Job Alert

Remote job opportunity for photographers & retouchers

LA (Lindeman & Associates) is hiring. The job description outtakes below will explain what they actually need and which skills are required: Finishers of All Levels. Note from Retouching Academy Facebook group member: Daniel Ecoff: Finisher is the term used for entertainment...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

Photoshop Layer Management: How You Order Your PSD Layers Matters

When working in Photoshop, your PSD Layer management approach - organizing your layers efficiently - is crucial to maintaining flexibility and control over your retouching workflow. Getting into the habit of properly structuring your PSD files early in your retouching...

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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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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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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

Retouching Eyes with the Eye Drops Button on the MUA Retouch Panel

The Eye Drops button on our MUA Retouch panel is like virtual Visine, only better. Use it to quickly clean up the whites of the eyes, add light and vitality to the eyes, as well as make adjustments to...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

New Skin Retouching Course on Our New Streaming Platform

The Skin Retouching course is available on our new streaming platform located at learn.retouchingacademy.com, and now you can conveniently continue learning even when you are away from your desk and watch the lessons on your mobile devices via this mobile app.

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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Software for Retouching

Changes to The Supported Photoshop Versions for RA Panels

We care deeply about the quality of our products and choose not to jeopardize our users’ experience by offering panels that might not perform as they should due to outdated Adobe software. As a result, we will no longer offer RA Panels for Photoshop CS6 for purchase…

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices

New Round! Beauty Retouching Challenge #3

Find out the results of the first two rounds here: Challenge #1 Results and Challenge #2 Results Overview with my notes and a timelapse retouching video. NEW ROUND! CHALLENGE #3 📌 RA Beauty Retouching Challenge #3 starts on April 13th, 2020; 📌...

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices

New Round! Beauty Retouching Challenge #2

CHALLENGE #1 RESULTS Our first Beauty Retouching Challenge went really well and over 200 artists of all skill levels submitted their retouches to the Challenge album. The Challenge #1 winner Axelle Manfrini‎ (laretouchefrancaise.com) now has 10x voting power in the...

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Industry & Community News, Real World Practices

Beauty Retouching Challenge #1: Ready, Set, Go!

Let’s use this downtime as an opportunity to practice, better ourselves, learn something new and have a little fun!✎ Challenge #1 starts on March 20th, 2020; ✎ Retouched Challenge Images are to be submitted by participants directly into a designated...

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Business & Clients, Industry & Community News

Why You Should Not Give A Magazine Exclusive Rights To Your Images For Free

Editorials are a hot commodity when it comes to photographers and other artists looking to showcase their work to potential clients. While in the past, a photographer could expect to be compensated for their work, 2019 is a very...

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Retouching Job Alert

#JOBALERT: Experienced Beauty & Product Retouchers for Avenue Retouching Agency

Avenue is a retouching agency catering to cosmetics brands and commercial photographers in the beauty industry, currently hand-picking a small selection of highly skilled freelance beauty retouchers:

We’re looking for an exceptionally talented retoucher to join our Freelance Talent Pool. You should have a minimum of 2 years professional retouching behind you with significant experience across commercial and editorial beauty. You must be used to a fast-paced, high-volume workflow and willing to go the extra mile when deadlines demand.

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Hardware & Tools, Industry & Community News

Roundup of Apple WWDC Announcements for Photographers and Retouchers

This year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was an eventful one for Apple, announcing many exciting new software features and products. Notably, the pro users (or power users) got the recognition they wanted, with a refresh of the Mac Pro, as well as Apple finally releasing a new display. We’ll discuss some of these in more detail, as well as one particular new feature that may give you the drawing tablet you’ve always wanted.

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Industry & Community News, Software for Retouching

Adobe Warns Subscribers Running Old Versions of Apps of Infringement Claims

On May 8th, 2019, Adobe mysteriously pulled all but the two most recent versions of their applications for download. Immediately following this announcement, however, actively subscribed customers began receiving e-mails from Adobe informing them that they are no longer...

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