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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and choose not to jeopardize our users’ experience by offering panels that might not perform as they should due to outdated Adobe software.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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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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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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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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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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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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Adobe Warns Subscribers Running Old Versions of Apps of Infringement Claims

On May 8th, 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 licensed...

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The New Wacom Intuos Pro is Available in Small Size Now

Wacom introduces the new Wacom Intuos Pro Small to its professional range of creative pen and touch tablets. Being the youngest and smallest in the family, it benefits from Wacom’s more than 35 years of know-how, innovation and experience in creating products for digital art and design.

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WARNING: Elaborate Scams Targeting Photographers and How to Avoid Them

The digital age has given rise to a new type of criminal: sophisticated scammers capable of repeated feats of social engineering and elaborate long cons. The Hollywood Reporter initially broke this story, about a suspected group of scammers that...

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WARNING: Creative Professionals & Models Targeted

Dear Artists, Beware, this alarming email has been sent out to many creative professionals and models around the world (see screenshots below). My colleague received it today, did a bit of digging on the web and found posts about it...

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Black Friday Sales at Retouching Academy and Fstoppers

It's that time of the year again! Grab all of the educational materials you have been eyeballing for a while and walk into 2019 with the newly acquired pro skills! Take advantage of these incredible deals from now until midnight November...

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The Top 20 New Features in Photoshop CC 2019

Adobe's latest release of Photoshop CC 2019 came with an impressive list of new features that are well worth the upgrade. While some features, such as the Frame Tool, bring in new options like those within InDesign, others will...

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Adobe Releases New Features and Updates for Lightroom

There has been no shortage of exciting announcements for digital artists from Adobe MAX 2018. For photographers and retouchers making use of the Adobe photography ecosystem, the latest updates to Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC will be particularly of...

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What’s Wrong With Magazines Charging Their Contributors For Submissions

Beauty and fashion editorials are an opportunity for artists to showcase their creativity and skills. They often act as a means of advertising the team’s talents to potential clients and have become the lifeblood of many marketing plans for...

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XP-Pen Products Might Be The Best Budget Alternative to the Industry Standard Wacom Tablets

We all love our Wacom tools and consider them a mandatory piece of hardware for any professional or aspiring professional retoucher. The Wacom Cintiq Pro line of graphic displays are coveted as the standard for high-end retouching. However, the...

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Next Major Adobe Creative Cloud Release Won’t Support Older Operating Systems (Mac & Win)

Some alerting news come from Adobe for the artists who stick with older Mac and Windows Operating Systems: the next major release of Creative Cloud won’t support older versions of both Windows and Mac OS. The cut off is at...

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Apple Releasing a Pro-Focused Mac Mini and Low-Cost MacBook Air

Apple Inc. recently announced the upcoming  pro-focused Mac Mini and a new “low-cost” MacBook Air. The new laptop is rumored to include a Retina Display and said to have thinner bezels, but will look similar to the company's current...

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Fastest Storage Drives Ever Created Introduced by Intel

Intel's latest memory technology named Optane 800P uses recently developed 3D XPoint (pronounced “cross-point”) technology to deliver incredible speed. This new memory tech uses a type of non-volatile memory (NVM) and is now being touted as a potential SSD...

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