Retouching Men's Portraits
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Beauty Retouching, Creative Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity

Retouching Male Portraits

It's no news to anyone that we see women comprising the bulk of subject matter in fashion, editorial, cosmetic, and social media imagery, so it's not surprising that almost all retouching education and workflows revolve around techniques that serve...

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Retouching Portraits in Lightroom CC
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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

Portrait Retouching Using Lightoom CC Mobile and Adobe Fix

Retouching on the go is a new and popular theme which has been popping up more often these days with apps like Lightroom CC Mobile and Adobe Fix. While they won’t be taking the place of their desktop siblings...

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how to get hired on a creative team for beauty and fashion photography
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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, Real World Practices

14 Tips on How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired Again

As a freelance artist, one of your primary goals is securing return clientele. For retouchers, makeup artists, hairstylists, wardrobe stylists, digital techs, photography assistants, models, and others, one of those primary sources of income can be from the photographers...

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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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Adobe Creative Cloud
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Industry & Community News, Software, 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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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity

Streamline Your Instagram Marketing With Later

Gone are the days of traditional marketing and a well-designed website being the go-to strategy for gaining new clients. Social media has made itself king, with Instagram currently reigning supreme. While dependence on one social network can be worrisome...

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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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Styles and Presets in Capture One
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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

How to Use Styles and Presets in Your Capture One Workflow

Capture One Pro version 10.1 brought us an improved Styles workflow, which has now been enhanced in version 11.1 with the addition of Style Packs. Styles and Presets are a quick way to apply adjustments on the background layer...

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Wacom Cintiq Pro 32
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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools

Wacom Releases the New Cintiq Pro 24 and 32

Like a contractor’s hammer, a Wacom pen tablet is a mandatory piece of hardware for any creative looking to become a retoucher. The pen-to-paper-like experience allows the creative to work with greater precision and finesse, which is otherwise not...

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Business & Clients, Real World Practices

5 Ways To Alienate Clients & Lose Potential Jobs

There are so many similarities in business practices among different creative fields, that I constantly pick up great advice from brilliant people of completely different professions than my own. I am a big fan of the great blog for writers Write...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

When Are You Good Enough to Become a Retouching Freelancer?

Waking up all hazy, you raise your head up, your eyes slowly focusing back in, you come to and suddenly realize, you fell asleep at your day job, again. Most days, you find yourself unfulfilled, bored and unchallenged. Back at...

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protect your photographs and retouching by kendra paige
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Business & Clients, Real World Practices, Successful Retouching Business

How to Protect Your Work as a Photographer or Digital Artist

When it comes to protecting your work and your brand, there are many things to consider, and the top of that list is copyright. With images on display on websites, digital magazines, social media, online contests, etc, the opportunities for someone to misuse your work are plentiful.

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profiles in lightroom and acr
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Efficiency & Productivity, Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Adds Profiles to Lightroom and ACR

Today, Lightroom and Camera RAW users can rejoice! Adobe has just released “Profiles” for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw. Within ACR and Lightroom, a profile is used to render your photograph, converting it from raw camera information...

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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Software

New Release: Beauty Retouch v3.2 & Pixel Juggler 2.2 for CS6 to CC2018

We are happy to announce the release of the newest versions of the Beauty Retouch and Pixel Juggler Panels, which now include their own installers! In this update, we have responded to the changes in Brush controls in Adobe® Photoshop®...

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deep learning color grading by nvidia
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Industry & Community News, Working With Colors

How Deep Learning May Change How We Color Grade

Have you ever wanted to recreate a look or color palette from a favorite photo? Or have you ever wondered what it was like to turn a day scene into a night scene? Most professionals will put together reference...

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Industry & Community News, Software, 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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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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