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Industry & Community News

Retouching Academy Mentorship Program – January 2014 Winners Announced

  We are super excited to announce that the first round of the Mentorship Program in our Retouching Academy Community group is finished and our winner Mentees are announced along with the Mentors of the month! Join our community group to...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Importance Of Self-Promotion For Artists and Practical Tips

In this post our Guest Artist Michael Herb, Commercial, Editorial and Conceptual Photographer from Las Vegas, NV talks about the importance of self-promotion for artists and shares his own methods. I absolutely agree with Michael on how necessary self-promotion is,...

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Retouching Guidelines & Considerations
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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, Fundamentals

Retouching Guidelines & Considerations

The general term “Retouching” can be categorized under the following subject-specific areas of Portrait, Editorial, Commercial, Beauty and Creative Retouching. Each of these areas possesses its own assembly of considerations around what “retouching” is when editing the image in question....

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

History, Caches & Good Work Habits For Better Photoshop Performance

Please read How to Set Preferences & Memory Usage for Peak Performance before you continue reading this article. History & Caches Simply put, keep History States and Cache Levels at their default settings, and get into the habit of working on separate Layers,...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

You Have To Value Your Own Talent & Time And Educate Your Clients To Do So

This is a great video from Derek Halpern of Social Triggers talking about how to prevent new clients from haggling your rates. He also offers a great script of a response to client requests negotiating your rates down. We often...

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