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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, Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Video Tutorial

New! Skin Retouching Course and MUA Retouch Panel

It doesn't matter how well you know Photoshop and basic retouching techniques, when it comes to retouching skin and makeup, to be a successful beauty retoucher requires a whole new subset of skills. When beauty photographers and beauty brands are...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Dodging and Burning with Capture One Pro 20

While it used to be the case that a full portrait or beauty retouch was the exclusive domain of raster-based photo editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo, the release of Capture One 20 (13.1) has now made it possible entirely at the raw level…

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Beauty Retouching, Industry & Community News, Software

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and choose not to jeopardize our users’ experience by offering panels that might not perform as they should due to outdated Adobe software.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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Real World Practices, Stay Inspired, Video Tutorial

Challenge #2 Results Overview

As we wrap up our second RA Beauty Retouching Challenge, I am pleased to find that this time there were more submissions that I personally liked compared to the first round. This is such a unique opportunity for everyone...

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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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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching

Becoming a Professional Beauty Retoucher

The world of professional beauty retouching is very exciting, collaborative and diverse. You never stop learning and growing as a creative professional because every job is a set of new challenges that keep your problem-solving and retouching skills sharp and ever-evolving. 

Read on if you are interested in becoming a Professional Commercial Beauty Retoucher.

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Beauty Retouching, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

How to Dodge and Burn Darker Skin Tones

Any retoucher worth their salt will know how to work with any skin tone. However, I tend to find that this is one area where photographers and retouchers struggle, as there is a tendency to overly lighten the skin...

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how to retouch eyelashes and eyebrows
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Retouch Eyelashes and Eyebrows for Beauty Photographs

When retouching beauty images, the finer details matter. Skin retouching is typically the focus during post-production, considered one of the most critical aspects of quality retouching. But the difference between amateur retouching and genuinely professional work are details that sometimes...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Quick Color Change Techniques That Every Retoucher Should Know

Retouching assignments stretch beyond skin and hair, often requiring precise color adjustments. Eye color, makeup, jewelry, various aspects of an image may need fine-tuning to achieve the desired result for your own creative direction, or at the behest of...

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how to retouch eyes in photoshop
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How to Retouch Eyes in Photoshop

As the universal saying goes "Eyes are the mirror of the soul", and Beauty and Portrait photography tend to share one commonality: they both emphasize the subject’s eyes. The eyes might be highlighted in a more commercial sense to showcase...

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retouching eyebrows in photoshop
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Fill and Shape Eyebrows Using Photoshop

While eyebrow trends keep changing from pencil-thin to thick and bushy, eyebrows always require special attention as they frame the face and give it character. Today makeup artists and regular women make sure the eyebrows look filled and groomed,...

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how to reduce and soften skin highlights in photoshop
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How to Reduce Unwanted Highlights on Skin In Beauty & Portrait Retouching

While retouching beauty, fashion and portrait images, you will often encounter strong highlights that may need to be reduced. While current makeup trends lend themselves toward a "glowing" look through the use of heavy highlighters applied to the skin,...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Brighten Eyes Naturally in Photoshop

The sclera, or the whites of the eyes, should be carefully considered when retouching beauty and fashion images as well as portraits. It can reflect makeup and bright colors surrounding the model during the shoot, or, more typically, look...

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how to use spot removal in lightroom cc
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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Use The Spot Removal Tool in Adobe Lightroom

Retouching portraits have never been easier with the tools available in Adobe Lightroom. One of the most powerful tools you will use is the Spot Removal tool (Q key on keyboard), which is located in the Develop Module. Opening...

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