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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

How to Color Grade Using Luminosity Masks

I have been using Luminosity Masks in my retouching for many years now and I absolutely love the flexibility they offer when making selections for exposure adjustments and color grading in Photoshop. I love how Zoë Noble explained her color grading...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Approaching a Beauty Shoot Like an Art Master

Today our guest writer, Art Director & Retoucher Alexey Adamitsky shares his methodical approach to a beauty photoshoot from an artistic perspective and outlines his thought process as well as workflow steps from the start of the shoot to the...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

RA Quick Tip: A Few Very Important Steps of Beauty Retouching Workflow Before Retouching Even Begins

I often get asked about my retouching techniques and by the way those questions are asked I realize that a lot of photographers and retouchers dismiss the true power of Raw files. So today I would like to share with you...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Software, Video Tutorial

New Video Tutorials For RA Panels Users

With the release of the latest version of the RA Panels we have been working on updating and adding new video tutorials to our Retouching Academy Lab website. The new Installation Instructions video, the Additional Features Installation, new Magical Skin...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Retouching Eyelashes and Eyebrows in Beauty Portraits

In this beauty retouching tutorial, out guest writer, Minsk-based Art Director & Retoucher, Alexey Adamitsky will demonstrate how to deal with delicate facial features such as eyebrows and eyelashes in post-production. --------------- Beauty retouching requires a great deal of concentration and attention to...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Changing Hair Color In Beauty and Fashion Images

In beauty and fashion photography sometimes we want to have our model to look a little more extravagant, but not many professional working models will allow a permanent or even an extended temporary change to her appearance without costing you an arm...

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

5 Mistakes to Look Out For When Retouching Skin

Beautiful, believable skin is one of the tell tale signs of a good retoucher. It takes time and practice to train your eye and your hands. Learning when to stop is as critical as learning all the techniques available...

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

7 Key Areas for Beauty Photography Retouching

Beauty Photography is an exquisite genre of photography, but also one of the more difficult and tedious for photographers and retouchers. Photography, lighting, team and retouching have to be at their best to really make the image shine. There is...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

10 Things You Can Learn From Makeup Artists

As a retouching artist you have probably already understood that we don't work in a vacuum. We retouchers are always a part of a team that strives toward a common goal: the creation of a beautiful image. And knowing...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Dealing With Peach Fuzz in Beauty Retouching

What do we call "peach fuzz"? Otherwise known as vellus hair, those are the fine, light-pigmented hairs on the face, neck and other parts of the body. Usually so fine, that they can be noticed only in extreme close-ups or...

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

50 Shapes of Brows: How To Treat Eyebrows in Post-Production

It is common knowledge in the beauty and fashion photography world that eyebrow shape can "make or break" the face. And while in most cases we, as retouchers, are lucky to have make-up artists style and shape the models'...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Adding Shine To The Hair Using Custom Photoshop Brush and Luminosity Masking

One of the major components in our interpretation of healthy-looking hair is its shine. Apart from giving the hair a shiny look, highlights create the much-sought-after volume. As with almost every task, Photoshop gives us numerous ways of tackling...

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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

Dodge and Burn: Working with Micro Transitions

Transitional Values, Tonal Transitions, and Micro Transitions are a big part of how we define the qualities that make up an image in photography. Transitional Values are the values found between the midtones and the shadows, and between the midtones...

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Beauty Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

A Fast Way To Remove Stray and Body Hair

In today's RA Quick Tip I'd like to share my favorite way to quickly clean up the outline of the neck and shoulders from stray and body hair. I am a big fan of getting everything right in camera as I shoot,...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity

RA Panels Get A Great Review On Fstoppers

It's soon going to be a year since the Beauty Retouch and Pixel Juggler panels were released, and we have been receiving lots and lots of great feedback from our users. An updated version of the Beauty Retouch panel with a few...

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Beauty Retouching, Fundamentals, Real World Practices

Your Roadmap to Retouching Greatness

Check out this wonderful guest article on Scott Kelby's blog by one of our top instructors Michael Woloszynowicz: It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Michael Woloszynowicz In this article, Michael talks about such fundamental things and their importance for successful retouching like: Dynamic Range ...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko McKim

If you are new to the Dodge & Burn technique, make sure to read this 3-part article "The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique" I recently published on Fstoppers. For more of my Fstoppers articles please visit: http://fstoppers.com/author/julia   DODGE & BURN...

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Industry & Community News

Retouching Academy Mentorship Program – April Winner

We have selected our Winner for April 2014 RAMP! We haven't recorded a video of our selection process this time, but our RA team have discussed all submissions and runner ups in our secret group. April submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.757808977592923&type=1 OUR WINNER: Leonor Vicente Mentor: Lulie Talmor Retouching It...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Lulie Talmor

Retouching Academy on Facebook. Listen to Julia and Lulie chat about retouching as a craft, retouching career and growing as a creative professional.      Lulie's Website & Social Media Pages: www.lulielens.com www.behance.net/LulieLens www.facebook.com/LulieLens . Lulie's Articles on Retouching Academy: www.retouchingacademy.com/author/lulie/ Stay tuned for more interviews and retouching courses on Retouching...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Interviews & Making Of Stories

The Making It Up Beauty Series & Retouching Details

I recently published an article on Fstoppers about one of the Retouching Academy community group members  Juan Sánchez Castillo from Spain and his beautiful series "Making It Up".  In that article Juan explained how he photographed the images, and exclusively for...

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