In beauty, portrait and fashion photography skin retouching is arguably the most important and challenging part of the post-production process. Among the simple retouching tools in Adobe Photoshop, the Clone Stamp tool is our number one instrument when it comes...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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:
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...
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.
Mentor: Lulie Talmor Retouching
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Listen to Julia and Lulie chat about retouching as a craft, retouching career and growing as a creative professional.
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