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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Video Tutorial

Swapping Faces In Photoshop

While we always encourage photographers to get everything "right in camera", in many situations corrections are still needed to be done in post. When working with a group of subjects, for example, client demands or budget restrictions could make...

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Creative Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Advertising Product Photography Behind-The-Scenes: Creating Aqua Minerale Visuals

If you ever wondered how real-world Advertising Product Photography & Retouching jobs unfold for the hired creative professionals, this article by our talented friends Ilya and Max Plotnikov, will take you through the project steps from shoot to the...

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Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

No, CVS is Not Banning Retouched Images

Yesterday, a myriad of news websites proclaimed that CVS, one of the largest drugstores in the U.S., had announced a ban on photo manipulation in makeup marketing created for in-store promotional displays, websites, social media and any other marketing...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Six Retouching Issues to Prevent Before The Capture

The old adage of “time is money” could not be truer for retouchers, as our detail-oriented work demands hours of our time. For photographers that retouch their own work, the cause-and-effect of accuracy in-capture pays dividends when it comes time...

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Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News, Real World Practices

New French Law Requires Label For Retouched Images

Effective October 1st, a new French law goes into effect that requires any commercial photos of models that have been digitally altered to appear thinner or thicker to bear the warning that the photo has been retouched,"photographie retouchée". Initiated by the...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Six Mistakes to Avoid While Retouching

In order to become a skilled retoucher, it is vital for every artist to recognize when too much is too much, and what mistakes to watch out for. Training your eye to discern the differences between quality retouching and visually...

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Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Unretouched and Beautiful

This summer, a few swimwear brands are making their marketing campaigns louder by refusing to retouch their images. The 21-year-old founder of Rheya Swim, Chloe Madison told Seventeen that she wasn't happy with the images of her body "enhanced to someone else’s idealistic version...

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High-End Beauty & Fashion, Video Tutorial

For Better Retouching Think Like an Art Director

As photographers and retouchers, we are used to scanning our images in search of the smallest blemishes and flyaway hairs to remove. However, there's a bigger picture to look at before you even get to that level of details. Try...

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Beauty Retouching, Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Interview With High-End Commercial Retoucher Dominique Fraser

Dominique Fraser, an artist who is quickly becoming one of the most sought after professionals in the world of high-end photo retouching, has just joined Retouching Academy as one of the high-end commercial retouching instructors. We are pleased to...

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Commercial Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Milton Menezes, Digital Artist

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with established digital artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Milton Menezes (www.lightfarmbrasil.com) is a Rio de Janeiro  Brazil-based digital artist with 15 years...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Glyn Dewis, Digital Composite Artist

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Glyn Dewis (www.glyndewis.com) is a photographer, retoucher, and trainer located just...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Brandon Cawood, Digital Composite Artist

This is the third in a series of interviews with established composite artists who exemplify another facet of the retouching industry. We hope you find this series both enlightening and informative. Brandon Cawood (www.brandoncawood.com), is an internationally recognized and published photographer...

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Commercial Retouching, Creative Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Greg Agee, Digital Composite Artist

Greg Agee (www.pixelogyarts.com) is a Fort Myers, Florida-based artist with 12 years experience creating digital composites. His work has received numerous awards, including the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) Guru Award, and earned the distinction of having been accepted into the Professional Photographers...

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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part IV

This is the fourth part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Part I: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I Part II: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II Part...

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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching. Part III

This is the third part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Part I: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I Part II: The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II Grouping Related Layers You're probably...

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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Product Retouching – Part II

This is the second part of the article by our guest Australian Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington. Part I: The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I. Enjoy! Previously, I mentioned how to select all of the images you require in Adobe...

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Commercial Retouching, Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals

The Importance of Layer Organization in Commercial Retouching – Part I

In this tutorial our guest Commercial Digital Retoucher Peter Worthington will walk us through his workflow and share the most effective ways of handling layers in your master files as you progress with a retouching job. Peter is currently based...

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Commercial Retouching, Interviews & Making Of Stories

Retouching Academy Interview: Nick Duell, Commercial Advertising Retoucher

Nick Duell (www.nicholasduell.com) is a commercial advertising photo retoucher with over 10 years experience based out of Melbourne, Australia. It is always interesting and important to know what successful creative professionals think, believe and what they have been through to get to...

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Commercial Retouching, Food, Product & Jewelry

Product Photography & Retouching: Light, Shadows & Reflections

Everything you do in any field of photography and retouching starts with an idea, but to achieve your vision, you must know how to shape, control, and modify the light that illuminates your subject. As a product photographer and retoucher,...

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