tricks for speeding up your photoshop workflow
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Efficiency & Productivity, Video Tutorial

Four Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow in Photoshop

There are many methods for increasing your productivity while working in Photoshop, but they're not always obvious. This useful tutorial by Kevin Roodhorst demonstrates four ways for taking control of your time while retouching.  1. Scrubby Zoom There are several techniques...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

Remove Dust, Lint and Debris Quickly

One of the secrets of retouching at a high level is that you can cheat. There are countless dirty little tricks you should completely avoid as a beginner, and that once you've achieved a professional competence might just save your...

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efficient habits for photographers and retouchers
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Business & Clients, Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Efficient Work Habits For Retouchers

As a photographer or a retoucher, there is one commodity that is important above all others: your time. Setting aside your skills, creativity, and style, it is your time that is the intangible product your clients invest in. Learning how...

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system requirements for retouching software
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Efficiency & Productivity, Hardware & Tools, Software

System Requirements for Retouching

Becoming a retoucher is one of those things that doesn’t involve many barriers to entry. Most computers will run the necessary software, making retouching accessible to many. For those that are just beginning their journey as a retoucher, or those...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

Customizing Your Workspace in Photoshop

Software: Adobe Photoshop Skill level: Beginner Workspaces A workspace, is the entire working area of Photoshop. It’s what encompasses all the menus, tools and panels. Simply put, it’s pretty much everything you can see and click within Photoshop. So it’s high time you dropped the...

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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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Efficiency & Productivity, Food, Product & Jewelry

3 Ways to Save Retouching Time with Food Photography

Shooting food is different than portrait, architectural, or landscape photography. When shooting food, there is one end goal of your image. YOU WANT YOUR VIEWER TO BE HUNGRY! If the viewer wants to eat what is in your shot,...

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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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