To stay relevant and marketable in this highly competitive industry, it’s important to keep your skills sharp and to constantly learn new and improved ways to get the job done. Photoshop is a tool of our trade, but with...
Waking up all hazy, you raise your head up, your eyes slowly focusing back in, you come to and suddenly realize, you fell asleep at your day job, again.
Most days, you find yourself unfulfilled, bored and unchallenged. Back at...
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...
Being a freelance retoucher in the beauty, fashion, and commercial industries can be incredibly competitive. Gaining loyal, repeat clients should be the top priority of every retoucher.
In the beginning, however, finding your way can be a real challenge. Below...
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In Five Ways To Improve Your Retouching (full of great tips, check...
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...
Sometimes the best way to improve your craft, in any field, is to look a little way outside of it, to explore and examine closely related arts and to get a feel for the skills needed in other fields...
As photographers and retouchers we all begin from zero and improve our skills by constantly learning and refining our workflow. Looking back at my own progress in retouching, I realize that simply correcting some of my habits and beliefs...
A typical issue that photographers face when capturing digital images is limited dynamic range of DSLR cameras. We always have to choose between which detail we would like to keep, and which detail will unfortunately be lost.
If you choose...
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