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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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how to use spot removal in lightroom cc
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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Use The Spot Removal Tool in Adobe Lightroom

Retouching portraits have never been easier with the tools available in Adobe Lightroom. One of the most powerful tools you will use is the Spot Removal tool (Q key on keyboard), which is located in the Develop Module. Opening...

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how to use puppet warp for retouching in photoshop
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Commercial Retouching, Software, Video Tutorial

Using Puppet Warp in Adobe Photoshop

By using Puppet Warp in Adobe Photoshop, you can manipulate the structure of a subject’s shape, features, or even reposition things like limbs or hair. It’s as if you’re the puppet master and the subject is the puppet. By...

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Lightroom Automask Feature
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Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices, Video Tutorial

Auto Mask: The Lightroom Power Tool You Probably Never Heard Of

Every once in a while we discover a retouching tip or trick that blows us away, and we wonder how it was possible that we had not already heard about it? Buried deep within Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic...

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profiles in lightroom and acr
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Efficiency & Productivity, Industry & Community News, Software

Adobe Adds Profiles to Lightroom and ACR

Today, Lightroom and Camera RAW users can rejoice! Adobe has just released “Profiles” for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw. Within ACR and Lightroom, a profile is used to render your photograph, converting it from raw camera information...

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saving layers in photoshop
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Creative Retouching, Video Tutorial

How To Quickly Save Photoshop Layers As Separate Files

There are thousands of tools, techniques, and shortcuts within Photoshop, and today we will share one that you’ll want to remember. When working with composite images, retouching a set of photographs, or applying color grading, often we want to have...

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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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Real World Practices, Stay Inspired

What We Can Learn From Cinematography

In recent articles we've looked at some of the ways we can study the masters and learn techniques from other disciplines to improve as retouchers. From makeup artists to illustrators, there are a wealth of artistic fields outside of our own that...

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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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examing the look of testino photographs
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Commercial Retouching, Working With Colors

Working With Colors: Examining The Testino Look

In advertising photography, one of the greatest tools in a retoucher's repertoire is a developed and professional understanding and use of color. With it you can guide the eye and create a stunning and impactful piece of art that...

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Beauty Retouching, Commercial Retouching, Industry & Community News

Natural Trends in Fashion Retouching

Retouching, as with photography and fashion itself, has always been a slave to trends, and the driving force behind what we as industry professionals produce for our clients has always been what the consumer wants to see. These are...

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pixel peeper io shows exif data and lightroom adjustments
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Industry & Community News, Software

Find Out How That Photo Was Edited With Pixel Peeper

Have you ever admired a photograph and wondered just how they achieved that look in post? If you have, and the photographer used Adobe Lightroom, then you’re in luck! Web developer, Piotr Chmolowski, has launched a website that lifts...

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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, Efficiency & Productivity, Real World Practices

Don’t Let Facebook Image Compression Ruin Your Images

So, you just spent hours retouching your perfect shot. Naturally, you want to share it with the world, so you upload it to your Facebook page, only to find your hard work trashed and frankly looking like sh!#t. Well, rumor has...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Approaching a Beauty Shoot Like an Art Master

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

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