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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

How to Build Your Dream Retouching Portfolio in 5 Easy Steps

My passion for retouching was sparked by my dear friend photographer and retoucher Natalia Fadejeva who taught me the basics of the craft about three years ago. In the beginning, as with most things, I was taking it slow through a lot of trial...

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Business & Clients, Commercial Retouching

Types of Retouching Careers

If you’re seriously considering a future career in retouching, you’re undoubtedly aware of the huge range of potential options and specializations in the industry. From working fashion in-house, to remotely delivering an architectural interiors project, or assisting at a shoot...

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Hardware & Tools, Real World Practices

So Do You Really Need A Wacom Tablet For Retouching?

One of the frequent questions asked by beginner retouchers, and both photographers and retouchers looking to improve their workflow is 'do I need a graphics tablet for retouching?' First let's look at the mouse. The computer mouse was invented over...

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Efficiency & Productivity, Fundamentals, Software

How to Use Apply Image Function to Expand Dynamic Range While Retaining Detail In Shadows And Highlights

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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