how to reduce and soften skin highlights in photoshop
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial

How to Reduce Unwanted Highlights on Skin In Beauty & Portrait Retouching

While retouching beauty, fashion and portrait images, you will often encounter strong highlights that may need to be reduced. While current makeup trends lend themselves toward a "glowing" look through the use of heavy highlighters applied to the skin,...

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photoshop tricks and hacks for retouching
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

These 19 Hacks Will Help You Improve Your Retouching in Photoshop

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...

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retouching beauty portraits in lightroom
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Retouch Portraits in Adobe Lightroom

Adobe applications have become more accessible than ever, making Lightroom a popular choice among photographers and retouchers. While many have fit Lightroom into their workflow for organizing, batch processing, and basic adjustments, Lightroom in and of itself is a...

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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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Fundamentals, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Software

Blurring – Clarifying Some Misconceptions

As any resourceful retoucher would know, there is a strict low tolerance towards over-blurring in the high-end retouching community. On online forums where retouchers post their work for online peers to critique and advise, I come across some good-intentioned...

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retouching skin with dodging and burning
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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Video Tutorial

Retouching Skin with Dodging and Burning

A vital technique for every retoucher to master, dodging and burning is a non-destructive method for retouching. This video tutorial demonstrates a successful workflow for utilizing dodging and burning on skin.We previously shared Zoë Noble’s tutorial on using the...

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Beauty Retouching, Fundamentals, Video Tutorial

Retouching Skin With The Clone Stamp Tool

In beauty, portrait and fashion photography skin retouching is arguably the most important and challenging part of the post-production process. Among the simple retouching tools in Adobe Photoshop, the Clone Stamp tool is our number one instrument when it comes...

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

5 Mistakes to Look Out For When Retouching Skin

Beautiful, believable skin is one of the tell tale signs of a good retoucher. It takes time and practice to train your eye and your hands. Learning when to stop is as critical as learning all the techniques available...

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

7 Key Areas for Beauty Photography Retouching

Beauty Photography is an exquisite genre of photography, but also one of the more difficult and tedious for photographers and retouchers. Photography, lighting, team and retouching have to be at their best to really make the image shine. There is...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique on Fstoppers by Julia Kuzmenko McKim

If you are new to the Dodge & Burn technique, make sure to read this 3-part article "The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique" I recently published on Fstoppers.For more of my Fstoppers articles please visit: http://fstoppers.com/author/julia  DODGE & BURN...

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Beauty Retouching, High-End Beauty & Fashion

Black and White Conversions in Relation to Dodging and Burning

This is an outtake from the upcoming RA online workshop Beauty Retouching: Skin & Skin Tones by Lulie Talmor & Julia Kuzmenko McKim (July 12-13, 2014). The technique of Dodging and Burning, where one selectively adjusts the exposure on various areas of...

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Industry & Community News

Retouching Academy Mentorship Program – April Winner

We have selected our Winner for April 2014 RAMP!We haven't recorded a video of our selection process this time, but our RA team have discussed all submissions and runner ups in our secret group.April submissions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.757808977592923&type=1OUR WINNER: Leonor Vicente Mentor: Lulie Talmor RetouchingIt...

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