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Fundamentals, Hardware & Tools, Working With Colors

Using a Color Chart to Ensure Color Accuracy in Your Photography from Capture to Resulting Image

Color accuracy is an important factor in photography and retouching. Modern day cameras rely entirely on the built-in software to interpret the color data in the captured images, and how the colors are captured will be a direct reflection...

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retouching natural light fashion with julia trotti
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Retouch Natural Light Photographs in Lightroom and Photoshop

Photography captured outdoors with natural light is typically the starting point for many new photographers, and the approach to retouching those images is often entirely different from studio shots. This excellent video by Sydney-based fashion photographer, Julia Trotti, goes...

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using the color tool in adobe lightroom
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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Manipulating Hues with the Color Tool in Lightroom

RAW conversion applications like Adobe Lightroom are often the first place that color grading begins. One incredibly useful tool that tends to be forgotten about is the Color Tool.In this video tutorial by Matt Kloskowski, you will learn how...

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gradient maps and blend if sliders for skin tones
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Beauty Retouching, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Enhancing Skin Tones with Gradient Maps in Photoshop

Gradient Maps are a versatile tool for color grading, especially when you want to change the color temperature of the skin. This video tutorial by Prince Meyson demonstrates how to make skin tones look rich and vibrant by using...

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Software, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Tone Images With Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

There is no understating the importance of thoughtful color when it comes to post-production. Regardless of the genre of photography, color impacts the viewer’s perception of mood, texture, atmosphere, and more.Because of that, refining the process for color grading...

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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

How to Quickly Add Color to a Gray Background in Photoshop

A neutral gray backdrop is a staple of any studio setup, a versatile choice that can be easily adapted for various lighting situations. However, too much of a good thing can be bad, as too much gray can begin...

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Real World Practices, Video Tutorial, Working With Colors

Color Grading with the Color Balance Tool in Photoshop

One of the most powerful means of impacting your audience is through the effective use of color. Setting the mood, creating an atmosphere, or even just using an aesthetically pleasing color palette is vital to attracting the clients you...

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Beauty Retouching, Real World Practices

The Art of Flawless Skin: Photography & Retouching

"On the subject of beauty photography and retouching, one of the first aspects that comes to mind is flawless skin. The core of most beauty work is the art of conveying perfection. While few complexions are naturally perfect, it is...

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Fundamentals, High-End Beauty & Fashion, Working With Colors

Color and Luminosity: Real-World Color Correction Techniques

Introduction Every now and then, an image comes along with complex color schemes that can be daunting to retouch. For such cases, isolating luminosity and color components of the image and tackling each one individually can be helpful.  First, we must...

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Hardware & Tools, Real World Practices, Working With Colors

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Getting Accurate Color on Your Monitor

By Stephen Vosloo & Daniel Hager.  We sat down to write a practical, hands-on guide to taming color in your digital world. This is not an exhaustive walk-through of color theory or management by any means. Rather, you’re getting the...

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Hardware & Tools, Working With Colors

Why You Need to Calibrate Your Screen

Screen Calibration has left people scratching their heads for years. Common questions like “Why do I need to calibrate my monitor if my clients aren’t calibrating theirs?” are all too reasonable and provide an interesting argument to the debate....

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