Happy Christmas Week Monday, everybody! Today we’re tackling a Lightroom retouching technique for reducing hot spots (bright specular highlights that look shiny and make your subject look like they’re sweating). Soft specular highlights...Show More Summary
Maja Topcagic is an unconventional freelance photo retoucher and one of the most inspirational portraits photographers of the new generation. Currently based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she works as a self-taught professional, holding a degree in a completely different field: Mathematics and Computer Science. Show More Summary
These are the stories making headlines this Monday.Demi Lovato requests "no makeup, no clothes, no retouching" for her Vanity Fair portrait.On the eve of her new album release, singer Demi Lovato posed in a series of makeup-free and nude portraits for Vanity Fair. The concept was spontaneous,... Continue reading
Working mostly in fine art portraits I’ve never felt the need to try a retouching program. I like to keep a natural look, using Photoshop only for any minor retouching needed. I had looked into a retouching program briefly, but after...Show More Summary
London-based artist Xavier Solé has created Scanface, a humorous series of portraits of his friends that were created in one shot on a scanner without retouching. Xavier’s entire collection of hilarious face scans are available to view on Behance and his Scanface blog. images via Scanface via Bored Panda
Australian artist Jane Long’s Dancing with Costic? series is inspired by the works of Romanian war photographer Costic? Acsinte (or Axinte). Long was searching for photos to practice her retouching skills on and discovered an online archive of Acsinte’s images taken during the 1930s and ‘40s. Show More Summary
In the world of photography, editing and retouching are just as important as the imagery itself. Every image that you see published has been through its fair share of post-processing before it is seen by the public. If photographersShow More Summary
Facetune specializes in portrait retouching, allowing you to easily whiten teeth, remove wrinkles, add realistic makeup and otherwise give a headshot that extra prolike pizzazz.
High End Skin Retouching with Kristina Sherk Take your retouching skills to the next level with Kristina Sherk! Improving your portrait retouching skills will not only help you make your clients look their best, but they’ll want to keep coming back for all of their portrait work because no one else makes them look soContinue...
The need for portrait retouching is practically a given, even if your subject is nearly flawless and your photographic talents outstanding. But making your clients—or family and friends—look their best can be time-consuming. Anthropics’...Show More Summary
A few days ago it started – suddenly these portraits sprouted everywhere like mushrooms after the rain, with pictures of people and a postit note on their forehead which states their age. Behind this fed is a new “service” called how-Old, which claims to give an accurate guesstimate of your age based on a single photo. [...]Show More Summary
Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the point that the subject’s face looks unnatural? Even many of the software packages available for portrait retouching result in an airbrushed effect to skin tones. Show More Summary
“We live in an age of glossy magazines and overly retouched skin. But there is no lying with tintypes. You can’t get rid of a few wrinkles in Photoshop,” … Read More
A conservator retouches the Jabach family portrait at The Met. Image via Did you know that Andy Warhol sealed 610 time capsules with priceless personal effects inside? Did you know that there's a hidden chipmunk in the Museum of Natural...Show More Summary
You have probably seen several portrait retouching programs advertised in magazines or online, and wondered if they were worth buying. The answer is no. I have tried out quite a few, and the truth is that the Soften Skin preset in Lightroom does just as good a job as any of them. Show More Summary
French artist Cal Redback is a master of digital photo retouching. His new work, called Treebeards, is a collection of creepy hyper-realistic portraits of human-plant hybrids and a clear proof of his amazing Photoshop skills. More »
$74.28 $37.14 Limited time offer! This interactive eBook is for you if you are beginning your journey into the professional Beauty & Portrait photography retouching world. You don’t need to waste your time learning all the tools and panels Photoshop has to offer, if you only want to master or improve your photo retouching skills. Show More Summary
Less than three months after the initial installment of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's official portrait was hung in the rotunda of the state Capitol, bearing a somewhat visible image of his estranged wife Maria Shriver's face on a pin on his lapel, a retouched version of the painting was placed on the wall next to that of his predecessor Gray Davis. Show More Summary
Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Gibbs, Mrs. Malcolm." Our second visit with Maude Foote Gibbs, wife of the People's Drug Store founder. Upon whose portrait the delicate filigree of the retoucher's hand gamely attempts to work its magic. But it is not to be, res ipsa loquitur. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.
Julia Kuzmenko McKim is a beauty, fashion and portrait photographer, digital artist, retoucher, and educator, currently residing in Los Angeles. Recently, I had a chance to talk with McKim, who has become really well known for her work in photography and retouching. Show More Summary