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How To Set Up Your Wacom Tablet For Efficient Retouching

Tablet and Pen are a retoucher’s most used physical tools, bridging the connection from our world into the bits and digits. Spending so many hours handling the pen and scratching tablet surfaces makes us think twice about how we set things up to reduce fatigue and at the same time increase efficiency. After all, time is money and our health is our most precious asset.

This guide will help you set up your Wacom Tablet to achieve both of these important key features. You might have developed other habits by now but consider giving these a try. Expect to get used to any structural change over one or two weeks of time for your muscle memory to be re-trained

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LTR!036 – Natalia Fadejeva Retoucher – Part II

Natalia Fadejeva who is retouching for magazines like Vogue, ELLE and known Makeup Brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills talks about her journey of becoming a retoucher, the struggles of studying arts at university, and gives valuable insights into real-world retouching scenarios.

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LTR!035 – Natalia Fadejeva Retoucher

Listen in when world renowned retoucher Natalia Fadejeva talks about her love of Photoshop and the struggles going through a formal arts education.

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LTR!034 – Greg Benz the creator of Lumenzia

Greg Benz is a photographer and software engineer who created the Photoshop add-on panel LUMENZIA. The panel is providing a unique way for photographers to select and adjust different tonalities within images.

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LTR!033 – Joseph Parry Retoucher

Retouching is only done by boring people hiding behind their screens? Wrong! Join in into todays hilarious conversation with Joseph Parry who is delighted to bring more fun to retouching, and, at the same time educates us on pitfalls on the path of becoming a more than solid retoucher. Joseph Parry is a freelance Fashion and Commercial retoucher based in the UK. He’s worked for the likes of Superdry, Ted Baker, Fairfax & Favour, Danskin, Scholl, Gaviscon, Canon Deutschland and more. He likes music, video games, and the odd pint at the local pub.

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LTR!032 – Joseph Parry Retoucher

Retouching is only done by boring people hiding behind their screens? Wrong! Join in into todays hilarious conversation with Joseph Parry who is delighted to bring more fun to retouching, and, at the same time educates us on pitfalls on the path of becoming a more than solid retoucher. Joseph Parry is a freelance Fashion and Commercial retoucher based in the UK. He’s worked for the likes of Superdry, Ted Baker, Fairfax & Favour, Danskin, Scholl, Gaviscon, Canon Deutschland and more. He likes music, video games, and the odd pint at the local pub.

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LTR!031 – Daniel Meadows of DMD Retouching

Professional retoucher Daniel Meadows talks about all things retouching tools and workflow. Get industry insights from working professionals.

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LTR!030 – Daniel Meadows Retoucher

Professional retoucher Daniel Meadows shares insights in professional retouching, how he learned retouching with the help of browsing forums, and how to work with advertising agencies.

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LTR!029 – Joel Grimes Photography, Gear, Workshops and Creativity

Joel Grimes shares his passion for creating images with us and why he is an artist with merely a set of tools to help his vision come to life.

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LTR!028 – Important Questions And Excuses We Make

Sometimes we all need time to make plans. A business can only strive and maintain stable flow if we are headed in the right direction. I am asking some existential questions in this episode.

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LTR!027 – Scott Kelby On Photoshop, Lightroom, And A World Without Bridge

Scott Kelby is one of the heavyweights in the photo industry, and for good reasons!
We talk about his start in the industry, how he grew his business and the ethics of retouching.

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LTR!026 – Susan Rockstraw Retouching

High-End retoucher Susan from California talks about her way to becoming a full-time retoucher in the beauty and fashion industry.

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How To Retouch Eyelashes Like A Pro | Retouching Eyelashes Tutorial

When retouching beauty pictures, the more delicate details matter. Skin retouching is usually the main focus throughout post-production, thought of one among the foremost vital aspects of quality retouching. However, the distinction between amateur retouching and genuinely skilled work are details that typically get overlooked: hair. Whether or not it’s eyelashes, eyebrows, or facial hair, in a real beauty image, these will create all the distinction.

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LTR!025 – Gerry Kingsley

In this episode, we talk with Canadian epic photographer and former staff writer of retouching Academy, Gerry Kingsley on everything postproduction and retouching.

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LTR!024 – How To Run A Successful Retouching Business

After asking other retouchers what they struggle with, the topics of marketing, sales and making a stable income were top of the list of answers. In this episode, I will talk about what it takes to run a successful retouching business.

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LTR!023 – Should You Be Working for Exposure?

In today’s episode, I will discuss when it is worth to work for free or for exposure and when you might be better of stepping away from these jobs to not hurt your own business.

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LTR!022 – Interview with Jan Wischermann – Part 2

In today’s episode, we talk shop with retoucher Jan from Germany. He tells us all his secrets, what tools he is using for retouching, his workflow, but also we learn more about his views on the industry and learning the skills of a retoucher.

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LTR!021 – Jan Wischermann Retouching

Jan has been working as a freelance retoucher for many years and now has jumped into merging his business into a retouching agency. In this episode we talk about his start in retouching and how he made it into the world of commercial post-production.

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Complete Guide To Browser Color Management – Color Management Issues Explained

Color management can be a mystery to some. When things just go slightly wrong with color, it can drive people crazy and into sheer frustration. But it does not have to be. We de-mystify how things work in browsers and what steps you can take to make sure your images display properly.

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LTR!020 – Virginia Y. – Part II

LET’S TALK RETOUCHING Podcast with our Guest Virginia Y. We are talking about retouching, work-life balance and her best tips for creatives who are eager to get into this industry.

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Camera Calibration Profiles For Capture One – Public Beta | Camera Profiles | Capture One Profiles

If you are into photography and post-production, you most likely know about the ability to create camera profiles and use custom color corrections to calibrate your camera’s color output to a standard. Camera Calibration Profiles For Capture One Users.

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