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Events

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Blog

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  • A deep dive into the 8 most popular magazine covers

    07/05/2021

    When editors and art directors come together to create a cover for their magazine issue, there is a lot of time and planning involved....

  • The Art of Creating a Successful Magazine Cover

    21/04/2021

    Within the magazine industry, the challenge of selling print issues has become increasingly difficult in recent years due to the rising dominance of the...

  • A heart-warming Story of Nina Kramberger

    21/03/2021

    It’s easy to see at the moment how the Coronavirus pandemic is not psychologically good for the people of Germany. The last 5 months...

  • How to be productive: Timular Timetracking

    08/01/2021

    Time-tracking? If the word time tracking is used, my first association is permanent employment, an old-school, complicated tool, my own forgetfulness, and the imprecise...

  • Are you a Photographer or a Retoucher? Read these books.

    13/12/2020

    Every retoucher’s first steps.  When I was starting out, and I was retouching my own photographs, I remember I didn’t have a clue about...

  • The little cooling helpers against heat in the office

    25/08/2020

    Do you feel exhausted from the last hot summer days and would like to spend a few more weeks relaxed and cooler? Over the...

  • How to be productive (as a retoucher)

    15/08/2020

    An incredible number of books have been written on this subject: how do you become productive, how to be REALLY productive, how to focus, how...

  • Resharpening for printing

    10/08/2020

    We know the problem – you want to send a (hopefully) cleanly edited image for printing and look for suitable resharpening methods. So most...

  • The concept of sharpness

    05/08/2020

    You see them again and again, totally over-sharpened images. Funny Jesus halos were created, hair looks super dry, and somehow everything becomes cheap again....

  • Masking with Difference masking: Easy!

    25/07/2020

    When to use this masking method There are many options for masking objects and models in Adobe Photoshop. If the current methods fail, you...

  • Capture One Pro Tips – Easy Dust Spot Finder & Removal Tools

    05/06/2020

    So far, removing dust spots has been one of the first steps in post-production. Previously, there were two ways to do this: While the...

  • Type of artist & their behaviour with the color

    25/05/2020

    Since we were little, we are judged by our zodiac sign or ascendant, pigeonholed by friends, family, or strangers. From time to time, we stumble...

  • Aging and anatomy in retouching

    25/04/2020

    Facial aging is a dynamic process involving the aging of soft tissue and bony structures. In image editing or retouching, we influence this bone...

  • How to reduce file sizes – from RAW to PSD to JPEG

    10/04/2020

    Large amounts of data are generated during post-production – previews, composites, layered and non-layered versions, revisions, etc. – also for the client. These files...

  • New tutorial – Limited Time Offer

    25/03/2020

    There is excellent news for all our German fans! In the course of the last Coronavirus events, we took part in a great tutorial...

  • Dodge & Burn – Different methods compared

    10/01/2020

    Dodge & Burn is a subject where opinions differ. There are many ways to make areas in the picture lighter or darker. We quickly discuss...

  • Luminosity vs Brightness

    10/12/2019

    Conny Wallström posted a video on YouTube about “Brightness vs. Luminosity inside of Photoshop”. As always, a somewhat more technical topic, but fascinating: It...

  • The “Solar Curve” (Solarization curve)

    10/11/2019

    What is the “Solar Curve”? The “Solar Curve” looks like a wave created from the normal linear curve inside of Photoshop. Normally 4 or...

  • Banding – the whole truth in a nutshell

    10/10/2019

    Presumably, each of you knows: You retouched forever on an image, retouched the fingers sore, and if you want to show the final image,...

  • Image perception and mechanisms in advertising

    10/09/2019

    “Our language culture is in a rapid transition to a visual culture” (Franke, 1997, quoted in Gläßel, 2010, p. 17). Considering the date of...

  • The ethical responsibility in beauty retouching

    25/08/2019

    I recently had an interview on the ethical responsibility of retouching. I found the experience very moving and very thought-provoking. In this article, I...

  • Retouching relevance of footage

    10/08/2019

    Almost every one of us is seeking a change of one kind or another. Being thinner, firmer, smoother, better trained, or simply a different...

  • Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2019

    25/07/2019

    MK Retouching investigated different Vogue Paris on retouching lables in 2019 after the first investigation in 2018. Here you can read about the latest...

  • Advertising with and for women?

    10/07/2019

    Presence of advertising Media are everywhere: They reinforce values, offer models of behavior, shape role models — they make us think about different topics,...

  • Presence analysis of the retouching label “Photographie retouchée” 2018

    25/06/2019

    MK Retouching investigated popular fashion magazines on retouching labels in research in Paris. These were then sorted and evaluated according to their appearance. To...

  • Warning signs for adverts: The French retouching label “Photographie retouchée”

    10/06/2019

    Background to the adoption of legal measures In France, studies have come to the following conclusion: Worrying developments regarding women, such as the increase...

  • Retouching label “Photographie retouchée” – A tour through France

    25/05/2019

    Presence of the retouching label in public How to deal with an avoidable retouching label in public? Through a 3-day stay (15.02.2018 – 17.02.2018) for...

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