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Viktor Fejes: Life as a professional retouch artist

Viktor Fejes took the first steps towards a career as a retoucher at the age of eight years old, but it wasn’t until years later that he realized that’s where life would take him. Read more about his career as a professional retoucher ahead oh his live shows on Karl Taylor Education here.

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How to focus stack in Photoshop

I’ve had a lot of members asking me what focus stacking is, when to use it and how to focus stack images in Photoshop. Here you’ll find the answers to all those questions and learn how, using Photoshop, you can get the whole of your image sharp in just a few simple steps. Sometimes, regardless of what camera settings you …

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Members Critique – Retouching and Techniques

In this members critique live show Karl will be assessing members retouching skills and identifying good and bad post production practices. Members will have an opportunity to submit an image for feedback and follow along live as Karl examines their work. Karl will also be answering questions live throughout the show. You’ll learn how to recognise areas that need retouching …

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3D modeling for photographers

3D modeling and CGI are incredibly relevant to photography nowadays and many photographers are questioning whether it’s worth their time to learn this new skill. I’ve put together a basic guide to getting started with CGI and how it can be used hand in hand with photography. Our 3D modeling & CGI class, presented with Viktor Fejes, provide an introduction …

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Composite photography – Top tips for Photoshop compositing

Composite photos, which are defined as two or more images blended together to create a final image, makes the process of compositing sound quite simplistic, but the truth is that it’s far from easy.  The following tips will make creating your own composite image much more straightforward: Compositing takes time, planning,  a keen eye for detail and a good knowledge …

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4 ways to Burn & Dodge in Photoshop

Arguably some of the most valuable tools in Photoshop, burning and dodging refers to darkening or lightening areas of an image. This technique can be used to enhance your imagery by creating three dimensionality and guide the viewer’s eye. This technique, which derives from the days of film and dark room printing, is useful for any genre of photography. As …

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How to resize images

After spending hours planning and styling your shot, getting the lighting just right and adding the final touches in post production, the next step is to upload your images to your online portfolio or social media. Part of this process is resizing your images for web. Here I answer the most common questions when it comes to resizing images and …

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Phocus 3.0 Can work for you

You may be wondering why I am bothering to mention this software as most of you don’t use Hasselblad cameras?….. The software is similar in ways to Adobe Lightroom but instead of forking out to buy Lightroom you can simply download Phocus for free as a stand alone piece of software directly from the Hasselblad website. Whilst some of you …