Retouching Academy

Retouching Academy Releases Version 2.0 of Popular Beauty Retouch Panel for Photoshop

New version of highly regarded extension delivers more brush presets, luminosity masking scripts, dodge-and-burn settings, streamlining retouching workflows further, Retouching Academy reports

 

Rancho Cucamonga, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/10/2015 -- The Retouching Academy launched a major new version of the company's industry-leading Beauty Retouch Workflow Accelerator extension for Adobe Photoshop. Compatible with Photoshop CS6 and CC editions under both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, the extension greatly simplifies the process of retouching digital images taken as part of beauty, portrait, or fashion shoots. The newly released version 2.0 of the Beauty Retouch Workflow Accelerator adds new brush presets, more precise settings for the dodge-and-burn tools, and other useful features.

"With standards climbing higher with every passing year," Retouching Academy representative Julia Kuzmenko McKim said, "Image editing professionals find themselves devoting more and more time to portrait and beauty retouching. Our Beauty Retouch Workflow Accelerator is the single best way of getting the job done more quickly and successfully, and the just-released version 2.0 of our extension brings a number of important new features to the table. Learn more and get purchase details on the Beauty Retouch panel here, and discover how to get far better results in much less time."

Although it was not long ago the exception, the rule today is that virtually every image of a human subject published in a fashion magazine or similar context undergoes significant digital retouching and enhancement. Much more powerful than the crude airbrushing techniques that were formerly used to smooth over blemishes and soften harsh lighting, digital image editing tools like Photoshop can produce transformative results in the hands of skilled users.

Unfortunately, that work is often highly involved and can even be tedious, sometimes forcing digital image retouching experts to spend hours on even relatively routine jobs. With a wide range of educational materials and tools designed to make this important, common task far simpler and more efficient, the Retouching Academy has become a leading name in the industry, as grateful professionals have increasingly come to recognize how much easier its offerings can make their jobs.

The newly released version 2.0 of the company's Beauty Retouch Workflow Accelerator extension for Photoshop is therefore a major event in the photo retouching field. Building on the proven workflow advancements that have made the tool one of the most popular in the industry, the new version adds a number of important new features.

A greater selection of standard brush presets, derived from an intensive study of the real-world needs of users, will make it even simpler to pick out exactly the right brush for a particular task. New settings for the extension's powerful dodge-and-burn tool gives users more precise control when adjusting exposure levels. A number of new buttons also make it easier to quickly bring up the desired functionality in the Photoshop panel, while new luminosity-masking scripts simplify tone-oriented image adjustments.

As always, users of the Retouching Academy's Beauty Retouch Workflow Accelerator will enjoy a greatly streamlined Photoshop experience as they become able to close out other panels to focus on the task of retouching. That allows for output of greater, more accurate and repeatable quality, while cutting down on the time it takes to produce it. Those interested can watch a video about the Beauty Retouch v2.0 update and learn more at the Retouching Academy website.

About the Retouching Academy
Drawing on the collective experiences of the most successful photographers, artists, and technicians, the Retouching Academy helps to raise the bar for the digital image industry, offering up highly effective educational resources, powerful, workflow-enhancing tools, and more.