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RE Tut Interviews Eithne Ni Anluain, Digital Artist

In the first of a series of RE Tut interviews we speak to professional digital artist Eithné Ní Anluaín, whose exquisitely fantastical work has graced the covers of magazines and books the world over. We asked Eithné about her personal journey, and she gives tips for digital painters and composite artists who are starting their own. RT: Tell us about you! Where you’re from and what attracted you to digital art and your particular style? Names Eithne O’Hanlon, I go by my Gaelic name as Eithne Ni Anluain for work. Why you ask? Some twit already took “crazy legs” on a particular site years ago and all I could think of was “Ni Anluain” at the time. It’s stuck – I’m stuck with it. Everything is branded around the Gaelic aspect, images are names in Gaelic etc. I went to science when I left school, I’ve two degrees, one in Geology and the other in Environmental Science. Random? Yep! Anyhow work wasn’t so hot (thank you recession as I was a greenfield site surveyor) and I started doing work for a online author forum. I had a friend that gave me a ‘copy’ of CS3 extended and then it started. The 8 hours a day, every day, teaching yourself Photoshop. Thankfully I could actually do that and get good enough now to be hired by publishers and advertising firms. No copies now, all CC 2014! The attraction was gradual. It just sort of built. Being arty from a very early age I think helps. Also not seeing a tree as a tree, but as a magical kingdom for sprites is much more up my street. My imagination influences the artwork, particularly my own work. I could name many artists and photographers that influence me – but I would be here all day. ... Read More »

What if Man of Steel Was in Color?

Zack Snyder‘s 2013 contribution to the Superman movie franchise ‘Man of Steel’ had a very subdued color palette, so much so that disappointed YouTuber VideoLab decided to give it a saturation boost. Watch the fan edit below and see what you think; Of course this being the internet, opposing views were quick to be published. What are your thoughts? Do you prefer the movie’s desaturated look or VideoLab‘s interpretation? Leave your replies below! Read More »

Editorial Retouch From Start To Finish – Krunoslav Stifter

In this retouching tutorial video series, expert retoucher and teacher Krunoslav Stifter guides us through his entire process of achieving an editorial look similar to the popular treatments in ads you may have seen from Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The free video series is packed with supplementary advice, including choosing a RAW convertor and monitor, alongside solid retouching fundamentals for anyone aspiring to the commercial advertising look. There’s hours of invaluable content here divided into clear chapters, so please enjoy Part One (and for those of us who are no stranger to the Netflix style binge, the video embedded below will queue each following chapter). This free retouching series is reproduced at Retouching Tutorials with the kind permission of Krunoslav Stifter. You can follow him and Real World Retouching on Facebook, Twitter and on YouTube. Read More »

Adobe Lightroom CC, Panorama Merge, Facial Recognition and More New Features

Almost two years since the release of Lightroom 5, today Adobe finally announced the long awaited Lightroom CC (which will be available as a standalone product titled Lightroom 6). Here are some of the newly announced Lightroom features; Faster Performance Adobe have been slow to adopt GPU accelerated computing, but Lightroom CC promises to offload portions of compute-intensive rendering to compatible graphics cards. Lightroom takes advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed up to 10 times faster, especially in the Develop module ~Adobe Read More »

Why Photoshop Won’t Edit Banknotes

It makes perfect sense when you think about it, but since the death of actor Leonard Nimoy sparked a surge in Canadians ‘Spocking’ banknotes (altering the visage of former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier to resemble the character), writer Jillian Steinhauer discovered that Photoshop won’t play along. The software brings up a dialog box to inform the user that ‘This application does not support the editing of banknote images.’ Drag the image above to a recent version of Photoshop and you’ll encounter the same message. Adobe’s Counterfeit Detection System has been in place since Photoshop CS. Read More »

Gry Garness, Retoucher and Teacher Passes Away March 29, 2015

It is with sadness we report that Gry Garness, a retoucher and trainer many of our readers will be familiar with, lost her battle with lung cancer on Sunday, March 29th. During her career Gry wrote five hugely popular e-books, and produced video tutorials alongside her work retouching for household names, including ‘album covers for Westlife, Des’ree, McFly, Alesha Dixon, VV Brown, as well as press shots for Adele, Sugababes, Paul Weller, Sam Sparro, and Keisha Buchanan and a large amount of work for BBC’ (from Gry’s official biog). Read More »

Photographers Build Rube Goldberg Machine

We’re sure you’ll be familiar with ‘Mouse Trap’, the board game played by millions of children since the 1960’s. Some of those players evidently grew up to be photographers. The staff from 2D Photography in Canada spent months producing a video that’s well worth wasting four minutes of your lunch break on; Here’s a video explaining the prep work that went into making four minutes of awesome; For more on Rube Goldberg and the extravagant devices named after him, see Wikipedia. Read More »

‘Photoshop’ Music Video – Nouveau Parfum

With lyrics censuring industry ideals of beauty, French-Hungarian singer Boggie’s music video depicting the perceived extent of photographic post-processing has attracted almost six million views. Singer Boggie, real name Csemer Boglarka, appears to be ‘perfected’ throughout the video by Photoshop-like software. Of course the program used isn’t actually Photoshop and nothing on the market could render those changes in real-time, the music video took eight hours of make-up, hair and lighting changes, with four months in post-production. Read More »

Welcome to RetouchingTutorials.net!

We’re new so please do forgive the clutter, but this website is about everything post-production in professional photography, from tutorials, retouching in the news (which I’m sure we can agree is frequently quite interesting) and inspiration and frequent interviews with industry professionals. Welcome, we hope you’ll put your feet up and read us on your coffee break! The RetouchingTutorials.net Team Read More »

High End Photo Retoucher Daniel Meadows