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A Really Cool Script

Naming your Layers has always been one of my pet peeves when it comes to retouching. When working on a multi-layered image there is nothing quite so confusing as trying to figure out what "Layer 39" is for. And "Naming your Layers" starts with the Background Layer. A great deal of the images I work on involve compositing several images together. Whether it's adding a new cherry to the top of a tasty
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Beauty by Layers

This Saturday I'll be teaching a workshop on retouching for the APA Chapter in Denver, Colorado. Beauty Retouching with Dennis Dunbar May 14, 2011Beauty by Layers with Dennis Dunbar Join us on Saturday, May 14th when Dennis Dunbar will be teaching a workshop on High End Beauty Retouching. In this workshop Dennis will cover his
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Beauty Retouching with Dennis Dunbar

Share This: Los Angeles American Photographic Artists March 26th: Beauty Retouching APA LA Upcoming Event Schedule Photo by Jeremy Cowart March
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Jeremy Cowart and Taylor Swift

As a digital artist/retoucher I love collaborating with photographers producing beautiful images like this one of Taylor Swift, shot by Jeremy Cowart. This image called for careful retouching and subtle techniques to enhance her natural beauty.In working on Beauty shots like this one my standard workflow is to first go through the image cleaning up any out of place bits, then I carefully worked on
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After Effects Animations

Over the last year I've been working on adding some After Effects skills to my capabilities. It's been a pretty natural transition as the basic concepts are very similar to what I've been doing in Photoshop for the last 20 years. Recently I was called on by the talented team of Tom and Miriam Gundred at Soular Creative to help create some graphics animations for a project they were working on. This
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Recreating the Hipstamatic Look in 6 Steps

Last summer I finally broke down and got an iPhone. Beyond all the cool phone stuff it does my favorite part has been playing with it's camera. Somehow the simplicity of the camera and the fact that it's always with me makes photography much more spontaneous and fun for me. And of course I had to check out various photo apps as a way of making it easier to get cool looks from the photos. Pretty quickly
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A Few Thoughts on Banding in Images

The other day I was browsing through the APANet discussion list and came across a question from a photographer about banding issues they were seeing in the skies of some images. After responding there I thought this would be a great topic for a Blog post so here we are. Here's a shot of the sky over Lake Powell in Arizona. Like most shots of skies this image shows a nice gradation over a large, fairly
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