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Feature preview: 20 ways to make money in Photoshop

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Magazine previews, by Julie Bassett

In this feature we take a look at how you can use your design skills in Photoshop to earn extra money

Be it big or small amounts, there are many ways to cash in on your creativity. Here we present some of the more accessible ways that ensure regular commerce with advice and real-world projects from our industry experts.

Make money from post-production retouching

Scott Kelby, founder and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) explains: “[My advice] would be to get really good at retouching… I’m talking about being a retoucher who is really good at compositing and creating associated effects, which are popular at present.

“There are a lot of photographers… who don’t have the time to do their own post-processing anymore. They do the photography then partner with someone to do the retouching and compositing for them.

“I think this is going to be a growing trend, because there’s so much going on in photography today, and there’s so much happening with Photoshop that for most it’s hard to become a master of both. But a team of two working together is a tough combination to compete against.”

There are many sources for improving your skills, such as and Advanced Photoshop, supplying printed tutorials. If you’re seeking freelance work, try sites such as and

Read more in issue 92 of Advanced Photoshop, on sale from 26 January 2012 via

Feature preview: 20 ways to make money in Photoshop

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  • thilina ranga

    It’s good I’m hoping to do it..

  • Hello all,
    I live in California ,U.S.A. and I get your publication late. I can live with that. I can live with the 15.00 price tag. What I can’t live with is the way your staff reuses photos. I have seen the same photo 6 places in the same magazine and not in the same tut or article. If I open a sister magazine, more of the same.
    In a magazine like A.P. every image should be inspiring. I have bought Practical Photoshop because I saw tuts that interested me. When I got it home, I saw images used from A.P.
    Come on my friends from across the pond…keep it fresh.

    Hey Adam Smith…Long time. Glad to see your still there and moving around a bit as well.
    Keep up the great work!