This week’s podcast interviews both a new and a returning guest. First up, Melissa Niu talks with retoucher and artist Julia Kuzmenko. Then new podcast member Levi Sim interviews Photoshop hall of famed Dave Cross.

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Julia Kuzmenko

Los Angeles based Julia Kuzmenko is a professional photographer, digital artist, retoucher, and educator. She’s an International College of Professional Photography (Melbourne, Australia) graduate.

Note, Julia’s interview was captured on location and has some background noise.

  • What kind of Photography does Julia do?
  • What is the Retouching Academy?
  • Being a photographer/retoucher in Russia
  • What are retouching problems that Julia sees?
  • How to train you eye first
  • Where can you find Julias work?
  • Last words of advice

Dave Cross

For close to 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Dave has taught at Photoshop World , written numerous articles and several books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training. Dave teaches for creativeLIVE and runs his own studio/workshop space in Tampa, FL. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

Levi and Dave discuss

  • What’s new going on with Dave?
  • What are Daves passions?
  • Pre-visualing with Dave
  • Why Dave takes advanced of cheap storage these days?
  • Super Hero talk
  • Why hes all about nondestructive editing
  • How Dave balances family and work?
  • Where can you find Dave?