Introducing Retouching Toolkit 3.0
The Retouching Toolkit 3.0 is the evolution
of the highly regarded Retouching Toolkit 2.0 Photoshop-panel,
used daily by thousands of happy customers.
This new Toolkit is not just a simple panel – it is a full framework that enables complete customizability. At the core of this new framework sits a cross-platform application that connects directly into the Photoshop panels, allowing you to make changes live without ever restarting Photoshop or interrupting your work.
If you want to add a new button to a panel, you just drag and drop it into place, then select what command you want it to run.
The command can be either an action, a script, a menu item, a tool, and more. At launch, the 3.0 Toolkit ships with all the Legacy features from the old 2.0 Toolkit.
Modules, modules, and more modules!
Just like in the old 2.0 Toolkit we pride ourselves in inventing new features that previously were impossible or difficult to do, manually or through actions. This is without a doubt our core strength, and this new framework enables us to focus entirely on delivering these new innovative tools and workflow enhancers. The base modules that you get for free (once they are ready), are:
Base tools and upgrades to the current Legacy 2.0 package, such as Eye Help, Healing Tools, Dodge & Burn, Smart Object Tools, Composite Overlays, and more.
Color Correction Module
Tools to help with Color Correction, such as upgraded Gradient Map Maker, Curve Tools, Fixing Saturation issues, and more.
Several tools to help you create and edit masks.
Tools aimed at creating and using Luminosity-masks.
Frequency Separation Module
Tools and presets to work with Frequencies and Texture. Including a brand new way of using Frequency Separation that preserves the details.
Tools to resize, sharpen, add copyright, clean the document, automatic save to a specified directory, and more.
Pratik Naik had a closer look – let’s see what he says about the Toolkit 3.0.
Workflows and panel layouts
This framework does not only allow you to customize your panels to fit your workflow fully, but it also allows you to share them with others.
We have many exciting collaborations with leading industry professionals, in many different fields of Photography and Retouching. Which will provide you with many options of pre-made workflows and layouts, completely free!
Speed up your workflow
Place what you use the most at the tip of your fingertips.
Reliable and reproducible results
Having a workflow is the only way to produce reliable and reproducible results.
Well tried techniques used by the very best
Learn from the industry leaders by downloading pre-made layouts that will guide you into a well-established workflow.
Honest methods that work both for the beginner and in the professional world
You will find no marketing tricks or “magic” skin smoothing techniques.
Finetune and customize your workflow, on the fly
Since all changes are immediate and do not interrupt your work, you do not have to do the layout in advance. Add to and tweak as you do your day to day work.
Near infinite amount of buttons
The Toolkit 3.0 comes with nine (9) different Photoshop panels, and each can have any number of tabs and sub-tabs. This allows you to set up multiple panels and workflows depending on the type of image you are working on at the moment.
Each license is personal and allows you to install the software on up to two (2) computers. If your organization is in need of multiple licenses you will need to purchase one license per physical person.
About the developer
Conny Wallstrom is a Photographer, Retoucher, and Software Developer. He has over 20 years of professional experience as a programmer and has been a big part of the retouching community for 7 years. He is regarded by many as one of the best when it comes to in-depth Photoshop knowledge and technique.
Q – What are the software requirements to run the software and panels?
A – The panels work in Photoshop CC and newer, and the configurator software runs on both Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX.
Q – Will you ever support other applications in the Adobe-suit, such as Illustrator?
A – Yes, we are working on full support for all Adobe applications that support the html5 panels, but we do not have anything to announce at this time.
Q – What other modules do you have planned in the future?
A – There are many modules on the table, but it’s not something that we want to talk about at this time.
Q – I own the Retouching Toolkit 2.0 already, is there any upgrade plan?
A – Yes, but this is only during a very limited time. The Retouching Toolkit 3.0 is a completely new software built from the ground up. We believe that it is better to have a lower base price and limit the number of discounts than to have a higher base price.