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Facial Retouching with Photoshop

One of the hardest image processing tasks to get right is doing facial retouching that can eradicate blemishes, shadows etc without making the subject look completely unbelievable. In this tutorial, Gavin Cromhout (himself the co-author of a book on facial retouching) establishes a process for manipulating portraits to make them look their best, without making them look artificial. The tool used is Photoshop, but the process is equally applicable to any quality image editor, such as Fireworks MX or JASC Paint Shop Pro.

Overview

Table of Content:

  • Out damned spot
  • The Healing Brush Tool
  • Re-coloring for realism.
  • Let there be lighting….

Gavin Cromhout

Gavin CromhoutGavin Cromhout lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as a new media designer and digital photographer. He studied art at the University of Cape Town and now co-runs the Web Agency http://www.lodestone.co.za. He's worked on a number of books (New Masters of Photoshop, Photoshop 7 Professional Photographic Techniques, Photoshop Face to Face, Photoshop Elements 2 Face Makeovers, Photoshop Elements 2 Tips N Tricks, Digital Photography with Adobe Photoshop Elements,Photoshop 7 Zero to Hero, Photoshop 7: Trade Secrets )

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