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DIY Portrait Retouching Photo Manual

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The new interactive DIY Photo Manual with 40, yes 40, of the best portrait retouching techniques for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. There are multiple skin smoothing techniques, pro tips for dodging and burning, options for rebuilding lost details and digital makeup tools. All with before and after examples and complete step-by-step instructions. This title is brought to you by the makers of DI Magazine.

There is even a free custom Photoshop CS5 panel and action set to use alongside the book to speed up your portrait processing.

View a short video preview of this book here.


 

Topics in this DIY Photo Manual include:

 

  1. Spot Healing marks

  2. The Healing Brush in action

  3. Patchwork retouching

  4. The Clone Stamp alternative

  5. Combining healing power with Clone Stamp precision

  6. Retouching small, light hairs and dark pores

  7. Spot Removal with Raw files

  8. Removing Red Eye

  9. Lightening dark areas

  10. Toning down bright spots

  11. Adjusting highlights in Raw

  12. Lightening dark areas in Raw files

  13. Neutralizing wayward skin colors

  14. Sculpting with Liquify

  15. Warp to the rescue

  16. The next level of adjustment with Puppet Warp

  17. Paint in missing highlights with skin texture

  18. Dodging via Blend Modes

  19. Darken with layer blends

  20. Reveal Eye detail with layers

  21. Diffuse filtering for effect

  22. Smart Filtering

  23. Select and then enhance

  24. Non-destructive retouching

  25. Softening wrinkles

  26. Copy Merge before extra image-wide adjustments

  27. Eliminating blotchy skin

  28. Enhancing harsh skin texture

  29. High Pass softening?

  30. Gaussian Blur softening

  31. Muted modelling with Hue/Saturation

  32. Tone-targeted black and white conversions

  33. Digital Blusher

  34. Lip enhancement tricks

  35. Burn tool with softlight

  36. Softening freckles

  37. Final High Pass sharpening

  38. Brighten the eyes

  39. Digital eye makeup

  40. Portrait presets for Raw

Please Note: DIY Portrait Retouching Photo Manual for iPad can not be downloaded directly from this site but it is available from Apple's AppStore. Click the badge below or here to go directly to the AppStore entry.

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