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Abba Shapiro introduces Perfect Photo Suite, eight powerful modules that allow you to enhance photos, add effects, swap backgrounds, retouch portraits, and convert color photos to evocative black-and-white images. Perfect Photo Suite can be used as both a standalone application and integrated with Aperture, Lightroom, and Photoshop. Abba covers both workflows, and delivers three different adjustment challenges, which help you test your skills.
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Now, once you've found your faces and isolated the eyes and the mouth, you're ready to start retouching. So the first thing we may want to do, is we may want to remove some of the larger blemishes. I'm going to go ahead and switch over to my Zoom tool, and just draw a rectangle around the part of her face that I want to work on. Now, this will blow it up to exactly the area that I need, and I have two tools that I can work with. The first tool is my Perfect Eraser. And that's great for blemishes. I can simply draw a line over anything that's a blemish, and it's going to use the pixels around it to make that blemish disappear.
And that's great, but what about if I wanted to, say, remove some of the lines around the eyes. Or as we age, we tend to get larger creases, and if I erase them completely it won't look natural, I just want to make it look a little more subdued. And that's where this tool comes in, this is the Retouch Brush, and you can get to it using the R key. Now if I wanted to I could go ahead and remove the depth of this little smile line right here, and all I have to do is paint over it. Now, I just could have just done that with the previous brush, but there's something different with this brush.
Let me go ahead and hit Undo. And zoom in a little closer. And now what I want to do, before I actually use this brush, is I'm going to go up here and I'm going to change my opacity of the brush, which means that I can blend this new skin that I'm creating with the skin underneath and instead of erasing the line I just make it softer. So let me go ahead and bring it down to say 25, 30%. And I can simply paint over it, and instead of completely removing it, it just makes it a little more subtle.
And if I need to make it even softer, I can paint over it again and progressively remove these lines. If I wanted to do this with the eyes, I can go ahead and zoom out, and let's bring it over to the eyes. And I'm going to go right underneath the eyes, and just paint out some of the lines. A nice big soft brush works really well here. You want to make sure that you have a nice feather, you never want a hard edge, cause it's not going to blend well. So I can go ahead and start removing some of these lines, and removing a few years off of the bride.
And now that I've fixed the blemishes and youthened her by a few years, I'm ready to move over to the right panel. And start with skin retouching and color correction.
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