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Enhancing Digital Photography with Photoshop CS2 is a video-based tutorial designed for professional photographers and enthusiasts who want to get professional results. Chris Orwig, a professional photographer and instructor at the world-renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, shares the secrets and techniques that he uses to enhance his own photography in Photoshop. The training follows a photographer's digital workflow, starting with essential color management decisions and organizing images with Adobe Bridge. Chris moves on to cover processing Camera Raw files, enhancing tone and color, and correcting imperfections. He then demonstrates how to prepare the images for output and client reviews. Chris shares examples of his work as exercise files that accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
>> Male Speaker: Hey, welcome back. There are a lot of different techniques for removing blemishes and dust, and most of them are going to revolve around these tools. Let's try a little bit of work with our Healing brush and this time we're going to create a new layer, Shift+Command+N, or Shift+Control+N. We'll name this layer "retouch_3" and zoom in quite a bit. And just want to highlight the importance of zooming in when you're doing this type of retouch. There are little blemishes that you'll be able to pull out, that you wouldn't have been able to see had you not zoomed in quite this far.
So we'll go ahead and do that, and I'm going to chuck these on to Aligned. Just go ahead and look to reduce and simplify, even reduce the grain structure a couple different places. If you have an area where you have contrast like this, just try to sample a very similar area and then maybe sneak in, sneak up on it. This area over here, where this line is, that's not going to work with the Healing brush, so I'll go to the Clone Stamp tool and lighten and take my Opacity up, just pull those smudges out with a Lighten blend mode, that ought to work for the most of it.
That's why I have this tool, might as well go around and see where else I can use this. Just going in and doing a ton of detail work. So, nothing too really ultra-technical about this. I think the trick with good retouching or good restoration, is good detail work. It's taking some time to really get into the image, get a feel for what's happening with the image, work on different aspects of it and to do it a little bit at a time.
Okay, let's zoom out, double-click the Zoom tool there and let's look at our before and after. Okay, nice. We're just again, reducing, simplifying, pulling out a lot of those blemishes and the image is starting to look better. In the next movie, we'll be looking at the Burn and Dodge tool to take this imaging even further.
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