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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals is a concise and focused introduction to the key features in Photoshop, presented by long-time lynda.com author and Adobe veteran Deke McClelland. This course covers the image editing process from the very beginning and progresses through the concepts and techniques that every photographer or graphic designer should know. Deke explains digital imaging fundamentals, such as resolution vs. size and the effects of downsampling. He explains how to use layers to edit an image nondestructively and organize those edits in an easy-to-read way, and introduces techniques such as cropping, adjusting brightness and contrast, correcting and changing color, and retouching and healing images. These lessons distill the vast assortment of tools and options to a refined set of skills that will get you working inside Photoshop with confidence.
Retouching is ultimately the art of making someone or something look better. For example, in this chapter we'll take this portrait shot, heal away some of the blemishes, brush away the stray hairs, paint away the shine, brighten the teeth and the eyes and smooth over the skin details to create this final effect. Here's the before image and here's the after. Quite a difference, but it's obviously the same person and that's the key.
You want the person to remain all together identifiable. The way they see themselves in the mirror. Not like you've turned them into a mannequin. If you show someone a retouched picture of them and they ask you, did you Photoshop me? Then you've gone too far. Take it easy. Keep the personality intact, meaning, don't remove smile lines and the good creases that come with age and wisdom. And above all, do good work.
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