Lauren Harmon |
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Poor lighting? Cheap camera? Indifferent photographer? These are the conditions most passport photos are taken under, and the results usually speak for themselves. But you can create a better passport photo for yourself—even from the worst raw material—with today’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques. Deke follows the specifications issued by the US Department of State, and provides a template to make sure your composition meets the required size, pose, and proportions. Once the legalities are taken care of, he shows how to center, color correct, and enhance your photo with Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw.
No one has to settle for a dull or unflattering passport photo. Follow these guidelines for a photo you’re much happier to present at customs.
Member of the lynda.com library? Visit the Deke’s Techniques course page and learn how to add a level of retouching while keeping your subject recognizable to airport security. Come back next Tuesday for another free video and learn how to transform a portrait into a “building-sized” mural—with a few of Deke’s patented tricks. See you next week!
Tags: Adobe Photoshop, Deke McClelland, Deke's Techniques, Passport Photo, Photoshop, Retouching, Travel Photography
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