Retouching the cover image


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Retouching the cover image

We've all seen covers of fashion magazines where the models look like they've been sculpted and airbrushed to within an inch of their lives. We may also have seen some of the more aggressive retouching jobs posted on blog sites like Photoshop Disasters. It's possible that the magazine buying public has become tired or cynical at seeing faces and bodies that look other-worldly, unbelievable, and unattainable. When it comes to retouching, my preference is to use a light touch.

You have to find your own comfort zone and work within it. Personally, I think if the blemish wouldn't on a good day be there, then retouch it. Pimples, stray hairs, unflattering creases in clothing should be retouched. A subtle smoothing of the skin, if necessary, that's okay, but I have no interest personally in plumping lips, reconstructing cheekbones, or removing every last wrinkle and character from the model's face.

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Retouching the cover image
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Retouching the cover image provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Magazine Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign Photoshop
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