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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Step 12—Retouching

Now that the image is in pristine shape color and tone-wise, it's time to start fixing problems with the Background image on which all of our adjustments are based. At this stage, those Adjustment Layers are both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, they make the colors look good and produce a nice bright image that makes it easy to find any defects that are candidates for retouching (which is why we waited until now to think about retouching). On the other hand, if we're not careful those adjustments are going to end up being applied twice, which would really mess up our image. Let's explore why this happens and how we can work around it.

These days many people are practicing what's known as non-destructive imaging (including ...

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