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Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC by Martin Evening

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Chapter 8. Image Retouching

Image Retouching

Photoshop has become so successful, it’s very name is synonymous with digital retouching. The humble clone stamp tool has been around since the very early versions of Photoshop and used and abused in equal measure, while the new tools added since mean that you can now transform images almost any way you want. As my colleague Jeff Schewe likes to say: ‘you know why Photoshop is so successful? Because reality sucks!’ Well, that’s Jeff’s viewpoint, but then he does come from a background in advertising photography, where heavy retouching is par for the course. The techniques described in this chapter will teach you some ...

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