Chapter 13

Retouching Photos

Retouching is the art of manipulating the contents of photos. Reasons for retouching include selectively controlling exposure, removing blemishes, adding special effects, and even outright deception. Ethics aside, photo manipulation is as old as photography itself. What used to require an airbrush is now easily accomplished in Photoshop.

  • Using retouching tools
  • Replacing textures in perspective
  • Changing focus

Using Retouching Tools


There is no one-click solution to retouching, and each photo presents its own challenges, depending on what you want to alter. Fortunately, there are several specialized retouching tools ...

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