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Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® & Photoshop® Workflow Bible by Mark Fitzgerald

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Part V. Putting the Tools to Work

IN THIS PART

In the last several chapters, you've explored a number of Photoshop concepts, tools, and techniques. Now it's time to make sense of how they're used to solve typical workflow issues and problems. You begin by taking closer look at what the term retouching means and why it's important. Then you look at how the Creative Workflow is managed by breaking it down into four main parts. Understanding these parts makes it easier to envision the entire Creative Workflow as a whole.

As you move through Part V, you see the tools put to work solving some of the most common portrait retouching issues. Even if you don't shoot portraits, you will learn a lot from here because these techniques are used to solve most retouching issues, no matter what kind of subject matter you shoot.

Then you explore the necessary steps to finishing an image. I show you a nondestructive method for burning and dodging your photos so that you can control areas of tone within the image. Then I explain resolution and why it's important to understand when you change the size of an image. I also cover professional sharpening strategies and the differences between inkjet and lab printing.

Finally, we put the workflow into motion by working on a downloadable practice photo together. You'll have the ...

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