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Bodyshop: The Photoshop Retouching Guide for the Face and Body by Karsten Rose, Birgit Nitzsche

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Chapter 7. Hands and feet

Change foot contours

Picture analysis

  1. Adapt big toe

  2. Narrower left foot

  3. Rounded toe tips

Not many of us probably have naturally "beautiful feet" in the classical sense, with straight and well-proportioned toes. Often we force our feet into shoes that are too tight, which does not improve their shape. In this example, we want to edit the main problem areas. To achieve perfect feet we need to reshape almost every single toe.

Picture analysis
Picture analysis

Select foot in three steps

The man's right big toe is too splayed. To reposition the big toe, we first need to select it. The simplest method is to use the Quick Selection tool (

Select foot in three steps
  1. Click once on the big toe. Only a small selection appears.

  2. Hold the

    Select foot in three steps
  3. Release the

    Select foot in three steps

Move over, big toe!

To make sure the original toe and parts of the foot do not get in the way while we reposition the big toe, we will remove these parts first. Hide the layer "Foot". Click on the background layer and copy it to a new layer with

Change back to the Clone Stamp tool (

Show the layer "Foot" ...

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