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Digital Food Photography by Bill Moss, Lou Manna

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The Art of Retouching Food: Using Adobe Photoshop

Retouching food is truly an art. In this section, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to do just that. Before you begin, however, let’s quickly go over navigating Photoshop, altering some key Photoshop settings, and understanding layers, which is essential.

Navigating Photoshop

Before you dive into using Photoshop to retouch the image, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the layout of the program. In particular, note the location of the following:

  • The menu bar

  • The tool option bar

  • The toolbar

  • Palettes

Adjusting Your Adobe Photoshop Settings

Once you have the lay of the land, take a moment to adjust some of Photoshop’s default settings for maximum efficiency:

  • Color settings. From the menu bar, ...

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