The Refinement of Digital Painting: Photo-Retouching

Now that we have covered the foundational areas of selections, object masking, alpha channels, layers, and Porter-Duff blending modes in Inkscape and Painter, let’s get into how to use some of the tools that are commonly found in the layer-based digital compositing software for both the digital image compositing as well as the digital painting genres. This process is commonly termed “photographic retouching” or photo-retouching for short.

During this chapter, we’ll take a look at how to use the Painter Rubber Stamp tool, as well as the Dodge and Burn tools. These are your primary ...

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