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Pet Portraits That Stand Out: Creating a Classic Photograph of Your Cat or Dog by Alan Hess

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Editing and Formatting Your Pet Portrait

Getting the best image in the camera is the goal of this book. But no matter how well everything works, there are still a few things you can do in post-production to achieve the best possible photo.

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Editing in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the standard for image-editing on both Mac and Windows systems, and it can do amazing things to images. For these type of shots, however, I really only do three basic adjustments in Photoshop: the first is to make sure that the black background is dark enough, the second is to make sure that the subject is bright enough, and the third is to crop the image.

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