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Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Fourth Edition by Dennis Dunbar, Wayne Palmer, Katrin Eismann

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Chapter 9Beauty Retouching

Idealized images of perfect women and men surround us daily. We see these pixel-perfect photos staring at us from the covers of magazines while waiting in line at the market and in the ads we’re confronted with inside those same magazines on the web. While these images are often beautiful, it’s important to realize they very often represent an unattainable standard.

Being blessed with great genetics and health is not enough for even the most famous models these days. Increasingly, the images you see in these publications have been extensively worked over in Photoshop, perfecting every little bit. As much as we admire the work done in creating beautiful images, we also recognize that these images represent more fantasy ...

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