Chapter 4. Perfect Portrait

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An adorable face needs only subtle adjustments to enhance the photograph.Nikon D200, 50mm, 1/500 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

Creating a beautiful portrait is an art form, and postprocessing the image is part of that art. The elusive goal is a balance between keeping your model recognizable and enhancing facial qualities, but finding that balance can be a time-consuming challenge. After all, you’re not trying to hide who the subject is, but rather exaggerate the beauty that’s already there while removing the distractions, such as blemishes and harsh lines. Perfect Portrait automates these tasks, while still giving you full ...

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