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Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Why We Retouch

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Before you dive into the book, I hope you’ll invest two minutes in reading my philosophy on why we retouch. I think that, not only will this help you understand where I’m coming from with these retouches, but it also will make you a better, more aware, retoucher. The ability to make people look their best, or better than their best, is amazingly powerful and, as someone retouching photos, you have a responsibility to your subject, your client, and yourself to do this right.

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