Retouching

How to clean up your images

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The easiest way to retouch your images is to clean up the shot before you take the photo. Wiping dust off the set, raking up a few stray leaves, or combing someone’s hair before you click the shutter. We constantly hear people say, “Don’t worry about it, I’ll clean it up in post.” If it‘s more efficient to fix it on set, do that. If it takes less time to fix it in post, then do that. In this section, we’ll examine simple steps to make your images even better, including cropping, cloning, healing, using the Gradient and the Brush tools, and lens corrections. Ultimately you want to eliminate the elements in ...

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