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The Digital Photographer’s Notebook: A Pro’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, and Bridge by Kevin Ames

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Chapter 19. Enchanting Enhancements

THERE ARE SOME BOOKS on photographing and retouching women, one of which I wrote. This chapter looks at simple enhancements that are easy to master, offering subtle fixes to eyes and teeth, as well as body slimming. I use some of them every time I work on a portrait, editorial, or fashion photograph.

Taller and Slimmer

Yep. It’s true. That camera makes you look fat.

Translating a beautiful woman—or anyone else, for that matter, who lives in the four dimensions of height, width, depth, and time—into millions of pixels representing only width and height makes even the most svelte figure appear heavier than it seems in life. Really! This part of the Notebook shows how to make a girl taller and, of course, a bit ...

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