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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Slimming Thighs and Buttocks

This is a technique I picked up from Helene DeLillo that works great for trimming thighs and buttocks by repositioning parts of the existing areas. It’s deceptively simple and amazingly effective.

Step One.
Open the photo that you need to retouch. In this case, we’re going to reduce the size of the buttocks and thighs. (Note: The person in this photo doesn’t really need a buttocks or thigh reduction, but as I mentioned earlier, you don’t find many out-of-shape people in stock photos.)

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Step Two.
Press the letter “L” to get the Lasso tool from the Toolbox and make a selection loosely around the ...

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