Chapter 8. Retouch Me: Retouching Portraits

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You gotta love it when you search the iTunes Store for the word “retouching” and a song called “Retouch Me” comes up. It’s too perfect. Now, this chapter is about retouching, but it’s not about making people look perfect—it’s about making them look as good in a flat, two-dimensional photo as they do when you see them in person. There’s something wonderful that happens when you see someone in person: your mind doesn’t focus on their facial flaws, and wrinkles, and blemishes. Instead, your mind focuses on ...

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