Chapter 11. Assassin

Image

In this final chapter I take you through all the retouching from start to finish for a picture I call “Assassin.”

This is a themed composite image that was originally shot against a gray seamless background, with the intention that in the retouching I would use textures to create a wall behind the model.

The out-of-camera file with the best pose from the shoot was underexposed, but thanks to Camera Raw and all the information held in the file, a lot more detail was recovered. This meant that what was originally a throwaway image became a keeper with a new background composited behind.

In this tutorial I’ll cover techniques ...

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