Chapter 11. Repairing and Improving Photos

Damage, like fashion, is often very subjective. If you show the same set of photos to five people and ask them to comment on mistakes or damage, you’ll likely get five very different answers. This is because people find different things distracting: A crooked photo may bother some, whereas others may dislike a jagged edge. Several aspects of an image can be “wrong,” but it is also impossible to have a “perfect” photo.

Repairing and Improving Photos

The photo on the right has had several small blemishes repaired, proper contrast restored, and a small “accident” fixed.

Because damage is so subjective, I recommend asking your clients or end ...

Get Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.