Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – March 2011
For the first time, Scott Kelby has assembled all of his best Photoshop techniques for professionally retouching portraits and collected them here in this groundbreaking new volume. Beginning with the essentials, Scott starts with the eyes--in many portraits, the most important part of the picture. Scott shows how to brighten the eyes, create and enhance catchlights, and remove dark circles from under the eyes. He then moves on to such techniques as softening and smoothing skin, removing blemishes, touching up clothing and backgrounds, retouching the nose, removing wrinkles, removing stray hairs, and retouching and whitening teeth. All of these are truly professional techniques that Scott has simplified into an exact, step-by-step process in Photoshop CS5 that yields great results fast. Toward the end of the book, Scott takes the reader through his entire portrait retouching workflow from beginning to end. Armed with the best retouching practices, and in his easygoing and clear voice and style, Scott Kelby has created an instant bestseller that will quickly become an instant go-to resource for all photographers who want to improve their portraits.
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ISBN-13: 9780321725547
ISBN-10: 0321725549
Pagini: 384
Ilustrații: col. Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 204 x 253 x 21 mm
Greutate: 1.03 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: New Riders Publishing
Locul publicării: Indianapolis, United States

Notă biografică

Scott Kelby is Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, and one of the leading seminar instructors in the country today. Scott is an award-winning author of more than 50 books on Photoshop, digital imaging, and technology, and for six years straight he has been the world’s #1 best-selling author of all computer and technology books. Some of his titles include The Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, The Photoshop Channels Book, Photoshop Classic Effects, Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop, and The Digital Photography Book, vols. 1, 2, and 3. His easygoing, plain-English, step-by-step style of teaching makes learning Photoshop easy and fun.

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Each year, Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine and the #1 best-selling Photoshop author, trains literally thousands of photographers on how to retouch portraits using Photoshop through his live seminars, online classes, DVDs, and standing-room only workshops at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Now you can learn the same techniques he uses in his own retouching workflow, in the only book of its kind-one written expressly for photographers who do their own retouching.

As a pro photographer himself, Scott understands that photographers make their living shooting, not retouching. But, delivering fully retouched images is now expected by clients. That's why Scott put together this amazing resource for teaching photographers the quickest, easiest, and most effective ways to create professional-looking, retouched final images without spending hours grinding away at painstaking, detailed techniques.


It's all here-the step-by-step methods for fixing, enhancing, and finishing your portraits in Photoshop. Using the techniques in this book, you'll create images that will absolutely wow your clients. You'll learn:
- How to soften skin and still retain detail and texture

- The best tricks for beautifully enhancing eyes, eyebrows, and eyelashes

- How to selectively sharpen portraits without complicated masking

- How to create gorgeous-looking lips

- How to remove blemishes fast and keep the most detail

- The pros' tricks for body sculpting

- How to make your subject's hair look fabulous

- How to give your retouches that natural look that sets them apart

- Plus, you get Scott's complete 5-minute, 15-minute, and 30-minute start-to-finish workflows

If you're ready to learn the "tricks of the trade"-the same ones that today's leading pro photographers use to retouch, tuck, tighten, and tone their images for that pro-retouched look-you're holding the book that will do exactly that. It will radically change the way you retouch your portraits from here on out, and give you the best-looking, most natural retouches you've ever done.


  • Chapter 1. Naked Eyes: Retouching Eyes
  • Chapter 2. Under My Skin: Retouching Skin
  • Chapter 3. Face to Face: Reshaping Facial Features
  • Chapter 4. Hair: Retouching Hair
  • Chapter 5. Lipps, Inc.: Retouching the Lips and Mouth
  • Chapter 6. Slim Shady: Slimming and Trimming
  • Chapter 7. Taking Five: My 5-, 15-, and 30-Minute Retouches