Entries from Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives tagged with 'Image Editing'

Excerpt: Color, Dodging, and Burning Tips from "Digital Image Editing and Special Effects"

The following is an excerpt from Michael Freeman's "Digital Image Editing and Special Effects" (Focal Press, $24.95).  Color adjustments There could be any number of reasons why you may feel it necessary to adjust the colors in an image. It...

A How-to Photoshop Retouching Guide for Face and Body

By Betsy Finn, Cr.Photog., CPPPhotographers looking to refine their retouching skills should consider adding Bodyshop: The Photoshop Retouching Guide for the Face and Body, by Birgit Nitzsche and Karsten Rose, to their library. Bodyshop focuses on practical ways to refine...

Tutorial: Softening Skin and Adding Texture Back In

In "Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop," Scott Kelby offers 13 fantastic skin-retouching techniques in Chapter 2, plus practice images available for download from his Kelby Training site. These are not "plastic skin," super soft, glowy retouches. They...

Pro Review: DxO Optics Pro v6.5 is an Auto Adjustment Hit

By Stan Sholik There is no “magic bullet” software for post production of raw and JPEG image files. Each program comes with an upside and a downside. The upside with DxO Optics Pro is its automatic adjustment presets; the downside...

Pro Review: Capture One PRO 6

By Stan Sholik With the release of Capture One 6, Phase One continues to add value to the software for commercial, portrait and wedding photographers, while adding a new feature for architectural photographers. Like earlier releases, Capture One 6 (C1-6)...

Pro Review: Portrait Professional v9.0

By Cheryl Pearson Many photographers spend countless hours learning the latest tricks and techniques for retouching images using Photoshop. Accomplishing the desired effect can be tedious and time consuming. Then we work to perfect the techniques so that retouching...

First Look: Imagenomic Portraiture 2.0

By Don Chick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, D.C.Ph.Imagenomic Portraiture 2.0 has arrived, and with the new version comes some exciting improvements. For those who’ve been using v. 1 of  Portraiture, the upgrade will be exciting for at least two reasons. First, registered...

Digital Portrait Retouching: A Question of Truth or Fiction

By Gary LottSince switching over to digital several years ago, I’ve considered the retouching that I do for clients to be an idealized representation of them. Recently, however, my philosophy came into question when a woman I know jokingly accused...

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