Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop from Peachpit Press and written by Scott Kelby teaches you a step-by-step method 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.
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.
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.
• 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
About the Author: Scott Kelby is Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine. He is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade association for Adobe Photoshop users, and he's President of the training, education, and publishing firm Kelby Media Group, Inc.
Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers; The Adobe Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers; Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop; Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image; ScottKelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop; Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks; The Photoshop Channels Book; The iPhone Book; The iPod Book; and The Digital Photography Book, parts 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Scott's book The Digital Photography Book, part 1, is the best-selling book ever on digital photography. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Scott was recognized as the #1 best-selling author across all photography books. From 2004-2009, he held the honor of being the world's #1 best-selling author of all computer and technology books, across all categories.
His books have been translated into dozens of different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish, and Portuguese, among others, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award.
Scott is Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. Scott also co-hosts the top-rated weekly photography videocast, The Grid.