Posts Tagged ‘retouching’

What Not To Do in Photoshop

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
by Madalina
October 15th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design, Tips

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10 beauty retouching don’ts

There are a thousand beauty retouching tutorials out there, but just because someone writes a tutorial, it doesn’t mean that they necessarily teach you something good. I have recently browsed through a list of 40 beauty retouching tutorials in a long article at PSDTuts and I was astonished by the amount of nonsense published there. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love PSDTuts, they have great tutorials, but this particular article was low standard. It’s enough to look to the preview images to see how amateurish the Photoshop effects are.  The good tutorials – I could easily count on one hand.
Therefore I decided to make a list of the most common misconceptions and amateurish techniques in beauty retouching. And their cure. Maybe this will help reduce the amount of plastic face spread all over the internet (and not only).

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Portrait Retouching for Beginners

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
by Madalina
June 17th, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design

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This tutorial shows a couple of simple techniques you can use to enhance your portraits. I will focus on retouching the skin, the eyes, and the teeth (whitening). To follow this tutorial, you must already know some Photoshop basics: working with layers, making simple selections, and using basic tools. If you wish to work on the same image, you can download it here.

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Kick Your Photos Up a Notch

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
by Madalina
June 3rd, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design

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A Guide for Clients

If you’re a Photoshop expert, you should probably spend your time reading the other posts in this blog, because this entry is dedicated to our clients and basically anyone who is not a professional in photography or design but would like to give their photos a better look, whether they are intended for their website, brochure or for the family album.

Having a professional photographer take the photos for your new state-of-the-art website or brochure is highly recommended, because the quality of your photos will impact greatly the quality of the final product. A picture is the first element that draws the eye into a page (virtual or not), and the text message is usually secondary.

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We Are No Liars

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
by Madalina
June 3rd, 2008

Posted in Graphic Design

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We are going to tell you a secret. But first, a question for you: Do you always believe what you see? Did you believe the Jurassic Park dinosaurs were really chasing Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern around that island? Of course not!

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