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Old 07-28-2009, 05:49 PM
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I'm new to photoshop and I purchased photoshop 6 way back when.
I would llike someone to help me learn how to do basic retouching with facial blemishes, remove braces, catch lights general overall retouching.
Thank You!
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:23 PM
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Re: First time user

Everyone here generally recommends the same book to learn a very good overall process: Photoshop Restoration & Retouching (Third Edition), by Katrin Eismann, via New Riders publishing, 2006. The book contains a very good layout, hundreds of practice images, step by step procedures. (The book was published three times, so be sure to get the third edition.) While the book references Photoshop, it is easily applied to Paint Shop Pro.

You should also consider her sister book to clarify layers and masking: Photoshop Masking & Compositing, New Riders publishing, 2005.

Looking at the image you have attached, some would advise against removing the braces as they represent a moment in time for that person. By removing them, you could imply that they are not attractive.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:40 PM
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Re: First time user

Hope this helps.A lot of video tutorials.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:59 PM
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bjtpainter,Welcome to RetouchPRO Hope you enjoy your stay here and make lots of friends. Poke around, ask questions, have fun!

RetouchPRO Tutorials which includes:

The Basics (3 Pages of Tutorials)

Retouching Tutorials (3 Pages of Tutorials)

Restoration Tutorials (3 Pages of Tutorials)
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