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Old 12-22-2007, 02:05 PM
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Where to start

Ok I'm new to the site and to retouching in general however I have used photoshop for some time. Where would be the best place to start to learn simple retouching of face/portrait e.g what things would i do and what order....

1)hide blemishes
2) whiten teeth etc...

and are there any simple to follow tutroials you guys could point me to.

thanks all
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:05 PM
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Re: Where to start

You can start by looking at the tutorials here, there are lots of them written already.Try the serach function.

1 Use the Healing Brush
2 Paint with white on a empty layer on top of the original and set blend mode to soft light. Then change opacity to taste.

If you are curious about a tool, a simple trick is to just google it ... Like ....
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:10 PM
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Re: Where to start

The Retouch "Bible" is Katrin Eisman's book on Restoration. She is The Queen!
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:22 PM
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Re: Where to start

hey thanks for the mention on this book-
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:24 AM
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Another book that you might like to take a look at is called:

DIGITAL RESTORATION FROM START TO FINISH. As the title implies this book is directed more towards restoration rather than retouching.

by Ctein (pronounced: kuh-TINE)

ISBN; 0-240-80814-2

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Old 12-28-2007, 07:25 PM
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Hi, I'm new too. Just got a tablet for Christmas! So far, I like watching the tutorials on YouTube. There are some good ones on there, as a visual person I feel like I have learned a lot on there. I just joined this site today, so I'm going to check out the tutorials on here too!
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