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Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 Restoration and Retouching for Digital Photographers Only by Mark Fitzgerald

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Chapter 15. HANDS-ON ARCHITECTURAL RETOUCHING PROJECT: THE COMPLETE WORKFLOW

HANDS-ON ARCHITECTURAL RETOUCHING PROJECT: THE COMPLETE WORKFLOW

With the portrait retouching project in Chapter 14 you had a great deal of flexibility when deciding how much to tone down wrinkles and smooth skin.

The outcome could vary widely, depending on how much you faded tool strokes and individual layers with soft-edged retouching techniques. The goal wasn't a strict interpretation of the portrait subject. It was more concerned with making the subject look her best.

Though the goal with the project in this chapter is to make the subject, the hotel shown in Figure 15-1, look its best, some of the retouching techniques will vary. That's because it's important with this project to interpret the building as realistically as possible using more of a hard-edged retouching approach.

If you take the time to tackle this chapter, you'll learn some new tricks that are best revealed in a complex project like this one.

Evaluating the Project

As mentioned in Chapter 12, this is a nice photo of this hotel. The light on the face of the building is great, and the lighting on the left side is workable.

The photographer's client, the hotel management, wants all the power lines and streetlights removed so that the building is emphasized in the shot.

It may not seem like much at first, but consider that as each line and pole is removed, the details in the building must be retained. If there ...

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