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Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP by Phillip Whitt

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CHAPTER 8

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Editing Portraits and Recomposing Images

In This Chapter

  • Retouching Portraits

  • Recomposing Images

Retouching Portraits

Even the best of portraits can often benefit from a little digital magic. GIMP is ideal for touch-up work and enhancing the best attributes of the photographed subject, while diminishing the distractions that can overpower a great image. Imperfections such as wrinkles and crow’s feet can be lessened. Skin can be made smoother and more radiant. Dull or yellowing teeth can be digitally brightened and enhanced.

Diminishing Imperfections and Removing Distractions

It’s important to do your retouching as sparingly as possible. ...

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