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Mastering Photoshop Layers by Juergen Gulbins

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10 Sample Edits

Optimizing an image is a complex process that often consists of multiple retouching steps followed by several further optimization processes. If your original image is correctly exposed, the initial aim of the optimization process is to remove blemishes and artifacts that you either didn’t see while shooting or couldn’t avoid capturing. Further optimization enables you to alter the image so it resembles the scene you remember as closely as possible. In other words, the data captured by the camera is manipulated to match the memory (or the fantasy) of the photographer.

This chapter details the complete optimization process for five ...

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