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Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Chapter 6. Slim Shady: Slimming and Trimming

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For the entire first part of my career, I never did any retouching where I had to slim or trim my subjects, and I think it’s because I used to call them three or four days before the shoot, and warn them not to eat anything but bouillon from that moment on, until two days after the shoot (or when their check cleared, whichever came first). But, after a while, they started catching on, and I’d find them sneaking a carrot stick or some leafy greens on the set, and before you knew it, I was throwing every ...

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