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by Scott Kelby

Photo Retouching Secrets is not another color correction book, or scanning manual. It covers only one topic: retouching images to make them look better. What type of retouching are we talking about? Thing like:tricks for removing red eye and then recoloring the eye to its natural colortricks for removing the signs of aginghow to fix underexposed or overexposed imageshow to remove spots, rips, and tears

In Photo Retouching Secrets you will also learn: how to seamlessly splice images togetherrepair damaged body partsremove unslightly shadowsfix some of the other problems that digital cameras can often introduce to photos

Photo Retouching Secrets shows you feathering tricks, cropping and straightening tricks to save you time and frustration. If you want nothing but the tips, the tricks, and the secret inside shortcuts to make retouching images easy and fun, this book is the right one.

Download Photoshop 6 Photo-Retouching Secrets epub
ISBN: 0735711461
ISBN13: 978-0735711464
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Graphics & Design
Author: Scott Kelby
Language: English
Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (April 23, 2001)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1223 kb
FB2 size: 1694 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 351
Other Formats: mbr docx lrf lit

I bought Scott Kelby's Photo-Retouching book for Photoshop 7 and then looked at the sample chapters in this book. I realized that this book covers information that the other one doesn't and ordered this book as well. There is more overlap than I expected between the two books, but I am not sorry I bought both.
Everything good I said about the other book is true of this one as well. The instructions are easy to follow. He gives the keyboard commands for both Mac and PC. You can dip in anywhere so you can fix the photo you own without reading any earlier chapter, although in this book it might be useful to read the ones just before and just after the chapter you need for additional useful information. And, if you can follow the pictures, you CAN be successful.
I only give this book a 4 star rating because it is a Photoshop 6 book. Everything will work in Photoshop 7, and I haven't seen any major differences in the two versions of the program that will require figuring out work arounds for the instructions in the book. But, of course, anything that is new in Photoshop 7 is not covered in this book
I loved the quick tricks in this book and since my memory is horrendous, I kept it by the computer to flip to when I was at my wits end. From fixing wrinkles to fixing nose, the chapter on digital plastic surgery was worth the price and now my relatives are better looking than ever.
This book is a clean, concise and meaty work of art. How's that for an opener? By clean, I mean that the presentation is not cluttered with too many words or unnecessary asides. Graphics are only what's necessary, large and clear. The process flow is exact and each tutorial is full of the type information I look for. Needless to say, I like this book very much.
As a proud owner of Scott Kelby's "Photoshop Down and Dirty & Tricks", I was anticipating another gem coming from Scott's laptop. I was not disappointed. "Photo Retouching Secrets" covers material that can also be used in non-photo related graphics. If you have a damaged photograph this is the place to come for assistance. As the back cover says, "...No boring chapters...just how to repair, enhance, and retouch photos like a pro!" I think if I read enough of Scott's books I'll become a Photoshop pro.
From Cloning Tips to Digital Plastic Surgery, from Getting Your Color on Track to Photo-Collaging Techniques you will find what you need. Add to this dozens of good down and dirty tricks along the way and you'll have a Photoshop adventure. Folks, Photoshop is truly amazing and in the hands of a guru it becomes a magic show. Scott may not like the title of guru, but I thought that "The Grand Potentate of Photoshop" was a bit much.
Scott is so good with Photoshop that I wonder sometimes are those real pictures of him on the book covers. Regardless of whose picture that it is, I recommend you buy his newest book and have some learning fun. Once again, thank you Scott Kelby for your time and efforts in producing another permanent tool in my Photoshop toolbox.
As a member of the NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), I was already familiar with the great work of Scott Kelby. I eagerly looked forward to the release of this book and I must say I was not disappointed. True to Scott's style of teaching, this book is easy to follow, contains skills you want to learn and has very appropriate artwork throughout.
Several of the reviewers have mentioned the quality of the images contained in the book. I have to admit that when I first looked at the book, I thought "What? These are old photos in bad condition. Why don't these look like stock photography images?" Then I thought about it and realized - that's the point. I know from experience that the most challenging and frequently occurring photo-retouching projects are usually bad images that contain many problems like color fading, scratches, tears, etc. I think Scott knew this was the case and used images that are worse case scenario so you could see the difference his techniques make even on really bad photos! That to me was important because it made me realize how really good his techniques are since they even made some bad images look a lot better!
Some of the flesh tones in the book are a bit on the orange side. I think it was the printing process. Regardless, the layout of the book and the lessons contained within it are top notch and well worth purchasing!
This book is meant for people with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Photoshop 6. If you are a beginner, this doesn't mean you cannot buy the book, but I warn you that you might want to get a grip of the basic functions of Photoshop before you tackle this subject matter. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you use this program because it does SO many things.