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Lesson 6. Photo Retouching

Lesson 6. Photo Retouching

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady include a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same workflow applies to Web images.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to do the following:

  • Choose the correct resolution for a scanned photograph.

  • Crop an image to final size.

  • Adjust the tonal range of an image.

  • Remove a color cast from an image using an adjustment layer.

  • Use the Replace Color command to change the hue and saturation of a selected color in a photograph.

  • Adjust the saturation and brightness of isolated areas of an image using the sponge and dodge tools.

  • Use the clone stamp tool to eliminate an unwanted object from an image.

  • Replace parts of an image with another image.

  • Apply the Unsharp Mask filter to finish the photo-retouching process.

  • Save an Adobe Photoshop file in a format that can be used by a page-layout program.

This lesson will take about 60 minutes to complete. The lesson is designed to be done in Adobe Photoshop, but information on using similar functionality in Adobe ImageReady is included where appropriate.

If needed, remove the previous lesson folder from your hard drive, and copy the Lesson06 folder onto it. As you work on this lesson, you'll overwrite the start files. If you need to restore the start files, copy them from the Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book CD.


Windows users need to unlock the lesson files before using them. For information, see "Copying the Classroom in a Book files".



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