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Chapter 15. Creating a Dream Image from ... > Deciding What's Important to Correct

Deciding What's Important to Correct

When you are preparing to correct a photographic image with Photoshop, your first task is to decide what you think needs to be corrected. Then you have to decide what things you can correct in the image. Examine the photo closely, and make a mental list of what you like about the photo and what you dislike. Just about every indoor image I take needs some sort of color correction, and that's not unusual; lots of people use Photoshop to correct color in photographic images. So this will be the first item addressed in the exercises to follow. What are some of the other issues? Well, the young man in the first image you'll be working on (see Figure 15.1) is going through that awkward pimply-faced-teenager stage. Underneath all that skin-rebellion can be some very attractive features. So let's pull them out.

Figure 15.1. We need to make the main subject the focal point and minimize all the distracting problems plaguing this image.



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