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Part 8. Flattering Your Subjects

Part 8. Flattering Your Subjects

Okay, in other parts of this book we ve talked about Photoshop Elements being your photo lab and your art studio—but why not also think of it as a one-stop health and beauty spa? Digital retouching, if not overdone, can perk up your friends and loved ones, making them appear to shed pounds, revitalizing their complexions, and putting that old sparkle in their eyes—all without risky fad diets, treatments, or pills!

But let's emphasize—don't overdo it. As a good rule of thumb, try to soften rather than erase. Leave some lines, freckles, and whatever other imperfections give your friend her unique character and winning charm. Go too far, and you'll have a slick beauty shot of a lifeless mannequin.


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