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Chapter 4. Secrets of Retouching >  Tackling a Retouching Project

Tackling a Retouching Project

I’m going to show you how to retouch a typical picture using a different photograph, which is included on the Course website ( www.courseptr.com/downloads ). You can use my image, Mardi Gras, or one of your own, if you like. You’ll be spotting dust, removing objects, and performing other retouching magic in no time. But first, learn how to save yourself some time.

Avoiding Retouching

The best martial arts choreographer and philosopher of my generation, Li Xiaolong, espoused the “art of fighting without fighting.” Bruce Lee’s approach works equally well in the photographic realm. The most effective way to retouch an image is to avoid the need for it in the first place. Here are some tips to help you minimize your retouching efforts.


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