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Chapter 1. Retouching and Compositing fr... > The Origins of Retouching and Compos...

The Origins of Retouching and Compositing?

You never really believe a picture is worth 1000 words until somebody starts critiquing one of your beloved photos. Then, the words really seem to pour out! Your problems may involve dust spots on a scanned image, defects in your original subject (such as skin blemishes or bags under the eyes), like those shown in Figure 1.1, or simply something that appears in a photo that you wish weren’t there.

Figure 1.1. Bags under the eyes, multiple catchlights in the pupils, or a washed-out eyebrow are all things that can be fixed with simple retouching techniques



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