• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 7. Retouching Portraits > Compositing as Retouching

Compositing as Retouching

Consider this short section a preview of Part III. I wanted to introduce the idea of using compositing as a portrait retouching technique so you’ll keep that option in mind as you work through the rest of this chapter. When photographing groups, especially when kids are involved, you’ll routinely end up with photos in which one person looks good, and the other one doesn’t. Invariably, the next picture taken shows the second person in a flattering pose, whereas the first person has decided to stick out a tongue or something.

The solution is to combine the two images, melding the two good poses together into one satisfactory image. Check out Figure 7.19. The little boy is shown best in the upper picture, whereas the little girl is most attractively posed in the bottom image. Can we combine the two?


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint