Category Archives: Photo Retouch

Topics related to photo retouching and post processing by any or all means and retouch wizard portfolios.

Using Portrait Professional Version 11 along with Photoshop to edit a glamour or beauty head shot

  Portrait Professional Version 11 is quite a significant upgrade to this useful program. While Portrait Professional 10 was a useful program.  It did not really excel at face recognition.  One was required to place all the face points individually. … Continue reading

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Old School Retouching

As we have pointed out in the past on Glamourphotography.co, retouching is not a Photoshop phenomenon.     In yesteryear, retouching was a common, though mostly secret process that occurred behind the closed curtains of the photographers’, printers’ and retouchers’ … Continue reading

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Photoshop CS6 Beta Test Preview Review of New Features

I downloaded and installed the new Photoshop CS6 free Beta version preview from Adobe yesterday and gave it a bit of a go. It has some really cool features, and some foibles… How does one test drive the new Photoshop … Continue reading

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Fantasy Photo Manipulations by Purple Princess Edits of London, Cambridge and Saint Neots, England

Rachael of Purple Princess Edits has been retouching and creating fantasy manipulations for the relatively short period of time of approximately two years. “However, I have been using Photoshop for 5 years on a daily basis for other projects. My original … Continue reading

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What is real photography? Retouching images, versus the ‘Good Old Days’ of the truth of Film …

“Oh, that’s not real!  It’s Photoshopped!  Yick!” This can be a familiar refrain in today’s age of modern digital photography and computer processing of visual images. But, is it a fair assessment? Let us discern, what is a photograph?  What … Continue reading

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Before and After Examples of Glamour Shots by Professional Photo Retoucher, Marie-Claude Sabourin of MCS Touchup

At 22 years old, Marie-Claude Sabourin is a model turned professional retoucher and Photoshop Wizard who resides in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. As part of her professional capacity in retouching, she is proud owner of MCS Photo Touch Up. Those of us on MM (ModelMayhem) … Continue reading

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David B. Smith’s “A Moment of Consequence,” The Genesis of a Photo Manipulation

Hawaii-born David B. Smith is an artist and printmaker working primarily in stone lithography and photo-polymer etching. Today he shares with us his artistic process involved in the creation of his piece “A Moment of Consequence.” In 1987, David

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Before and After Retouch, How to retain bright natural looking eyes, with sparkle using PS CS5

How do you enhance by retouching using Photoshop CS5 a great photo of a beautiful girl? Starting with a great photo, what we have done here are:

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Fantasy Photo Manipulations with Before and After Retouch Example by Digital Artist Eithné Ní Anluaín – Dundalk, Louth, Ireland

Eithné Ní Anluaín is a Photoshop wizard extraordinaire who pushes the boundaries between fantasy and reality. In 2009 by mere chance, she started doing some digital art with Photoshop Elements 6. Yay … right!? It didn’t take her long to set herself up with a high … Continue reading

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Samples of Full Fantasy Photo Manipulations by Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia Photoshop Wizard Julia Popova

Julia Popova is an accomplished Photoshop Wizard in Novosibirsk, Russia who specializes in creating fantasy worlds using Full Photo Manipulation techniques. The quality of Julia’s work speaks with a grandeur and elegance evocative of beautifully quieter times. Clicking on any of … Continue reading

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Photographs are frozen 2D representations of 3D events flowing in the 4th Dimension of time

While a fully retouched glamour photograph may be a thing of beauty indeed, it is a frozen two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional person, who in reality lives a life flowing through time. The point is, a photograph is not a person. While a photo may or may not look … Continue reading

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Blonde Blue Eyed Glamour Model Head Shot, Before and After Retouch with Photoshop CS5

What we have here is a lovely blonde bombshell of a gorgeous model, nice starting point, yay! This does not get us home even after getting a nicely lit shot in the camera. What went into the photo? Professional Model … Continue reading

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Two Different Colored Eyes Before and After Post Processing with Photoshop

Yes, this woman actually does have two different colored eyes. We shot the photograph, near Scottsdale, Arizona in my Fountain Hills studios, using a Paul C. Buff ring flash for key lighting. The version on the left is a small jpg … Continue reading

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