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Bodyshop: The Photoshop Retouching Guide for the Face and Body 1st Edition

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'An essential read for anyone who is into retouching, with not too much text and plenty of screenshots to follow'. (Digital Camera Essentials, June 2011).

From the Back Cover

This is what Photoshop users have been waiting for

Retouching portrait and fashion photos using Photoshop continues to grow in popularity. In this book, highly respected photographic and image-editing experts Birgit Nitzsche and Karsten Rose share their know-how with a collection of the most successful tips and tricks for portrait and beauty retouching. They demonstrate how to cleverly correct skin blemishes, divulge tricks to get a body into shape, and show how to cunningly adjust clothing. Each chapter contains a basic overview with additional information, expanding the practical workshops. Every photographer, advertiser, and photo enthusiast can learn from this guide!

  • Create harmonious body contours and use different techniques to get a body into shape

  • Improve facial structures and emphasize eyes and mouth with make-up effects

  • Make a face look younger and achieve a flawless complexion

  • Tint and style hair

  • Refine hands and create beautiful fingernails

Bonus DVD Includes

  • Before-and-after views of all pictures from the book

  • Additional setting files for individual workshops

  • Trial versions of several Nik Multimedia filters

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470624388
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470624388
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #934,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Some guy who buys stuff on May 28, 2012
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I'm not sure why so many others have given this product "marginal reviews", this book does exactly what it promises, a step-by-step guide for the face and body. Super easy to follow, very clear instructions that covers the basics (as well as some "taboo" subjects like correcting a buttocks that due to how the photo was taken is larger than it should be) that covers facial contours, body contours, eyes, mouth, skin, hair & hands/feet. Probably not "the" retouching book, but definitely a good substantive, addition to any collection.

As someone who has been doing photoshop retouching (basic to intermediate) for a fair amount of time, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and some of the a little less "obvious" ideas for how to retouch your photos.

Overall,

Pros: Good addition to the library, easy to follow/understand, covers the "major desired" areas of retouching for photos.

Cons: Somewhat basic, and doesn't really deal with the photo as a whole, but rather in chunks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Roush on November 18, 2012
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So far...this seems to be the most authoritative book on the subject of skin and skin tones I have found. This is not a quick read...and you won't learn Photoshop overnight. It is intended for the person who is committed to learning how to post-process the best "people" images possible...and presumes a working knowledge of Photoshop already.
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Photoshop is a program with very few right ways to do anything. It's very much a matter of preference and of finding the way that will work for the desired result on a specific photo. This book shows numerous retouching and sculpting methodologies and will add to your collection of skills well. Most of the work shown in the book is relatively subtle and is very appropriate for mainstream work. It tends to shy away from obvious and dramatic retouching and focuses on methods to make your subject look their best. It's not great as a tutorial for photoshop - you should have the basics down already. But it definitely will help you find ways to make your subjects happy, and their photos look the way that they see themselves - which isn't always the way the camera sees them!
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By Loryde on April 24, 2013
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Nice book and straight to the point . It is not for the photoshop beginner .It has almost all you can ask for great job .
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By ex-librarian on October 2, 2014
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Very useful book for professional and advanced amateurs.
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