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Poor writing and poor retouching
on April 22, 2003
I bought this book hoping it would provides ways to improve my retouching skills/techniques. That turned out not to be the case.
The sample images are largely poor starting points, but the work done takes many more steps than other, widely known, techniques, AND result in images that are worse than the originals: the retouching is obvious and intrusive, and the reason for that is the technique as much as the execution of it.
If you're a Photoshop novice, the missing steps will confuse you. If you're an advanced user, you'll realize that the recommended approaches are harder than they need to be, and give results worse than easier methods.
Some interesting concepts from the authors, but it's not a Photoshop book I could recommend to anyone.