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Very good step-by-step retouching book
on May 28, 2012
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.
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.