Fundamentals of Retouching in Photoshop
Adobe specialist Mara Sachs provides a handy overview of basic retouching techniques in Photoshop.
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Adobe specialist Mara Sachs provides a handy overview of basic retouching techniques in Photoshop. Even if you are familiar with the clone stamp, healing brush, spot healing brush, patch tool, and other methods of reshaping and finessing an image, you may still find Mara's refresher course quite helpful. In addition to introducing each of these features and showing how to use them, this tutorial offers many practical hints to help you employ retouching tools most effectively and efficiently.
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Mara Sachs is a professional photo retoucher and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. She has been running her own business since 1990, providing training, retouching and digital production services to the graphic arts community. Mara is an avid meditator and brings her joyful energy, clarity and good humor into her classes.
Testimonials"Mara put my faith back into taking continuing education classes! I laughed and learned and met nice people. Five stars." -- Scott Haag "Mara was terrific. She knew her stuff and her audience and she stayed right on track. The facility was state-of-the-art, with a brand-new Mac at every station." -- Betsy Sturges "Mara is one of the best instructors I have ever had the privilege to learn from. She has a great sense of how to steer the class and provides excellent "real world" tips." -- Michele MacKinnon "Mara is fabulous. The course was well-organized and the balance between demonstration and practical exercises was perfect." -- Deb Jones "I came to the class knowing nothing of Photoshop. By the end class I had a good grasp of the basics. I recommend Mara highly." -- John DeGaspari "Mara is very concerned that every student gains knowledge and takes time out for individual concerns. Bravo!" -- George Walker "Mara makes Photoshop so easy thanks to her great teaching skills. I strongly recommend her class." -- Jocelyn Sambira "Mara is clear, concise, and completely accessible. I came in knowing some basics of Photoshop and left more confident in my photo retouching and creating abilities." -- Heather Chin "Mara has an in-depth knowledge of her subject, and explained everything in a way that was clear to the beginner. I definitely recommend her as an instructor. -- Joanne Gerber