The Photoshop Workbook: Professional Retouching and Compositing Tips, Tricks, and Techniques reveals the creative skills that photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis uses for his global clients. In this guide you’re going to learn not only his step by step Photoshop techniques, but how and when to apply them so that you, too, can take your images to a whole new level. Glyn starts by covering the individual Photoshop skills that are the essential building blocks of his process:
• Mastering selections and cutouts with the Pen tool and other important tools
• Dodging and burning, adding textures, transforming a location, and the use of the “power of gray” for composites
• Applying lighting effects such as spotlights, beams, realistic shadows, reflections, and street lighting to images
• Creating special effects, including snow and debris, and turning day into night the use of a nondestructive workflow
It’s one thing to learn the techniques, but to master them you want to take note when to apply them and in what order. In the second a part of the book, Glyn brings everything along with his real-world projects. He covers six complete, start-to-finish projects—including all of the images so that you can download and follow along—that show you how to apply the techniques to quite a lot of scenarios, including character portraits, themed composites, and a landscape.