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Bulk color-correct portrait backgrounds

I took a whole series of portraits (like 100 keepers) at my church and only had one speedlight and no gels, so my backdrop is yellowish in all of them. What is the best way to process these so the ...
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Why is a wacom better than mouse for retouching?

I just bought a wacom tablet hoping that my editing will now be 1000x faster. But I found that it does nothing. Before I return it, can someone explain to me why the tablet is superior to a mouse? ...
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Darken gray hair in GraphicConverter?

I use GraphicConverter on a Mac to tweak my photos before uploading to share. Typically, I'll brighten or adjust a shadowed area or contrast, that sort of thing. Sometimes I'll hide a defect (such as ...
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Am I able to clean white background in Lightroom?

I have a photo of an object on almost clean white background (see below). As you can see the bottom of the photo is perfectly clean white, but the topmost of the picture is slightly gray which is not ...
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How do I take flattering photos of people with acne (scarring)?

Occasionally I'll find myself as the photographer for a professional event at my Alma mater. As a natural consequence of the demographic, there's quite a few people there with severe acne and also ...
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How to remove or mask sweat spots on clothing in a photograph?

Here is an example The image isn't mine, I just grab the firs appeared to be good as an example of the topic issue.
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How to remove spider veins from the white of an eye?

I'm trying now to white an eye with Photoshop. I'm using brush tool in Saturation mode. The color is perfect. But the veins becomes gray and they are pretty visible. I tried to remove them with ...
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How can I remove shine from skin caused by the light with GIMP

I have a photo made under portrait dish key light. And the model has a little shiny spot on her forehead. Several years ago I used Olympus Studio (if I'm not confused after so many time passed) and ...
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What feature/effect in lightroom causes people's faces to look plastic?

I was watching a tutorial the other day on retouching with lightroom, and they showed on effect that was handy to make skin better (smoother, fewer wrinkles, etc.) and said "don't over use this, or ...
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How to get 'plastic' skin tones in a picture? [duplicate]

I know this is a very complex photo, but I'm interested in knowing how the skin tones were achieved which I believe is an almost but not quite, a plastic look. Are there tutorials out there on this? I ...
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Why do I see so much skin softening in portrait photography?

The question says it all. On magazine covers, and almost any pro portfolio, I see so much skin softening that the skin is completely dull and flat. Even though I do retouching myself, I don't like ...
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How do I fix a dog's wrong colored eyes in flash photos?

I am looking for the quickest way to fix this problem: the crazy colored eyes that happen when the flash hits a dog's eyes. It is really annoying to capture a pretty decent shot of a dog, only to ...
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How to start learning photo editing? What are the first few photo editing websites/books someone should read? [closed]

I'm a beginners trying to learn photo editing. How do I start learning photo editing? What are the first few photo editing websites/books someone should read? Added: I meant Photo editing as ...
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How do I remove halos around a replaced sky in a black and white photo?

I am looking for a bit of advice from some Photoshop experts out there. I have a photo in which I have replaced the original dull sky (method explained below) with a sky that is a deeper blue and has ...
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How to remove timestamp text from photos?

I have a bunch of digital photographs on which someone has typed (or auto-inserted using some utility) timestamps using a huge ugly font (with opaque background to boot!) that's obscuring a big strip ...
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How does content aware retouch work? [closed]

Recently I discovered Photoshop's content aware retouch tools when repairing some scans from damaged B&W negatives. It's amazing how this tool fills gaps with the correct color and patterns. I ...
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How to fix the artifacts in the hair of the subject of this photo?

How can I fix the edges of her hair? http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6499/onionmodel2.jpg