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Can I recover my saved-over TIF file?

While retouching I saved my file as a tif and then flatten it and saved as a jpeg. I accidentally saved the tif again while it was flattened with no layers. Is there a way to recover my tif file with ...
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Rights of a retouched work

I'm currently retouching photos for a client that is a bit skimpy on payment. Would watermarking my retouched version of their image be within my rights as a retoucher? I don't want them to have ...
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How to retouch an old color photo with mold and damaged red channel?

I have a damaged photo. It has mold, and the red channel is damaged. The faces in that channel cannot be seen clearly. I have Photoshop CS6. Is there any idea to fix that? Original image: Red ...
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How can I mitigate edge halo when darkening skies in post-processing?

I process all my photos to black and white. Although I use a polariser where possible, I often find myself wanting to drop the luminance of the sky further which I do using a Black and White ...
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How did photographers touch up photographs before the invention of Adobe Photoshop? [duplicate]

Photoshop is very popular for retouch pictures taken by photographers. But how did photographers touch up photographs before the invention of Adobe Photoshop?
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How do I adjust overexposure in certain parts of the image only, using darktable?

I am very new to RAW editing. I clicked few pic and they have overexposure problem in selected area using darktable. I can't find out a way to edit/remove the overexposed part only. I have tried ...
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How do I get a dark shimmery bronze skin look for my glamour photography? (image provided) [duplicate]

I'm looking to find out how I can recreate similar shimmery/metallic skin tones such as with the first image provided. I've searched over youtube and skillshare, but can't seem to find any tutorials ...
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What is a better technique, compared to frequency separation?

on this question: Which checklayers are used in frequency separations? RyanFromGDSE added this comment: "Just FYI sharky, "High end" and Frequency separation rarely go together. Frequency Separation ...
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Enhancing and Re-texturing with Photoshop

I have a picture of very low quality, I want to add the detail back by using textures from the internet. I know in video games a lot of time people will go and "re-texture" in game textures to give ...
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Create Spherical Image from a Planar or Equirectangular image

It´s obvious that to have a good and properly panorama image it has to be done with the appropriate equipment and format, but my question is this: Is it possible to transform an standard ...
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Skin tone starting point in Lightroom/ACR?

How can I ensure that my skin tones are "correct" in Lightroom/ACR before I start my retouching workflow in Photoshop? In other words, how do I know that my global color balance is correct (right ...
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image compositing to remove telephone wires?

There's a lot of compositing software available. Is there any that can remove telephone wires from a still image? The idea is to shoot still images the same scene from several different vertical ...
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How can I improve the colours of this old photo where flash heavily overexposed the subject?

This photo was taken many years ago onto film, and I just imported it off the CD. I would like to reduce the bright, white overexposure of the people in the foreground. The best I have done is this: ...
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Why skin smoothing tool is painting the photo with white color

I don't know photoshop and usually get by by using quick edits in CaptureOne but this time wanted to do some basic skin retouch, so downloaded a simple skin retouch tool and following their tutorial ...
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Create apparel highlights with photoshop

I have been doing some photoshoot using 2 lightboxes directly on the item. The result is decent, but the items has a very unnatural lighting, which I would like to fix on Photoshop with some effect. ...
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How to restore areas of background lost from flash overexposure?

I have taken some portraits with a grey background and it seems that in the top corners there has been some loss detail from the flash (it's a light grey background). The rest of the image is ...
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How can I move around the image with a tool selected in Lightroom?

When you zoom in on a Lightroom image e.g. to retouch someone's face, Is there a way to move to another part of the image while you have one of the tools selected (brush for example)? The way I have ...
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How do I work out what is fair to pay for photo editing?

I know it all depends on the person but I have never done this and have no idea about any estimates: Let's say I go shoot someone but then I send my RAW photos to someone else that is good with ...
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Darktable: How to edit level on each RGB channel?

In order to fix blue haze on some pictures I usually use Gimp and correct the levels for each channel as describe here for photoshop. I know in darktable we can correct the levels but not for each ...
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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