Retouching Images_

Retouching an image can involve anything from simple everyday humdrum retouching, such as filling in dust spots and scratch marks and covering pimples, to complex and convoluted retouching, such as fixing rips and tears, extracting unwanted elements that detract from a scene, or adding or substituting new elements from other related or totally unrelated scenes. Although the former may not raise an eyebrow, the latter has sparked many a debate about the ethics of altering the original scene in any form or shape whatsoever. Some guidelines go as far as specifying to what extent an image's contrast can be changed! So, although the following hacks are unlikely to lead to sparkling ethical or philosophical debates, they will help you get through the tedium of everyday humdrum retouching.

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