Most professional pictures printed in magazines are retouched in some
way. An image may be softened, blurred, smudged, adjusted for hue; saturation;
brightness or contrast or even sharpened. Eye colour can be corrected.
Scratches and blemishes can be removed and it is even posible to create
the impression of movement in a still image by adding 'motion blur'.
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the clone tool, how to select
an area and blur it and finally use the soften brush.
Of course you can go further - you could straighten the collar and tie
and remove the slightly greasy look of the girl's hair at the top right.
You will need an image to practice on. Let's use
a distracting background
a spot on the girl's cheek
grainyness around the girl's neck
harsh skin tones
Step by step we will correct this image by retouching it.
First you need to get familiar with using the clone tool:
Learning how to use the clone tool
Watch this movie produced by the manufacturers of PSP which
teaches you how to use the clone tool: