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You will learn how to cut a person out of their background including getting the difficult parts like hair. We cover the most important parts about replacing a sky in a photo including lighting and color.

Learn how to composite over 20 images to create a final image that pushes your idea of reality.

We take you from start to finish on 3 different images, covering everything from retouching, object removal, lighting effects, creating texture, coloring and more!

Creating a pinup image is a great way to learn retouching, dodging and burning, body shaping, coloring, texturing and more. We even include high resolution textures for you to use on your own images.

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