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Hi there Mr. Basir!

My name is Jessica.  I am an amateur photographer and Adobe Photoshop CS5 is the program I am currently using to edit/retouch my photos.  I am quite tech-savy and have taught myself a lot about the program over the last few years.  I am looking for some resources - guides, books, classes, websites, etc. - that could further my skill set.  I specifically need help with advanced retouching techniques for portraiture.  What would you suggest?  

I sure do appreciate you taking the time to read and reply to my message.  That is very sweet of you!  Have a great day. :)

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That sounds good Jessica. Everyone needs a good foundation in retouching skills when it comes to working on photosŚno matter if they are portrait, nature or editorial. I have students like yourself and those with no experience. The first place I like to send folks isŚno surpriseŚmy website:

http://photografix.pro/Restoration/PGXU_Store.html

From there you can purchase my course, buy books, watch no-charge videos, workshops and read articles. The best way to learn, however, is with my course. Almost all my videos and books supplement what is in the course. I also have a mailing list. I have been teaching photo retouching for over 10 years.

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Eric C. M. Basir

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12 years of full time experience as a digital photo retoucher for companies of all sizes, including United Airlines, K-Mart. Ask me about anything related to working on your photos: Color, contrast, manipulation, restoration, software, hardware.

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Since 1999, I have served as a digital photo retoucher for companies of all sizes, including United Airlines, K-Mart. I also serve individuals with their personal photos. This includes training through my video courses. Ask me about anything related to working on your photos: Color, contrast, manipulation, restoration, software, hardware. I run a no-charge photo retouching and restoration how-to YouTube channel here: http://www.photografix.pro/Restoration/PGXU_Live.html. I also run a blog full of great advice: http://photografixpro.blogspot.com/

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Columbia College Chicago City University of New York

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Iqra International Educational Foundation Publications International Creatista Azizah Magazine Sears K-Mart C-Line Products, Inc. Promogul True Modern Harappa Tucker-Knapp United Airlines

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