Some examples of photo retouching images (Photoshopping). Mouse over the image above to scroll through these examples. Click on the image to enlarge.
What is photo retouching images?
Photo retouching involves cleaning up, transforming, manipulating or altering a digital image using various software applications (Such as Adobe photoshop) and techniques to achieve certain results. Retouching is considered skillful artwork while others frown upon it as unethical, especially when used to deceive the public, or used for political propaganda, or to make a person look better.
Depending on the intent, some photo manipulations are considered an art form because it involves the creation of unique effects or composite images, and in some cases, signature expressions of work by photographic artists.