Before and After: a Photoshop Tale

by Nathanael

Okay, so I admit that much of the creative industry involves cheating (makeup, fake flowers, idealism, not to mention invisible tape) but I put the question to you: if legitimate tools exist to facilitate such manipulations, is it really cheating? I rather think not. Consider my scenario: I am a graphic designer, not a photographer. However, I want my photographs to look amazing. And with a little assistance from my good friends the stamp tool and the hue/saturation option, I can achieve just that. Here are my latest triumphs, from my January 2009 trip to Mexico.