Software Review at Pop Photo: Anthropics Technology Portrait Professional 11, by Dan Havlik

Software Review at Pop Photo: Anthropics Technology Portrait Professional 11, by Dan Havlik

This piece of code is beloved by fauxtographers everywhere, but it can be used for a good purpose too: 

"If you spend hours nipping and tucking portraits in Photoshop with less than ideal results, you might want to seriously consider Portrait Professional 11, one of the fastest and most powerful virtual airbrushing tools I’ve tried yet. The danger is that some of the brushes, sliders and automated enhancements in this program—available as a stand-alone app or a plug-in—are so effective in altering portraits, you can push it too far with occasionally disastrous results. Used in moderation though, Portrait Professional 11 won’t only save you lots of time in post-processing, it will leave your clients happy and coming back for more.

Pros: A powerful piece of software for quickly enhancing portraits; natural-looking skin adjustments; live, interactive mark-up feature lets you refine faces; a helluva time saver for portrait photographers

Cons: Easy to overdo it with some effects, particularly the face slimming feature; automated mark-up outlines occasionally miss the mark for some faces"

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