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Where does re-touching cross the line?

drafinski

Granger, US
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drafinski Registered since 04th Jul 2009
Thu 13-Aug-09 02:44 PM

I have been learning over the years the fine art of using both Lightroom and Photoshop for processing my images. Recently, I have gotten demos of some of the alien skin and nik plug-ins for photoshop. The question I have is if there is a line where we begin to make images on the computer instead of in the camera. A good example would be, I have taken shots where due to lighting or my error where I'm not happy with the depth of field. To change that, I could use Bokeh by Alien Skin, really bring the subject to the front, and make the background creamy as heck; but is it now really the image I created? I'm sure most others have some more insight to this issue as I do considering I still keep a stack of books next to me while working in Photoshop. Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Dave

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