Alien Skin Image Doctor 2Alien Skin’s Image Doctor 2 features tools to help you restore old photos, re-touch portraits, and remove any unwanted objects from your /images.
Another tool in the Image Doctor’s bag, Smart Fill, helps you remove unwanted objects by replacing pixels in your selected area with pixels sampled from the surrounding areas, or a specific area of your choosing—great for removing litter from a street scene, for example. The Image Doctor 2 plug-in is available for both Mac and Windows. List Price: $199.
Imagenomic Portraiture 2Portraiture 2 is a powerful masking tool that helps you refine your /images to get rid of unwanted blemishes and to smooth details. It features a Skin Tones Mask tool that lets you apply Auto-Mask for automatic correction, but also gives you manual control through sliders with fine control over colors, opacity, feathering and luminance.
The Enhancements controls allow you to enhance your portrait’s sharpness, warmth, brightness and contrast without blowing highlights or muddying the shadows. The Warmth slider is particu-larly helpful for subtle en-hancements to the color tone of your subject’s skin.
You can use Portraiture 2 in a batch process to apply the same corrections to an entire set of /images automatically. Portraiture 2 is available for Photoshop (Windows and Mac); there’s also a version for Apple Aperture, which is in beta at the time of this writing. List Price: $199.