Photo retouching is a process of alteration of a photo to enhance the final appearance. It can be done with the help of certain softwares specially designed to eradicate the tiniest of flaws and enhance the smallest details.
Once the photo has been edited, then only the process of re-touching is started. Technically, this manipulation starts only after the cropping, white balance adjustment, image warmth, temperature, and other editing is taken care of. The main emphasis of a re-touching expert is to perform small, focused, and localized adjustments to boost up the final presentation of photographs.
Types of Photo Retouching Services
1) Portrait Retouching Services
This photography style itself is easier and more complex than the way it seems. It includes calculated measures of aperture settings, shutter speed settings, ISO settings, lens selection, and other technical adjustments.
A portrait should be re-touched with the following:
- Red-eye removal
- Background cleaning
- Make-up Edging
- Shadow adjustments
- Tone balancing
2) High-End Retouching Services
High-end photo retouching is the post-processing of a high standard photograph which makes careful modifications to the image without deteriorating the original image and is so smooth that it leaves no trace of corrections.
With the highest standards of re-touching, this service includes the following:
- High-end background modification
- Digital air-brushing techniques
- High-end image restorations
- Non-traceable image alterations
- HDR retouching and blending
3) Wedding Photo Retouching Services
A photographer needs to capture the right moments in a place where precious moments are moving all around. Wedding photography also needs re-touching to brighten all the aspects of the picture which were lost during the happy movements of the auspicious event. Some are as follows:
- Bridal photo retouching
- Over-all photo enhancements
- Image culling and correction
- Body shaping and sharpening
- Red-eye removal
- Beauty air-brushing
- Background restorations
- Exposure management
4) New-born Photo Retouching
A new-born baby’s photo is of very high emotional value to its parents and family members. It is to be understood that at this phase, the baby’s right expressions are not so easy to be captured at the right moment with the right background.
Re-touching this kind of image means:
- Adjusting the color temperature of the skin
- Usage of sliders to provide a smoother outcome
- Enhance the minute details of baby eyes, nose, lips, hair, and cheeks
- Improve the look of baby cloth, headgear, cradle, and other accessories.
- Image masking
5) Fashion Retouching Service
The fashion industry is all about the beautiful representation of all possible aspects.
Since the levels of standards are already set mountain-high, a re-touching artist is only allowed to take the standards Everest-high.
So, re-touching here needs takes the following measures:
- Bringing out the true colors of the product to give a clear idea to the customers
- Further area-focused beautification of models
- Body-shape modification
- Structure sharpening
- Making every feature of the product clear for a better understanding
6) Jewelry Image Retouching
When it comes to jewelry, it is all about details and shines. Designers are very careful about the reflections and shadows of the jewelry. To honor the efforts of the designer and to alter an image of such a carefully made product, a re-touching artist focuses on the following:
- Background cleaning, alteration, or removal
- Dirt and other unwanted elements removal
- Jewelry color and tone balancing
- Fine-edged shadow creation
- Reflections and shadow balancing
- Colour correction
- Focus-stacking (different photos of the same jewelry to showcase different aspects of it)
- Re-adjustment of exposure
7) Ecommerce Products Photo-Editing Services
It is a thumb-rule of the market that the better it looks, the better it’s sales.
Well, with a combination of points mentioned in the jewelry retouching section, e-commerce product re-touching offers the following:
- Ghosting a mannequin effect in case of fashion brands
- Image color correction
- 360-degree editing
- A three-dimensional look to the product
- Packaging and labeling enhancements
- Retouching to make the image global e-commerce website friendly
8) Real Estate Retouching
Retouching should be in such a way that the viewers may experience the property virtually first without even making a personal visit. One should not overlook the emotions, feasibility, and comfort of the buyers and should present only the true-self of the property.
In the case of real estate, re-touching includes the following:
- Convey more realistic imagery
- Image perspective correction
- Balancing natural colours of landscape with the true colours of the property
- Removal of dust and other uncalled-for items
- Image stitching, join images to provide a better overview of the area
9) Body-Photo Retouching
The creator has made all its creations with unique beauty and features. But sometimes, need-of-the-moment drives us in a different direction.
A photographer can take a photo at a perfect time, with perfect lighting, from the best angle, and with the most expensive camera. But there would still be its limitations.
In body-photo retouching, our experts take care of the following:
- Height modification
- Curve enhancements
- Various body part’s shape alteration
- Uneven skin-tone balancing
- Removal of blemishes
Why Do You Need Photo Retouching Service?
It has been observed that many times the camera lens contains dirt when photos are being clicked. This can happen due to casual negligence or outdoor photography. A re-touching expert closely observes the photo and all these unwanted elements are corrected with the help of specifically designed tools.
Not only the camera defects but the skin imperfections of the person whose photograph has been taken can also be corrected with the help of photo retouching. It fixes any unwanted wrinkles, color impairments, acne, freckles, under-eye circles, spots, or any other undesirable elements.
Importance of Photo Retouching
There are many benefits to the magical process. But the most important ones are:
1) Gives you a beautiful final picture
It produces fine and beautiful pictures as it removes all the unwanted elements, does color and tone correction, vignetting, teeth whitening, hair touching, image sharpening, skin color balancing, photo-montage, and other minute corrections.
2) A better photo is a better sell
For all the people who need photos for commercial purposes like models, photographers, artists, or companies. A better quality picture is definitely eye-catching and promotes better advertisement.
3) Enhances reputation
A dull and contrast-less picture not only can impact your sales but also could hamper your reputation. A picture shared by you or your company is in direct relation to your reputation.
4) Social-media attention
Nowadays good quality photos have become one of the top-rated ways to get attention and fame. Everybody wishes to get more likes and good comments appreciating their posts. And a finely polished photo can do wonders for you.
5) Printed-media attention
For companies or institutions who need attention to advertise their offerings through brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, booklets, banners, posters, and other printed-media options, a digitally enhanced image is a must.
Processes of Photo Retouching
If this long process is to be segregated in sequence and parts, then it would be:
Professionals tend to take many photos to create better chances of a perfect photo. But the selection of “the one” is really important.
Photos are edited for final post-processing with basic editing tools. It may include cropping, white-balancing, warmth, and other basic editing exercises.
Selection of software and tools
A re-touching expert has to choose his set of tools and software for the post-processing of the edited image by careful observation of the image received and the client’s requirement.
Adjustment of exposure
It includes the modification of curves, contrast, and exposure of various areas of the image, but it can only be done to a certain extent.
Color and tone balancing
Don’t worry if the image contains some uninvited color imperfections. These can be marked with the color and tone balancing tools with some repeated efforts.
After the color and tone adjustment is done, the image needs to be re-adjusted of exposure as it loses the smooth finish while many areas might get disturbed.
Usage of other tools
A re-touching requires efforts from many tools for various purposes. All the tools are decided only after thoughtful consideration of the need of the moment.
Smaller area enhancements
Now, the fine-art of retouching takes place where smaller areas of concern are improved by brushing certain effects with tools like the burn tool, sponge tool, or dodge tool.
It means selecting all the undesired elements of the image and then using the right tools to remove all such elements without harming the work done till now.
Comparison and final-touching
The re-touching artist now compares the original image sent to him with the re-touched image and the instructions or demand of the client and does gives the final-touch.
Why are we the best?
Since this is a vast and fast-growing industry, there are many providers of such services. But what makes us the best among them? This could be answered with the following to-the-point aspects:
We value your time
We understand that you are very excited to see and show your photos. That’s why we maintain the perfect balance of best quality retouching with the quickest turn-around time.
Cost-effective and genuine pricing
We know the value of your hard-earned money. So we ask only to pay for the quality of work provided by the highly skilled team members.
End-to-end business, with complete privacy
100% data security of all our clients is one of the holding pillars of the work ethics of this company. Our system and work-environment are specially designed to prevent any such loss of data.
We work only to attain customer satisfaction
Yes, our customer’s satisfaction is all we try to achieve. And for that, we provide you with all the possibilities and with information about the process and the final outcome.
No extra or hidden charges
Our company believes in transparency in transactions. We proudly ask for what we do to deliver your project on time with the best quality results with nothing to hide up the sleeves.
Only high-quality product delivery
Be it a simple photo retouching, a high-end one, or more advanced retouching delivery of a project, we continuously maintain our high level of standards at all times.
Team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals
Our team contains highly-skilled professionals with enough experience in the industry to understand all your needs with the least explanations.
Latest technology used
Just like the best in the industry professionals, we also have the best and latest software in the industry to cater to your needs, following the latest trends.
Open for discussions and ideas
Unlike many service providers of our industry, our team of professionals welcomes your opinions and ideas with open arms to understand and discuss what you want and what can be delivered.
We love challenges
This company is very well equipped to work on projects of various levels. But we love to work on some out of the box ideas and bring mind-blowing results.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Can you restore an old damaged photo?
The quality of restorations will depend upon the levels of damages the photo has faced. But yes, old photos can be restored immensely.
2) Is it possible to completely change the background of an image?
Yes, in most cases, it can be done keeping a few as exceptions. The background can be chosen by you or can be collected from our stock of background images.
3) How do you make sure of the safety of our photos?
Our entire team follows strict standard operating procedures of data handling and our software is also explicitly designed to ensure data safety.
4) Is it possible to deliver the pictures in the format we want?
Our team is happy to provide photos with a large selection of photo-formats as per your convenience.
5) Can you also retouch photos from film negatives?
Yes, we have trained professionals with the right set of tools to carry out re-touching of traditional photography forms.