All you need to know about photo retouching.
Posted by John Carter on July 22nd, 2022
Retouching photos is one of the most common ways in which to improve images. Let's get started and become familiar with photo retouching if you are a beginner.
What is photo retouching?
Photo retouching is the fine art of making an image appear as if it was taken by a professional photographer who used highly sophisticated cameras to take the shot.
This is the process of improving the appearance of an image and removing imperfections such as dust, dirt, blemishes, saturation, or under-eye circles.
How is photo retouching different from photo editing?
Another way to look at it is: when you edit a photo, you take the picture and try to improve it. If what's missing is color, for example, then that's about all the editing you'd do. Now in retouching, instead of just improving the image slightly, you actually change it into something from scratch; a new photo; one without bad lighting or poor colors but with good ones.
On the other hand, photo retouching is a more detailed and advanced process that requires both basic image editing and software like Photoshop, GIMP, etc. to properly achieve your goals. Photo retouching involves going beyond basic photo adjustment using extra steps like making the skin look smoother or wrinkle-free by changing colors and visibility.
What are the benefits of photo retouching?
In terms of selling merchandise, pictures are worth a thousand words. And product photography plays a significant role in making people want to purchase something they’ve never seen before - so it’s important that no detail is overlooked in the photo shoot.