Rule of Photo Retouching and Post Processing as a Photo Editor
- April 12, 2020
- Posted by: Arun Kumar
- Category: Adobe Photoshop Tutorial
Sometimes this is very confusing for newcomers and professionals photo editors in the field of skin retouching of photos and Photography, so what are the guidelines in the industry standards. So here i will clarify what type of need in the field of Photo Retouching that what your customer need, what type of customer you have and how many photos should be retouched and delivered in given time frame it may week or month as depend the customer need and project.I will divide the Photo Retouching in to few of the following categories
Portrait Photo Retouching
In this segment of skin retouching we should try to maintain the originality and qualities of the subject. We do not allow to remove the permanent mark on the skin like scares, Freckles, moles and pores. we only allow the removal of pimples, blemishes, and skin redness completely.
Do not remove the skin texture specialty for females at all but it should be even across the face retouching. Do not Mix or polish the face like plastic skin. But we should keep the texture, contrast and color correction as required and subtle and do not overdone it. See the Example Below
Editorial Photo Retouching
In this category, Post processing and Photo Retouching is for Magazines, Digital social media or TV ads. Rules are almost the same as portrait retouching category but this is a series and story of the photos and most important thing is that we should take care of similarity of color correction, texture, grading across the all photos. See the Example Below
Commercial Photo Retouching & Editing
Commercial retouching is totally different from portrait and editorial retouching, in this segment is products like big brands such as Furniture, Cars, Kitchen appliances, Jewellry, Bike, Airline etc. we have to improve the feature of the product by changing the environment around the subject. We have made it more cleaner and catchy to the viewer eye. It may require more time to do post processing for this kind product. See the Example below.
Beauty and Portrait Skin Retouching
This type of Skin retouching for your personal client. Here you have taken care to create awesome retouching as much as possible. This is the category such as Celebrity Photography, Beauty and fashion photography. We need to remove every imperfection in the photo such as scares, Freckles, moles,skin redness, blemishes, pimples. Especially hair that should be like even and clean. Maintain the originality of the photo and this required a lot of and a high skill level of Image Retouching. Tools can be used to do this type of work is High End Micro Dodge and Burn, Frequency Separation, Dodge and Burn. Color Correction, Color Grading. See the Example Below
Creative Photo Manipulation
This category is very famous in Arunz Creation youtube channel. As you already know this is the most creative segment. It requires a lot of patience because here you need to create a single masterpiece by using several photos that is called manipulation. In manipulation everything is covered. You have to require a high end skill of retouching, mixing, color correction, color grading to create seamless photo manipulation. In this segment customer need is most important that what customer want from you. but this segment consumes most time to create idea for the product and Manipulation. Realism and creating mood of environment is the main important thing in this segment. So to create a realistic manipulation you should take care of your skill level photoshop. you should proficient in the creating realistic light, shadow, perspective, mood, contrast, skin retouching, See the Example Below.
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