Even though there is a fascination for making perfect pictures, and admiring beauties, there is a misunderstanding that gnaws one’s conscious about photo retouching services. Why should some imperfections be left and some removed? This article seeks to clear the misunderstanding and using this beautiful Photoshop service to the best advantage.
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When a glossy picture is admired in the print media, chances are that most readers presume it is photoshopped. In this era it is true. Some pictures have inherent qualities that define their natural elements. It is left to the discretion of the professional editor who is retouching the image to decide which qualities i.e. imperfections look ‘good’ and delete the ‘bad ones’. With years of experience doing such edits, he has certain tricks that will help him to satisfy clients.
In any Photo Retouching job the main elements that are usually handled are:
- The skin tone on face and exposed areas of the body
- Red Eye, brightness and under eye circles
- Removal of blemishes
- Making lips look more fuller
- Readjusting the body contours
With this tool other treatments may also be adopted to have a better photo finish.
Where does the misunderstanding occur?
While the virtual results are fantastic, the original pales in comparison. This can be a real eyesore! Examples abound in pictures of several prospective brides and grooms who put up their profile pictures for matrimonial purposes. They want to present their best in pictures to attract good spouses. But when the photograph is retouched, the imperfections are all gone. One has to be reasonable; the blemish on the original (not the photo but the person!) may be gone…especially if it is a birthmark. A professional editor is likely to reason with the client and provide a light shade of the blemish rather than obliterate it. It gives stability and closer to the original look. This method of photo retouching is favored. It does not create any misunderstanding. In fact such a treatment is advised for everyone.
The power of photo retouching
Another misunderstanding that most people face is that many critics complain the photo retouching hides the truth. This accusation also falls flat as it hides only the imperfections. It is well known that this is an essential treatment for photo editing firms to be in business. Several online editors do retouching jobs for photos that are important but are in a delicate state due to negligence. In such cases, the power of photo retouching cannot be denied. When a photo is restored to its original glory with the Photoshop software, it can continue to be admired for a long time. This is one reason why this treatment can be taken at its face value.
Some editors themselves confuse between a photo manipulation and a photo-retouching job. But an advanced professional knows the distinction only too well. Retouching allows the basic structure of the photo to continue. It does not alter the existing qualities other than making tonal changes to present uniformity in the visual element. Today’s power packed retouching technique is more than just airbrushing. It involves a gamut of other tools that an editing program offers. Misunderstanding only results from poor knowledge of the apparatus. So just delete the wrinkles of the mind, adopt a positive attitude and let photo-retouching present the best profile view.