Photographer’s Corner | FAQ | How to Retouch

Welcome, 2011.

For all you photographers (full-time, part-time, or hopeful), here’s an answer to a FAQ for you:

How do you retouch your photos?

We’re still learning everyday all the new types of tools and Photoshop tricks you can use for editing.  But, right now we use a variety of software for correcting for exposure, color, temperature, and ultimately for the artistic retouching.  A few of our favorites:

Here are 3 examples below.



  • Aperture: Color Efex > Photo Stylizer | Style 1
  • Totally Rad Actions: Highlight Separator (56%), Pro Retouch, Eye Bump
  • Photoshop: Patch Tool to remove horizontal folds in the curtains and blemishes on the bride

Want more of the Modern Christmas wedding?  Go here.



  • Totally Rad Actions: Lights Out, Boring Old B&W, Antique Tone, Pro Retouch

Want to see more of the Chic Seven Degrees wedding?  Go here.



  • Totally Rad Actions: Oh Snap (65%), Lights On (to brighten the bride), Pro Retouch, Eye Bump, Smooth-O-Matic, Lights Out (to darken around the bride)

More of the Tim Burton e-session here.

where to get the software

You can check them out here:

what next?

Do you have any retouching recommendations?  Let us know!

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  1. says

    Hey there are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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      We do use WordPress! Coding really does help in setting up the blog. You can look up several WordPress blog templates on Google and find several with great instructions on how to set them up. Lawrence Chan from has some awesome blog templates as well that are easy to install. Definitely worth checking out!

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