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:
- For workflow, basic correction of color, exposure and temperature: Aperture
- For artistic retouching and enhancements: In Aperture, Color and Silver Efex Pro. In Photoshop, Totally Rad Actions
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
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- Totally Rad Actions: Lights Out, Boring Old B&W, Antique Tone, Pro Retouch
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- 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:
Do you have any retouching recommendations? Let us know!
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