Portrait photo editing and retouch

How to retouch portrait photos

There are two main aspects to shooting great portrait images. One is the lighting bit and the other part is all about post-processing. Editing and processing portrait photos to a quality images is a job that could take hours or several days in front of your computer.

You want to provide awesome quality to your clients, on time, without being chained to the computer for eternity. Here are some post-processing tips for your workflow!

1. Import and choose the best images

First thing is to look over your pics and transfer them to your computer. You can use Lightroom to make first adjustments or to assign metadata and copyright, and rate best photos. Aslo it's the good moment to make a back up of you pictures.

2. Simple edit and adjustments

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are the professional standard in portrait editing workflow. There you can make all needed basic enhancements including camera calibration and lens profile correction. Don't forget to check exposure, contrast, white balance, saturation, brightness.

3. Retouch portraits by youself or let this work to be done by the professional editors online

Sometimes you need the complex portrait enhancements, such as face color-correction, remove red eyes, spots and blemishes, whiten teeth, change eyes color, remove bags under eyes, improve skin color and so on.

These improvements can be a bit tricky and time consuming especially if you are not proficient in Photoshop or other photo editing software. In that case the easiest way to get your portraits post-processed is to use outsourcing editing service like Phowd. Here you can look at the retouchers portfolios and find the one who is providing the desired quality and to hire them safely right here.

Phowd helps you to find best retouchers for portrait post-processing in just a few easy steps

Portrait photo AFTER retouching
Face AFTER retouching

4. Download your improved pictures

Check the quality of edited images online and make sure that no more post-processing is needed, all facial defects were removed and persons on the photos look great. When you feel fully satisfied simply download the portraits and use them as you like, put in a CV, online portfolio, use for your profile in Facebook or LinkedIn or print them out!




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