Retouching Service

(also known as Photoshopping and Airbrushing)

A modern photoshoot is actually a two part process, first the images are captured on camera, and then second, they're edited (referred to as post-production).

Basic editing consists of balancing a shot in terms of exposure, highlights, contrast, colour then cropping. This is usually sufficient for family portraiture and event photography, but other genres benefit from an increased level of editing that is found in Adobe Photoshop.

For headshots, glamour and, model shoots, I strongly recommend your portfolio shots are made their best possible using Photoshop. This is also known as retouching or airbrushing.

What can be done in Photoshop? The answer is pretty much "anything"

 

Post-Production Guide Pricing 

Almost anything is achievable in Photoshop, sometimes an image deserves certain work being to it, whilst another image might be best being kept almost original. No two images are the same, and this guide pricing is intended to be a general structure for retouching work and depending on the photo, not all of the below changes are always applied.

 

Basic Image Editing - £4 per image

  • Exposure and Shadow/Highlight Adjustment
  • Colours Boosted in terms of saturation and vibrancy
  • Lens correction applied to flatten the image
  • Sharpening
  • Image cropped

 

Corporate Headshots - £19.99 per image

  • Pores softened and overall skin tone evened and improved
  • Skin blemishes decreased/removed
  • Wrinkles and lines around the eyes decreased/removed
  • Eyes sharpened and made to stand out for a more captivating image
  • Background vignette applied.
  • Most noticeable stray hairs removed

 

Actors Headshots - £24.99 per image

  • Pores softened and overall skin tone evened and improved
  • Skin blemishes decreased/removed
  • Wrinkles and lines around the eyes decreased/removed
  • Eyes sharpened and made to stand out for a more captivating image
  • Shadows and highlights hand painted over the skin and hair
  • Most stray hairs removed.
  • Background vignette applied.
  • Images prepared in black and white, and colour in 2x3 format
  • Various other image-specific changes to make the headshot stand out

 

Model & Boudoir Photos - £29.99 per image

  • Pores softened and overall skin tone evened and improved
  • Skin blemishes decreased/removed
  • Wrinkles and lines around the eyes decreased/removed
  • Eyes sharpened and made to stand out for a more captivating image
  • Shadows and highlights hand painted over the skin and hair
  • Most stray hairs removed.
  • Body and face shape adjusted using a "digital nip/tuck".
  • Makeup mistakes fixed.
  • Strong colour grade applied to make the images feel magazine-worthy.
  • Background vignette applied.

 

 

Glamour Model Retouch Example - £29.99

  • The overall skin tone has been much significantly improved
  • Highlights painted by hand over the skin for the glamour feel
  • The body shape of the model has been improved, abdomen and shoulders pushed in
  • Eyes made more striking for a better connection to camera

 

 

Specialist Colour Grade in Photoshop

 

  • Extensive colour grade in Photoshop using 3rd Party plugin to give "bleach bypass" look
  • Significant changes in tonality and shadow/highlights
  • Precise colour adjustments hand painted over original image