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Wedding Photography
Editing and Retouching
Tips
Wedding is possibly the biggest and grandest event in any person’s life. I...
high quality, the photos would often give way to wear and tear. Now, these
photographs can be retouched using Photoshop an...
 The image that needs to be retouched will be opened in Photoshop and
what you want to do is to zoom in to that specific ...
 After opening the photo in Photoshop, you will need to make a duplicate
layer. Hit Command+J in case of Mac or else Ctrl...
quality camera and other photography equipment, there are certain changes that
need to be made for the final image to look...
lack of concentration and a certain amount of unprofessionalism. These results in
the customers shying away from giving yo...
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Wedding photography editing tips - MAP Systems

  1. 1. Wedding Photography Editing and Retouching Tips Wedding is possibly the biggest and grandest event in any person’s life. It signifies the beginning of a new phase of life, filled with hopes, dreams and new expectations. We all know that the amount of money spent on getting a wedding organised is generally huge. Every aspect of wedding matters but photography is something that is really crucial. And hence, one of the most sought after person is a photographer who has the job of capturing the essence of the wedding, making everything and everyone look beautiful. Wedding photographs hold a very pure sentiment to them. The picture that captures the happiness in the eyes of the bride, the first time the groom sees her, happy tears in everyone’s eyes; all these makes for a memory that is forever engraved in the hearts of all, especially the bride and the groom. This is why the end result of each photograph should be perfect, echoing the memories lived and felt. It is always recommended to retouch your wedding photos; these days you don’t have to request the same to your photographers as it is by default understood that they should do the needful editing either themselves or with the help of their retouching experts. Earlier, all photographs were used to be developed and inserted in beautifully made photo albums. As these photos were made from paper that was not of very
  2. 2. high quality, the photos would often give way to wear and tear. Now, these photographs can be retouched using Photoshop and this has in fact become a critical part of the wedding post production workflow. The only extra thing that needs to be done is scanning the physical copy of the image to produce a digital one. However, it should be duly noted that both scanned and digitally taken photographs can be restored and retouched successfully. The process of retouching a scanned photo is slightly more difficult because it involves intricate work that takes up a lot of time. Presently, for digital wedding photographs, wedding photo retouching services has become an essential part because when the photos are retouched, all flaws in them can be removed. With the help of retouching, any defect, damage or unattractive element can be altered. The goal is to let the photos look natural, even when they have been retouched. The final image should be an improvement over the original one, without making it look too obvious or fake. Certain things like removing blemishes, smoothening out the skin and enhancing the colour of the eyes are generally done while retouching wedding photos. Even after following rigorous skincare, slight spots or blemishes can occur and Photoshop is here to fix the same. There are different different types of photo retouching that can be done by using Photoshop. Here, we elaborate on removing blemishes in Photoshop
  3. 3.  The image that needs to be retouched will be opened in Photoshop and what you want to do is to zoom in to that specific area where you want to effect a change by removing a mark or blemish.  The healing tool that is needed to remove the blemishes can be found on the bar at screen’s left side. With the newer Photoshop version, Spot Healing Brush Tool needs to be selected. Otherwise, select the Patch tool.  With Spot Healing Brush Tool, the size of the brush that will cover the area that needs to be fixed has to be adjusted. It should be slightly bigger than the area it aims to rectify. In case of the older version, you do not need to do this adjustment.  After the brush size of the healing tool has been resized, you will need to bring the cursor at the affected area and click once. On releasing mouse button, you can see the blemish completely vanishing. If you are wondering how to retouch photo in Photoshop to enhance eyes, here are the certain set of simple steps that need to be followed. The goal is to sharpen the image.
  4. 4.  After opening the photo in Photoshop, you will need to make a duplicate layer. Hit Command+J in case of Mac or else Ctrl+J in case of `Windows.  When the duplicate layer has been selected, apply Unsharp Mask Filter; choose Filter, Sharpen and then Unsharp Mask.  The eyes can be played around with until they look right. If you want to make the eyes pop, it will need to be sharpened more but the exact amount cannot be determined as it depends on the size of the file.  A layer mask can be applied to the image by choosing Layer then Layer Mask and finally Hide All.  After the abovementioned steps have been complied with, employ a white brush for painting back over eyes only as that helps bring out the sharpness only specifically in that area. Image retouching can work wonders if you are acquainted with the best wedding photography editing tip that has to be used at the appropriate place. It can transform a normal looking photograph into a work of art by enhancing the right colours, tweaking the contrast and getting rid of any reflections. A certain professional standard needs to be adhered to. Sometimes, in spite of using a high-
  5. 5. quality camera and other photography equipment, there are certain changes that need to be made for the final image to look vibrant and colourful. Retouching images, with the help of Photoshop, allows correcting of all the flaws that are preventing the photo from looking as nice as it should. Digital wedding photography tips to note  As the perception of an image depends upon the distance from which it is viewed, keep on zooming out to see the Photoshop photo retouching effects.  Image resolution is very important to produce a high definition image. Even though it means the use of more data, the end result is worth the pain.  The frequency separation trap is a technique that is being widely used these days. This technique involves dividing the image into two frequencies: the tiny details go into one layer called the high frequency layer, and the colours and hues of the image are shifted to another layer called the low frequency layer. These layers function together to give a good quality image. You must seek assistance from companies offering professional photo retouching services without any reluctance because of the simple fact that when the attractiveness and quality of the photographs increase, their value also sees an increment. This helps in gathering more customers. Increase in the customer base results in an increase in the sales turnover. And similarly, when the unwanted details of a photograph aren’t removed, the overall quality of the photo is impacted in a negative way and inattention to the details of a photograph shows
  6. 6. lack of concentration and a certain amount of unprofessionalism. These results in the customers shying away from giving you work. The importance of retouching cannot be emphasized enough. There is never any dearth of companies offering professional wedding photo editing services. However, what matters the most is finding the best digital photo editing company capable of ensuring unimpeachable results.

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