Extensive retouching is an incredible art form and can take hours to produce the envisioned image and make sure the alterations are not noticeable. Extensive retouching involves changing backgrounds, removing or adding objects (like additional grass) or people from the final image, and compositing several images together. I usually only do ‘extensive retouching’ upon request from a client for a specific image. I charge an additional fee for this detailed work.
Medium retouching takes up to 30 minutes to produce the desired image. Medium retouching involves bringing attention to the subject and diminishing the emphasis on the background or modifying the background in order to be more visually pleasant.
The photographer’s definition of ‘editing’ and ‘retouching’ can vary. However, it is important to be sure that the customer understands what the photographer will be delivering, so that the two can establish their combined expectation for the final digital product.
Hopefully, this blog post has given you a basic understanding of editing and retouching digital images.
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