Photoshop tools can be used for making changes in an image like altering the look, color and texture of an image, retouch blemishes and work to remove or mask the unwanted parts of an image. Clipping path services are performed when the background of an image look undesirable. This technique is performed using the pen tool of Adobe Photoshop. A clear and precise outline is drawn along the image that has to be clipped. Then the image is separated from its background and placed against a more appropriate backdrop. A white background is suitable for e-commerce products. Apart from clipping path, various touchups are required in an image to make it look attractive.
- Color correction
- Shadow adding
- Image manipulation
- Background removal
- Retouching and restoration
For all the above image processing techniques, use efficient software that does complete justice to your photographs. Also, the creative experts must be well-versed in using these tools and applications. So while some images need to be edited extensively, others require just touchups.
Every photo that is shot requires some amounts of editing before sending to the client. This involves adjusting the light effects, the exposure, and the color temperatures. You can crop the image if needed and editing takes few seconds to a few minutes per picture when done manually. Of course, that’s a huge amount of time when there are hundreds of photos to be edited. The process of culling is an important part of editing. In this process, the images that have to be delivered are selected from all the pictures that are shot by the photographer.
When editing is not sufficient for an image, the process of photo retouching begins. There is a basic retouching that can be applied to an image or you could go a step ahead and do some extensive retouching in an image.
Basic retouching- This requires basic photo touchups like removing marks and blemishes, whitening the teeth, improving and smoothening the skin tone and removing any unwanted elements that stray while clicking the picture. They normally take about 10 minutes per picture and the graphics experts charge for their services depending upon the time taken per picture, the number of pictures involved, and their expertise in their field.
Extensive retouching- This kind of photo touchups could extend to removing elements from photographs to clubbing multiple pictures together. Professional designers perform a wide variety of tricks and touchups to an image to enhance its look. They could change the background, add interesting elements or highlight important aspects of the object. An editing expert must be experienced in the traits of extensive retouching so that he can perform services as requested by the clients. They charge as per the work commenced, as their charges might be higher than other creative designers as they are providing exclusive services. Some professionals provide discounts and lucrative offers for bulk orders.
When designers and editing experts provide editing and retouching manually, the charges are higher. This is because of the time, effort, and the labor involved in the process. Moreover, the results are much better compared to services of an automated editing tool.