If you wonder what level of detail goes into our work and the dedication we have towards working on beautiful images, here is a time-lapse video of a high-end beauty image retouched from start to finish.

This video features al steps and techniques involved in retouching natural-looking beauty portraits to the highest standard.

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Why Is Hair Retouching Such A Tedious Process?

Hair retouching is considered one of the hardest tasks to master for a retoucher. While the tools required are very basic, execution of retouching tasks with those tools, mainly clone tool and brush tool, need a lot of practice and eye-hand coordination.

Interview For The Fashion Photography Podcast On Retouching

After Working as a retoucher for quite some time now, I was given the opportunity to talk about getting into retouching, the craft and the future of retouching in an interview for The Fashion Photography Podcast. The 3 part series contains tons of information about the retouching industry and running a business.

Have A Passion For Retouching

Is high end retouching different? Any magical Photoshop tricks involved? This video shows step by step how beauty portraits are polished in high end retouching. There are no magic tricks, nor are people’s faces altered to make them look “beautiful”. High End Retouching is about cleaning up the face and flaws that could not have been taken care of during a shoot. The goal always should be to deliver realistic results that do not need to look retouched. High end retouching does not require airbrushing or painting over the skin. Professionals also do not use blur filter or filtering techniques in order to blend tones into each other. This image successfully shows what can be expected from a high end retoucher when dealing with images. It illustrates the enormous time investment and hard work put into one single image as well as the importance of quality source images in order to deliver stunning results.

About The Retouching Workflow

EWhen dealing with client images a good retoucher always needs to work efficient and also non-destructive in order to make changes on the fly when details were overseen or when clients demand changes. Therefore: Always keep your workflow simple! What is High End Retouching High end retouching describes an artful and very skilled approach on retouching images, with the utmost care to deliver the highest quality output files possible while not leaving any direct signs of manual change to the images.

Techniques Overview

– RAW processing (in this case CaptureOne)
– pixel retouching (cloning, healing, painting ,..)
– dodge and burn
– local color corrections (saturation and hue)
– working on a global color and contrast theme (color palette, color grading)
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Digital Photoshop Retouching

Digital retouching is usually done with the application Photoshop by Adobe.  Photoshop offers every tool possible to either digitally enhance or restore images.

High End Retouching Actions

Every retoucher needs a set of tools. Like a painter needs not just a canvas and a brush. Retouchers use the tools coming with photoshop but within that there are plenty of other tools, like scrips or retouching actions to help a retoucher accomplish the goals in an efficient and precise way.

High-End Retouching Techniques

Mastering retouching techniques are the foundation of beautiful images. Over the past decade, natural-looking images have become the standard in the beauty and fashion industries.  These results are only made possible by choosing the right retouching techniques.

Premium Retouching

As a premium retouching provider our services do not only include retouching to the highest standard but only premium retouching services like color matching, consistency, backup services and more.

Retouching Course

Our goal is to create on full-featured retouching course to cater to advanced retouchers and to help them elevate their craft!

High Fashion Retouching

The fashion industry has its own rules. High Fashion Retouching is no different. For it to cross many fields like skin, product, clothing, compositing techniques it is considered one of the most advanced fields to work in.

What is High-End Retouching

We believe in you, your Quality of work and your high standards. BOUTiQUE RETOUCHING therefore provides high-end retouching services up to the highest level to meet your standards.

High End Retouching As A Service

Edgeworld Retouch provides custom retouching services. Each project and set of images is unique and is treated as such by us. Whether you commission beauty, skin, hair or fashion images, we provide you with the best rates according to your specific project that enables us to deliver the highest quality of work.

Award Winning Beauty Retoucher

In late 2015 Daniel Hager was awarded as best Beauty and Fashion retoucher by the internationally recognized Master Photographer Association in the UK. Being second place the year before states the continuous high quality output and ambitions that Edgeworld Retouch stands for: Being one of the best Beauty Retouching agencies world wide.
Find more on the MPA Awards at their Website: MPA Award Winners 2015
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