With years of experience, our professional retouching studio provides high-end results combined with a structured way of working. We adapt to your preferred method of working, always making sure we can deliver the right retouching results to fair prices.
Our retouching services cover a range of fields: beauty retouching, makeup & hair retouching.
We also offer look creation, color grading, and full-on post-production on advertising campaigns.
Here is a list of fields our retouching studio is actively working in:
We offer advanced skin retouching, makeup, and hair retouching, or professional color grading services.
BOUTiQUE RETOUCHING is well versed in both fields, editorial or advertising campaigns. Our Retouching Portfolio demonstrates for us to work very high-end and with boutique clients.
Are you working on sets of images to be published by big named magazines?
We happily help you deliver results matching your vision and of cause suite your high-quality needs. No set is the same, and all images are adjusted and carefully retouched to make them go together seamlessly as a series to be published.
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Are you wondering what level of detail goes into our professional retouching workflow, and what level of dedication we put towards working on your beautiful images? Here is a time-lapse video of a high-end beauty retouch from start to finish.
This video features all steps and techniques involved in retouching natural-looking beauty portraits to the highest standard.
High-end retouching does involve a lot of manual work. More than most people expect. A high-end beauty retouch can take up to several hours to complete for the amount of dedication and care to go into every single image.
Beauty retouching and fashion retouching requires additional skills and know-how, covering the application of makeup and what clothing designers want to see in photographs. This knowledge allows our retouching studio to ensure high-quality technical standards but also fewer revisions than typical happening with lesser trained retouching agencies.
We get a lot of questions, whether we are able to take retouching clients, how much our retouching services cost if we have a price list for retouching,…
As a professional retouching studio, we do not have a price list, nor will we provide a retouching price-list publicly.
The reason being, we work mostly corporate direct with photographers or ad agencies. Pricing our retouching services comes down to client requests, where images are being published, the number of similar images in a project, quality expectations, and many more.
In short, we price according to a brief on every project.
Every retouching project is unique!
Therefore, we would like to hear from you and talk about the details of your project. Our goal is to keep prices as fair as possible. In order to do so, contact us and send sample images, a brief or information about an upcoming shoot, and what you expect from us.
You will receive an estimate for your approval before retouching work is about to start.
If you are doing your retouching by yourself, and now consider outsourcing retouching work to our studio, be aware of the additional cost this process will accompany. Should you be looking just for a cheap replacement for what you are doing, we might not be the right partner for you. That said, if you have regular photography work coming in and are making more money shooting, then outsourcing your retouching work will be beneficial to your business!
A professional retouching studio can work with you to establish a unique visual signature. We aim to work within the framework you have created for yourself over the past years.
When should you be outsourcing to a professional retouching provider?
Our boutique retouching studio charges a minimum of $80 US for corporate-direct projects and a minimum of $120 for campaign images / magazine editorial images.
Keep in mind, these are entry-level fees, and the price will change depending on how much work an image or a series of images will require.
High-End retouching used to be considered the highest standard of retouching in this industry of image editing. That said, nowadays, many cheap image editing providers offer services claiming to be high end, and over time, they have devalued the term of high-end retouching.
If you are looking for true high-end retouching, you better search for a premium retouching or boutique retouching studio.
Premium retouching means to polish already high-quality images to "perfection".
Perfect does not mean taking out every flaw, resulting in surreal-looking images, but perfectly retouched images mean overall gorgeous imagery without distractions and any retouching traces left behind.
Premium retouching services come with a surcharge for having very experiences retouchers work on your images.
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 real 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 to deliver stunning results.
Boutique Retouching is one of the leading retouching agencies in the world!
When dealing with client images, good retouchers always needs to work efficiently. Additionally, a retoucher must work non-destructive 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 to retouching images. Editing with the utmost care to deliver the highest quality output files possible while not leaving any direct signs of manual change to the photos.
Retouchers working with BOUTiQUE RETOUCHING are highly trained experts and will handle your images with the utmost care!
– 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 retouching is usually done with the application of Photoshop by Adobe. Photoshop offers every tool possible to either digitally enhance or restore images.
We do not believe in 24 hours turnaround time. Projects need time to discuss, and your images deserve all the care going into them!
In rare cases, we work with wedding photographers.
The studio is run by our CEO Daniel Hager, not Pratik naik!
We do not offer clipping paths or clipping path retouching, only photo retouching services mentioned above.
Every retoucher needs a set of tools. Like a painter needs not only a canvas to paint on but a brush to paint with.
Retouchers use the tools coming with Photoshop, but also 3rd party tools to accomplish their retouching work. Tools like scrips or retouching actions can help a retoucher achieve his/her goals in an efficient and precise way.
Some online photo editors may prefer lightroom presets for their portrait retouching. We do not advise this workflow to be used for your photography retouching.
Our Photoshop actions and scripts can help professional photographers to get retouching work done by themselves.
Mastering retouching techniques are the foundation of beautiful images. Over the past decade, natural-looking photos have become the standard in the beauty and fashion industries. These results are only made possible by choosing the right retouching techniques.
Applying photo effects, filters, and using Frequency-Separation on the skin has become a thing of the past!
As a premium retouching agency our retouching services do not only include retouching to the highest standard but only premium retouching services. These additional services include: color matching, consistency, backup services, and more.
BOUTiQUE Retouching is the #1 photo editing agency worldwide.
Our goal is to create an full-featured retouching course to cater to advanced retouchers and to help them elevate their craft!
Besides running a professional photo editing and high-end retouching studio, we also produce some video tutorials, giving back to a community and contributing to elevated standards. We aim to help build a new generation of photo editors.
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 areas to work in.
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.
BOUTiQUE RETOUCHING 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. This approach enables us to deliver the highest quality of work to fair prices.
Here at our high end retouching production studio, we “post-produce” beautiful images, product photos, and commercially used portraits for the professional photographer or hiring advertising agencies.
In late 2015 Daniel Hager was awarded the best Beauty and Fashion retoucher by the internationally recognized Master Photographer Association in the UK. He was also awarded second place the year before, which states the continuous, high-quality output and ambitions of our retouching studio.
BOUTiQUE RETOUCHING stands for: Being one of the best Beauty Retouching agencies worldwide.