Simon Steed aka The Retoucher offers his skills as a digital
photo retoucher for a wide range of clients providing fashion,
beauty and product image retouching.
He works with a wide range of photographers as well as graphic
designers, ad agencies and repro houses in the UK and
Retouching is an essential and often neglected part of the
photographic post production of which Simon immensely enjoys and is
happy to help others that are less fortunate to have the skills of
which Simon himself is now mastering the art of.
Working from a state of the art retouching studio in England,
Simon Steed (The Retoucher) receive high resolution files from his
clients in many formats including RAW, TIFF, Photoshop, Jpeg and
many more through dedicated FTP connections via high speed
broadband. This enables Simon to be available to his clients 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
As a result, clients of The Retoucher value this service
especially when tight deadlines need to be met. Once the images
have been retouched, the clients download them from our ultra fast
dedicated FTP server.
What is Photo Retouching?
Photo retouching is used by almost all professional
photographers today. It adds that polished, well finished look to
enhance a shot that has so much more appeal than the original.
Take the picture of the gorgeous Becky below, if you hold your
mouse over the image, you can see the before and after versions.
Notice how subtle the changes are but how powerful the final image
is, however look how natural she still looks.
Photo retouching through digital cosmetic surgery can simulate
many different things to an image:
- A facelift
- Smooth away wrinkles
- Fix double chins
- Clear up skin blemishes (ache, moles, reddened skin)
- Tidy up messy hair
- Nose jobs
- plus many more
Hair color and clothing can also be adjusted. Body slimming,
such as a tummy tuck or straightening a rounded back or shoulders,
is not impossible and frequently asked for.
Red eye can be removed, and teeth can be straightened and
Eyelashes can be extended, and facial features can be enhanced.
Skin tone and texture can be improved, and make-up can even be
added. A soft filter can even be applied for a glamour look.
Other terms for photo retouching are: image edit, photo edit,
photo restore, photo enhance, colour retouch, photo repair, photo
correction, picture retouching.