Sometimes, you find yourself in a bind and need to get some work done quickly without spending your usual amount of time retouching. Check out this video for some techniques to get things done if you find yourself in a bind.
Brought to you via Nino Batista, this video highlights some ways to be extra efficient in a pinch. If you've spent any time retouching images before, you know that often, this can be a very time-consuming process, depending on the image and what all you're doing with it. Having a technique in your back pocket for when time is of the essence (as well as if you find yourself working with images that don't need a great deal of work to begin with) can be a particularly valuable thing.
It's important to note, as Batista mentions right out of the gate, that there is a time and place for time-saving methods and that shortcuts aren't a one-size-fits-all approach to editing. With that said, he demonstrates a skin retouching technique that pairs effectively with his retouching plug-in. In a perfect world, the images we end up editing have been shot in a manner that syncs well with our editing (basically, that we've taken appropriate steps in camera to make our editing life easier).
Leave a comment below after you've watched the video with your thoughts. How much time do you typically spend retouching your work? Have you found any ways to save yourself time in post-production? I know that for me, clearly structuring my workflow as well as creating actions that streamline the process have definitely made a big difference.