Welcome to the Retouching group!

Hello and welcome to the Retouching group, please feel free to post your questions & retouching/post-production work. Please mention if you'd like feedback or help with anything specific when you post.

A little About Me :

I am a Professional Retoucher based in the United Kingdom.I was also born & raised in the United...

Red Cliffs

Landscapes are always a lot of fun, for me anyways. For this edit I worked mostly on colors, some highlight/shadows, removing that rope, and water color.

I had the hardest time working on the water color itself. The water was coming down pretty heavily, due to the rainstorm that was in progress when I took the shot, so there was a lot of...

Given to fly

Personal project that i've realized in collaboration with Andrea Fioravanti, great Maya artist. I've shot the young pilot in my studio, Andrea sculpted the car and then we combined photo and cgi testing some texturing and compositing tecnique. I love the feeling of a wild ride in the desert with a car, how could it be if the car could fly? Hope...

CC Please :)

Hey friends, I recently took this shot of a friend and when she posted it to her personal profile she got a response from someone that I'd like some help dissecting. The commenter stated that the individual's skin looked "over done & is less 'real' looking". I've been practicing the techniques for portrait retouching learned from the Dani...


md: Marta
ph,dress, mua: Kerry Moore
In constant search of cooperation with the clothing catalogs, magazines, and designers. If you are interested in my works write to: kerrymoore@list.ru
Accept orders for photo shoots and retouching.
Orders for retouching are taking over the world.


This might be a stupid question but I have my first print publication coming out (I'm a fashion photographer). My monitor is calibrated and photos look amazing when I print them out on my canon professional printer, but, I don't know how the color will turn out in the magazine, because I don't have access to how or where they will print. Is...

How to find clients when starting out as a freelancer

Hey, everyone, my grammar might not be the best & this is my first post like this so be nice =) - Dylan

When you decide to pursue freelance work, you might not have a clue how to actually find clients. In the beginning, I didn't have a clue at all how to find any clients. But when I started researching and asking photographers what...


Hey Folks,

I am seriously struggling with such brown toning, for some reason I can't achieve such toning you can see on the examples below that will be applied to the whole picture. of course I tried the split toning in LR, gradient map, selective coloring... in PS but I can't get there.
Please if anyway has any tips of how to...

Photography reverse engineering

Hey Folks,

My question will seem stupid to many of you, but is there any way to "reverse engineer" a photo, I often come accross photos that I love and I would to replicate their effect and know how they were achieved (Curves, colors setting...).
From my understanding there is no way to do it, but you never know maybe there is a...

Visual aids that help me when I'm retouching

Just so you know the images will be at the bottom, make sure to look at them =).

The photo is from Stéfan Bourson: http://www.sbourson.com/
Please go and check out his website.

My Visual Aid Layers
Hi everyone, today I’m going to share my visual aid layers so people can see what I use to help me when I’m retouching....

my first ever beauty dish - test shot 1

Some of you may get a laugh from this, after all my critiques of late. This is an opportunistic shot of my daughter, Rebecca. Unusually, she was ready for an evening out, very early. It so happened it was the day I took delivery of my first ever beauty dish. In fact I got two, 44cm and 70cm. My new ELB HS lighting won't be here until tomorrow,...

Help with Editing Practices


I recently started a new practice when editing in Lightroom (which I havent determined is good or bad yet). When I import them all, I just import into lightroom, then go through each photo first only rejecting. After that I will delete all rejected ones (note that a reject is either totally bad timing, composition, lighting, or (...

Can I have help Editing?

Alright, I really hoped that I would never get to this point. I am going to upload two RAW files and if you are interested you can edit them for me and then TELL ME EXACTLY what you did. Should go without saying, but no, you cannot use my photos for anything, just edit them or let me know what I could try while editing them. If anybody has any...

I Need Help with certain color gradings

Hey folks, I'm a self-taught photographer and I've been struggling to achieve certain trendy effects and color grads for portraits & fashion (You might see below) I would be more than grateful is anyone can help. Thanks in advance
P.S: I tried to tweak the blue hue, split tone on lightroom, Color curves but still couldn't get there...

Help with setting up your retouching rates

So for me setting rates was a difficult process, I didn't know what to charge the client, so, in the beginning, I just made a random number up in my head.

There is a lack of resources out there for retouchers, it is not easy to find out what to charge the potential clients.

A few years ago, I asked a few working retouchers what...

Lindsay Adler Retouch


Freckles by Shaun Maluga

This is a retouch a did recently of one of Lindsay Adler's images (http://www.lindsayadlerphotography.com/)

Retouching/editing software for Celeron CPUs

I am looking for a editing software that will run on a Celeron CPU. Yes I know,you may ask 'A Celeron CPU? What year is this?.' Well let me give you some more details. I am from California but I am currently living in South America. I went to Cali this past month to do some work and I was just barely able to afford a laptop that has a Celeron...

Retouch TFP to your portfolio

I searching retoucher which one help me edit picture fashion and glamour. I do it session TFP and i would like show my resurt . If have got time and you want your work in portfolio please leave me message :)
You can publish before/after in your portfolio fb/flickr/500px

Practice needed


It's been a while since I've been on Fstoppers and I'd like to make use of this platform to get a little collaboration projects.

I want to practice my retouching skills since I haven't been doing much commercial photography and also I'm done retouching my old photos.

So if anyone has any nice pictures, preferably...

Removing Bags Under Eyes

Perfect timing on the creation of this group :). I recently did a shoot with a model who needed a lot more retouching than I realized based on her prior work (am I just a horrible picker or is this pretty standard lol). One of the major problems was bags under her eyes, double bags even. I think my MUA didn't help either, I think she went very...