5 Ways to Speed Up Your Photo Retouching

Retouching can be a very time-intensive process, and as such, it is well worth finding ways to streamline your workflow wherever you can. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced pro sharing five ways you can make your post-processing workflow more efficient. 

Coming to you from Kayleigh June, this awesome video tutorial discusses five useful ways to make your retouching workflow faster. By far, the two things that helped me the most were learning to use actions and presets and finding balance in my work. I am not talking about buying presets; rather, I am referring to learning to create your own. Most of us find ourselves performing many of the same tasks over and over when retouching images, and as such, setting up presets and actions to automate a lot of the tedium can save heaps of time and make the process more enjoyable. It is also important to find a balance between how much work you do on an image and what is really reasonable. Many clients do not need every last bit scrutinized and retouched, and it is important to understand each image's final destination and the needs of the clients using them so you do not overwork yourself. Check out the video above for the full rundown from June. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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