Copyright Scott Bourne – 2009 – All Rights Reserved

Here’s a quick little look at retouching. The bride shot above shows two different pictures. They are very, very similar, but the one on the left has some problems I solved with the result being the shot on the right.

The bride’s right shoulder was a bit too close to the reflector so her shoulder is a bit hot. I simply used Photoshop’s Burn Tool – selecting a soft brush, and burned down the shoulder. Likewise the veil. The bride’s teeth were a bit dark so I whitened them by using the Dodge Tool – again selecting a soft brush, and at 50%, simply lightened her teeth so they look more like they did when I made the image.

These types of very small adjustments may mean the difference between a good picture and an exceptional picture or more importantly, a photo that the client will buy verses one she won’t buy.