Modern Digital Photo Retouching is very powerful. It's progress over several decades has developed lots of styles and techniques that can bring dramatic changes to any photograph. Industry standards   as well as the retouching methods are constantly evolving and today final look of processed photograph depends only on the creative vision and professionalism of the artist, because almost any change to the initial photograph is possible.


Getting the desired result is mainly a question of correct and clear assignment, because every retouching project is different and includes use of number of techniques. Some of them are very time consuming and greatly affect the quality of the image and the price. The list below can give you better understanding of what is usually done in digital photo retouching.


   Most common retouching processes:

  • Initial corrections: lens distortion, overexposed areas and camera color profile.
  • Removal of: digital and color artifacts, dirt, stray hair and skin blemishes.
  • Evening skin-tone and background color.
  • Light and shade correction.
  • Enhancing object's volume and scene definition.
  • Make up, eyebrows and eyelashes retouching.
  • Making cloth, hair and body neat (correcting not aesthetics folds, curves etc.).
  • Color correction, toning and grading.
  • Dodge'n'burn, special effects and finishing.


Before/after examples found in the Gallery section will show you what exactly retouching does to the photographs and will give you the taste of what is really possible in the world of digital photography post processing.




Pricing information:

On the Prices page you can find Retouching Calculator web application, that can be used to estimate the post processing budget of your project. That calculator is designed to estimate the cost of post processing photographs depicting single person, but other than that is very flexible and has a lot of configurable parameters, including the amount of pictures to retouch, and it automatically shows discount that you'll have when ordering a batch of ten and more photographs.


You now have an ability to estimate the cost of post processing your particular project. Calculator's parameters are versatile, unfortunately it can't take into account all possible details, and reckoning accurate price requires our discussion of all the little things involved, but you can definitely use the application to get a reference point for further negotiations.


In general, cost of post processing depends on the requirements for retouching and the amount of photos. In most cases one can say that the more skin is on image - the more work it requires - the higher would be the price. If you want to know the accurate price,  then please select a way of contacting me and send a couple of source photo previews (JPGs or PNGs) and also a couple of retouched images that you like (e.g. reference images of the retouching style you want for your pictures). Knowing your requirements for retouching I will be able to estimate the amount of work, and will provide you the most relevant pricing information. And as long as I'm interested in long term partnership along with my flexible discount program I'm open to discuss my regular rates in order to match your budget better.

Refund policy:

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you may contact me within 120 days from the purchase date and I will provide a full refund of your purchase.

Privacy policy:

I never use photos in portfolio or web gallery without owner's permission. I value the privacy and security of the information and pictures that clients share with me. Any image that provided is used strictly to process and fulfill corresponding order and is never shared to any third party. I take commercially reasonable efforts to protect client's personal information from unauthorized disclosure. I may use the information from the order to process purchase, provide a refund, provide customer service, improve or customize products and services or fulfill applicable financial, tax, legal or compliance requirements. If you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Policy, please contact me.

Delivery policy:

Upon receipt of your order, the services will be performed to you in accordance with the terms applicable to the services that you purchased. The nature of the services you purchased and the date of your purchase may impact the timing of performance of the services. The services will be deemed to be successfully delivered to you upon performance of the services.

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