Retouching Your Headshots

May 9th, 2024

Retouching headshots is an important step in achieving a natural and polished final image. In today's digital age, headshots are often used for professional purposes such as social media profiles, business websites, and LinkedIn. Therefore, it's crucial that your headshot represents you in the best possible way.


Retouching headshots can be a tricky process. The key is to remember that portraits are a captured moment in time. When we're talking to each other, faces are animated and always moving. This is one of the reasons why some people dislike having their photo taken - it doesn't truly represent what they see in the mirror. When you freeze a face, every wrinkle and blemish is magnified, and it's easy to lose the natural movement that exists in real life.


Retouching can help to bring a headshot in line with what we expect our image to look like. A modern headshot is all about looking natural without obvious retouching. With retouching, subtlety is key, and this requires an advanced Photoshop skillset to achieve. The end result should be a photo that cannot be distinguished how much retouching was actually done.
When retouching a headshot, it's important to focus on the small details. This can include removing blemishes, smoothing out wrinkles, and brightening the eyes. The goal is to enhance the natural features of the subject and make them look their best.


It's also important to remember that retouching should be done with a light touch. Over-retouching can lead to an unnatural and artificial look. It's better to err on the side of caution and keep the retouching subtle.


Retouching headshots is an important step in achieving a natural and polished final image. With the help of Photoshop and a light touch, retouching can help to bring a headshot in line with what we expect our image to look like. Remember, subtlety is key, and the goal is to enhance the natural features of the subject and make them look their best.

Our Standard Retouching service includes:

 

Exposure and color correction

Our Advanced Retouching service further includes:

 

Whitening teeth

Whitening eyes

Background cleanup

Removal of blemishes 

Smoothing of skin textures

Removal of stray hairs

Reducing wrinkles

Reducing eye bags

Reducing shine on face

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