If you just begin your wedding photographer career and already able to shoot a wedding properly than your next challenge is learn more about how to use photoshop for retouching wedding photo. I love this software so much by the way and always use it to finalize my stopping picture, a group of photos that consist of my best pictures and used to bring me client over and over again.
Back in 2008 than I could say that using Photoshop is freaking insane cause I found a lot of layers and tools just to retouch a single ordinary photo. Till I realize that now I live in digital era which is 50% of my work following the photo session is photo editing.
I browse so many tutorials but there is no specific guidance that really teach me about how to use photoshop for retouching wedding photo, so it’s specialize for wedding purposes only till I join a great webinar in Los Angeles who teach me a super basic steps to do post productions with any series of Adobe Photoshop.
9 Tools That I Use in Majority to Retouch a Wedding Photo
I know that there are thousand of people who able to retouch their wedding photos better than me but what I’m going to share here is a guidance that let you work by using Photoshop properly but in natural way. My style is making the photo more stunning and incredible than once your client open their album and see the photos one by one than they gonna have a tears on the cheek or might be laugh so loud.
If you open your Photoshop software than you will see so many tools that you can use but here I only use 9 (nine) incredible tools such as:
- Feather selection – Shirt + F6
- Smart sharpen filter, and
- Gaussian blur filter
Now let me show you one of my timelaps post productions,
4 Additional Gears That Will Support Your Retouching Work
On this part I want to share with you my photo retouching supporting gears, when you want to add your investment than you could consider to buy some of them, such as:
- iMac 21″ – I don’t use Macbook pro to retouch my photos, so when I’m done with all the photo session I will back up all the images and have fun my wife to enjoy the city. Rather than using a small screen than I choose to wait few days and get to work with my iMac 21″ inside my studio.
- Apple Magic Wireless Keyboard – I love everything that come together with the Mac, so I still use this wireless keyboard to working over and over.
- Apple Magic Mouse – This mouse is insane and help me so much to working on retouching for sure.
- Wacom Intuos Pro Digital – I’m not using this Intuos regularly but ever use it on my post production, it was nice and great especially when you already get used with this devices before
Want to Learn More About How to Use Photoshop for Retouching Wedding Photo Step by Step?
I working on progress to finish my Photoshop Tutorials class and already upload few of them that you already can purchase through my website. This gonna be an awesome LIVE tutorials from my previous wedding and pre wedding shooting, so I will work right in front of my iMac 21″ and do step by step of photo retouching from open the files till save it into the final result.
NOTE – You could click directly on the photo thumbnail to buy these full version of Photoshop Tutorials series.
So don’t waste your time to browse on a hundred of youtube channel and ended with overload information. When you love my style and wanna working like what I did on my previous photoshoot than you could get this Photoshop Tutorials series for your own guidance.
It’s very simple and take only 20 to 30 minutes for each photo, this is the time that I spend to work on my post production step and I believe that you also can learn and follow from what I share on that tutorials. Last, I hope you got an idea about how to use photoshop for retouching wedding photo. Thank you so much for keep in touch with me and I would really happy to answer your questions related to it by drop me a comment below.