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Difference between retouching & postproduction

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Old 08-11-2015, 06:13 AM
woofw woofw is offline
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Re: Difference between retouching & postproduction

I think when you use levels, curves, blend modes to modify an image it is post processing but when you start using the brush and a mask it's retouching.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:15 PM
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Re: Difference between retouching & postproduction

Retouching simplified (both digital or physical retouching): Fixing , changing, or altering, anything in an image that could be not fixed, changed, or altered in the camera.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:12 PM
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Re: Difference between retouching & postproduction

retouching: edit your image,
postprocessing: edit your image,
postproduction: edit you image or film.
Edit your image: all of the above answers.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:54 PM
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Re: Difference between retouching & postproduction

Post Production - overall process - drawing sketches, lighting setup, make up, hair styling, photography process, image manipulation, delivery to the client.
Post Processing - image adaptation (removing camera artefacts like distortions, noise, sharpening, chromatic aberrations, white balance, crop etc)
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:03 PM
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Re: Difference between retouching & postproduction

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Post Production - overall process - drawing sketches, lighting setup, make up, hair styling, photography process, image manipulation, delivery to the client.
Post Processing - image adaptation (removing camera artefacts like distortions, noise, sharpening, chromatic aberrations, white balance, crop etc)
Just stop trying to be a prophet or what not.

Lighting set up, make up and hair preparation is PRE PRODUCTION
Doing them on the set on the actual day is PRODUCTION
and once the files have been captured, what you do afterwards is POST PRODUCTION

Retouching is a part of post production (it also includes an infinite number of steps, from editing to printing). Editors edit, retouchers retouch. No editor will ever say "have the images come from the editor?". But you might hear "have these been retouched; have the images come back from retoucher; can we see the finished file".

Lots of wedding and amateur photographers share their advice left and right on market they don't belong to or intend to became a part of. It's fine, but let's keep it real here. This is a serious business and even the simple "low end" clients invest a lot into their day to day operations.

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