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Do you have a set order when you retouch?

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Old 01-02-2005, 01:07 AM
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Red face Do you have a set order when you retouch?

I do glamour-style retouching, for pageants, actors, and Miss America style photos. I just realized that I am really disorganized when doing my work, as I jump around alot, go back and forth on certain areas, etc. Do any of you have a set order in which you do your retouching? For instance, 1) cropping, 2) color correction, 3) hair, 4) skin, 5) eyes, 6) lips, and so on.

I think my work would be alot better, and I would work much more quickly if I had a set way of organizing each photo. I work from home as well, and my three kids are home on winter vacation, so I am really disorganized!

Thanks for any help you can provide!!

XOXO

Nicola
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:02 PM
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Red face Do you have a set order when you retouch?

Hi Nicola - I have to say i do whatever i see that needs work doing first, so i too am un-organised, i look forward to reading others posts here maybe i shall learn too how to be organised, but i tend to go 1.skin,2.hair,3.clothing,4.background,5.Lastly i do facial features.
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I'm not strict about it but I usually get the exposure and color right first, then I work on anything else that needs changing. When I know what I'm doing with it (web, offset print, inkjet, etc.), I adjust the image size and resolution and then sharpen last.

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