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Image Retouching: What is it and do you need it? by Timberly Maddox

Image retouching is the art of editing professionally processed images to create a more pleasing photo by evening skin tone, eliminating blemishes, whitening teeth, and more.  In extreme cases, such as advertising, the proportions of the eyes, lips, waist and hips, and and extremities may be altered to create a "hyper-realistic" image.  In this post, we will only cover basic retouching (removing skin flaws, teeth whitening, etc.).  While extensive retouching can be desirable, I want all of my images to reflect what you actually look like on your best day - when you are experiencing a breakout, you haven't been drinking teeth staining substances such as coffee or wine, and you got enough sleep the night before your session.

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