Whether to boost the aesthetics of a photo, give a vintage style , improve subtleties of black and white sound or make limitless creative edits, it is necessary to go through digital retouching. Mastering retouching is all about being free to create without limits and explore endless possibilities. But the most efficient software is not always very intuitive. It's time to overcome these issues!
At first glance, flagship software like Lightroom and Photoshop can be overwhelming, and the first touch-ups laborious. We generally waste a lot of time trying to find a feature and yet the key is in front of our eyes. It would be better to use this precious time to take more photos or retouch our images. There are a lot of “hidden” features that we sometimes don't even know exist and would be a shame to miss. Our professional teachers will accompany you step by step to take control of the software with confidence and will allow you to turn good photos into even better masterpieces.Photographic retouching
Photo editing is often criticised by the general public. However, be aware that almost all professional photographs are retouched to some degree. If you want to give your photos a professional look, retouching is the way to go.
But what are the differences between software such as Lightroom and Photoshop? The two are close, but are not used to alter the same aspects of the image. Firstly, Lightroom offers an intelligent classification system for your images so that you can classify them according to your preferences, choose the best of a batch or classify them by series. Then, you will be able to move on to what is called development: adjusting the brightness of the image, the contrast, the colour saturation (vividness)and sharpness; having better perspective rendering; avoiding lens distortion; finely optimising the blacks and whites and creating your own filters yourself so that your images are coherent and, above all, correspond to your personality.
Photoshop, meanwhile, will allow you to edit the image, adjust the colour of a particular object, bring light to a specific place, erase an object that annoys you, highlight certain details, erase a spot or a button, and also make edits by changing a background, adding objects or characters or graphic elements. Thus it is possible to add text and make your own posters, compositions for your website or create flyers that have an impact. And yes, this is also included in photo editing!
These software are not the only ones on the market, but in terms of photo editing, they are the most powerful and the most flexible to use. On the other hand, given the amount of tuning and functionality they offer, it is usually necessary to have a good guide that will get you started and explain the logic of the software to allow you to actually do what you want in order to achieve your goals. Our professional teachers will pass on their tips that make the difference and will share their know-how during the courses. By retouching your images, you free yourself from certain constraints related to your camera and difficult lighting conditions. In fact, retouching often allows you to recover a "failed" shot and turn it into a magnificent photo. You will quickly realise the great potential of this software and how much our Lightroom and Photoshop courses will help you improve the quality of your photos. It usually only takes one or two classes to see startling progress already. What matters of course is that the retouching is not visible, but that your images are still stunning. This is what the courses teach, by combining theory and practice. Take one of our courses and digital photography will no longer have any limits!