Photo Retouch Techniques – The Advantage of Layers
We recognize that there are many professional image retouching applications such as Lightroom or Phase One. However if you want to remove, move or even add people or details to an image Photoshop is the clear winner. ‘Layers’ are the most important Photoshop image editing feature. We can use this feature to plan in advance the lighting and color balance of our final image.
To give just a simple example: when we photograph a room with a big window the light’s measurement inside the room is obviously not the same as the much brighter light outside. Using the Photoshop’s Layer feature, we can photoshoot two pictures with two different exposures and then merge them later with a fine-tuned photo retouch. We can use the same techniques to handle the manipulation of shadows and highlights in our product photography. This is particularly relevant when using image retouching with very shiny items such as jewelry. It is a useful technique for our automotive photography.