People keep asking which software I’m using to edit my pictures. For about two and a half years I’ve been using Lightroom and most of the time only LR. I acknowledge that there are a lot of reasons to use Photoshop and from time to time I feel that I’m reaching the limits of LR especially when it comes to selective editing. But nevertheless it’s a lot of money.
While I concentrated on an overall editing workflow and colours in my past tutorials, I want to focus on only one aspect today: retouching. Just one thing to remember: For me, retouching usually is the last step because only with contrast, colours etc. fixed I know the exact amount of retouch needed for a specific look. I know whether I want a rather smooth impression (so I would be more careful) or whether a quick retouch is enough to keep a rough look. (more…)