Zorz Studios offers four levels of image editing and retouching. Some are included in the packages, some aren’t. Your presented package will clearly outline these so please don’t skim it or make any assumptions. The below will help you set the right expectations.
- Standard processing is included with every package. It offers a basic editing to fine-tune the technical qualities, e.g. exposure, contrast, clarity, sharpness, saturation, white balance, color correction, etc. If you’re familiar with photography tools, this is what’s done in Lightroom, on each image.
- Enhanced editing in Photoshop cleans up an image, enhances/beautifies subjects if desired, and applies other artistic manipulations. Beauty retouching is not done by an unnatuaral-looking automated filter but by a meticulous manual labor. It is important to understand that most beauty enhancements are structured around the requests and feedback from the thousands of clients we’ve worked with since 2006. We are not saying that you need to have your skin cleaner or those flaps concealed. We’ve been asked to address such things countless times so it is presumed and addressed without asking. If you’re body positive—more power to you, less work for us. Either tell us about it in advance, or don’t hold it against us, please.
Most packages include a limited number of such images, typically 5-20 depending on the price. The default enhanced retouching fee covers up to 3 people per photo. Additional people in a group portrait can be retouched for an extra charge. See below for sample before-and-after images.
- Signature retouching has a distinct feel of drama. It also involves the complete skin cleanup and more aggressive body manipulation, if there is such a goal. Although many of our portfolio images are done in this style, this type of editing is not included in any package and is done either at the studio’s discretion, or at a client’s request for a fee. See below for sample images.
- Digital art is the ultimate arsenal of tools and techniques and offers the most complex techniques such as combining element from different images, eyes/face swapping, background removal/replacement, and converting photos into digital paintings and fantasy art. These are done at a client’s request for a fee which may go to a few hundred USD. See below for sample images.
Retouching Levels Comparison
|Color correction (white balance, color grading)|
|Exposure correction (brightness, highlights, shadows)|
|Clarity, sharpness, texture|
|Skin blemishes, acne, moles|
|Birthmark / scar removal|
|Facial and body wrinkles|
|Skin hot spots, shining, sweat|
|Redinesh / skin discoloration|
|Unflattering shadow removal|
|Unwanted hair softening|
|Masking stray / flyaway hair|
|Bald spot filling|
|Eye bags / dark circle removing|
|Refining lip line|
|Removing or disguising braces|
|Correcting nose bridge|
|Selective darkening and lightening|
|Removing obtrusive objects|
|Adding or removing a person|
|Film-like grain, film imitation|
|Lens blur, vignetting|
|Head, face, eyes replacement|
|Photo merging (parts from different images)|
|Conversion to digital drawing or painting|
IMPORTANT: Viewing the samples below on a mobile device will not do them justice. Just as you might critically zoom into your own photos received from a photographer, you’d appreciate the attention we give to details on a larger screen.
Slide the bar left/right to see before and after
Swipe left/right for more
Digital Art Samples
Swipe left/right for more