One Minute Retouching Trick
August 10, 2018
The key to a profitable business is a fine-tuned workflow. If it takes you two days to retouch a wedding, all of the profit is out the window just in your time alone. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to retouch an entire wedding in 5 minutes or a portrait shoot in just a couple of minutes. You can do it all within Fundy Designer and it takes just a few minutes to learn how to do it.
LICENSING THE BEST
We chose to license Perfectly Clear and build it right into Fundy Designer. This way, our users can utilize their 100+ skin-smoothing patents to make retouching a breeze.
Perfectly Clear is not just a skin retouching tool. It also brightens eyes, whitens teeth and even does some face slimming. It does all of this automatically and uses face detection to identify the age and gender of the people in the photo so it doesn’t overdo it.
HOW TO GET STARTED
To get started, first enter the Image Browser by double clicking on a thumbnail in your image well, or click the icon here pop it open.
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Image Browser is our “Edit” window where you can organize and tag photos, use the A/B view to choose album selects, build a client order, and so on. It’s also where our one-click skin touching lives.
Once you open up the Image Browser, make sure you are in the Filmstrip view by clicking the appropriate icon here.
Now make sure to click the “Edit” tab. Now you’re ready!
CHOOSE YOUR PRESET
Next click on a preset that you like. Since we launched our one-click retouching, “Intelligent Retouch” and the “Full Coverage” have become the most popular starting points. Each of the presets offers something a little different. You can also adjust the intensity with the slider bar.
BATCH SYNCING FOR TIME SAVINGS
The next step is to select similar photos to the one you’ve adjusted to your taste. These will be the photos that you want to apply the same settings to. Many photographers are comfortable enough with the automation that they just select all of the photos by using the command+A (Mac) or control+A (Windows) to select all photos and click the Batch Sync button.
The button will turn gray and Fundy Designer will slow down while applying the settings to all photos. This may take a few moments if you’ve selected more than a few hundred photos.
If you don’t want apply the same settings to all photos, you can do them in smaller batches as well.
MORE TIME SAVINGS WITH ORDERING
The true time savings is that once your photos are retouched to your liking in the Image Browser, those photos will appear retouched across all the modules. So you can easily order albums, wall art, cards – and they will all be retouched upon export.
Some photographers will also offer retouched digitals to their clients. If this is the case, you can “Add Other” to your client order. Drag photos to be given as digitals into that “Other” category on the order. When you go to export, those digital files will also be retouched.
One-click retouching is part of your Pro Enhancements subscription. If you already use Design Proofer and the Design Library, now is time to start using One-Click Retouching.
If you don’t have Pro Enhancements enabled, click here and scroll down to “Add Pro Enhancements.”
If you are not in the Fundy Suite, you can purchase or upgrade and receive three free months of Pro Enhancements features. Click here and log in or create an account to see your upgrade and purchase options.
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