That is all. Watch it. This guy is next-level amazing.
“Ever wonder what photo retouching really is? Here’s a video that will give you an insight about what goes into retouching and cleaning up a photograph. It’s not blurring or airbrushing skin, and there’s no magic button. Half of the time, you won’t even know an image is retouched when it’s done correctly and that’s what it should be. It should what a person looks like on their best day, realistic yet natural and full of visible skin texture. This is for people in the industry as well as outside of it, to bridge the gap of understanding what it’s really about amid the bad media out there.”
So what’s the point of all this? Pratik says that he wanted to show people not educated in retouching about what goes into cleaning up skin and hair and the length of time it may take in a quick overview, to show creatives who might be looking to see how other retouchers work to clean up an image without being destructive, but most importantly, “For fun!”
Here is a before and after: