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Tips for Modelling Photo Touch Ups


Are you having a modeling assignment and planning to send your portfolio file to the prospective client? Or do you have a collection of model photos you plan to publish online? Well, whether you have done touchup to your photographs or not here are just a few basic tips for you to remember.

First you have to decide what size of photo you will need. If the photos are for the web then they can be up to 1600pixels and 72 dpi (dots per inch). Remember web photos are rarely printed. They are often used as thumbnails etc.

If making photos for commercials, magazines etc, photos will have to be printed. Hence one should be careful about the touchup work done on these photographs. Some times too much touchup might show up while printing, though not when viewed as image files online. Here the photographs have a larger file size and should have better resolution. One basic thing to remember here is that you can make the printable photo size smaller, but cannot go from a small photo to a bigger one.

What are the common types of touchups done for the models? Here is a short list.

  • Eye enhancement
  • Skin tone changes
  • Remove wrinkles
  • Remove sagging eyes
  • Remove face marks/lip work
  • Hair work
  • Slimming face /torso

Finally if you are going for an audition or screen test, send your initial portfolio photos with minimal touchups so that you do not look much different when you are seen in person.

There are many professional digital photo touchup services available online. Managed Outsource Solutions is a US based digital photo editing company that offers a wide range of services including photographs touchups, photo manipulation, object removal, portrait glamorization, old photo restoration and custom photo enhancement service for both amateur and professional photographers in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.