Editing images is an important step in creating a polished and professional-looking product shot. It is also the key to create a strong brand that customers will find appealing. Editing is not easy. In this stage of the process, you will need to take the time to polish your images. Editing product photos requires special programs and some specialized training. It can take years to learn all the complexities of using a program like Photoshop. Editing requires the completion of several different steps. It would be best to follow a set of procedures while editing product photos in Photoshop.
About the Editing Workflow
It starts with making adjustments to your photos including adjusting exposure, white balance, black and white points and cropping images. Typically, these processes are completed in order to create a uniform look throughout your product shots. The next stage of editing involves retouching images.
A professional editor typically performs more complicated tasks and these types of edits usually require the use of programs like Adobe Photoshop which is costly to purchase.
Basic Photo Editing Terminology
Whether you are editing in-house or outsource your editing to a company like ImageEditing, it is important to understand photo editing terminology to understand what services you need and estimate the time and cost it will take to acquire them.
Basic Adjustments vs Retouching
Retouching takes more time to complete and requires some specialized training. Retouching skills also require several hours of practice to perfect.
It is important to understand the distinction between these two types of editing procedures. All of these photo editing processes can be outsourced to a photo editing company. Outsourcing is many times more cost effective and faster than doing it in-house.
Most Common Photo Editing Techniques for Product Images
The most common photo editing techniques used to edit product photos are background removal and color correction. Here is a good example of a simple before and after of a background removal service below:
Original by Pexelz and edited by ImageEditing
Pricing is based on 2 factors usually – image complexity and order volume. Image complexity refers to the shape of an object. Most products such as apparel or shoes just need a simple background removal service whereas for products with multiple holes, you can select the Complex service.
If you are ready to start scaling your photo editing workflow, contact us! We would love to help you edit your product photos.