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How Minorly Retouching Images Can Transform Your Prints

by Laura McPherson | June 13, 2014

photo retouchingOn the left is the original image and the edited image on the right. Only contrast and color saturation were used to make the image better.

Minorly retouching images is common, largely because most photos are not as picture perfect as they can be, including when taken with high end digital cameras. Retouching can bring out the best in a photo, which is important when considering how long an image can last after having it printed on canvas. The minor retouching service offered by Canvas Press can save you time and perfect your photos, especially if you are not comfortable adjusting your own photos or would rather be sure that the adjustments made to your images remain true to life. Let’s take a look at how Canvas Press minor retouching works and why it’s something to consider when ordering your canvas prints.

What Can You Do with Canvas Press Minor Retouching?

Minor retouching is the process of making small adjustments to an image in order to help that image look its best. It does not imply major adjustments such as removing subjects from an image or "thinning" a subject, topics that have been in the news quite a bit lately. Unlike these major adjustments, small adjustments improve a photo realistically and can increase the attractiveness of an image without detracting from reality.

Canvas Press can adjust color balance, saturation, contrast and exposure when retouching images. These types of adjustments can help your canvas print pop and keep the focus of viewers on your subject the way that you wanted it represented. Minor retouching options additionally include red eye-removal and other simple touch ups to keep your subjects looking their best. You can also choose image enhancements such as conversion to black and white or sepia, with even more great enhancements coming soon!

When to Use Canvas Press Minor Retouching

Although photos of any kind may benefit from minor retouching, this service can be especially helpful for portraits. The realistic retouching that Canvas Press provides can add impact to your images without detracting from the quality and meaning of the original. Adding retouching to a portrait can help adjust exposure for better subject focus, color balance for more true to life skin tones, and more, at a reasonable cost. Considering that a canvas print from Canvas Press is designed to last for decades, it is generally a good idea to add minor retouching to a less than perfect original image.

If you have an image that you have not ordered yet because of its need for minor retouching, you can order with confidence from Canvas Pressespecially since Canvas Press offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all products. To add minor retouching to your canvas print order, simply select "Minor Retouching" as an option in Step 3 of the easy ordering process. Of course, if you have questions or just want to make sure that minor retouching is the right choice for your image, you can always contact the Canvas Press professionals at 888.784.5553 for a free image consultation.

Here are a few before and after photos to illustrate what a little retouching and editing can do to improve your next order of canvas prints.

photo retouchingThe original image on the left and the edited image on the right. Contrast and exposure adjustments make this a better image.


photo retouchingThis photo was taken with an iPhone. We can still make improvements to the photo through simple retouching. By brightening the photo and adding a little warmth this photo is ready to be made into a canvas print.


This article is written for Canvas Press. To find out more about Canvas Press’ products visit www.canvaspress.com.

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