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Touch Up Example from a Carroll Valley Resort Wedding

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So I'm working on a print order from Jadylee and Alex's wedding.  (Quick background, they were married back in July at Carroll Valley Resort.)  Anyway, there is a very fun photo of the bridal party where everyone jumped.  Unfortunately, I cut off a groomsman's hand.  Good news is, with a little photography skill, and touch up knowledge, I could fix it.  :)  Here is the before and after:

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If I can help it, I don't let anything out of my studio that isn't perfect.  Even though this fix took over an hour, I didn't charge extra for it, and I never do.  To me, my prints represent my business, so why wouldn't I want every print to be perfect.  It's pretty amazing what I can fix in Photoshop, though the real trick is to make sure there is nothing to fix in the first place.  Retouching like what I did above is something I do at the shoot, meaning, when I take a photo, I make sure it's right the first time.  Sometimes things go through the cracks, or are just unavoidable, and that that is where Photoshop skills come in handy.  Let me know what you think!