Adobe Indesign is an application that is used to make different adjustments and changes in different elements of a Photoshop document. It also helps the designer to improve his or her understanding of Photoshop, thereby making the process easier and more reliable.
However, while retouching images, one must be careful about several things so as to avoid errors. The first thing that should be considered is that different users will come across different errors while retouching. Some of these errors may occur during retouching and some may occur after retouching.
If errors arise after retouching, one can look for various other retouching tools such as non-destructive methods. Using non-destructive method when retouching is highly recommended. This method involves a lot of work and has various limitations. Therefore, it is recommended to use destructive retouching technique when dealing with retouching.
The second way of retouching that is commonly used is by using retouching tools that are meant for both constructive and destructive purposes. The retouching tools which are meant for destructive purposes may involve making color adjustments and other retouching features.
However, the retouching features and tools which are meant for constructive purposes can make very dramatic changes in images. They help the designer to see the retouched image clearly and at the same time provide him or her with the necessary tools to adjust the images in the way he or she requires.
A few of the retouching features and tools, which are helpful for constructive purposes include, Curves, Gradients, Clipping Mask, Crop, Liquify, Paint Bucket and some others. Retouching tools, which are useful for destructive purposes include, Rasterization, De-rasterize, Per-vertex Overlay, Auto Mask, Oil Painting, Painting Mask, etc. This ensures that the designer does not have to rely on any particular tool while retouching.
In addition to the above mentioned retouching features, it is also necessary to ensure that there is a creative use of the retouching tools. This includes cleaning, layer masking, zooming, cropping, etc. There are many retouching tools which are available with Adobe Indesign, but there are certain that are best suited for particular projects.
Some of the retouching tools which are included in Adobe Indesign are; Mixer, Texture Tool, Unsharp Mask, Clipping Mask, Water Color, Color Balance Tools, Straighten, Thresholds, Paper Mask, etc. Each of these tools helps the designer to come up with solutions in a faster and hassle free manner.
Thus, retouching is something that one should always be careful while doing. For, the first thing that should be looked into is that all the retouching tools should be used creatively. Only those tools which are specifically made for retouching should be used while retouching.
While using retouching tools, it is very important to pay heed to certain important points. These points include; ensuring that the retouching tool used is compatible with the Retouch plugin of Adobe Indesign; using the correct image type when retouching; using specific image style when retouching; using correct format of the retouched image when retouching; using correct image quality when retouching; and many more. However, it is recommended to ensure that the retouch tool used is compatible with the Retouch plugin of Adobe Indesign.
After using retouching tools, one should ensure that all the retouching tools which were used for making creative changes are removed from the original image. This will ensure that errors do not arise during retouching process. Thus, as we can see, the retouching process is highly beneficial to the designer because it helps him or her to come up with effective and professional designs in an extremely short span of time.