The Relationship between Photo Retouching and Color Grading


  • Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau CNRS



Photography Retouching Workflow, Color Grading Workflow, Color Aesthetics, Phenomenology of the creative process, Pedagogy.


This paper deals with photo retouching and color grading. It proposes a simplified workflow for both of them. It also points the commonalities and the differences, and further explore the relationship between the two, including a phenomenological point of view as well as an aesthetic point of view. It also discuss the implications of that relationship in pedagogy.


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How to Cite

Magrin-Chagnolleau, I. (2022) “The Relationship between Photo Retouching and Color Grading”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore - Color Culture and Science, 14(01), pp. 79–86. doi: 10.23738/CCSJ.140110.



Color Photography & Film papers