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Old 06-16-2011, 07:39 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

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Had this request the other day:

"Can you please tell me how much to remove the blur from this photo and change the pants/top I am wearing to a bikini, and make it look like I am on the beach?"

er...photo was of a woman, standing in a kitchen wearing work attire.....and it was out of focus.

I declined the opportunity.
That's quite quick. Find a picture of a woman in a bikini on a beach, blur it and copy the face onto it. Client might not be satisfied though... :P
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:56 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

Oooh, that watermark story is hilarious!
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:07 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

I have heard a lot of people say things that seem to belittle the kind of skill involved to do nice work: they think that because the can use some tools, such as the clone or heal tool, or content aware fill, that therefore they 'know photoshop' and that anyone with a two week course under their belt could do my work. I've been using photoshop for 12 years and I am still learning, that is why this kind of work is still interesting to me. There seems to be an unlimited depth of techniques that can be developed from the tools we have. Yet, a lot of people out there seem to think that using photoshop is akin to building a spreadsheet, that it is just a matter of knowing where all the buttons are located in the software. They think that once they know the interface, they 'know photoshop'. No color theory required...

I often get requests from friends to just "tell me how to do this one thing I want to do"(over the phone)... sigh. Do people call their mechanics and ask them how to fix their car?
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

"Do people call their mechanics and ask them how to fix their car"

perfect analogy
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:11 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

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I often get requests from friends to just "tell me how to do this one thing I want to do"(over the phone)... sigh. Do people call their mechanics and ask them how to fix their car?
Don't worry, when your friends mess it up (and they will) they'll appreciate your skills more!

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Old 07-01-2011, 01:47 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

"soooo... you could make me look like a size 8?"
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:27 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

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"I know my budget isn't huge but this is probably just a hobby for you anyway."
Hahahaha...priceless?
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:07 AM
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Re: My favourite retouching client quotes...

Here is one from my experience :
,,I hope you are well, yeap I am working with a portfolio studio firefly and need a photographer to retouch my shoots, it will be around 48 images a week 4 portfolios 12 each shoot, can you quote me on this and also are you able to edit a trial portfolio I have just completed of 12 images for my boss,,

Yeah trial..for my boss....ahhhh...good luck!
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