People that charge $10-$15 for an image are not retouchers.... They are people that have a copy of photoshop. Usually a unlicensed version at that. Known as SMUDGERS! |
I have 3 cars... including a classic. I do a lot of maintainance on them... I am NOT a mechanic, and would never call myself one.
Sorry if this sounds cruel, but it is the truth. I have made my living as a retoucher since 1972. These smudgers are killing the art of retouching. Just mt 2c worth.
If you produce work that clearly separates you from smudgers then you're not going to have a problem. Even if regular people think we are magicians who can create anything in ps with the click of a button and really have no idea about what goes on behind the scenes, surely they can still differentiate between retouchers and amateurs? If a retoucher is limited to good skin, hair, lighting etc and they boast no other skills then maybe they should be replaced by someone cheaper who does the exact same thing? Or maybe the client should learn to do their own skin, hair and lighting etc, it's not that difficult. lol xo