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Old 11-07-2012, 04:49 AM
Head_Of_Red Head_Of_Red is offline
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Retouching Speeds

Hi everybody,
I'm looking for a bit of advice regarding a new role I have taken on. Its a retouching role with a fashion studio, and I am expected to produce 100 images in a 7.5hour day. Most of the work is mannequin based with three images per garment; front shot, back shot, inside neckline shot, used to produce a ghost mannequin effect. The work flow is generally;

*open images in photoshop
*clone / blend / brush tools to remove / soften creases of garment
*colour correction where necessary
*pen tool path around neckline of front shot of garment
*lasso relevant section of inside neckline shot
*copy, paste in to front shot
*re-size / skew neckline to fit with front shot then adjust levels for depth
*flatten and pent tool around entire garment
*deep etch both front and back shot
*run action saving files as four different sizes

Then at the end of the day I batch rename the files through bridge.

I am wondering if anybody in the retouching industry knows if this a normal pace?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:09 PM
insmac insmac is offline
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Re: Retouching Speeds

Given that amount and timeframe you end up with exactly 4.5 minutes to work on each shot. Unless you have your workflow heavily automated that seem a little rough.. just sayin.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:37 PM
karloskar karloskar is offline
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Re: Retouching Speeds

And that will not give you time to go for a toilet visit either.
The step 2 can be the killer also if your garment are crapy.
But I must say that is a killer tempo and sounds a little bit like a sweat shop.
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