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Old 09-29-2014, 09:55 AM
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I am DONE

good bye RETOUCH PRO. I am done with the world of retouching, no money, no jobs, no respect.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:25 AM
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Re: I am DONE

That's where I was a year ago, but you either succeed, or you quit. Like in every industry. You need to go pass the pain barrier. I was desperate, not knowing that it was actually me that was to blame, so I persisted and now I am making decent money and am planing how to expand my business.

If you love it, keep practicing and you'll make it, if you don't love it, quit while you can.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:49 AM
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Re: I am DONE

What's the alternative?
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:14 PM
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Re: I am DONE

Unlike any other profession, Retouch is among very few professions that you do or perform ONLY if you love it! Who the heck will spend hours looking at pixels!!! unless you love it! It is part science, part art, part vision and major part patience!

I don't know how many professionals are here, however, it is safe bet that 90% of the members here are in it for the fun of it, including me.

If you leave the forum because you are not making money, then you are in it only for the money, then, it is not for you. You have to have the passion for it.

Do you think Godmother or C. Hollywood got to where they are because of the money? NO, they have the passion! The neat tricks they have up their sleeves are the result of their love and passion, there are other great retouchers that share the same attitude.

Whatever problems and issues you have with this profession, you will have with any other profession, there is always the competition, someone will always undercut your rate, someone will out perform you. Like Godmother said, you have to stand out FIRST!

May I see some of your work? Please.
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:26 AM
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Re: I am DONE

dont go if you love retouching but not money.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:49 AM
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Re: I am DONE

People do this for free?
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:01 AM
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Re: I am DONE

Good luck, Heretic. What's next for you?

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Old 09-30-2014, 06:02 PM
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Re: I am DONE

Huh? I thought the OP was still employed in a full-time retouching position.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:31 PM
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Re: I am DONE

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
People do this for free?
Heh.........
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:01 AM
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Re: I am DONE

Hey guys,

I am new here
i have similar thing, i was retouching for fun since ps7 got more serious and kind of fanatic about it in recent years ,so i was trying to find any work in London for about a year applying for every little e-commerce ad i could find with no luck. So it got me thinking. Any advice what to do? Thanks
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