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Old 04-28-2008, 12:47 PM
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Re: Photographer to Retoucher...Advice needed Pls!

I also started in the photography side and switched over to retouching. I do not think you need to take any drawing or painting classes to be a better retoucher. You will have to start at the bottom and work your way up just like anyone. I would put together a PDF with some of your samples of before and afters and go online and apply for every jr retouching position you can find and that you can learn from. When you go to interview they will most likely test you to figure out your skill level. In the mean time keep reading up on tutorials and practicing.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:21 PM
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Re: Photographer to Retoucher...Advice needed Pls!

Books, tutorials and forums related to PS. Read and study everything you can. There is a lot of PS related information on the web.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:13 PM
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Re: Photographer to Retoucher...Advice needed Pls!

Benny Profane,

I always see you making the quick comment about topics and you say that you make a nice living at retouching. But, I have never seen your work. Do you have a link?
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Hahaha you'll be lucky. More chance of plaiting sand!
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:34 AM
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Re: Photographer to Retoucher...Advice needed Pls!

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Benny Profane,

I always see you making the quick comment about topics and you say that you make a nice living at retouching. But, I have never seen your work. Do you have a link?
No. well, except for the missing one....
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:18 AM
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Re: Photographer to Retoucher...Advice needed Pls!

Just to let you guys know i dont draw either. And as far as i know none the retoucher colleagues i know (personally) can draw either, and these are people working for the fashion and advertising industry.
If you want to do photoart based stuff, it might be useful but for photography retouching, not at all
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:21 AM
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No. well, except for the missing one....
Now that it was mentioned, i was kinda curious to see Mr Profane's stuff too.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:28 AM
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Re: Photographer to Retoucher...Advice needed Pls!

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Just to let you guys know i dont draw either. And as far as i know none the retoucher colleagues i know (personally) can draw either, and these are people working for the fashion and advertising industry.
If you want to do photoart based stuff, it might be useful but for photography retouching, not at all
it can help one understand perspective better and among other things...

no one said you MUST take art classes. there is more to retouching than cloning zits. so having some art knowledge will help...as it did for me.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:46 AM
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Re: Photographer to Retoucher...Advice needed Pls!

We were talking about drawing, not art classes. I believe those are very different subject matters.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:52 AM
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We were talking about drawing, not art classes. I believe those are very different subject matters.
what the heck do you do in art classes? taking pictures?

the entire discussion on this thread is not about DRAWING, it's about APPLYING what you know from art courses; from drawing. APPLYING, get it?!!!!!

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