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Old 08-06-2009, 03:01 PM
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U guys go to Art School?

How many of you top retouchers lurking around here went to art school or had some formal training in an artistic field (related or un-related to retouching)? I am just curious..
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:09 PM
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Re: U guys go to Art School?

I don't have formal/school education in arts, photography and photo-retouch. All what I know I learnt it in the Internet and by experiment.
I would like to be thaught, but there are not qualifyed teachers in Argentina in none of these areas.

Here's my art if you wonder how it looks like: www.mart1980.deviantart.com/gallery

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:18 PM
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Re: U guys go to Art School?

I am by no stretch of the imagination a top retoucher, but I did get a minor degree in graphic design that was no use at all to me in that regard (not sorry I got it, just was no help).

Our 4 RetouchPRO LIVE presenters had previous training in pro makeup, painting, lithography, and magazine publishing. I've no idea if any of them went to art school, but none of them went for retouching.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:11 AM
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Top retoucher around here? I'm probably not around here enough to qualify.

Art classes since childhood, Mendocino Art School as a tyke, art in high school and junior college, 2 years at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, 2.5 years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago culminating in a BFA. Similar interest in computers, starting with an adult education computer class when I was 10. I'm self taught in Photoshop and as a retoucher, but had plenty of drawing, painting, photography, and computer experience for a headstart.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:37 AM
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Re: U guys go to Art School?

I have an AA in Photography from Art Institute of Atlanta.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:58 PM
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I have an AA in Photography from Art Institute of Atlanta.
same here except in seattle. took as many photoshop classes as i could... 99% of what i know now was learned since then. in other words, school is a good starting point but you'll learn much more by working.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:26 AM
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Studied theatre and digital design, dropped out and became a bartender. Met someone who worked at an ad agency.... and the rest is history.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:06 AM
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Having a degree in photography has gotten me...into debt.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:27 AM
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Re: U guys go to Art School?

it was art school that got me interested in retouching...
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:05 AM
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I did not attend art school,my start was working in the printing industry first as a bw camera operator then color camera,drum scanner,wet and dry dot etching. Along the way I got a lot of training at seminars from RIT,DuPONT,Agfa and many others. I do have some artistic skills that help me a lot in my work but a lot of my knowledge comes from working with people that have more advanced skills than I had.
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