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"What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that??"

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Old 12-17-2010, 01:24 AM
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Smile "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that??"

Do you ever talk to people and that question comes up and they have no idea what a retoucher is? I get that all the time and I'm trying to find a job title that everyone will understand.

I've tried colour corrector, photographers assistant and many more but they just don't get it. I hate saying Designer because im not one.


What would you say???
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:19 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

Yeah I have had that from people before. I just say, you know that perfect people you see in magazines......I make them look like that after the photo is taken.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:30 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

I tried that but it sounds like Im boasting about having such a "cool" job. Even though I do think its a cool job I don't want to sound like Im bragging.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:44 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

I have the same problem, people always just instantly assume that I'm a graphic designer because I say I'm a retoucher and try to explain what I do. At one company I worked for they called us Image Technicians (which is confusing because everyone called us IT's for short and that caused even more confusion).
I guess the most simple way to explain it is to say "I edit images mainly using Photoshop" but that sounds really boring and doesn't explain how cool the job actually is.
...has anyone ever been called a processor? that title seems to get thrown around a lot too.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:47 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

Ive never heard that one before and Image Technician, that just sounds like you fix broken images.

I dig the term.. "Pixel Pusher"
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:54 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

Say that you're the guy who make people looking good in magazines.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:38 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

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Say that you're the guy who make people looking good in magazines.
And then the people say "Tell me that they are all ugly and fat and that all is fake" Jealousy
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:51 AM
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And then the people say "Tell me that they are all ugly and fat and that all is fake" Jealousy
Indeed, that happens very often
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:19 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

Retoucher is a photo editing guy who makes images look great. When I know they won't get it, I just say I am a photographer.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:27 AM
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Re: "What do you do? Im a RETOUCHER. What is that?

These days you could say Photoshop Operator. Digital Artist sounds grand of course!
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