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Old 08-16-2014, 07:44 PM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

Oh, c'mon. Now you're just pulling words out of you know where.

Retouchers work in whatever space they have to, which should be a simple form of Adobe RGB, if not just that, and the pre press guys handle the conversion. At least, in the best, simplest, and purely efficient high volume workflow I was intimate with, that's how it worked very well. Retouchers should concern themselves with the magic of Photoshop and CGI. That's hard enough. Very few do it really well.
Retouchers make bad to mediocre pre press specialists, and vice versa. Viva la difference. At least in a proper workflow.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:49 PM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

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Hey, thanks for the input everyone- really appreciate the feedback I've been getting on here. I'm just a fresh college grad, and having no real training/ professional experience doing retouching before, I just wanted to ask since I wasn't sure what to expect. Thanks again for the help !
You didn't mention how the test went. I was unaware of the no real training. It's a little odd that you made it to that point, yet they went with a test. I would think if they're willing to take on someone truly inexperienced, they would be more interested in potential.
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:48 AM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

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You didn't mention how the test went. I was unaware of the no real training. It's a little odd that you made it to that point, yet they went with a test. I would think if they're willing to take on someone truly inexperienced, they would be more interested in potential.
Hi klev,

Just messaged you.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:53 AM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

Hello,

I'm curious, how did the test go and what was on it??

Thanks,
Phil
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:56 PM
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Hello,

I'm curious, how did the test go and what was on it??

Thanks,
Phil
Hi Phil,

Just messaged you
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:04 PM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

Hello yychoco91,

Thanks for your reply! It sounds challenging. 2 hours doesn't seem enough.

I hope you get it. I wonder what the competition is like.

Phil
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:04 PM
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Hello yychoco91,

Thanks for your reply! It sounds challenging. 2 hours doesn't seem enough.

I hope you get it. I wonder what the competition is like.

Phil
Thank you Phil!! It was indeed quite challenging-I'm really glad I practiced beforehand.

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Old 08-20-2014, 03:19 PM
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Thank you Phil!! It was indeed quite challenging-I'm really glad I practiced beforehand.
What was the test about? how did it go?
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:40 PM
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What was the test about? how did it go?
Hi,
Just messaged you.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:11 AM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

Curious to know how it went as well. I did a test at Box in NY about a year ago. They wanted me to recreate a film border from an old negative print from the 60s. It was kind of a weird test IMO. I ended up not getting the job, but I got pretty bad vibes from them anyway, so just as well. My friend was working there at the time and has since moved on, he said it was awful.
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