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Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

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Old 08-21-2014, 11:19 AM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

What was the test like?
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:57 AM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

I don't exactly remember, but from what I can recall it was a little weird. They gave me a file with a flat layer at the top with a film border like this:

http://erickimphotography.com/blog/w...2/untitled.jpg

that I needed to match and then a couple layer masks that I could "use if I wanted to". I think the match layer was a scan of a darkroom print and the actual hi-res file was from a cropped negative scan, and from what I could tell the artists wanted to retain the filed-negative holder look.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:15 PM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

Btw, does anyone know how long it usually takes to hear back after the test? They told me they would be comparing the images on Monday, but I haven't gotten a response yet...
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:36 PM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

It really just depends on how busy they are and how much they need you. As someone who used to be responsible for hiring and firing there's really no set amount of time. That said, it never hurts to be pushy (within reason) and follow up with them
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:04 PM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

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It really just depends on how busy they are and how much they need you. As someone who used to be responsible for hiring and firing there's really no set amount of time. That said, it never hurts to be pushy (within reason) and follow up with them
Thanks engramination- I guess I'll follow up with them next week if I don't hear back by Friday.

Also, just PM'd you !

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Old 08-21-2014, 03:03 PM
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Thanks engramination- I guess I'll follow up with them next week if I don't hear back by Friday.
I took a test for a company back in Ohio once. They shipped me the materials and instructions Via Fed-ex. Had to complete the test within three hours and send it back with a time stamp to prove I did it in the allotted time. Did not hear back for a week so I called them. They offered me the job, but I did not take it.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:08 PM
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I took a test for a company back in Ohio once. They shipped me the materials and instructions Via Fed-ex. Had to complete the test within three hours and send it back with a time stamp to prove I did it in the allotted time. Did not hear back for a week so I called them. They offered me the job, but I did not take it.
Wow, I've never heard of tests being shipped to you before! I'm glad you were offered the job. I will follow up with them if I don't here back tomorrow.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:47 PM
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Well, I sent them an email but no one replied. Guess its gone
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:43 AM
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Well, I sent them an email but no one replied. Guess its gone
Sorry that happened. I'm still curious which agency it was though. I'm not looking for a job at the moment, but you mentioned Orange County, which is in my area.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:46 AM
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Re: Retouching Test for Junior Retoucher Position

Did you get quizzed on color management?
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