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Old 08-23-2016, 04:03 PM
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Re: Retouching Tests

We do assessment tests for new hires. One written and one skills test. We do not expect the applicant to answer all the questions or edit all the images in the time given. What matters for the skills test is the quality of the decisions they made. The purpose of the written test is to tell us how much additional training they will need. We also give a Hue Test so we know how well they see color.

I took a retouching test once for a company in the mid-west. They had very specific goals for the images - color changes, complex masking (chain link fence), and compositing from photos shot in-studio of dirt (that was blasted with an air hose) into an outdoor image, and swapping out faces and arms. They gave me 2.5 hours.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:45 AM
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so true, killed our career.
One of the photographers I do contract work for, sends all images to India first, for clipping paths, which they are very skilled at. Retouching though is a different story. Not quality needed, so my career is intact. Creating paths is my least favorite thing anyway!
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:35 PM
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Re: Retouching Tests

What is a "clipping path" ?
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Old 02-11-2017, 04:43 PM
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I took a retouching test once for a company in the mid-west. They had very specific goals for the images - color changes, complex masking (chain link fence), and compositing from photos shot in-studio of dirt (that was blasted with an air hose) into an outdoor image, and swapping out faces and arms. They gave me 2.5 hours.
Judging by your description, I probably would have failed that. I know how I could approach any of that, but 2.5 hours for everything mentioned seems like it would severely limit your viable options.
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