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  • shawnveras
    Looking for raw photos for porfolio
    by shawnveras
    Hello everyone,
    I'm on the lookout for raw photos to retouch for my website portfolio. I'm just getting my start in the business. Any suggestions for where to look?

    You guys are the best,
    11-17-2020, 08:52 AM
  • shawnveras
    by shawnveras
    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Shawn and I'm an photo retoucher. Looking to build my portfolio and get my start in the business.

    Looking forward to talking with you all,
    11-17-2020, 08:29 AM
  • Joep
    New, so hello to everyone!
    by Joep
    Landed here because of a Google search.

    I make a photo repair tool, but it's not a photo editor. Instead my tool edits raw contents of files to repair damage/corruption, much like a hex editor. However this is almost never perfect, so in the end you need to touch up in a photo editor. The...
    11-17-2020, 07:36 AM

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  • jaiespi
    Very very new to retouching. Feedback welcomed!
    by jaiespi
    I've done some research and compiled all the information I learned and applied it to this image. I know its easy to go overboard and I have yet still to train my eye but here is my first attempt at retouch! Feedback welcomed!
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    This gallery has 2 photos.
    05-09-2020, 09:45 AM
  • biddily
    Critique Fantasy Photo?
    by biddily
    Hi Guys, I'm trying to better my photo retouching skills and retouching practice photos. Can you give me some feedback so I can get better please?

    Image winter Witch before after hosted in
    07-29-2018, 03:14 PM
  • MoisesRS
    Need good tips
    by MoisesRS
    Hi Retouchers,

    I would like to know you have a good tip for removing hair from skin and face not going one by one with clone stamp and healing and get a nice end- retouching on the skin. Any technique that you can share? Please look at the image i am trying to fix.

    05-15-2017, 05:07 AM